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Error Euro Ireland coin, double stamped

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 Posted 11/18/2011  10:10 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Fr0st to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hi, I have this 20 cent Irish coin about a year and haven't seen one stamped as badly since I found it. Is it a bit of a rarity? I hope the pictures do it justice, thanks all.





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 Posted 11/18/2011  12:48 pm  Show Profile Check biokemist6's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add biokemist6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Sorry to say but you have a damaged coin. It was sandwiched between two other coins and hammered, which mangled the rims and produced an incuse mirror image. A true double struck coin would have two identical overlapping strikes in relief.
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 Posted 11/19/2011  4:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DVCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
someone made this outside the mint.
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 Posted 11/21/2011  8:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Numismat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


A quick way to distinguish a "sandwich job" from a true double strike: the second strike will be more prominent and in relief.
This coin shows the second "strike" as much softer and incuse on the relatively unaffected original strike.
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11/21/2011 8:58 pm
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 Posted 12/01/2011  06:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Fr0st to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey guys, thanks for the replies, I guess my only question now is why would someone bother to do this? Ah well, it's still my lucky coin anyway! And from reading up on error coins I now keep my eyes peeled for one! cheers
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 Posted 12/03/2011  2:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Numismat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Usually to try and sell it to someone as a real error coin.
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