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A few cool coins from my "Oddball / Keeper" box

seanqseanq Posts: 8,575 ✭✭✭✭✭

Tonight I dug out a single-row box of 2x2s that I had labeled "Oddball / Keeper." The box dates back to when I first started collecting clipped planchets, it is where I put anything I thought was especially cool. It is also where I stashed damaged coins that had fooled me at the time of purchase. It has been years since I've looked through it, so while I was looking for a coin to photograph for another thread, I set aside a few other neat items to share here.

191(9) cent with a large ragged clip, two curved clips, and at least one disc clip. There may be another small disc clip overlapping the top of the largest curved clip.

Undated off center on a ragged clipped zinc planchet. Ragged clips are very scarce on zinc cents, this is the only one I've ever seen with an off center strike.

(198)4 cent struck way off center on a straight clipped planchet, just the 4 of the date is struck.

Two almost identical off center strikes on double clipped planchets, one copper and one zinc.


Finally, here are a few cents with both straight and curved clipped planchets, the last coin dated 1978 has them overlapping.




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

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