Help explaining metal flow on Cracked Planchet 1921 Peace Dollar

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Windycity
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Help explaining metal flow on Cracked Planchet 1921 Peace Dollar

Post by Windycity » Sat Dec 24, 2022 10:08 pm

ImageHere are images of a 1921 Peace Dollar with a cracked planchet but I am trying to determine what the metal flow is at the top of the crack between the D and W of IN GOD WE. Almost looks like a die crack but that seems to be just too coincidental. Assume this metal flow appears on some cracked planchets but welcome the opinion of others.

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RogerB
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Re: Help explaining metal flow on Cracked Planchet 1921 Peace Dollar

Post by RogerB » Sat Dec 24, 2022 10:57 pm

A small part of the crack fell out so metal flowed into the gap.

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Re: Help explaining metal flow on Cracked Planchet 1921 Peace Dollar

Post by iwillbenice » Sat Dec 24, 2022 11:12 pm

Lamination.

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Re: Help explaining metal flow on Cracked Planchet 1921 Peace Dollar

Post by colwillys » Sat Dec 24, 2022 11:55 pm

How about the dot between GOD . WE ....

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Re: Help explaining metal flow on Cracked Planchet 1921 Peace Dollar

Post by RogerB » Sun Dec 25, 2022 12:14 am

It's part of the design.

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Re: Help explaining metal flow on Cracked Planchet 1921 Peace Dollar

Post by messydesk » Sun Dec 25, 2022 1:16 am

colwillys wrote:
Sat Dec 24, 2022 11:55 pm
How about the dot between GOD . WE ....
There was probably sufficient impurity at the crack to cause part of the planchet to end up raised a little there, which when worn looks like a die break.
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