1943 Tombac

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altakid
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1943 Tombac

Post by altakid » Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:18 pm

Picked this up a while back thought it was probably post mint damage but looking at it closer today I noticed what appears to be a cud on the A. Any thoughts on what could cause this?
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coinguy
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Re: 1943 Tombac

Post by coinguy » Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:25 pm

Not a Cud. A cud involves the rim.
Looks like a lamination that has partially delaminated pushing the copper over the A

Bill in Burl
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Re: 1943 Tombac

Post by Bill in Burl » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:25 pm

I think that it's just PMD, since the heavy scrape goes through both the fields and the design. It looks to me like something heavy and sharp started digging into the Reverse just to the right of the 9. It then carried on ENE through the design, carrying metal with it and deposited it on the "A".
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altakid
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Re: 1943 Tombac

Post by altakid » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:03 pm

Thanks for your opinions, you are both a great help to those of us learning.

troubadour
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Re: 1943 Tombac

Post by troubadour » Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:29 pm

i agree with bill
since it affects the design, it looks like post-mint damage

Bond632
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Re: 1943 Tombac

Post by Bond632 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:14 pm

Looks like someone tried to scrape off the crud, evidence of this is apparent under the 19 and above the TS, as well as the obvious one across the field. Since the coin is already damaged, you could try to pry up the piece of metal with a toothpick, if you can, it would prove Bill’s thoughts on the matter.

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