Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JAMES RONDINONE, Nov 23, 2020.
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Flat and shelflike.
Or it can even be Die Deterioration doubling.
Not a Doubled Die variety.
That's about as simple as I can make it, I am sure others can more eloquently explain it
It's not an error coin whatsoever, because what? The dies slipped during the punch, so it's my fault?
Would logic dictate that if it can off the punch, and out of the mint...that it's an error? Or do mint stamp their coins all like that?
Yes, I know I being a shart a**, but come on people...it's still an error coin!
@PassthePuck ...it is not an error. It is strike damage and very common with NAV...go to error-ref.com to learn what real errors are... @paddyman98 has already chimed in, he would know...he’s been collecting them for over a hundred years (just ask him)...Spark
I feel your pain and fully understand your question / statement. I too have wondered why a coin can leave the mint in less than perfect condition and it not be considered an error. Mechanical doubling is a prime example. Normal coins don’t look like that yet it is considered to be “normal”. You have to wonder who makes the rules and what is the basis.
I once was told I needed to provide an explanation for why a coin I possessed could end up looking like it did. ME??? I’ve read articles and watched videos about the minting process but I’m not mechanically inclined to answer that. But still I’m holding a coin in my hand that is unlike any I’ve ever seen. A platypus should not exist yet it does.
Well after a couple of years of being confused, ridiculed, seeing 2 coins that appear to be identical yet one is an error and another is not, etc, etc, one kind soul shared the answer with me. And so I shall share it with you. With this you can sleep more easily at night and face the world with a smile. The answer is “Because!”
Yes. Any part of the coins obverse. For that matter the reverse also
Think you got it. Cuz I even understand you
Yes it’s less the perfect. I see your point but you really can’t have it both ways. I like the coin. Interesting
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