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Division III: Striking Varieties
error coinsBy Alan Herbert
March 23, 2010
error coins


Once the dies are made and the planchets have been prepared, they are struck by a pair of dies and become a coin. In this division, we list the misstrikes resulting from human or mechanical malfunction in the striking process. These are one-of-a-kind varieties, but there may be many similar coins that fall in a given class.


Multiples and combinations of classes must be considered on a case by case basis. The fi rst several sections match the planchet sections indicated in the title.


 

Struck on defective alloy mix planchets (III-A)


This section includes those classes of coins struck on planchets that were made from a defective alloy.


III-A-1 Struck on an Improper Alloy Mix Planchet (IE), Rarity Level: 2-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: 10 cents to $2

III-A-2 Struck on a Planchet With Slag Inclusions(IE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up



Struck on damaged, defective or abnormal planchet (III-B)


Coins get struck on many strange objects. The more common of course are planchets which have been damaged in some way in the production process. In most of the classes in this section intent is at least presumed, if not specifi cally listed as a cause.


III-B-1 Struck on a Defective Planchet (IWE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $5 to $10 and up

III-B-2 Struck on a Mechanically Damaged Planchet (IWE), Rarity Level: 5-6. . . . . . . Values: $10 to $20 and up

III-B-3 Struck on a Rolled Thin Planchet (IWE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $2 to $5 and up

III-B-4 Struck on a Rolled Thick Planchet (IWE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $35 to $50 and up

III-B-5 Struck on a Tapered Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $2 to $5 and up

III-B-6 Struck on a Partially Unplated Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-B-7 Struck on an Unplated Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $100 up

III-B-8 Struck on a Bubbled Plating Planchet (IWE), Rarity Level: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: No Value

III-B-9 Struck on an Included Gas Bubble Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-B-10 Struck on a Partially Unclad Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-B-11 Struck on an Unclad Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 4-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 and up

III-B-12 Struck on an Undersize Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: Minimal

III-B-13 Struck on an Oversize Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: Minimal

III-B-14 Struck on an Improperly Prepared Proof Planchet (IWE), Rarity Level: 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-B-15 Struck on an Improperly Annealed Planchet (IWE), Rarity Level: 4-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-B-16 Struck on a Faulty Upset Edge Planchet (IWE), Rarity Level: 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $1 to $2

III-B-17 Struck on a Rolled In Metal Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 4-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $2 up

III-B-18 Struck on a Weld Area Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $25 to $50

III-B-19 Struck on a Strike Clip Planchet (W), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $25 up

III-B-20 Struck on an Unpunched Center Hole Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 4-6. . . . . . . . . . . Values: $1 and up

III-B-21 Struck on an Incompletely Punched Center Hole Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-B-22 Struck on an Uncentered Center Hole Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-B-23 Struck on a Multiple Punched Center Hole Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 7. . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $25 up

III-B-24 Struck on an Unintended Center Hole Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7. . . . . . . . . . Values: $25 and up

III-B-25 Struck on a Wrong Size or Shape Center Hole Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 5-7 . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-B-26 Struck on Scrap Coin Metal (E), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-B-27 Struck on Junk Non Coin Metal (E), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $15 up

III-B-28 Struck on a False Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $35 up

III-B-29 Struck on Bonded Planchets (E), Rarity Level: 6-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $50 up

 

 

Struck on a clipped planchet (III-C)


Coins struck on clipped blanks, or planchets, exhibit the same missing areas as they did before striking, modifi ed by the metal fl ow from the strike which rounds the edges and tends to move metal into the missing areas. Values for blanks will run higher than planchets with similar clips.


III-C-1 Struck on a Disc Clip Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $1 on regular coins,

$20 and up for clad coins

III-C-2 Struck on a Curved Clip Planchet - to 5% (WE), Rarity Level: 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: 50 cents up

III-C-3 Struck on a Curved Clip Planchet - (6 to 10%) (WE), Rarity Level: 4-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $1 up

III-C-4 Struck on a Curved Clip Planchet - (11 to 25%) (WE), Rarity Level: 4-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $2 up

III-C-5 Struck on a Curved Clip Planchet - (26 to 60%) (WE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-C-6 Struck on a Double Curved Clip Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 3-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $2 up

III-C-7 Struck on a Triple Curved Clip Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-C-8 Struck on a Multiple Curved Clip Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-C-9 Struck on an Overlapping Curved Clipped Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $15 up

III-C-10 Struck on an Incomplete Curved Clip Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-C-11 Struck on an Oval Clip Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $20 up

III-C-12 Struck on a Crescent Clip Planchet - (61% or more) (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-C-13 Struck on a Straight Clip Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-C-14 Struck on an Incomplete Straight Clip Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $20 up

III-C-15 Struck on a Ragged Clip Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $15 up

III-C-16 Struck on an Outside Corner Clip Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-C-17 Struck on an Inside Corner Clip Planchet (E), Rarity Level: Unknown outside mint.. . . . . . . . . .Values:

III-C-18 Struck on an Irregularly Clipped Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $20 up.

III-C-19 Struck on an Incompletely Punched Scalloped or Multi-Sided Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 7

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $20 up.

 

 

 

Struck on a laminated, split or broken planchet (III-D)


This section has to do with the splitting, cracking or breaking of a coin parallel to the faces of the coin, or at least very nearly parallel, or breaks at right angles to the faces of the coin.


Lamination cracks and missing metal of any sizebelow a split planchet are too common in the 35-percent silver 1942-1945 nickels to be collectible or have any signifi cant value.


III-D-1 Struck on a Small Lamination Crack Planchet (W), Rarity Level: 3-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: 10 up

III-D-2 Struck on a Large Lamination Crack Planchet (W), Rarity Level: 3-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $1 up

III-D-3 Struck on a Split Planchet (W), Rarity Level: 4-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-D-4 Struck on a Hinged Split Planchet (W), Rarity Level: 5-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $35 up

III-D-5 Struck on a Planchet With a Clad Layer Missing (W), Rarity Level: 4-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $15 up

III-D-6 Struck on a Planchet With Both Clad Layers Missing (W), Rarity Level: 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $25 up

III-D-7 Struck on a Separated Clad Layer or Lamination (W), Rarity Level: 6-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $75 up

III-D-8 Struck on a Broken Planchet Before the Strike (W), Rarity Level: 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-D-9 Broken Coin During or After the Strike (W), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $20 up

III-D-10 Struck Coin Fragment Split or Broken During or After the Strike (W), Rarity Level: 3-5. . .Values: $5 up

III-D-11 Reedless Coin Broken During or After the Strike (W), Rarity Level: Unknown . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: -

 

 

Struck on wrong stock planchets (III-E)


These classes cover those cases where the wrong stock was run through the blanking press, making planchets of the correct diameter, but of the wrong thickness, alloy or metal or a combination of incorrect thickness and metal.


III-E-1 Struck on a Half Cent-Stock Planchet (IE), Rarity Level: Unknown. . . . . . . .Values: No Value Established

III-E-2 Struck on a Cent-Stock Planchet (IE), Rarity Level: Unknown . . . . . . . . . . .Values: No Value Established

III-E-3 Struck on a Two-Cent-Stock Planchet (E), Rarity Level: Unknown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: -

III-E-4 Struck on a Three-Cent-Silver Stock Planchet (E), Rarity Level: Unknown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: -

III-E-5 Struck on a Three-Cent-Nickel Stock Planchet (E), Rarity Level: Unknown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: -

III-E-6 Struck on a Half Dime-Stock Planchet (E), Rarity Level: Unknown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: -

III-E-7 Struck on a Dime-Stock Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $20 up

III-E-8 Struck on a Twenty-Cent-Stock Planchet (E), Rarity Level: Unknown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: -

III-E-9 Struck on a Quarter-Stock Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $50 up

III-E-10 Struck on a Half Dollar-Stock Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-E-11 Struck on a Dollar-Stock Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $300 up

III-E-12 Struck on a Token/Medal-Stock Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 7. . . . . . . . . . .Values: No Value Established

III-E-13 Struck on a Wrong Thickness Spoiled Planchet (IWE), Rarity Level: 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $50 up

III-E-14 Struck on a Correct Thickness Spoiled Planchet (IWE), Rarity Level: Unknown. Values: No Value Established

III-E-15 Struck on a Cut Down Struck Token (IWE), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $50 up

III-E-16 Struck on an Experimental or Pattern-Stock Planchet (IE), Rarity Level: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $50 up

III-E-17 Struck on a Proof-Stock Planchet (IE), Rarity Level: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-E-18 Struck on an Adjusted Specifi cation-Stock Planchet (IE), Rarity Level: 3-7. Values: No Value to $5 and up

III-E-19 Struck on a Trial Strike-Stock Planchet (IE), Rarity Level: Unknown. . . . . .Values: No Value Established

III-E-20 U.S. Coin Struck on a Foreign-Stock Planchet. (E), Rarity Level: 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $35 up

III-E-21 Foreign Coin Struck on a Foreign-Stock Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $25 up

III-E-22 Struck on a Non-Standard Coin Alloy (IE), Rarity Level: 4-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $20 up

 

 

Extra metal (III-F)


The term “extra metal” for the purpose of this section includes both extra metal added to the blank during the blanking operation and metal powder added to the planchet during the annealing operation.


III-F-1 Struck on a Type 1 Blank With Extra Metal (W), Rarity Level: Unknown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: -

III-F-2 Struck on a Type 2 Planchet With Extra Metal (W), Rarity Level: 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-F-3 Struck on a Sintered Coating Planchet (W), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $35 up

 

 

Struck on normal or abnormal blanks, or planchets (III-G)


This section includes coins struck on either a blank, as it comes from the blanking press, or as a planchet that has passed through the upsetting mill. Added to this section are those planchets which are normal until they are struck by the wrong dies. These differ from the wrong stock planchets because the wrong stock planchets are already a variety before they are struck.


III-G-1 Struck on a Type 1 Blank (IWE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-G-2 Struck on a Type 2 Planchet (I), Rarity Level: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: No Extra Value

III-G-3 Struck on a Purchased Planchet (I), Rarity Level: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: No Extra Value

III-G-4 Struck on a Mint-Made Planchet (I), Rarity Level: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: No Extra Value

III-G-5 Struck on an Adjustment-Marked Planchet (I), Rarity Level: 4-7 . . . . . . . . . . . Values: Minimal, and may

reduce value of coin in some cases

III-G-6 Struck on a Hardness Test-Marked Planchet (I), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-G-7 Wrong Planchet or Metal on a Half Cent Planchet (IE), Rarity Level: 5-7. . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-G-8 Wrong Planchet or Metal on a Cent Planchet (IE), Rarity Level: 3-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $25 up

III-G-9 Wrong Planchet or Metal on a Nickel Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 4-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $35 up

III-G-10 Wrong Planchet or Metal on a Dime Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $50 up

III-G-11 Wrong Planchet or Metal on a Quarter Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 4-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-G-12 Wrong Planchet or Metal on a Half Dollar Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $500 up

III-G-13 Wrong Planchet or Metal on a Dollar Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $500 up

III-G-14 Wrong Planchet or Metal on a Gold Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $1000 up

III-G-15 Struck on a Wrong Series Planchet (IE), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $1500 up

III-G-16 U.S. Coin Struck on a Foreign Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 5-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $35 up

III-G-17 Foreign Coin Struck on a U.S. Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $50 up

III-G-18 Foreign Coin Struck on a Wrong Foreign Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $50 up

III-G-19 Struck on a Medal Planchet (E), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-G-20 Medal Struck on a Coin Planchet (IE), Rarity Level: 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-G-21 Struck on an Offi cial Sample Planchet (IE), Rarity Level: Unknown . . . . . .Values: No Value Established

III-G-22 Struck Intentionally on a Wrong Planchet (I), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . Values: Mainly struck as Presentation

Pieces, full numismatic value

III-G-23 Non-Proof Struck on a Proof Planchet (IE), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $500 up

 

 

Struck on coin metal strip (III-H)


Pieces of the coin metal strip do manage at times to escape into the coin press.


III-H-1 (See I-H-1 Punched Coin Metal Strip), Rarity Level: Impossible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: -

III-H-2 Struck on Chopped Coin Metal Strip (E), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $25 up

 

 

Die adjustment strikes (III-I)


As the dies are set up and adjusted in the coin press, variations in the strike occur until the dies are properly set. Test strikes are normally scrapped, but on occasion reach circulation.


III-I-1 Die Adjustment Strike (IE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $35 up

III-I-2 Edge Strike (E), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $10 to $20 and up

III-I-3 Weak Strike (W), Rarity Level: 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: No Extra Value

III-I-4 Strong Strike (IWE), Rarity Level: 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: No value except for the premium

that might be paid for a well struck coin

III-I-5 Jam Strike (IE), Rarity Level: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $50 up

III-I-6 Trial Piece Strike (I), Rarity Level: 6-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-I-7 Edge-Die Adjustment Strike (I), Rarity Level: 5-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-I-8 Uniface Strike (I), Rarity Level 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $50 up

 

 

Indented, brockage and counter-brockage strikes (III-J)


Indented and uniface strikes involve an extra unstruck planchet between one of the dies and the planchet being struck. Brockage strikes involve a struck coin between one of the dies and the planchet and a counter-brockage requires a brockage coin between one of the dies and the planchet.


A cap, or capped die strike results when a coin sticks to the die and is squeezed around it in the shape of a bottle cap.


III-J-1 Indented Strike (W), Rarity Level: 3-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-J-2 Uniface Strike (W), Rarity Level: 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $15 up

III-J-3 Indented Strike By a Smaller Planchet (WE), Rarity Level: 5-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-J-4 Indented Second Strike (W), Rarity Level: 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $10 up, about the same as a regular

double strike of comparable size

III-J-5 Partial Brockage Strike (W), Rarity Level: 3-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $15 up

III-J-6 Full Brockage Strike (W), Rarity Level: 3-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-J-7 Brockage Strike of a Smaller Coin (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $200 up

III-J-8 Brockage Strike of a Struck Coin Fragment (WE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-J-9 Brockage Second Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 3-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-J-10 Partial Counter-Brockage Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 3-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-J-11 Full Counter-Brockage Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 5-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-J-12 Counter-Brockage Second Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-J-13 Full Brockage-Counter-Brockage Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $150 up

III-J-14 Multiple Brockage or Counter-Brockage Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 5-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-J-15 Capped Die Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $500 up

III-J-16 Reversed Capped Die Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $1,000 up

 


Struck through abnormal objects (III-K)


This section covers most of the objects or materials which might come between the planchet and the die and be struck into the surface of the coin. Unless noted, the materials - even the soft ones - are driven into the surface of the coin.


III-K-1 Struck Through Cloth (IWE), Rarity Level: 3-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $35 up

III-K-2 Struck Through Wire (IWE), Rarity Level: 3-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-K-3 Struck Through Thread (IWE), Rarity Level: 3-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-K-4 Struck Through Dirt-and-Grease-Filled Die (IWE), Rarity Level: 1-4

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: 10 cents to 25 cents up, but no value on a worn or circulated coin

III-K-5 Struck Through a Dropped Filling (IWE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $10 up

III-K-6 Struck Through Wrong Metal Fragments (IWE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $1 up

III-K-7 Struck Through an Unstruck Planchet Fragment (IWE), Rarity Level: 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $1 up

III-K-8 Struck Through a Rim Burr (IWE), Rarity Level: 3-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $1 to $2 and up

III-K-9 Struck Through plit-Off Reeding (IWE), Rarity Level: 5-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $25 up

III-K-10 Struck Through a Feed Finger (IWE), Rarity Level: 5-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $25 to $50 and up

III-K-11 Struck Through Miscellaneous Objects (IWE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $1 up

III-K-12 Struck Through Progression (IWE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $1 up

 

Note: Some 1987 through 1994 quarters are found without mintmarks, classed as III-K-4, a Filled Die. Values

depend on market conditions. Filled dies have value ONLY on current, uncirculated grade coins.

 

 

Double strikes (III-L)


Only coins which receive two or more strikes by the die pair fall in this section and are identifi ed by the fact that both sides of the coin are affected. Unless some object interferes, an equal area of both sides of the coin will be equally doubled.


The exception is the second strike with a loose die, which will double only one side of a coin, but is a rare form usually occurring only on proofs. A similar effect is fl at fi eld doubling from die chatter.


III-L-1 Close Centered Double Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $15 up

III-L-2 Rotated Second Strike Over a Centered First Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $15 up

III-L-3 Off-Center Second Strike Over a Centered First Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 4-6. . . . . . . . . .Values: $15 up

III-L-4 Off-Center Second Strike Over an Off-Center First Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 4-6. . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-L-5 Off-Center Second Strike Over a Broadstrike (WE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $20 up

III-L-6 Centered Second Strike Over an Off-Center First Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 5-6. . . . . . . . .Values: $50 up

III-L-7 Obverse Struck Over Reverse (WE), Rarity Level: 5-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $25 up

III-L-8 Nonoverlapping Double Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 5-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $20 up

III-L-9 Struck Over a Different Denomination or Series (WE), Rarity Level: 6 . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $300 and up

III-L-10 Chain Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 6 . . . . . Values: $300 up for the pair of coins that were struck together

III-L-11 Second-Strike Doubling From a Loose Die (W), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $200 up

III-L-12 Second-Strike Doubling From a Loose Screw Press Die (W), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-L-13 Second Strike on an Edge Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $20 up

III-L-14 Folded Planchet Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 5-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-L-15 Triple Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-L-16 Multiple Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $200 up

III-L-17 U.S. Coin Struck Over a Struck Foreign Coin (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $300 up

III-L-18 Foreign Coin Struck Over a Struck U.S. Coin (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $400 up

III-L-19 Foreign Coin Struck Over a Struck Foreign Coin (WE), Rarity Level: 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $500 up

III-L-20 Double Strike on Scrap or Junk (E), Rarity Level: 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $50 up

III-L-21 Struck on a Struck Token or Medal (E), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-L-22 Double-Struck Edge Motto or Design (E), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $200 up

III-L-23 One Edge Motto or Design Struck Over Another (E), Rarity Level: 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $300 up

III-L-24 Flat Field Doubling (W), Rarity Level: 2-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $1 to $5

III-L-25 Territorial Struck over Struck U.S. Coin: (I) Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $200 up

III-L-26 Pattern Struck over Struck U.S. Coin: (I) Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $200 up

III-L-27 Pattern Struck over Struck Pattern:(I) Rarity Level 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $200 up

III-L-28 Pattern Struck Over Foreign Coin:(I) Rarity Level 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values - $200 up

 

 

Collar striking varieties (III-M)


The collar is often referred to as the “Third Die,” and is involved in a number of forms of misstrikes. The collar normally rises around the planchet, preventing it from squeezing sideways between the dies and at the same time forming the reeding on reeded coins.


If the collar is out of position or tilted, a partial collar strike results; if completely missing, it causes a broadstrike; if the planchet is not entirely between the dies, an off-center strike.



III-M-1 Flanged Partial Collar Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 5-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $20 up

III-M-2 Reversed Flanged Partial Collar Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $35 up

III-M-3 Tilted Partial Collar Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $20 up

III-M-4 Centered Broadstrike (WE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-M-5 Uncentered Broadstrike (WE), Rarity Level: 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $3 up

III-M-6 Reversed Broadstrike (WE), Rarity Level: 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-M-7 Struck Off-Center 10-30% (W), Rarity Level: 3-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $3 up

III-M-8 Struck Off-Center 31-70% (W), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $5 up

III-M-9 Struck Off-Center 71% or More (W), Rarity Level: 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $2 up

III-M-10 Rotated Multi-sided Planchet Strike (W), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-M-11 Wire Edge Strike (IWE), Rarity Level: 1-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: No Extra Value

III-M-12 Struck With the Collar Too High (WE), Rarity Level: 6-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $20 up

III-M-13 Off-Center Slide Strike (W), Rarity Level: 3-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $4 up

 

 

Misaligned and rotated (die) strike varieties (III-N)


One (rarely both) of the dies may be Offset Misaligned, off to one side, or may be tilted (Vertically Misaligned). One die may either have been installed so that it is turned in relation to the other die, or may turn in the holder, or the shank may break allowing the die face to rotate in relation to the opposing die.


Vertical misaligned dies are rarely found, and like rotated dies, fi nd only limited collector interest. Ninety and 180 degree rotations are the most popular. Rotations of 14 degrees or less have no value. The 1989-D Congress dollar is found with a nearly


180 degree rotated reverse, currently retailing for around $2,000. Only about 30 have been reported to date.


III-N-1 Offset Die Misalignment Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $2 up

III-N-2 Vertical Die Misalignment Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 4-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $1 up

III-N-3 Rotated Die Strike - 15 to 45 Degrees (IWE), Rarity Level: 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $2 up

III-N-4 Rotated Die Strike - 46 to 135 Degrees (IWE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-N-5 Rotated Die Strike - 136 to 180 Degrees (IWE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $25 up

 

 

Lettered and design edge strike varieties (III-O)


Early U.S. coins and a number of foreign coins have either lettered edges, or designs on the edge of the coin. Malfunctions of the application of the motto or design to the edge fall in this section.


III-O-1 Overlapping Edge Motto or Design (WE), Rarity Level: 3-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Values: $5 to $10 and up

III-O-2 Wrong Edge Motto or Design (WE), Rarity Level: 5-6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $50 up

III-O-3 Missing Edge Motto, Design or Security Edge (IWE), Rarity Level: 5-6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $50 up

III-O-4 Jammed Edge Die Strike (W), Rarity Level: 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $10 up

III-O-5 Misplaced Segment of an Edge Die (E), Rarity Level: 4-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $25 up

III-O-6 Reeded Edge Struck Over a Lettered Edge (IE), Rarity Level: 3-6 . . . . . . . . . . . Values: No Extra Value up

 

 

Defective strikes and mismatched dies (III-P)


The fi nal section of the Striking Division covers coins which are not properly struck for reasons other than those in previous classes, such as coins struck with mismatched (muled) dies. The mismatched die varieties must be taken on a case by case basis, while the otherclasses presently have little collector demand or premium.


III-P-1 Defective Strike (WE), Rarity Level: 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: No Extra Value

III-P-2 Mismatched Die Strike (E), Rarity Level: 4-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $25 up

III-P-3 Single-Strike Proof (WE), Rarity Level: 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: Minimal

III-P-4 Single Die-Proof Strike (IE), Rarity Level: 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: $100 up

III-P-5 Reversed Die Strike (I), Rarity Level: 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Values: No Extra Value to Minimal

 







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