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  1. Die Cap Error Coins

    Die Caps (also known as Capped Die) occur when a planchet is fed into the coin press. The previous planchet did not eject and the first planchet sticks to one of the coin dies. After repeated strikes, the first planchet starts taking the form of a bottle cap. Place your comments and questions in this forum area about die caps.

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  2. Broadstrike Errors

    Broadstrike Errors happen when a coin is in below the dies in the striking chamber and the collar that holds the coin in place is not engaged properly. Since the metal is softened before striking, the coin press strikes the planchet without the collar in place resulting in unusual shapes. Post your questions and comments in this area that are related to broadstrikes.

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  3. Off Center

    Off Center error coins occur when a planchet that is struck by a coin press is not centered under the dies. The amount of off centering will vary. Off center coins that have the date apparent can bring a premium. Please post your questions and comments in this forum that are related to Off Center Error coins.

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  4. Double, Triple and Multiple Struck Errors

    Double, Triple and Multiple stuck error coins occur when a recently stuck coin is unable to clear the striking chamber. The end result is that the coin may be struck two, three or multiple times. Most of the additional strikes had a good chance of being off center, resulting in a dramatic looking coin. Post your questions and comment in this forum that are related to Double, Triple or Multiple Struck Error Coins.

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  5. Double Denomination Errors

    Double Denomination Errors occur when a coin is properly struck by a coin press. The coin then is inadvertently placed into the hopper of another denomination and also struck by that coin press as well. An example is a copper planchet is struck by a set of Lincoln Cent dies but somehow get struck by a coin press with dime dies as well. The end result is both denominations show on a single coin. Post your comments and questions about Double Denominations in this forum area.

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  6. Wrong Planchet

    Wrong Planchet Errors occur when a planchet is fed into a coin press which is not the correct for the dies that are installed. An example is a clad dime planchet being struck by a set of Lincoln Cent dies or a nickel planchet being fed into coin press which have Washington Quarter dies. Feel free to ask your questions and post your comments in this area that are related to Wrong Planchet errors.

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