71-S 4/21 DDO/DDR with "Oh NO"-like die crack

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71-S 4/21 DDO/DDR with "Oh NO"-like die crack

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I found what looked like a 71-S 4/21 in a NGC MS66 holder on an ebay auction recently. I could still see the distinct line in the I of Liberty in the photos, and other lettering and the islands looked thicker than normal, but it was no sure thing. I received it today and both Obv and Rev are in a fairly late die state for a SB specimen. Much of the doubling is muted due to the die wear, but all the markers for the post-clash 4/21 are there. In addition, there is something I have not seen mentioned elsewhere, a die crack very similar to the 71-D "Oh NO" Diva. The crack on this 71-S is just a mm or so higher up on the O and N than on the 71-D. It runs from the rim near the intersection of the moon and the rim, through the bottom of the O, through the legs of the N, and ending just to the right of the right leg of the N. I'm curious if anyone else has found one this far into the die life.

The photo below of the crack is a cropped image from the ebay listing with my arrows added to highlight the die crack line:
NGC 4-21 cropped.jpg

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Cool! I love it and don't think I've ever seen that before?
I have a few 4/21's that I'm going to have to take a closer look at when I get home today. :shock:
Great find!

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I just check 52 1SB-301.2 Ikes that I have on hand. I did not see the depicted die crack on any of them. Would love to see a better photo.
I am assuming that this is a properly attributed 4/21 1SB-301.2.

The 1SB-301.1 (4/21) is an early die state, and there is no die crack near the ONE on these either (wouldn't expect it).

Tangent: of 56 1SB-301 (4/21) Ikes that I have in inventory, 4 are 1SB-301.1 (7%) and 52 are 1SB-301.2 (93%).

The 1SB-301.1 is clearly more uncommon, and a worthy DIVa to add to the collection (along with the 1SB-301.2). This coin, assuming that it is a 1SB-301.2, with a die crack, could be very uncommon and representing the end of the reverse die life.
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Steve, I have several different varieties that need to be sent in for proper DIVa attribution, so I will put together a package that will include this one. I doubt I can get a better photo, but you are welcome to photograph and post images as desired while you have it. Thanks for looking over your inventory.

Would this become 1SB-301.3 if the attribution is correct?

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Tundra wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:32 pm
Would this become 1SB-301.3 if the attribution is correct?
Likely yes....if
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I made an attempt at a better photograph using my cheap digital microscope:
Still002.jpg
Note the doubled star and olive branch tip.

A closer view of the die crack:
Still004.jpg
And one showing the island doubling and doubling around the eagle's eye (a hit obscures the doubling across the top of the eye):
Still007.jpg

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Nice!
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I went through my 04/21's today, and not a single one had that.... :(

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BrianVaile wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:16 pm
I went through my 04/21's today, and not a single one had that.... :(
...and not on any of the 56 that I checked.
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