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Offline Gusev

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Tibet, 5 Sho, BE 16-24, recutting of the die
« on: January 06, 2018, 03:40:36 PM »
Interesting coin.
This marriage of coinage is called "Overstrike".
The rays around the moon appeared because of the marriage of the die.
The original die  with two suns (KM Y#28.1) was changed to a die with the moon and the sun (KM Y#28a).

Image kindly provided by A. Rybak (Siberia).
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Re: Tibet, 5 Sho, BE 16-24, overstrike
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 02:40:29 PM »
I received the clarification:
"While overstruck coins do occur, in this case it is simply a recutting of the die".

I edited the title of the topic.
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Re: Tibet, 5 Sho, BE 16-24, recutting of the die
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 01:33:21 PM »
Interesting indeed and important to ascertain the order of the dies in time.

The sun underneath was filled with metal, polished and the moon was probably added with a counterpunch. What the minters forgot is that the density of struck metal (the coin) is much higher than the density of cast metal (the filling of the sun), so that the filling compacted more than the surrounding metal, resurrecting the sun.

Peter
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Re: Tibet, 5 Sho, BE 16-24, recutting of the die
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 04:25:49 PM »
Yes, these are logical arguments.
There is another similar coin. Rays almost invisible.
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