Die Shift, Repunched Die or Double Die on 1861 NS Penny?

Fire
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Die Shift, Repunched Die or Double Die on 1861 NS Penny?

Postby Fire » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:04 pm

Just wondering if someone could assist me to identify the error (if any) on this 1861 Nova Scotia one cent coin?

Is it a die shift, a repunched die or a double die?

Thanks for your help!

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Bill in Burl
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Re: Die Shift, Repunched Die or Double Die on 1861 NS Penny?

Postby Bill in Burl » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:14 am

It is mechanical doubling or die shift. The keeper or holder for the die was loose causing the die to move. I had always thought that it (the die twisting or moving) was on the die's initial impact with the planchet, but current thought is that it happens as the die begins the 'upstroke'.
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Fire
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Re: Die Shift, Repunched Die or Double Die on 1861 NS Penny?

Postby Fire » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:16 am

Awesome, thanks!

techwriter
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Re: Die Shift, Repunched Die or Double Die on 1861 NS Penny?

Postby techwriter » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:06 am

Here's at least a cousin to your 1861 NS cent; seems the legend was a real problem, mine does not have the die crack through the 'A'
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== notice line over BRITT
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== notice joining of lines at 'G : F : D:'
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