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by Gini
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 2008 - Broke-back Beavers
Replies: 3
Views: 3011

Re: 2008 - Broke-back Beavers

I am assuming it is a deteriorated die cracking in a weak point, as both coins pictured have near identical raised cracks. I found pictures of similar, usually smaller cracks online so it looks like it was something that started small and grew over time. You can see a bit of metal deformation just a...
by Gini
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 2008 - Broke-back Beavers
Replies: 3
Views: 3011

2008 - Broke-back Beavers

Found two 2008 nickels with a die-crack almost cutting through the hump on the back of the beaver.
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by Gini
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 2012 Nickel - Foreign Metal Embedded during strike?
Replies: 3
Views: 2923

Re: 2012 Nickel - Foreign Metal Embedded during strike?

Cleaned up the corrosion with some CLR and scrubbing with the end of a toothpick 2 small die chips on the top and outside edge of the 5 50035413766_80e46c4187_h.jpg Polished corrosion, accumulations around K, die chip on log and slanted beads 50034868518_1d08414a76_h.jpg Accumulations around Date an...
by Gini
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 2012 Nickel - Foreign Metal Embedded during strike?
Replies: 3
Views: 2923

Re: 2012 Nickel - Foreign Metal Embedded during strike?

I know its corrosion but the amount of die damage in the immediate area makes wonder how it got there, it doesn't match the standard die pattern so I don't think it is a PMD plating failure. The foreign metal (maybe an iron or copper defect that disrupted the copper layer judging by the green corros...
by Gini
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 2012 Nickel - Foreign Metal Embedded during strike?
Replies: 3
Views: 2923

2012 Nickel - Foreign Metal Embedded during strike?

Lots going on with this one. There is a small chip of foreign metal that could be iron or copper fused into the coin in front the log, some of the contaminant appears to have been throw sideways during the strike and hit the inner rim. On the tip of the log there is a small die chip or accumulation,...
by Gini
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 2016 Nickel - Oversized/Flattened bead between DG
Replies: 1
Views: 2325

2016 Nickel - Oversized/Flattened bead between DG

Found a 2016 nickel with the bead between the D and G on obverse noticeably larger than the one after the G. Also appears flattened, but not from wear damage.
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by Gini
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: 2 dollars
Topic: 2017 Aurora Toonie - large dot-chip on obverse
Replies: 4
Views: 3051

Re: 2017 Aurora Toonie - large dot-chip on obverse

The bubble looks quite solid and has a smaller dot on the bottom lobe. Its hard to tell in the picture, but there is something going on where the core meets the outer ring in that area as well. Looks like a slight gap and less that ideal fit between the core and ring.
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by Gini
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: 2 dollars
Topic: 2017 Aurora Toonie - large dot-chip on obverse
Replies: 4
Views: 3051

2017 Aurora Toonie - large dot-chip on obverse

Found a circulated non-colour 150 Years Toonie with a large dot behind queens head
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by Gini
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 2016 Quarters - Missing, Damaged and Double denticles on reverse
Replies: 1
Views: 2536

Re: 2016 Quarters - Missing, Damaged and Double Beads on reverse

Oops, I meant beads not denticles.
by Gini
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 2016 Quarters - Missing, Damaged and Double denticles on reverse
Replies: 1
Views: 2536

2016 Quarters - Missing, Damaged and Double denticles on reverse

Found a high rate of denticle errors in my 2016 quarters, mostly above the caribou and only on the reverse. Appears that the die was slowly degrading. Any explanations on the radial streaking in the second image? 50006338136_aa4eb88b7a_h.jpg 50006592927_f1d6244568_h.jpg 50005807938_72fdc5d3c3_h.jpg
by Gini
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 1992 PEI Quarter w/ boils on Queen
Replies: 4
Views: 2882

Re: 1992 PEI Quarter w/ boils on Queen

Yeah my bad, definitely post-mint damage by crazy glue I suspect. I was confused by the pattern of metal loss and how solidly attached the bubbles were. A bit of orange-sol took off some of the contamination, the metal loss must be from a combination of the glue temporarily protecting areas of the c...
by Gini
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1932 Nickel - Die Break on lower I
Replies: 1
Views: 2450

1932 Nickel - Die Break on lower I

Dug this out of the family farm, I noticed some extra metal on the lower I but I was also curious if someone familiar with this particular coin could tell me which of the varieties it is at a glance?
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by Gini
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 1992 PEI Quarter w/ boils on Queen
Replies: 4
Views: 2882

1992 PEI Quarter w/ boils on Queen

Found this in my pile the other day and was wondering if anyone has seen a similar error or if it might be some kind of acid damage.
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