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1978 Italian 200 Lire Mint Error Coin

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DantheGrey
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 Posted 02/04/2008  5:18 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add DantheGrey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I have this 1978 200 Lire Coin (said to be the ugliest of all the Lire coin designs) but this one is definitely a doubled die or double strike. I'm leaning towards doubled die type but anyhow. I've not been able to find anyone or any references to such a coin existing. The bust on the obverse is very obviously doubled to the right and the legend shows doubling as well. The reverse appears to only be doubled in the center legend of "200 LIRE" Am having trouble uploading pics at this time. I will include some photos when I get back to this post but for now I was wondering if anyone has seen or heard of this type of Italian mint error.

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02/12/2008 9:08 pm
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 Posted 02/04/2008  7:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Becky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Haven't heard of it, but would love to see it.
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 Posted 02/04/2008  11:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add foundinrolls to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hopefully we can see pictures soon. It sounds pretty interesting!
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Thanks for the posts. I've been out of town but you should be able to see a pic of the coin now.

Still haven't quite figured out the uploading process yet. The pic doesn't due justice to this coin. The double image is apparent on the legend as well but not in this shot. Will try to add better pics later.

thx
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 Posted 02/17/2008  8:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Becky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply




That is very dramatic doubling. Now as to machine or die, I'm sorry, but I need closer pics.
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02/17/2008 8:44 pm
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Hi,

I can see what you are looking at but to be able to tell what causes the doubling will require larger pictures.

Does the camera you are using have a macro setting?

It allows you to get close-ups that would show more details.

Thanks,
Bill
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 Posted 02/18/2008  4:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DantheGrey to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi bill, since taking those pics I built a gizmo that allows me to set up my Kodak dc on this little tripod I have.

I will set up later tonite and see if I can get some better shots. I don't feel that the first 2 pics do this coin justice.

thx Dan
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