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Unusual lack of alignment between brockage and die-struck design

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  • Mike Diamond
    This off-center cent shows a first-strike brockage of the obverse design on the reverse face: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220511295400
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 23, 2009
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      This off-center cent shows a first-strike brockage of the obverse design on the reverse face:

      http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220511295400

      The edge of the die and the edge of the coin on the anvil die were aligned in vertical space. However, unlike most errors of this type, the die struck design is rotated about 90 degrees relative to the brockage. Most likely the coin rotated on the anvil die before the planchet represented by this auction coin was fed in on top of it. Less likely possibilities are a struck coin landing perfectly in an adjacent striking chamber or a struck coin being fed into the striking chamber. Either would result in a random placement of the coin's design with the die's design.
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