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    2018p Roosevelt Dime with severe Reverse die abrasions.

    Found Roosevelt this severely polished and abraded dime a couple of months ago in pocket change. Every once in a while I get some change and will occasionally look at some that isn't copper!
    Rediscovered it while filing "stuff".
    Enjoy and thanks for looking. Cliff
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    If I didn't know better , which is always in question, I would say they are feeder finger scares.
    They are not on an angle to the design which has been the norm for years. Quite interesting.

    John
    So sad ... My reverse consumption engine was a broken fuel gauge ... gonna look at coins now. John

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    I don't I think it is feeder finger scrapes because it is only in the center of the coin.
    They are all parallel and deeper in the center and then taper to nothing on the E & W ends. The center is deeper than the ends.

    That seems to indicate a circular object causing the recesses in the die face.
    I wonder if some worker polished the die face using the edge of the polishing tool instead of the face.

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    The die damaged being only in the center wouldn't necessarily eliminate the possibility of it being from feeder fingers.
    A die is made with the center crowned up to facilitate a full strike to the center of a coin. This is the reason most clashes only affect the areas toward the center of the dies and not the perimeter. A tool coming across the face of the die to eject a struck coin would probably first touch the highest point of the die , the center.
    Conjecture at this point .

    John
    So sad ... My reverse consumption engine was a broken fuel gauge ... gonna look at coins now. John

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    Incredible abrasions, It looks like they ground the die but never polished it back to a fine finish
    Even a fool can look wise if he keeps his mouth closed.

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    It almost looks like there is a ghost image of some sort surrounding the abbrasions. I tried to get a match looking at overlays but don't see anything lining up. Thought there may have been a clash...

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    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    Jon, a clash was the first thing I looked for thinking the mint was trying to get rid of a very deep clash.
    ps. I forgot to mention it looks to be struck from a Very Early Die State die. No flatness to the letters or flow lines or die cracks that I have found.

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    Is there any rotation of the dies??? The first thing I thought of was feeder finger damage also??? A few of the lines are real thick like feeder fingers then there are the smaller lines that look like abrasions??? Almost as if the mint worker zoned out while attempting to remove die damage oops
    Jim
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    Thanks Jim. No rotation that I can see.
    And the mint worker polishing out some dye damage was the conclusion I'm coming up with.

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