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Is this a die break on a 21 Peace?

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:50 pm
by mdtoka
New to VAM. Patience please. :D

Do I have a die break in the reverse left field of this 21 Peace?

The coin is a bit beaten up but their definitely seems to be additional material.

Thanks,
Mike

Re: Is this a die break on a 21 Peace?

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:22 pm
by RogerRock
Welcome to VAMWorld Mike. Looks like displaced coin metal from contact marks . AKA Post Mint Damage (PMD)

Re: Is this a die break on a 21 Peace?

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:36 pm
by mdtoka
Thanks for the quick reply.

PMD was my first though also. But what has me wondering is the closest indention is seperate from the additional material. And the ray it is over continues on both sides of the material.
Attached is an increased contrast closeup. It's not a great picture, but does show the separation. More distinct when viewed with a loupe.

And I guess the followup question would be, is it a big deal if it is? Did the 21 Peace have a lot of die breaks because of the high relief?

Re: Is this a die break on a 21 Peace?

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:07 pm
by RogerRock
Your new photo shows a different angle which projects the possibility of lamination error. Extremely difficult to judge a coin from a photo. One dimensional viewpoints are misleading!

Re: Is this a die break on a 21 Peace?

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:46 pm
by mdtoka
Yeah, I can see that now that you mention it.

Thanks

Re: Is this a die break on a 21 Peace?

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:00 pm
by messydesk
I think it's a combination of damage and a small lamination.