What you are seeing on AMERICA is a master die with trails
Hello makecents. With all due respect, quick question here if you don't mind? What am I missing here on the op's coin that shows trails on AMERICA? To me it appears that AMERICA shows signs of Ejection Doubling. This is not to be confused with Ejection Impact Doubling which has only been seen on Sacagawea dollars
. I'm not seeing any linear striations or raised lines on the fields coming off of any of the the corners/ends of the letters in AMERICA. What I think I am seeing is metal that has been slightly pushed sideways and then this metal was raised up and formed into 'ridges' on the surface of some of the letters of AMERICA (particularly the E,R, and I). In my limited bank of knowledge, I thought this was known as Ejection Doubling which is MD. Thank you in advance.