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What is interesting, if I may, is that each of the coins show the same kind of die crack. Must be something in the way the dies are made and/or their composition that makes for such regularity of cracking.


Maybe I'm cracked.



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Very keen observation. I would also guess the alloy mixture in these special dies are identical since the cracks seem identical on all the different coins so far. The metalurgists must spend countless hours testing and refining these alloys. They must be truly sad when they see all the time and effort spent have ended up in the dies cracking. The special formula has to be changed again to prevent these errors. After all this time they still can't get it right.









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