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Error/Oddities/Freak Coins-Off Centred Coin

If the planchet is not properly centred between the dies, only a portion of the design appears on the coin. Sometimes the planchet is nearly blank with just a small part of the design showing 50 Cents, 1971-88, (KM.5.3), error, about 60% off-centre strike, as struck. 5 Cents, 1979, (KM.2), error, about 40% off-centre strike, […]

Error/Oddities/Freak Coins-Blank Planchet

The coin-shaped piece of metal, called the planchet or flan, sometimes passes through the minting process without being impressed between the dies  

Coin Issues Being Struck As Medal

Errors can occurs when striking coin which turn out to be for medal and this will become interesting collectibles for some collectors who are in for errors/oddities/freak. Difference between coins versus medal issue: Coins: Coins are traditionally struck with obverse and reverse aligned at a rotation of 180 degees from each other. When a coin […]

Oddities, Varieties,Freak Or Error Coins

There are an increased availability of modern errors which has also attracted more collectors to the oddities, varieties, freak or error field and attracted continuing interest. This lead to many been confused to the endless variety of mint errors. Coin experts have advocated three(3) major categories of errors which are generally recognized : Die errors […]

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