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    Answered: 1982 small date zinc

    I noticed on this coin some of the letters from the rim start out tiny and progress to very large. My other 82's aren't like that. Is this a type of error or just something else, specifically the letters I, T, S, and E.
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  2. "There are two things going on here. First, as mentioned, there is overpolishing of the periphery. I wrote up an article on this too, and if Coin world doesn't run it, I will post it here on the forum. Secondly, the effect is compounded by weak striking pressure at STATES. This is common because the bust of Lincoln on the other side absorbs a lot of energy to fill that big chasm. Consequently, STATES is often not fully struck up, leaving it fat and flat at the bottom."


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    This looks to be the same thing that Will was explaining about over-polishing of the die causing tapering and thinning of peripheral devices. Here is the link to Will's thread:

    http://www.lincolncentforum.com/foru...t=thin+devices

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAB2013 View Post
    This looks to be the same thing that Will was explaining about over-polishing of the die causing tapering and thinning of peripheral devices. Here is the link to Will's thread:

    http://www.lincolncentforum.com/foru...t=thin+devices
    OK, gotcha....Ill check it out

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    I looks like it took some pressure flattening the device without breaking the surface or as VAB stated, polishing can make devices flat. If you look inside the memorial, are there signs of a clash. They don't always fully polish out the bays.
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    I'm in with Viviens thought... A tad bit to much die polishing toward the dies edge... This is not the same as a ridge ring... Error Ref http://www.error-ref.com/?s=ridge+ring has ridge ring under Die Devouring Die Wear!!!
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    There are two things going on here. First, as mentioned, there is overpolishing of the periphery. I wrote up an article on this too, and if Coin world doesn't run it, I will post it here on the forum. Secondly, the effect is compounded by weak striking pressure at STATES. This is common because the bust of Lincoln on the other side absorbs a lot of energy to fill that big chasm. Consequently, STATES is often not fully struck up, leaving it fat and flat at the bottom.
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