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Let's see some Seated Errors

epcepc Posts: 106 ✭✭✭
edited January 17, 2024 11:11AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I don't see too many dramatic mint errors in Seated coinage, especially the half dimes. I've got a few minor clips and other minor imperfections, but was pleased to get this off-center error a year or so ago. It's a Philadelphia coin, and the date can be narrowed to 1857 or 1858, but so far I haven't been able to find anything to tie it to one or the other.


Collector of Liberty Seated Half Dimes, including die pairs and die states

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  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,047 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool thread! Looking forward to seeing more.

  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,316 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is one impressive off-center Half Dime. Love it!

    Dave

    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
  • fastfreddiefastfreddie Posts: 2,697 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is an odd one. A quarter that has a raised rim but missing detail like it was struck thru but notice the denticles missing in the blank area too, about half way around the inside rim. The rim diameter is smaller too in the non-struck area.

    It is not that life is short, but that you are dead for so very long.
  • seanqseanq Posts: 8,566 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 17, 2024 6:46PM

    @fastfreddie said:
    This is an odd one. A quarter that has a raised rim but missing detail like it was struck thru but notice the denticles missing in the blank area too, about half way around the inside rim. The rim diameter is smaller too in the non-struck area.

    Have you weighed it? It looks like a tapered or thin planchet to me, the rim would still strike up because the upsetting process was pretty aggressive in that era. I have a quarter of the same date that is very similar but with less of a taper (sorry for the terrible pictures):


    Sean Reynolds

    Incomplete planchets wanted, especially Lincoln Cents & type coins.

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  • epcepc Posts: 106 ✭✭✭

    Here's another defective planchet, similar to the quarter posted by @fastfreddie


    Collector of Liberty Seated Half Dimes, including die pairs and die states

  • epcepc Posts: 106 ✭✭✭
    edited January 17, 2024 8:16PM

    @yosclimber wrote
    "Here is a similar off center 1857 half dime which sold in auctions at Heritage 2009-1 and Stacks Bowers 2010-3.
    In 2011-5 then forum member Realone showed it here, which was the first time I saw it (I do not own it)."

    It's funny that the graders apparently couldn't determine which mint produced that coin.

    Collector of Liberty Seated Half Dimes, including die pairs and die states

  • fastfreddiefastfreddie Posts: 2,697 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @seanq said:
    Have you weighed it? It looks like a tapered or thin planchet to me, the rim would still strike up because the upsetting process was pretty aggressive in that era.



    Planchet may be tapered. Underweight at 5.3 grams; so a full gram under. As we know, 1857 was an odd year at the Philadelphia mint with QC.

    It is not that life is short, but that you are dead for so very long.

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