3 Top Errors to Look for in Coins That Skyrocket Their Value

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Errors in coin minting can dramatically increase a coin's value, sometimes turning an otherwise ordinary coin into a valuable collector's item 

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1. Double Die Obverse/Reverse 

Double die errors occur when the design elements of a coin are struck by a die more than once, slightly offset from each other. This results in doubling of the design, visible as a ghosting or shadow effect around the affected areas. 

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2. Off-Center Strikes 

Off-center strikes happen when the coin blank is not properly aligned with the dies during striking, resulting in part of the design being missing or off-center on the finished coin. The degree of off-centering can vary, ranging from minor to extreme 

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3. Clipped Planchet 

Clipped planchet errors occur when a portion of the coin's blank (planchet) is missing due to being improperly punched out of the metal strip before striking. This results in a coin with an irregular or incomplete shape, often with a straight edge where the metal was clipped.  

These are just a few examples of the many types of errors that can occur during the minting process and increase a coin's value. Collectors and numismatists often prize error coins for their rarity and uniqueness, making them highly sought after in the world of coin collecting. 

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