Foreign Coin Trail Dies

CANADIAN TRAIL DIES

 

1953(CAN)-5DEO-001T              000° & 180°

DESCRIPTION: Trail lines are seen from ZABE of ELIZABETH, the RATIA of GRATIA and the letters of REGINA. Also seen are faint trails from the denticles. This is a dual direction trail die with a direction of 000 degrees and 180 degrees seen. This coin is also coupled with a reverse trail die.

DIE MARKERS: Stage “B”, obverse is MDS – die breaks in the dentiles between ELIZABETH and REGINA.

Reverse is MDS – reverse trail die 1953(CAN)-5DER-001T.

NOTE: This die was found by Shane Cook of Washington.

 

1953(CAN)-5DER-001T                           050°


DESCRIPTION: Strong trail lines are seen from the lower left side denticles, the CAN of CANADA and from the 1 and the 5 of the date. The offset direction is 050 degrees. This die is coupled with the obverse trail die 1953(CAN)-5DEO-001T.

DIE MARKERS: Stage “B”, obverse is MDS – 1953(CAN)-5DEO-001T

Reverse is MDS – die scratches through the designer’s initials. Die scratches on the right side of the second A in CANADA.

NOTE: This die was found by Shane Cook of Washington.

 

Cuba Trail Dies

 

2000(CUBA)-25(C)DER-001T                     010°

Images are courtesy of Jeff Ylitalo

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Description: Trail lines are seen from the word TRINIDAD and the eves of the building below that word. The offset direction is 010°.

Die Markers: Both obverse and reverse are late die state.

 

MEXICAN TRAIL DIES

 

1971(Mex)-1(P)DEO-001T            010°,340°


DESCRIPTION: Trail lines on the obverse die are seen on the bottom of the letters in UN PESO. The offset direction is 010 degrees for the obverse die. The reverse die shows trails from the top left corners on the letters of MEXICANOS. Also seen are short trail lines in the underside of the left wing of the eagle. The offset direction for these trail lines is 340 degrees.

DIE MARKERS: Stage “C”, obverse is est. to be LDS – none noted

Reverse is est. to be LDS – none noted

NOTES: While all three of the Mexican obverse and reverse dies appear to be similar, they have small differences that do set them all apart.

This die was found by Louis Fan of California.

 

1971(Mex)-1(P)DER-002T          005º, 020°

DESCRIPTION: Trail lines on the obverse die are seen on the bottom of the letters in UN PESO; however, there is a slight difference in the offset direction. In this case it is 005 degrees. The reverse die has trail lines on UNIDOS and ESTDOS with an offset direction of 020 degrees.

DIE MARKERS: Stage “C”, obverse is est. to be LDS – none noted.

Reverse is est. to be LDS – heavy die scratch is seen on the lower part of the O in MEXICANOS.

NOTE: This die was found by Louis Fan.

 

1971(Mex)-1(P)DER-003T                      000°


DESCRIPTION: Trail lines on the obverse die are seen on the letters P and E of PESO. Again, there is a slight difference in the offset direction. This time it is 000 degrees. The reverse die has trail lines affecting the letters in MEXICANOS with an offset direction of 000 degrees.

DIE MARKERS: Stage “B”, obverse is est. to be MDS – none noted.

Reverse is est. to be MDS – short vertical die scratches are seen on the body of the rattle snake.

NOTE: This die was found by Louis Fan.

 

OTHER FOREIGN COUNTRIES WITH TRAIL DIES

 

EURO

2004(Euro-DE)-5DER-001T           355°

DESCRIPTION: Trail lines are seen on the lower stars, also the  doubled stars and faintly on the dots. This is also a strong Class IV (offset) doubled die reverse. The offset direction is 270 degrees.

DIE MARKERS: Stage “B”, obverse is MDS – no die markers

Reverse is MDS – use doubling

NOTE: Trails were identified by Jason Cuvelier.

 

INDIA

2006(IND)-100(R)DER-001T           030°

 
 

DESCRIPTION: Sharp, moderate trails are seen on the reverse die of this 2006 Jagat Guru Shree Narayan Gurudev, 100 Rupee coin from India. The letters in INDIA and RUPEE show trails with an offset direction of 030 degrees as does the top script line on the opposite side of the die. This is a commemorative coin from a two piece set.

DIE MARKS: None were noted on either die.

NOTE: This die was found by Susan Headley of Illinois.

 

Slovenia

2000(SVN)-5TDEO -001T & DER-001T

 180° & 000°

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The obverse shows the strongest trail lines on this 2000, 5 Tolarjev, Slovenia coin. The offset direction is 180°. This coin is in the collection of Bob Piazza.

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The reverse shows faint trail lines from the word CAPRA. The offset direction is 000°.

 

URUGUAY

1869(URY)-4(cen)DEO-001T              180°

DESCRIPTION: Moderate trail lines are seen on the EPUB of  REPUBLICA. The offset direction is 180 degrees. The coin is from Uruguay and is a 4 centesimos denomination.

NOTE: This is the oldest trail die found in existence to date.

DIE MARKERS: Stage “B”, obverse is MDS – obverse die has a Class V doubled die.

Reverse is MDS – none noted.

NOTE: This die was found by Kurt Story of California.