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Doubled Date striking error?

Really cool! What causes this? Striking error? Why just the date and not the whole coin? Added value?



  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭

    I Can't give you an exact how, be ready to show more photos to better exam the whole coin.
    Merry Christmas !

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 3,521 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 21, 2020 10:26PM

    Welcome to the forum! :)

    A nice example of mechanical/machine doubling. :)

    No added value. :/

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's mechanical doubling. Notice how the features are flat. That's due to a die that's loose during the strike, not a die that that received a shifted impression from the working hub.

    Wexler has a good explanation on his site under the tab "Worthless Doubling"


    Member of the ANA since 1982
  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 5,216 ✭✭✭✭✭

    machine/mechanical doubling, no added value


    BHNC #203

  • I greatly appreciate the responses! However, I still can't picture how it happens that just the date is misaligned and the rest of the features are not?

  • JBKJBK Posts: 8,528 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's not misaligned. The die and/or planchet move slightly during the striking process. MD is rarely on every design feature (although it can be).

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 7,978 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice example!

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭

    That's a wrap.

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