1876A German 10 Pfennig

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Silverpop, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Silverpop

    Silverpop Active Member

    well this coin has a die crack running into the U

    the coin has seen some use but as it's an error coin it's a keeper

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  3. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    It's a keeper for the year! I love to collect thep pfennigs. I found a couple coin roll hunting but the one I cherish the most in my collection I found in the hotel lobby when I was on my first trip to Rome. Not worth anthing other than face value however it's important to me.
    Your coin is very nice! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  4. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Die cracks aren't unusual for the German Empire 5 and 10 pennig coins. I have about 10-15 minor die cracks on coins in my date/mm sets. Also see them running from the eagle's feathers to the rim.
     
  5. Silverpop

    Silverpop Active Member

    thanks for the info oldhoopster had no idea die cracks were common on old german Empire coins
     
  6. FredJB

    FredJB Active Member

    The Germans were very frugal when it came to using up their dies. Besides the die cracks like the ones described above there are lots of over dates. Most interesting are the coins struck with old proof dies as business strikes after the proof run was completed. The late Alan Herbert spent decades describing these in World Coin News and other publications.
     
  7. Silverpop

    Silverpop Active Member

    wow

    thanks for the info fredJB never knew that
     
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