- (Uploaded to the Default Folder x 2 Pic's comparatives of same year,
1998, UK 50 Pence normal strike and the Error coin).
Within the realm of UK errors there is a true smorgasbord of wrong
planchet errors to dine on.
Here, what should be a 7 multi-sided 50 Pence coin, I happen chanced
into an error which is instead completely circular. It weighs 4.90
grams and appears to be Stain-Less steel, (Magnetic). It is very
reminiscing of the ONE Rupee Indian coin of this year, 1998.
While much effort has been spent researching the many variations of
blanks and possible error coins struck by the Royal British Mint, I
happened across an enlightening resource.
Here is the link, which are reports in PDF format and is available to
the general public. It outlines in particular the number of countries
that the Royal British Mint has contracted to either supply die
struck coins, or merely the blanks. While their writing is sometimes
perplexing, it is easy enough to understand.
It is no wonder the plethora of errors, and different combinations of,
that one may encounter when collecting world errors. I won't give the
numbers; I will let you read about it yourself as a mystery to be solved.