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1897 Barber Quarter . Filled Die.die Chip.need Help

 
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 Posted 10/16/2021  7:18 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Dragg to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The top half of the letter S..in STATES IS FILLED? Wondering what it is Called?


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 Posted 10/16/2021  7:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm guessing that's technically just a die chip, rather than a "broken post", since the tip of the upper serif is not connected to the middle bulge of the S in the original design.
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 Posted 10/16/2021  8:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With this amount of wear, I think that it is hard to know for sure if it is a die chip or just smushed metal from heavy circulation.
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 Posted 10/16/2021  8:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dragg to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was thinking it was just wearing? But just don't understand why it is only that letter? And why it didn't affect the other letter S in States?
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Agree, could be just smushed metal.
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@dragg, you are asking great questions. It is really hard to say with certainty what happened. A die chip seems to make good sense, but it cannot be known for sure. Damage is highly variable and so it is impossible to say why a particular hit was directed at only one letter in a word.
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 Posted 10/16/2021  10:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dragg to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ooh ok I see
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Another possibility is when the dies are stored when not in use they are packed in wooden boxes and slathered in grease to prevent moisture from getting onto them and rust forming. Often some small wood chips or blobs of grease wasn't properly removed when the die is put into production on the press, so an area like the S could have either a wood chip or Grease Fill in the die (these areas are recessed), since this occurred where inside the loop of the S a die chip is a likely source. Another die could accidentally bang into or get dropped onto another chipping off a small area like that spot. Find more of the same date and die variety you'll have a better answer. Multiples coins would lend to be a die chip. Just a one or two maybe a clogged die.
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 Posted 10/17/2021  10:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's too worn to accurately assess the original cause.
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