Re: "Die Cap Strike" vs "Capped Die Strike"
- The proper term for the coin you bought is a "die cap" (specifically,
an obverse die cap with full brockage reverse). A "die cap" is the
coin that sticks to the die and strikes a series of incoming
planchets. A "capped die" is the die together with the cap that has
adhered to it. A "capped die strike" is a coin that is struck by a
That being said, you'll find all three terms misapplied in all sorts
of ways. I've seen die caps labelled "capped die strikes",
and "capped dies". It causes quite a bit of confusion, to say the
As regards your second question, I usually say "foldover strike", but
I have no strong objection to the alternative you've mentioned.
--- In errorcoininformationexchange@y..., magnus95 <no_reply@y...>
> I purchased a 1c "Die Cap Strike" from Fred a while back and I wasIt
> wondering if this was different from a "Die Cap" and in what way.
> is 1/8" deep obverse cap with lincoln in expanded mid-late stagereverse
> brockage on the reverse. Two heads. :P (I should break it out and
> make a few bets as if anyone would trust a bottle cap cent.) At any
> rate, it is not a "capped die strike" unless that is what the
> is while the obverse is a die cap. I'm confused.thought
> ~Magnus95 (Joe S.)
> PS> Has anyone seen and foldovers through PCGS? I received my
> foldover-in-collar back from PCGS and it's titled, "Fold Over
> Strike". I was thinking it would say "Foldover Strike". Just
> someone else might have noticed this slight difference. What is
> correct? Anyone know? Thanks again.