1880-S 8/7 with reverse Lamination error or broken die?

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GregK360
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1880-S 8/7 with reverse Lamination error or broken die?

Post by GregK360 » Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:00 pm

I have an 1880-S Morgan graded by PCGS MS63 8/7. It looks to be a VAM-8. There is also an anomaly on the reverse on the first L of dollar. Trying to determine if it was a lamination or broken Die error. Any help is appreciated. Leaning towards lamination.
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fogie
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Re: 1880-S 8/7 with reverse Lamination error or broken die?

Post by fogie » Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:05 pm

NOT a broken die (they are raised above the normal features of the coin). A strike through (perhaps a chip of wood...).

RogerRock
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Re: 1880-S 8/7 with reverse Lamination error or broken die?

Post by RogerRock » Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:51 am

A strike-thru error caused by debris between the planchet and die when the coin is struck. This debris always leaves a depressed area on the coin. Occasionally, the debris may be retained.
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