2008 - Broke-back Beavers

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Gini
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2008 - Broke-back Beavers

Post by Gini » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:05 pm

Found two 2008 nickels with a die-crack almost cutting through the hump on the back of the beaver.
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Bill in Burl
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Re: 2008 - Broke-back Beavers

Post by Bill in Burl » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:51 am

Very strange place for a die crack. Is it raised?
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troubadour
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Re: 2008 - Broke-back Beavers

Post by troubadour » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:31 am

Chip/Accumulations/Worm?

Here's something similar.
https://www.coinsandcanada.com/coins-pr ... #erreur-24

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Re: 2008 - Broke-back Beavers

Post by Gini » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:27 pm

I am assuming it is a deteriorated die cracking in a weak point, as both coins pictured have near identical raised cracks. I found pictures of similar, usually smaller cracks online so it looks like it was something that started small and grew over time. You can see a bit of metal deformation just above the defect where the edge of the beaver meets the flat so there must have been some serious outward pressure in that point.

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