Double Straight Clipped Planchet Coin Error

December 9, 2008

How a Double Straight Clip Might Be Made

An interesting variation on the straight clip coin error is the double straight clip coin error. You may remember that a straight clip occurs when a coin blank is punched out overlapping the end or one of the edges of the metal strip that the coin blanks are punched from. I've been lucky enough lately to obtain a double straight clipped error coin (pictures to follow in the next few days). On this coin the straight clips are exactly 90 degrees rotated from each other.

If you take a look at the picture above you can see how this error would have occured. The coin blank is punched out from the corner of the metal coining strip and is missing two segments. Because it was punched out from the edge of the strip straight clips resulted, and because it was in the corner the clips are 90 degrees rotated from each other.

An interesting error to look out for and not often seen. I feel they are worth picking up when they are found!

Posted by mnemtsas at December 9, 2008 2:12 PM
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