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Amazing Example Of An Incomplete Clip Major Mint Error Coin

ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,251 ✭✭✭✭✭

Sometimes the photos I take blow me away on just how nice a certain coin is.

This coin is an excellent specimen of an incomplete clip with a bonus of two curved clips as well making this a triple error coin.


  • TennesseeDaveTennesseeDave Posts: 4,671 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a sweet coin and I'm not seeing what held it back to MS-64. Honestly though I don't really understand why coins like this are actually graded. I can see why you would want it authenticated and the error explained, but why a numerical grade. There's not any price guides that I'm aware of. Is a 64 worth a lot more than a 63?

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  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,251 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Major error coinage needs to be graded and given a numerical grade like any other coin.

    MS major error coinage is worth way more than similar AU error coinage.

    Most major error collectors want MS coins unless AU is all that is available.

  • GoldenEggGoldenEgg Posts: 1,903 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a nice example. Sometimes the incomplete clips close up during strike and can only be seen closer to the edges.

  • seanqseanq Posts: 8,531 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Reminds me of this coin that I picked up around this time last year. I always like when I find an incomplete clip with additional complete clips as it makes authentication a breeze.

    Sean Reynolds

    Incomplete planchets wanted, especially Lincoln Cents & type coins.

    "Keep in mind that most of what passes as numismatic information is no more than tested opinion at best, and marketing blather at worst. However, I try to choose my words carefully, since I know that you guys are always watching." - Joe O'Connor
  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I specialized in Incomplete Clips when I was
    much younger (1967-69-ish era); Blakesley
    himself answered my questions about them,
    and I wrote some articles for ETCM about 'em,
    and displayed them at the local error clubs.

    They are much more difficult to find that most
    error collectors realize - and there's even ablot less
    of 'em in the past 25 years or so.

    Great coin, and I agree - the double clips add the
    nice frosting to the cupcake.

    Retired Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV. Retired Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
    for PCGS. A 49+-Year PNG Member...A full numismatist since 1972, retired in 2022
  • hchcoinhchcoin Posts: 4,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not an error collector but I really like that coin. Very cool error.

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Really neat piece!

    Young Numismatist/collector
    70 Positive BST transactions buying and selling with 42 members and counting!

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,502 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The novice (me) might think it is merely post-mint damage. Neat error!


  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Impressive @ErrorsOnCoins
    I learn a lot from the errors that you post here
    thanks and Happy New Year, since my New Year starts 3 hours before yours, I'll be able to give you a heads up about what 2021 looks like :)

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice one!

  • abcde12345abcde12345 Posts: 3,404 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight said:
    Nice one!


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very interesting error coin... Thanks for the pictures. Cheers, RickO

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