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  • Struck fragment

    Heres a picture of something you dont see every day on old coins.
    Nothing spectacular, but fun to find

    Theres a fragment on the 9 in 1967, still bearly attached to the coin.
    Its possible to flick it gently up and down, and under there is a faint 9.

    Had if fallen of, it could have ended up being struck on a planchet,
    but here it is, 40 years later. Actually found it in a 10lbs bag of
    mixed coins, just laying there scraping against the others.

    forgot the picture in the previous thread of course
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    Last edited by wavysteps; 01-04-2008, 02:26 PM.

  • #2
    I'd say it's more likely to be a lamination error.
    Mike Diamond. Error coin writer and researcher.


    • #3
      Yes you are right, its a lamination error, just thought it might be an example on how a small piece can get struck, then fall off and maybe get between the dies. But maybe it wouldnt have made any difference, since its so small.
      Not important anyway.


      • #4
        Looks like a Retained Struck Fragment, however a Mike as commented it is more likely to be called a Lamination. With a lamination we should be able to see an area of disintegration under the fragment. In this case we have a very normal looking area under the fragment.


        • #5
          A lamination error is intrinsic to the planchet. A struck-in fragment (a.k.a, retained strike-thru) comes from outside. There are situations in which it's difficult to tell them apart, especially when they've almost peeled up completely. When firmly embedded in a coin, a struck-in fragment shows a narrow fissure around the edge. A lamination flake will show no such fissure.
          Mike Diamond. Error coin writer and researcher.