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Post by 1872Hokie » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:05 am

Just got in a PCGS MS65 FS-401 (thanks Andy), and noticed a die crack on the reverse through the "OF" in USoA.
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Is this a common die crack? I'm use to seeing these on the FEV's and FS-901, but not so much on Silver Ikes. Thanks for looking and your input.
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Re: FS-401

Post by AndyO » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:12 am

Lots of 71S Ikes with die cracks out there. I have a few rolls of them somewhere, mostly through IGWT and LIBERTY.
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Re: FS-401

Post by 1872Hokie » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:21 am

Gotcha. Now that i'm thinking about it, with die cracks being a link to specific dies, I'd have to assume there a quite a few Peg Legs out there with this specific die crack. It just caught my eye since I hadn't seen one before on a Peg Leg through the OF.
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Re: FS-401

Post by SteveP » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:19 pm

I'll take a look at my inventory. Was this a MMP1 or MMP2?
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Post by SteveP » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:28 pm

Never mind. Don't even bother looking. I found it on 8 of 8 MMP2/DMR2 FS-401s! The crack did not appear on any of the MMP1 or MMP2/DMR2 coins.

I suspect that the die crack may have eventually been the failure point of the reverse die used in the first MMP2 die marriage. That die was then replaced with the DDR island doubling reverse die that is the DMR2 for MMP2.

Great PUP Bryan :!:, and a great addition to the knowledge on the 1971S SB peg legs.
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Post by 1872Hokie » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:44 pm

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Re: FS-401

Post by 1872Hokie » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:06 pm

SteveP wrote:I found it on 8 of 8 MMP2/DMR2 FS-401s! The crack did not appear on any of the MMP1 or MMP2/DMR2 coins.
Just to clarify, you found this crack on 8 of 8 MMP2/DMR1 FS-401s, right? You stated DMR2, but then said it did not appear on MMP2/DMR2. Thanks Steve.
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Post by SteveP » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:12 pm

My bad. Yes, 8 of 8 MMP2/DMR1 coins. I'm sorting out a bunch of Konstantinos' FS-401s tonight, so I may have more on the OF die crack later.
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Post by 1872Hokie » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:18 pm

Great. Keep me posted on what you find.
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Re: FS-401

Post by SteveP » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:06 pm

10 more MMP2/DMR1* peg legs - all with the OF die crack.

BTW, the new Ike Group DIVa catalogue number will be 1SB-202.1 for this peg leg, with 1SB-202.2 for the MMP2/DMR2 (DDR) version.
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