Die Crack 1972-D

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Die Crack 1972-D

Post by ilikeikes » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:32 pm

I found this big die crack on this 1972-D IKE....runs from the 9 up to 1/3" above the I in IGWT.....over 3/4" long, as the crow flies! Flapped over metal in some spots...funny, No other issues on either side of coin....anyone seen die cracks like this size before? Under 20x Mag, it is def. a line of RAISED metal........
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Post by ilikeikes » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:39 pm

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Post by ilikeikes » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:42 pm

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Re: Die Crack 1972-D

Post by BillSanders » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:45 pm

Nice Crack! Calvin.
I've seen one almost as large (but not quit) on a silver Ike.
That's a beauty.
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Re: Die Crack 1972-D

Post by Texas » Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:15 pm

Nice looking crack there, Calvin. 8-) Cracks in that area seem to be a lot more common on the SB's.

The crack appears to have some good fresh depth in the die, which probably didn't last too much longer. It looks like a wet rope swing with the nine looking to take it's final dip and since the one has it's back turned, it doesn't know the nine is planning on taking the one out with it! :lol:

Hey, that's a catchy name for it, the "Rope Swing Crack". :ugeek:

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Re: Die Crack 1972-D

Post by AndyO » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:29 pm

Nice catch! I have quite a number of Ikes with almost the same die crack, but all are 71S - about 15 - 20 of them. This is the first clad I've seen to that degree. I'd hang on to that one. I don own a 72S proof with a shorter but very raised line, but that's the only other one I can think of off the top of my head without doing an actual check.

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Re: Die Crack 1972-D

Post by Jones » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:39 pm

Found an example of this variety in my stuff. VLDS and circulated lightly. Did this one get a name??

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