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?
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.