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1937 M Five Centavos with Lamination - The Other Side of the Coin

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JAA

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The reverse of this specimen has some very unusual strike characteristics.

Check out this interesting error coin which I just added to my Registry Sets.

http://coins.www.collectors-society.com/registry/coins/SetListing.aspx?PeopleSetID=51257

As you can see from the attached picture the reverse has sharply struck center details, but has a great lack of rim sharpness. The Castle with Crown, and Half Lion/Half Dolphin in the central devise is the sharpest I have ever seen on a pre-war Commonwealth Five Centavos and all of the lettering on the scroll is readable. In contrast the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is extremely weakly struck particularily the top parts of the lettering closest to the rim and the M mint mark is barely visible.

See an image of the obverse of this coin in my previous Journal entry: http://coins.www.collectors-society.com/JournalDetail.aspx?JournalEntryID=10535

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