1943 Penny Error

Coin Gunner
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1943 Penny Error

Postby Coin Gunner » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:40 pm

Hi there,

Just a new collector, inherited a chest of coins from my dad.

Looking at another error on a 43' Cent, just wondering what it is the proper name for this type of error so I can correctly write it down on the front of the coin flip I inserted the coin into; thanks for assistance.

The error in the pictures: Two separate lines coming off the leaf towards the left. One is horizontal and the other angles upward on a 45 degree angle.

J.R.
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Picture 1 (regular)
1943 (2).jpg
Picture 2 (magnified)

coinguy
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Re: 1943 Penny Error

Postby coinguy » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:37 pm

Die cracks

Bill in Burl
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Re: 1943 Penny Error

Postby Bill in Burl » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:13 am

I agree ... die cracks. Small cracks will start on the dies due to constant hammerings. They usually form wherever the design in the coin makes sharp angular changes of direction. Most common are leaf tips, the 90 degree changes on the N's, I's, E's, D's, T's, etc of serifs, and the tips of the denticles around the edge. The sharp, angular design changes form a stress concentration point that cracks (usually only surface crack to start) the steel working dies.
Bill in Burl

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Re: 1943 Penny Error

Postby Coin Gunner » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:30 pm

Thank you both "coin guy" for taking the time to review and respond and
to "Bill and Burl" for the explanation & tutorial.

I am grateful for your sharing of knowledge.

John :D


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