Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Die Clash Re-run

Do you have a die clashed coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

This is an update on an older post, mostly because I have little free time. Still it is one of my favorite coins.

A die clashed coin occurs when the die strikes with no coin in the middle. The design of one die is transferred to the opposite die. It may occur once or several times, it may also be light or heavy. The ideal is heavy and once but heavy several times is good too.

Here is the one I found a decade ago but didn't realize what is was until years later. I just kept it aside until I found an error book to confirm what I had.


Here is the obverse can you see where it clashes?

Adjust the orientation to see the clash easier.


Find the reverse image from the U.S. Mint official website and lay it on top over the clash outline.




Looking at the actual reverse and you can see the clash of obverse. A straight line under the AM in AMERICA is the bottom of Roosevelt's bust. Looking carefully you see more of the bust outlined.

When comparing the obverse to overlay you can match point by point all the leaves and words that were clashed. One thing that is not easily seen from the picture is that the clash is not singular. There are up to 3 clashes slightly off from the original. It is easiest to see on the clashed-"L" it has three distinct tails.

This all means that the die clashed at least three times before another coin was pressed.

While I can't get a definitive value from other collectors I can guess it is between $1.00 and $10.00 ungraded. This is just the standard book value.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 10 Cents / United States
Year: 2000P (II-G-5, Heavy Die Clash)
Mintage: 1,842,500,000 (unknown how many clashes exists)
Metal: 91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel
Value: $10.00 in only because of the multiple clashes(Although this one maybe less.)

Do you have a die clashed coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

9 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Rudy said...

Hi again,
Are these coins worth anything:
1968 (D) nickel
1959 (D) dime (silver)

Man said...

1968 (D) nickel about $0.05
1959 (D) dime (silver) about $0.70

Rudy said...

Hello,
could you tell me the value of these foreign bills:
1 Lempira Honduras CG2186397 September 18, 1997
100 Pesos Mexico U2428482 July 5, 1978
50 Sucres Ecuador 06455492 November 22, 1988
5000 Lire Italy KA320440L 1985

Man said...

1 Lempira Honduras CG2186397 September 18, 1997
About $0.75

100 Pesos Mexico U2428482 July 5, 1978
About $1.00

50 Sucres Ecuador 06455492 November 22, 1988
About $0.25

5000 Lire Italy KA320440L 1985
About $7.50

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Anonymous said...

I have a 1964-D Dime on the obv. there is a line that runs from the eye to the chin, the nose and part of the chin are at a lower level than the rest of the head, also two eyes, small eye on top and larger eye below. The rest of the coin is fine. any ideas.

Thanks

Man said...

1964-D Dime on the obv. there is a line that runs from the eye to the chin, the nose and part of the chin are at a lower level than the rest of the head, also two eyes, small eye on top and larger eye below.

Not sure what "line" means but if it is a die crack it has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a1919 wheat penny and a1992 jamacian gold one dollar coin; what are the values. Thanks a bunch in advance.

Man said...

1919 wheat penny about $0.20
1992 jamacian gold one dollar coin about $1.00