2277Re: Don't know what this error is
- Dec 2, 2002I've seen a number of coins like this, and have one in my
collection. It's not a straight clip. You can see that the planchet
is deformed next to the straight edge.
It's also not a "one-die" saddle strike, since the part of the design
showing on the off-center strike is not what you'd see in a saddle
This doesn't appear to be caused by contact with another planchet.
If it's like the other "external chain strikes" that I've seen, the
straight edge will lack the characteristic contact facet that results
when the edges of two planchets abut against each other during the
All I can say is that the coin abutted against some projection or
machine part as it was struck. When it was struck, this forced the
unstruck part of the planchet sideways, causing it to collide with
this projection, creating a flattened contact zone.
Nobody has identified the nature of this projection/machine part. So
while it is a real error, we just don't know exactly what it is.
--- In errorcoininformationexchange@y..., "Ben" <insano@a...> wrote:
> The first coin is an off-center nickel with straight (clip???) in
> unstruck area.
> What is it?
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