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04 Feb 2023

Ten types of error coins part 2

| Anakin104

This is the second part of 'Ten types of error coins' so if you have not read that read it if you want. Join me while I continue to tell you about error coins.


A broadstrike is a coin that was not struck in the retaining collar. When a broadstrike error occurs (I use nickel as an example) , that means the coin was struck out of the collar die which results in the coin spreading out farther than a regular nickel. All broadstrike error coins have a plain edge.


A lamination error is when a fragment of metal is peeled of the surface of the coin. This occurs when dirt or another substance is stuck in the metal strip used for blanks and is stuck in the metal strip as it is rolled out to the standards of its use. These flaws can be unattached or attached to the lamination error coin. Minor lamination errors may decrease the coins value.


Brockage is a mirror image of the design pressed on one side of the coin but also appears on the other side where it was not pressed with the die. This occurs when an already struck coin is stuck on the die and is pressed on the next blank, thus creating a mirror image on the next coin. Full brockage coins are worth more than ones with an off center or partial brockage. Coins with negative impressions that appear on both sides are usually fake, thus by being created outside the Mint by pressing to of the same type of coins together.

A wrong planchet error is when a coin is struck ona planchet intended for a coin that is not the one that is being stamped. Values differ depending on the error. Those struck on a coin of different denomination that were previously struck are generally worth more.

In 2003, the Mint got machines to eliminate wasted time by sending police escorts for the freshly made coins to arrive at private vendors to to destroy error coins. Under the high pressure of the rollers of the machine, it rolls the error coin up in to the appearance of a waffle. These are known by the name waffle coins. This has effectively limited the amount of error coins put into circulation . This error has claimed all coins struck in 2003 all the way to the present day. TheMi thas not objected trading these coins openly because these errors have no legal tender status.

Than, you for reading part 2 of this blog.

Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Thanks for the help.

Mike

Level 7

Ok is finished or not! You have some good points there. I missed this I'm sorry. But I found you . Keep up the good work.

AC Coin$🌎

Level 6

Nice blog. Thanks

Kepi

Level 6

Is it finished yet???? ; )

Anakin104

Level 4

This is finished

Anakin104

Level 4

This is not finished

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