Sunday, May 29, 2011

JR Newsletter: 29 May 2011 (38)

No new contributions for the week, so I will share one of my half dimes.  Here's an image (click on it to enlarge it a bit):

This coin is remarkably similar to lot number 1837 of the Russell Logan auction (Bowers and Merena 2002), so I will paraphrase their description of that lot in describing my coin:

"Misaligned Dies and Partial Collar. This is a double error. The obverse die is slightly off center, while the reverse is properly centered. This coin was also struck with a partial collar. Half of the edge toward the reverse is reeded, with the other half plain. This type of error is sometimes called a railroad rim."