Do any struck through errors show on both sides of a coin?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by shaney777, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. shaney777

    shaney777 Member

    Do any struck through errors show on both sides of a coin? Let us say that the object in between has more width than the planchet. What happens and what would the struck coin look like?
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  3. happy_collector

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  4. shaney777

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  5. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I could be wrong but I think that the tolerances of the dies in relationship to their distancing would preclude this from happening in the normal course of striking. However, a major "event" like a shattered die "might" allow this to happen. I would defer to @Fred Weinberg to let us know if he has ever seen anything like this happen to any of the coins he has come across. I also believe that screws, nuts and bolts are a rare occurrence and some possibly man made errors.
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  6. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Interestingly, just within the last few days, I did see a slabbed coin (identified as a strike through) which had a very thin white plastic material wrapped around the obverse, edge, & reverse. Unfortunately, while it did pique my interest, & I took a moment to look at a close up (it did look genuine), I was not interested enough to record/remember the TPG or denomination. However, I did see it on FleeceBay. :D:eek:;)
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  7. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    Yes, there are numerous coins with struck thru's
    on both sides of the coin. Usually, it's on one die
    or the other, but it can transfer or get filled on both
    in some cases.

    State/Park Quarters and early Presidential dollars
    are common with struck thru grease on both sides.
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  8. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I know that grease strike throughs can appear on both sides. But I think what is being addressed by the OP is, can a piece of metal say, be struck through on one side with enough pressure for that same piece to show on the opposite side?
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  9. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    If that was the question then the answer is
    no - I've never seen such a coin.

    If a thicker, strong, object was struck thru either
    die, the other side -might- show a flattening area on the
    opposite side, but not the object itself.
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  10. shaney777

    shaney777 Member

    Yes, tommyc03 clarified the question. Thank you all! I assumed it was extremely rare, unheard of, or impossible. Fred, is it something like the die steel or planchet is too hard for an object to pierce through the planchet completely?
  11. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    Thanks very much for your response.
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  12. Joe Campbell

    Joe Campbell Well-Known Member

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  13. tommyc03

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  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Usually a struck through is on one side or the other but there are numerous coins where the struck through affects both sides of the coin. However the item causing the strike through only appears on one side and the other side is flat or dull like a piece of metal. But on could have a thread on one side and a small piece of metal on the other side.
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  15. Joe Campbell

    Joe Campbell Well-Known Member

    Not 100% sure. I’ve heard they’re from brushes mint employees use to clean the machines but really don’t know.

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