OT - 1976 Ike Clashed Letters D WE plus INDENT

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OT - 1976 Ike Clashed Letters D WE plus INDENT

Post by RogerRock » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:51 pm

PCGS specimen with unabraded clashed letter transfer D WE plus obverse INDENT plus rotated reverse die 90 degrees clockwise. Location of clashed letters D WE identical to NGC specimen previously posted on this forum which also displayed obverse mirror brockage and 100 degree counter clockwise rotation. Both of these two major error Bicentennial Ikes were struck from the same identical dies!!

Found the indented rotated clashed Ike back in 2000 after searching a hoard of 3300 mixed date UNC Ikes.
Purchased the NGC error Ike back in 2019 which shows identical die markers as PCGS specimen. Simply incredible how these two brother Ikes were reunited by me when the mintage of 1976 copper nickel variety 2 Ike dollars stands at 113,318,000 according to "The Official Red Book".

Obverse indent shows outline of Ike's neck and head in floor of crater. Object which caused indent must have been metallic (probably a large planchet fragment) in order to transfer the outline image to that depth.
Reverse rim and field shows struck through and retained small copper fragments.
Below is a link to OT-IKE-NEW Triple Letter Transfer 1976 P Type 2
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Multiple clashes (five or more) probably enabled the dynamic die rotations. The one clash that transferred three letters D WE must have been exceptional !!
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Re: OT - 1976 Ike Clashed Letters D WE plus INDENT

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Re: OT - 1976 Ike Clashed Letters D WE plus INDENT

Post by vampicker » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:45 pm

Spectacular!
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Re: OT - 1976 Ike Clashed Letters D WE plus INDENT

Post by messydesk » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:48 pm

That is a really cool coin! Great find in a bag of Ikes, but that really goes without saying.
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Re: OT - 1976 Ike Clashed Letters D WE plus INDENT

Post by blh74 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:04 am

You sure are a lucky dude, and you suck.

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Re: OT - 1976 Ike Clashed Letters D WE plus INDENT

Post by ljs123 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:13 pm

:shock:
WOW
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Re: OT - 1976 Ike Clashed Letters D WE plus INDENT

Post by vamsterdam » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:51 pm

Wow, after seeing the previous one in hand, i never imagined that you’d get another one. I knew there had to be more from this but...

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Re: OT - 1976 Ike Clashed Letters D WE plus INDENT

Post by RogerRock » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:32 pm

vamsterdam wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:51 pm
Wow, after seeing the previous one in hand, i never imagined that you’d get another one. I knew there had to be more from this but...
Yeah Brian, I never dreamed there could be another even more dramatic error/variety brother Bicentennial Ike struck from identical dies! I will never forget the confused expression on your face when I told you I had an Ike with the moon coming out from under his chin. The following day at that RCC Expo Coin Show was when I actually showed you the PCGS Indented obverse rotated reverse 90 degree CW multi-clashed MS 63 specimen. (several years ago)
The NGC specimen with obverse mirror brockage rotated reverse 100 degrees CCW multi-clashed dies surfaced last year in Florida. I felt absolutely "Thunderstruck" when I held both of these Ikes. :shock: :o
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Re: OT - 1976 Ike Clashed Letters D WE plus INDENT

Post by vamsterdam » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:37 pm

i am hoping i will get to see both of these in hand. am hoping an NC show opens up in the fall. so far, so good.

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