Damage or Second Strike/Struck Through Another Planchet?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by furryfrog02, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    This was one of only 2 coins in the big bunch of coinstar rejects that I got on Friday that included the ancient Roman coin from emperor Claudius II.
    Normally, I would toss it to the side as just being damaged, but this one looks a bit different since the area affected is the exact right size to fit the arc/edge of another planchet in it.

    I can't determine it one way or another. What do you all think?
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the non-answer...
    Perhaps you should eat dinner first and then come back to help me out buddy :p
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Maybe that's a vote of confidence from @paddyman98, who is, after all, an error coin collector?

    I dunno. It could be damage, or then again, there's the off chance that it could just be the very slightest evidence of a second strike. I'll defer to those with more experience.
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    If it is a minor error, then... wow. Crazy enough that you first of all found an ancient coin in those CoinStar rejects. Now this. Could be icing on the cake.
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  7. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    The arc appears to be the same, but why is there a rim on the obverse and an dark ring too far away to be a collar mark? Also the dark toning that appears as a backwards B? I’m in the PMD camp unless better pictures.
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    The darkness is just schmutz like on the rest of the obverse.

    The reason I didn't discount it off hand as being PMD is because of another coin I found awhile back. Obviously this one is larger but still...
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  9. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Occam's razor. The Coinstar machine took a bite. :)
  10. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Coinstar machine find?
  11. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Looks like a small double strike I've seen Similar examples on ebay.
  12. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    looks to be a minor error and yes these do turn up in coinstars every once in awhile
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  13. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    This one sold for around $30 recently. 20210307_205729.jpg 20210307_205740.jpg
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  14. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I'm kind of on the fence and it's not comfortable . PMD or Error ?
  15. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    You're not supposed to sit on the fence pole...That will make ANYONE uncomfortable.

    I'm still not sure on this one.
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  16. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Not the best photos, but from what I can see,
    it's not a double strike.
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