A roll of 50 x 1971 2 pence coins in the original sealed plastic coating. Except that this
roll has in the centre a "clipped coin
Many people will be interested how a clipped coin occurs.
Many people believe that a "clipped" coin occurs during the die striking period.
This is incorrect !
A "clipped" coin occurs before it is even becomes a coin.
It starts out as a 'clipped' blank or planchet from the metal sheet.
A die stamping machine is used to make these blanks from large sheets of thinned metal that are
mechanically feed through the machine. This machine stamps out these circular blanks. Most of the
time there is not a problems and all the blanks come out completely circular. However, on occasions
if the sheet even pauses for a fraction of a second (for some reason !) the machine can cut where a
cut has already been made - as per the sheet and the result is as per the coin example below.
If this blank or planchet makes it to being die stamped into a coin there is a good chance of it then
making it into circulation.
Single 'clipped' coins are scarce but not rare. With a Mintage of 1,454,856,250 - 2 pence coin for
1971 it is understandable that several "clipped" coins for that year would appear.
The amount of 'clipping' can also affect the price. The more clipping the higher the price - as they
less likely to leave the Royal Mint due to their short weight !
"Clipped" coins are not really worth faking but if buying buy from a reputable source.
Multiple "clips" on one coin are far rarer.
The Roll of 50 x 1971 2 pence (with 'clipped' coin in the centre of the roll .......................£35.00
I have the following I can offer - 1971 2 pence "clipped" coins.
as TP 1971 C1 AU80...................SOLD
as TP 1971 C2 AU5...................£10.00
as TP 1971 C3 EF...................£5.00
as TP 1971 C4 (Multiple clips ) AU65-70...................£50.00