Neat, Rare, Yet Inexpensive Error

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    This copper cent weighs 3.10 grams. Though it appears as a split after strike error, or an altered coin, what you see is the following...

    An unstruck split cent planchet somehow made it into the striking chamber with another complete, normal cent planchet.

    It was completely in the collar with this other normal planchet, with the split planchet being in between the reverse die and the other planchet.

    The dies struck and left this coin with a direct obverse strike, while then other shows the textured split half being rammed into it. The split planchet was thin enough that some reverse designs transferred, albeit weakly with just enough of a pattern to make out the Memorial with some fuzzy lettering.

    Thus, this is a "(reverse) struck through a split planchet" error. Weighs the proper weight as this error type should. Very rare but affordable as demand isn't too great, but very cool.

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  3. Markthegreat20

    Markthegreat20 New Member

    I found a dd 1981 no mint mark
  4. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Start your own thread under the US coins forum and post pictures.
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  5. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    That's the first one I've seen, but you can certainly tell from the reverse side that "There's Something' Goin' Wrong Around Here".
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Nice mint error Joe! The weigh is what proves your description.

    It is kind of related to this error of mine but this one is definitely a split planchet.
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