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A couple more Error coins for discussion

Here a couple more error coins for viewing and discussion:

1976 Dime - Real deal
1972 Half - Please comments on this one -Likely PMD
1940 Cent - PMD

From a couple of weeks ago, a mixed bag. Some great errors and some "not so much"

I pile submitted from grading....likely next spring. I post some cuds in the next few days.



  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The length of that straight clip seems abnormally long

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  • GoldenEggGoldenEgg Posts: 1,903 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 19, 2021 12:56PM

    The only genuine error is the dime.

    The half appears to be similar to a strike clip, but the circumference of the clip is too narrow to be genuine.

    @MsMorrisine said:
    The length of that straight clip seems abnormally long

    It’s a straight clip, bent slightly upward during strike.

  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,249 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1976 Dime is a real error while the other two are not.

  • keojkeoj Posts: 980 ✭✭✭

    FWIW...the radius of the clip on the half is that of a quarter's radius. Just a curious coin.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,699 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, the Lincoln show pressure folds caused by exerting pressure in press or such tool on edges, so pmd. Not savvy enough to know of the Kennedy, but thanks for the education. We have some very educated folks on this forum for all varieties of coins, which makes for a most educative and enjoyable time.

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  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The half cannot be an incomplete planchet (clip). There is excess metal that extends beyond the collar, the details are strong right to the edge of the "clip", and if you look closely on the rev, some of the H and lower part of the olive branch are visible on the clipped surface. None of these could occur during the minting process.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting... I enjoy reading/seeing error coins... and the explanations which either confirm the error or explain the PMD....Thanks guys... Cheers, RickO

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