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Offline mrbadexample

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Costa Rica 25 centimos 1944
« on: March 19, 2018, 04:19:04 PM »
KM#181, yellow brass. Not a great choice of metal if this specimen is anything to go by. A large proportion of the obverse legend and outline of the coat of arms can be seen through the reverse.

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Re: Costa Rica 25 centimos 1944
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 04:24:23 PM »
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Re: Costa Rica 25 centimos 1944
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 11:52:47 PM »
The As in the legend have the thin leg left, while the vague one visible on your detail picture has the thin part of the A on the right. It is a mirror image, so the problem is not the metal, but the die. Die clash, I presume.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Costa Rica 25 centimos 1944
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 12:04:20 AM »
It's the obverse legend Peter. What you can see is the end of COSTA and the beginning of RICA (starting at the star).

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Re: Costa Rica 25 centimos 1944
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 11:57:49 PM »
It's the obverse legend Peter. What you can see is the end of COSTA and the beginning of RICA (starting at the star).
Why the 1944 or the * or REPUBLICA DE didnot  get into the reverse during die clash ?
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Re: Costa Rica 25 centimos 1944
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 01:34:17 AM »
Why the 1944 or the * or REPUBLICA DE didnot  get into the reverse during die clash ?

Some did, but it's much worse on one side. In the first following photo you can see the C (under the A) and A (under the R) of RICA followed by the star (between the N & T).

The L (under the B) and I (under the N) of REPUBLICA can also be seen in the second following photo.

There are other issues with the coin as well in the form of multiple lumps and bumps.

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Re: Costa Rica 25 centimos 1944
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 01:36:39 AM »
I would describe it as ghosting, rather than die clash.