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.
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?
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.
That is a nice example. Sometimes the incomplete clips close up during strike and can only be seen closer to the edges.
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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.
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.
I'm not an error collector but I really like that coin. Very cool error.
Really neat piece!
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The novice (me) might think it is merely post-mint damage. Neat error!
I learn a lot from the errors that you post here
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Very interesting error coin... Thanks for the pictures. Cheers, RickO