1974D ODV -008?

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1974D ODV -008?

Post by chuckster 125 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:11 pm

Found this ike from a group of around $32.00 I purchased from a person today.

Is this a 1974D ODV-008. It looks like the base of the R is the correct one for the high relief as opposed to the curve on the normal 1974D 0DV -007
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Re: 1974D ODV -008?

Post by BrianVaile » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:35 pm

Hey Chuckster,

The coin looks interesting, and I see what you are saying....However, I also see the very late die state (possibly leading to die deterioration) and possibly some die abrasion going on that might both combine to give this coin it's strange "look".
JMHO.

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Re: 1974D ODV -008?

Post by chuckster 125 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:49 pm

Thanks Brian.


It is Die Deterioration.

I sent photos to Mr Wiles and he just confirmed that this is not a ODV 008, just die deterioration. :(

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Re: 1974D ODV -008?

Post by BrianVaile » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:47 am

Well, I guess that "seals the deal" on that one! I learned a lot about die deterioration this year in my RPM research. It can do strange things including something called "Die Deterioration Doubling" (DDD) that can produce mintmarks that appear to be realistically doubled or even tripled.
Once you can see the advanced late die state, or orange peel effect, it is a good indicator that DDD could be involved. The one that REALLY throws me is the "Ejection Doubling"....It can happen in early or mid die state and look perfectly like an RPM! :shock:

Glad you got it figured out without having to send it in.

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