Obverse 4.2: Heavily Clashed Die, Repunched 89, Medium Date, Sl. Upward Slope
Reverse F.2: Clashed Die, Medium O/O, [mm Lt,H,TL2], Rotated Right 8 Degrees
Obverse 4.2 Reverse F.2
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Both Obverse 4 and Reverse F are heavily clashed. The repunching in the lower loops of the 8 and 9 digits remains clear during the later die state. Reverse F has begun to crack. Die cracks are visible in the wreath.
During December 2009, Donald Bennett developed a graphical analysis method with CamStudio freeware to overlay the F-106 dies and demonstrate the reciprocating clashing on obverse and reverse dies and also providing an exact measurement of die misalignment of 8 degrees. Donald's .avi formatted movie can be downloaded here and launched with Window Media or Quick Time Players.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC AU58 CAC
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