Looking for help on these two 1942 tombacs

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Davey58
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Looking for help on these two 1942 tombacs

Post by Davey58 » Thu Dec 07, 2023 6:36 pm

I'm stuck, and confused. These are both 1942. Is one a different bust than the other. Any insights are appreciated.
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Bill in Burl
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Re: Looking for help on these two 1942 tombacs

Post by Bill in Burl » Thu Dec 07, 2023 7:00 pm

I think that both busts the same. One struck in nickel, one in tombac. One is harder than the other and/or a stronger strike. I like both coins.
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Re: Looking for help on these two 1942 tombacs

Post by Davey58 » Thu Dec 07, 2023 7:21 pm

Thanks Bill,
Both are tombacs, look at the G's in the lettering. They seem to be different as well.

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Re: Looking for help on these two 1942 tombacs

Post by Bill in Burl » Fri Dec 08, 2023 8:24 am

actually, it looks like clash marks on the one on the right. That would account for a weaker, shallower strike.
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Re: Looking for help on these two 1942 tombacs

Post by coinguy » Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:15 pm

The 1942 Tombac dies were all produced from the same master hub.
It is possible that a working die when worn would produce a slightly different strike
but this is due to die wear and is not a variety. I am sure that after 80 years if there
were different varieties that they would have been discovered by now.

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