Rotated die?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Kaye, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Kaye

    Kaye Member

    How much does a die need to be rotated to be of value as a rotated die error? I found these two pennies, but they aren't rotated much. cent rotated obv a.jpg cent rotated rev a.jpg cent rotated obv b.jpg cent rotated rev b.jpg
     
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  5. Pete Apple

    Pete Apple Active Member

    I asked the mint what the tolerance was for die rotations. Here is their answer:

    "For circulating denominations the coin rotation tolerance is typically: +/-6⁰

    For numismatic (proof coins, precious metals, commemoratives, etc.) denominations the coin rotation tolerance is typically: +/-3⁰"

    The most popular rotations are the 45⁰, 90⁰ and 180⁰ rotations.

    Collectors show little interest in rotations smaller than 45⁰, except for proofs which will start at about 20⁰.
     
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  6. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    I like your method of tying a string around the coin to show the amount of rotation!
     
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  7. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    I didn't know what the heck I was looking at until I read your post! It looked like the coin was cut in half!! :hilarious: Thanks!
     
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  8. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    I bet a small rubber band would work also.
     
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  9. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    I'm going to try that. I have a Buffalo Nickel with a rotated die. Thanks!
     
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  10. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    Post a pic so we can see if it works as well as the string.
     
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  11. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    I gotta find a small enough rubber band to go around the coin. Stby....

    @Kaye- Can I post it here if I find one?
     
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  12. Kaye

    Kaye Member

    I am a seamstress and used elastic thread!
     
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  13. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Not a major rotated die but it's noticeable. This coin is in my 7070. I first noticed it a few years ago when I turned the page! :rolleyes:

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  15. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    Excellent idea!
     
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  16. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    Nice rotation and use of the rubber band! Just eyeballing it, I estimate about 30 degrees?
     
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  17. Kaye

    Kaye Member

    YEAH! I finally contributed something to the community! Not a biggie, but useful!
     
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  18. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Yes it was, thank you!
     
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