1889 O 1a1 X marks the spot?

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Dirtdoctor
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1889 O 1a1 X marks the spot?

Post by Dirtdoctor » Sat May 15, 2021 12:45 pm

Pretty rough and cleaned harshly, but is a 1889 O 1a1.

X by eagles mouth appears to be raised, so I would assume die problem. I think I have seen "crossed swords" comment before identifying as a rejected die. Can someone offer what that is or means, if anything?

Thanks
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Re: 1889 O 1a1 X marks the spot?

Post by messydesk » Sat May 15, 2021 2:12 pm

Cut with a knife. The metal raised from doing so eventually wears and covers the cut a bit, leaving a raised scar like this.
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Re: 1889 O 1a1 X marks the spot?

Post by Dirtdoctor » Sat May 15, 2021 3:27 pm

Thanks! I can see that now - closeup does show apparent cuts.

Am I imagining things, or are there not "crossed swords" or such that marks dies as rejected?
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Re: 1889 O 1a1 X marks the spot?

Post by VamHelsing » Sat May 15, 2021 4:47 pm

If you're talking about cancelled dies, the X is across the entire die.

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Re: 1889 O 1a1 X marks the spot?

Post by vamsterdam » Mon May 17, 2021 6:22 pm

This is not a cancelled die. As was stated. This is a coin that was cut with a knife.

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