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1932 $10 MS 64+ (Grading missed Doubling and misstrike)

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I was very surprised on this example acquired at HA.  The grader missed a star mis-strike on Liberty’s cheek and a rolled U on the reverse that is easily identifiable without a loupe.

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For what it's worth, here is my opinion:  I have had a number of $10 Eagle's with stars placed in aberrant locations.  On your coin it appears that the star is a negative image rather than positive.  Meaning that the star is essentially incuse, that is, the stars below the surface of the cheek rather than standing out on top of the cheek.  If it were a double straight the star should be raised relative to the surface of the cheek rather than incuse.

The bottom line is I think this is most likely the result of a bag mark.  The $10 Saint Gaudens coin has stars around the round rim and it is likely that when these coins were in a large bag one of the coins impacted the cheek resulting in the indented star that you see.  If it was the result of the double straight from the working die the star should be raised, which in the photo it appears not to be.  If on the other hand I am incorrectly interpreting the photographs and the star is raised then I think that you  may have a double strike.

 

John

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I agree the star looks to be post-strike.  But what's circled on the Reverse?  It look like a U, right?

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In this case, I did buy the coin and not the slab.  I think it’s a rolled planchet error.  The star impression on the cheek is significantly deep, and I’m of the opinion it would not be the cause of rubbing in a bag.

Yes, that is a U and with a loupe you can make out an N I and T.  Additionally you can make out part of a reeded edge in the United planchette strike, which is why I think it’s a rolled error.

Regardless, I had to have it as I enjoy the uniqueness of the errors.

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I've never heard of a rolled error.  How does it happen?  Planchet meets struck coin?  I would think the planchet subsequently being struck would remove all evidence of the transfer from a struck coin on that planchet.  But I'm guessing.  

Gold is relatively soft--I assume it's softer than Silver and you can definitely get deep reeding marks on silver dollars presumably from a drop after coining onto another coin in a bin.

I'm a big fan of the counter clash.  I have an example here <https://coins.www.collectors-society.com/WCM/CoinView.aspx?sc=345619> [cut and past the URL from between the <>'s].  The description is:  A Type II counter-clash occurs when a die strikes a piece of hard metal. It could be a die fragment, a collar fragment, a stray nut, etc. The initial strike leaves a die-struck design on the metal fragment. The fragment then shifts position within the striking chamber and is struck again. The second strike transfers the design back to the die face (typically just the field portion). The die face now carries an incuse, mirror image version of the design. Every planchet struck after this will have raised normally-oriented design elements in an unexpected location.

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