Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by shaney777, Jun 10, 2020.
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Here is one -
This one calls them Variations -
This one also states Varieties -
Also a variety -
I'm good with those that wish to call them error coins.
I love that name! Thank you for the links!
I can't see the variety side, no. They are proof dies, so they'd be the same as the dies that struck proof coins. And if they're the same, there is no room for some unintentional difference on the die itself, like an RPM or doubled die.
Think of the Wisconsin quarter. High Leaf and Low Leaf. Both were minted at the Mint yet they are both varieties. Why? A disgruntled Mint employee placed a scratch on the dies causing this. Then you have things like struck throughs and off center strikes. Both are errors.
collectors of them (and other varieties) call them Die Varieties, which they are.
"Errors" is a catch-all phrase, but Off Centers are not Die Varieties, and
Die Varieties are more accurately called D.V. to differentiate them from
mechanical striking or planchet errors.
Well start a new thread and post photos of it. Welcome to CT.
What's a win?
Personally I would call the low and high leaf die errors since they happened to the die after it was created. Maybe similar to intentional die abrasion for removing clashes as being a die error. I need to think about this more. It is a huge topic because of widespread disagreement among authorities and general collectors.
Edit: I think some differences stem from the "varieties born with the die" rule. Is that a necessary rule? Contested!
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