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11. Deteriorated Die


1 cent 1979
1 cent 1979

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This error represents a doubling due to a deterioration of dies.


The deterioration of a die often results as a doubling. It is noticeable in several ways. The surface of such doubling is rough, more or less defined, of different widths and whose contours are rounded. It starts with one or a few places on the die, to gradually expand on it.