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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. 

The amount of 'clipping' can also affect the price. 

"Clipped" coins are not really worth faking but if buying buy from a reputable source.

 

FOR SALE

 

I have the following I can offer 1968, 1969 & 1973 10 pence "clipped" coins.

Also available are a few 1971 2 Pence "clipped" coins

 

 

   as XP 1968 X1   EF...................10.00

 

as XP 1969 X2   EF+...................12.50

 

 as XP 1969 X3   EF?...................7.50

 

  as XP 1973 X4   EF...................10.00

as XP 1973 X5   EF...................10.00

 

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