Cause of weak hubbings on Argentinian doubled die coin uncertain: Collectors' Clearinghouse

Massively rotated Class I doubled die traced to South Korean contractor
By , Special to Coin World
Published : 07/26/16
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A third scenario explains the weak accessory elements as having survived an attempt to grind off the earlier impressions prior to the final hubbing.

Many other centrally located doubled dies also feature weak, incomplete, and attenuated remnants, like the numerous Minnesota quarter dollar reverse doubled dies, which number well over a hundred.

The two earlier hubbings are best seen on the right side where we see two pairs of accessory flagpoles (a total of four), with the members of each pair lying close together. On the left side we see only one set of accessory flagpoles. This numerical discrepancy may reflect a tilted hubbing, uneven die hardness, uneven die abrasion, or some other factor.

On the right side we see other accessory elements that include the rear of the right cannon (located just beneath the normal drapery) and the tension ropes surrounding the snare drum (located below the rear of the normal right cannon). Scattered folds of drapery appear in the field on both left and right sides, alongside and below the normal drapery.

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