Friday, October 05, 2012

1964-D Nickel, Double Clip Planchet

Have an error and want to know its value? Leave a comment

A double clipped planchet is a coin the has two missing sections. The clips are made before the coin is pressed. When the sheets of metal are cut during the coining process they try to make each circle as close as possible for efficiency. Sometimes if the rolled sheets skip, bend, or gets stuck the cutting overlaps. So a cut section gets cut again and you have an error known as a clipped planchet.


These are very small clips and usually only those that are missing 10% or more carry high values. Not that these are common but among clipped planchet errors these are not as collectable.


Here are two great links discussing the error in detail. First from a Coin Talk forum page and another from a Fluer-DeCoin article. Found this error in my change and the only surprise is that it lasted that long without anyone else taking it. I am guessing it is such a minor error that it stayed unnoticed.

Value is going to be pretty low since it well circulated and less than a 10% clip. Still a double clip is neat and not my first but probably the most obvious. Straight clips and ragged clips are also found in change but when less than 10%  they are difficult to verify.

Here's the stats for this error coin...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States
Year: 1964-D
Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
Mintage: 1,787,297,160
Value: $5.00 in VF-20

Do you have a nickel 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.

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

bill said...

i have a canadian horse quarter that is a small bust but in the very center of the queens bust is what looks like a round punch mark like that in a canadian poppy quarter? anyone ever heard of this?

Man said...

canadian horse quarter that is a small bust but in the very center of the queens bust is what looks like a round punch mark like that in a canadian poppy quarter?

Probably damage, punch marks are not of the minting process.

If you can put clear pictures online somewhere and copy & paste the link here it may help to clarify.

Cindy said...

I have a double clipped 2006 nickel,the missing parts are more than the ones you show here,,I can send a pic if need too

Man said...

double clipped 2006 nickel,the missing parts are more than the ones you show here

If the Clips are less than 15% of the total coin surface it is about $5.00.

DawnBarb said...

I have a 2002 indiana state quater that is missing the "bezel" on the state side. in other words, the edge is cut off at a 45° angle, not a 90° and part of the inner metal is exposed. is this a coin error?

Man said...

2002 indiana state quater that is missing the "bezel" on the state side. in other words, the edge is cut off at a 45° angle, not a 90° and part of the inner metal is exposed

Sounds like damage since the machines never cut at an angle.

You may still want to post clear images online for a better evaluation.

Mary Lopez said...

Hi my name is Maria i wanted to know are my (5) of my 1964 nickel with a D on the back is valuable

username unavailable said...

1974 quarter...I put all the info and pictures on craigslist it's the only way I know how to post pics to you here's the link. http://Phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/clt/5466421856.html
It's worth checking out..thanks for any input.

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Sorry I don't think I did that right...did I....

Man said...

1964 nickel with a D on the back

Just $0.05 each

Man said...

1974 quarter...I put all the info and pictures on craigslist it's the only way I know how to post pics to you here's the link.

No thanks.

Tanya Parker said...

I have a weird nickel. Is there any place I can send you a picture of it? I do not see a way to post on this page.

Man said...

I have a weird nickel. Is there any place I can send you a picture of it? I do not see a way to post on this page.

You can use a free site like imgur or even your Google+ page.
Then copy and paste the link.