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Could this be a lamination error?

I have never had a coin with a lamination error so I do not know what one looks like. I've looked at many images but not enough to understand.
This spot definitely looks like a small piece was "peeled off". I understand that a lamination error is a pre-strike error that is on the planchet to begin with.
It's got me stumped. I don't know how else this could have occurred.
This is part of the education for me.


  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks to me to be nothing more than some mild surface discoloration. True laminations should be considered to be defects rather than errors. Never pay a premium for a coin with a lamination. They should be discounted ... and more than a little.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That appears to be a stain or residue of some type. Try an acetone soak and agitation. Cheers, RickO

  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Def NOT a lamination.

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

    In my opinion it is not a lamination.

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