From Ken Potter's Variety Vault ...
U.S. Navy Silver Medal
Fantastic Tripled Date!
This fabulous U.S Navy Desert Storm medal is made of one ounce .999 pure silver and is
39 mm in diameter (larger than a silver dollar)! It exhibits some of the nicest die
tripling that I've ever seen on a coin or medal. The tripling shows particularly
strong on the entire date on the reverse. This
tripling is super naked-eye stuff!
As if this wasn't enough, the obverse displays a neat tripled die on much of UNITED
STATES NAVY. While strong doubling is most apparent, close observation will
show that there is actually evidence of a very light early impression displayed as an
almost complete and almost separate "A" that can be detected between the
strongly doubled "A" and "T" of STATES and as a remnant of an extra
upper loop of the final "S" of STATES (not shown here but easily detected with
the naked eye). Both of these tripled letters are extremely wide but too light to
photograph to best advantage, (due to their lack of depth) and noted here for
completeness. You will be able to easily detect them on the actual coin by tilting
it around in the light and looking in the areas noted above.
It appears that after the manufacturer created the
three misaligned images on the NAVY obverse, he finally gave up on completing the die, as
the full design appears incomplete; designs such as the flag and sails on the ship are
floating in mid-air sans the mast. This is a magnificent treat for collectors of
doubled dies and error collectors in general! Collectors of military and/or Navy
memorabilia will love this one too!
The variety is listed in the Variety Coin Register as VCR#2/DDO#2/DDR#2.
The photos shown are from one of several specimens that I have in stock. They are
a perfect representation of the die stage, strength and clarity of the variety offered
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