1943 steel penny rotated die
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Hello everyone,  came across this and thought I would share. I'm trying to figure out exact how many degrees this is rotated. I was hoping someone might know. Thanks 

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The Obverse is not perfectly straight so that will make the rotation even less. Without checking it, In would say that it is about a 10° rotation. Not enough to add any value but a keeper as an example.

 

 

 

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45 minutes ago, Greenstang said:

The Obverse is not perfectly straight so that will make the rotation even less. Without checking it, In would say that it is about a 10° rotation. Not enough to add any value but a keeper as an example.

 

 

 

Thank you greenstang,   I have another one but the reverse is going the other way. Does that make a difference. Just wondering. 

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 I have another one but the reverse is going the other way. Does that make a difference.

No, it just means the die rotated the other way.

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...but...maybe it was the obverse die that rotated in the press....? Or.....maybe....the press got unbolted from the floor and everything rotated...?

Hmmmmm. Numistmatics is komplekated.

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To my frequently wrong eye, it looks like more than 10 degrees - perhaps 20?  But it isn't worth really anything more than base value.

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16 hours ago, James_OldeTowne said:

To my frequently wrong eye, it looks like more than 10 degrees - perhaps 20?  But it isn't worth really anything more than base value.

It is a very nice wheatie.👍

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