George VI 5 cent nickel errors

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George VI 5 cent nickel errors

Postby verdigris » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:31 pm

This is the first of no more than ten coins that will example die errors in this set, 1937-1952 (topic title is a little misleading because I plan on adding two chromed steel coins. No need to complicate things). Cheers

1940

obverse: faint but distinct die cracks joining GEO / RG / IVS , the RG cracking in either direction— soon to daisy-chain the entire word;

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die cracks joining REXET (not entirely shown), and die cracks joining IND[DOT]IMP; finished off with a nice solid die crack breaking from the corner of the P and running between a pair of denticals to the rim

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1941

Postby verdigris » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:35 am

reverse: die shift in CANADA and date (obviously no need to point it out);

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die clash running from the inner point of leaf, through the 5 and continuing to the end of the N; incuse areas of the relief design that define the beaver and logs filling

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obverse: die clash behind head and back of neck (a more extreme example of this variety of error on a nickel can be found on this site here)

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1945

Postby verdigris » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:54 am

reverse: several small die chips on V/torch and letters (not shown)
obverse: large die chip on D (D:G:REX), looks taller than the D itself— worn flat on top

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Re: George VI 5 cent nickel errors

Postby Lightw4re » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:58 pm

The die crack between the letters GEORG is a common error for this denomination/obverse.

Beautiful die clash!

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1946

Postby verdigris » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:15 pm

I haven't seen anything quite like this in other examples of retained broken dies. Although surely this is something only found on 12-sided nickels. I'm presuming it is a broken die — in three corners — bridging clockwise, 8 / 6 / 3 denticals repectively.

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1947 Maple Leaf

Postby verdigris » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:36 pm

reverse: die erosion along rim/denticals and filling onto/into 5 CE; die shift in same area extending from leaf to T of CENTS only
obverse: same erosion along rim/denticals and filling onto some letters of the inscription; die shift from first G continuing around to ET, shifting being the greatest in area of worst die erosion and filling

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1949

Postby verdigris » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:21 pm

reverse: die clash through stream and logs running up into the beaver's snout
obverse: die clash at back of head and neck; behind ear and inside ear— arrows indicating the heaviest clash marks (those inside the ear and behind the lobe are actually more prominent than the photos would suggest)

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1950

Postby verdigris » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:59 pm

#1
reverse: die clash in stream, logs, at the beaver and beyond; chin and neck die clash in CANADA (easy to spot, hard to photograph)

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die shift along the top of CENTS (some chipping in letters)

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#2
reverse: die clash at the beaver again;

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noticable die erosion of incuse along denticals and around leaf; die cracks through leaf and into dentical (this crack looks like it reached the shoulder of the beaver but it's now worn down); die shift in CENTS (not shown— pretty much the same as the one above)

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#3
reverse: an almost identical die clash but with a much fresher-looking leaf

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1952

Postby verdigris » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:54 pm

And finally, another steely. They must have been murder on dies. Cheers

reverse: opposite die cracks, at tip of maple leaf and from under beaver tail over three waterlines;

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die chips and accumulations on 5 CENTS; three die chips along apex of beaver

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1937.

Postby verdigris » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:21 am

Overlooked earlier; a better defined chin and neck die clash on reverse at AD of CANADA; (minor obverse die clash at back of effigy not shown)

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Re: George VI 5 cent nickel errors

Postby momomomo » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:46 pm

Very nice collection my friend your pictures are beautiful

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Re: George VI 5 cent nickel errors

Postby verdigris » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:44 pm

Thank you momo. I know they're not the best coins in the world and no doubt a lot better examples of these types of errors are out there— so I thought I better sex them up a little with a touch of mood-lighting. :D

Cheers


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