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Proof 1988-S silver eagle different thickness, discoloration on edge possible misalignment

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Re: Proof 1988-S silver eagle possible error?

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Took some measurements
Thickest part measures (measured at I in liberty on obverse) : 3.51 MM

Thinnest part measures : 2.93 MM

COIN WIDTH: 40.70 MM
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Re: Proof 1988-S silver eagle possible error?

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SensibleSal66 wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:24 am Can you measure the thickness with a caliper ? If it was , and this is my own opinion, a tapered planchet error then it would affect both sides of the coin. This is where I'm confused .
Awaiting more answers .
Just posted measurements as well as a few more photos !

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Re: Proof 1988-S silver eagle possible error?

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Paul wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:14 am Excellent images.....

I see some discoloration on the reading across the area that is oversized..... I have no idea what that is....... possibly excessive heat from the strike?

May be a "Finned Rim" hit?.... Remember we are using images to diagnose this.....D
Thank you! I definitely was trying to capture the best images possible as I know it’s difficult and sometimes impossible to explain what You are asking as well as capture what you are seeing in person with a camera lens

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