defination of mint errors please

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Saphire7, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Saphire7

    Saphire7 contenial congress member

    I guess I need a definition of mint error.
    to my knowledge the standards are set as 1. Design flaws. 2. Any damage or mistakes (accidents, or mishandling) from press to loading dock.
    want to try something? I think I can prove mint errors as to mishandling and makeready. I think!
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  3. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    Mistake = Mint Error
    Damage = Damage

    Coins banging around in a bag and gouging each other on the way to the loading dock is just damage. As much as I've seen some cool stuff with certain gouge marks, they aren't mint errors, but just damage. :sorry:
  4. Saphire7

    Saphire7 contenial congress member

    thks ty.
    hey I found what I think is canadian planchards. captured by magnets in coin machine from northeast us. weight is 50-52
    Canada 25 cent 4.4 blanks are 5.2 with same features as zinc

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  5. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    As I posted in another thread,

    "Its a matter of semantics. Most consider that up to the point of the die hitting the coin metal , any error is from mint participation/preparation, such as preparing the die in a way to produce the coins such as a misaligned second hubbing can causes a true doubled die. After the die strikes the coin metal, if the dies move slightly due to machinery, it is considered mechanical doubling or damage and not a mint error , even though the machine is in the mint facility, just as if damage was caused within the ballistic bag being moved in mint prior to transport, it is not a mint error, just damage. Occasionally , one can find a coin with a true doubled die and also have mechanical doubling, as both can occur, but rare.

    Someone else can explain how the newer coins that are only hubbed once rather than 2 or more can actually be True doubled dies. :) IMO Jim
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  6. Saphire7

    Saphire7 contenial congress member

    thx ...for your input...I like this place
  7. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    See my post in your other thread.
  8. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I think one has to understand the minting process before they can figure out what IS and what ISN'T an error or variety.
    To be blunt about it anything that looks like damage should be considered damage. There are very few errors that look like damage, IE lamination flaws, Some struck through errors, loss of lamination would be another.
    Use the various websites as a reference.
    This is a great one,
    This has a good write up about how dies are made and what worthless doubling looks like, A lot of great information here.
    Teach yourself first what a mint state coin looks like, Then and only then will one understand what an error or variety is.
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  10. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Those look nothing like those round things
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