Random Durotriges Question

I have a random question unrelated to the project. Across all of the Durotriges projects there have been coins with a “Y” device on the front face.

Almost universally these coins appear to be in better condition and have much more crisp, clear detail to the decorations on the coin. Maybe it’s just because the sample size is too small, or this was done intentionally to gauge accuracy, but I was just interested in the reason why these coins appear to be so clearly in better shape than the others?

Hi @JeffO
Interesting question and I had to consult on this one, but on balance, it might be because these ones could have a higher silver content . … but it really needs closer checking in terms of metal composition.
cheers
Andy

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Interesting, thanks for checking!