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Ireland 1940 6 Pence - Die Crack?

 
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 Posted 10/17/2021  4:36 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add otto to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just purchased. It looks like a massive die crack to me.


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 Posted 10/17/2021  4:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@otto, that is an interesting coin. I'm not sure that you have a die crack there, although I don't think that it is just damage either. Perhaps a planchet flaw similar to a partial lamination? I'm interested to see what others think.
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 Posted 10/17/2021  4:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appears to be a lamination issue, not a die crack.
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 Posted 10/17/2021  5:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add otto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I guess an actual die crack wouldn't continue through the dog. Is that correct?
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 Posted 10/17/2021  5:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No I disagree with that, although the die crack *might* change direction when it hit the dog. Rather, this looks more like a lamination due to the wrinkled appearance of the metal right next to the linear defect. I suspect, but definitely do not recommend, that you could lift up some of that metal with the edge of a knife. Again, you shouldn't actually do that as it damages the coin, but I'm thinking that the wrinkled metal is quite thin.
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Thanks Spence. The pic is a bit blurry. Maybe I can take a better one when I get it.
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 Posted 10/24/2021  08:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add otto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Received coin. A better pic. It is lamination

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 Posted 10/24/2021  09:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Much better picture. We can see all the detail now.
Definitely a Lamination Issue, you can see a second line
above the first which would be the other side of the lamination.
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 Posted 10/24/2021  1:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Received coin. A better pic. It is lamination


Agreed--very nice!
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