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    Answered: Pair of 78Ds with a weak strike???

    I pulled 2 78Ds from 2 different rolls out of the same batch of Loomis rolls I have... They are even the same die (I did a date/MM overlay) and both look to be weak strikes but I am not sure??? They both have what looks to be a secondary rim on the obv and rev that completes a complete 360... I did a 3D image of the north rim (obv ) south side (rev) to show what they look like... I also found a 76D and a 77P from 2 other rolls of the same batch... All comments welcome!!!
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  2. "I don't see those as weak strikes Jim. I would say they are normal strikes with maybe a bit of die wear and circulation wear. Weak strikes tend to have mushy devices and not much detail on the profile. Yours seems to have plenty of detail on the profile."


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    I don't see those as weak strikes Jim. I would say they are normal strikes with maybe a bit of die wear and circulation wear. Weak strikes tend to have mushy devices and not much detail on the profile. Yours seems to have plenty of detail on the profile.
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    Ok Bob... Thank you... I wasn't sure at all... Pretty cool tho that from 2 different rolls I would find 2 40 year old coins from the same die and looking the same!!!
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    Very nice photos and comparison's Jim! I would have thought the same thing, thank you very much Bob for explaining!

    That is odd Jim to find those two close together like that!

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    Very nice pics Jim!!

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    Jim, I've got to ask if you have checked for RPM's on the '78D.
    Because it looks like a remnant of the top loop sticking east from the top of the first one and even more pronounced on the second.
    (Or am I seeing things again?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petespockets55 View Post
    Jim, I've got to ask if you have checked for RPM's on the '78D.
    Because it looks like a remnant of the top loop sticking east from the top of the first one and even more pronounced on the second.
    (Or am I seeing things again?)
    I believe that is just a combo of PSD and die wear... Notice all the lines around the 9 of coin 2 and the hits MM on both coins... I did not look until you mentioned thanks bro
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    You know it Bro.
    That was why I thought #2 was a later die state because of die wear and flow lines but thought it was a short "flag" of a secondary MM east on #1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petespockets55 View Post
    You know it Bro.
    That was why I thought #2 was a later die state because of die wear and flow lines but thought it was a short "flag" of a secondary MM east on #1.
    2 is later die stage... 2 also has some of the abrasions from around the 9 and 7 on coin 1... Just a little hard to see thru the heavy lines... Hits have taken a toll on both MMs!!!
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