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12 Nov 2021

Collar Errors

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Collar Break By Stan McDonald - author and numismatist

Collar breaks come in many forms. One of the most common breaks results in the planchet shifting and the result is a strike with a wider rim on one side of the coin. This type of collar error is in circulation. Second photo

Sometimes this error is confused for an off-center strike. The difference is that the broken collar strike creates a coin strike with the standard size. A missing collar creates various degrees of off-center coins.

Other collar breaks create irregular circumferences around the coins which are not commonly found in circulation. The coins are also larger than the standard size. First photo

Comments

Longstrider

Level 6

Great job. Your photos really help explaining the error. Thanks

Kepi

Level 6

Nice photos! Interesting subject! Thanks! ; )

CoinHunter

Level 5

Nice blog! And nice photos also!

Golfer

Level 5

I like these errors and all errors. Could collect endless examples. I never started collecting errors, which may be good. I would probably go overboard and collect way to many.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Great to hear from you, and nice photos!

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