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UK 2016/2017 £1 Coin. Rare Error?

 
 
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 Posted 06/06/2019  08:25 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Nonox to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone. I'm looking for some advice on a coin I found when the new shape £1 came out.

There's a very subtle difference in my coin and I've had a lot of fun asking friend to notice it. I've also checked the coin against the "fake coin" guidelines found on this site and I'm Confident that it is genuine (also I got it when they were first released so I doubt fakes were around at the time)

So the actual difference is that the grooved edges and the smooth edges appear to be opposite from every other coin I've seen. I've checked many over the years and never seen another with this patern. I've attached pictures to show what I mean.


So I'm just wondering what you experts think about this? Is it as rare as I think? Does it add any particular value to the coin or am I just conditioned to see £1 million coin errors tha ks to the tabloids? =D

Thanks in advance!
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 Posted 06/06/2019  08:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Collector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is just to do with the random orientation of the coins when struck. Keep searching though, and welcome
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 Posted 06/06/2019  1:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


It is scarcer but not mega-rare. I saw a discussion on another forum that suggests about 3% are "lefties" to use the term coined for the variety.
Much more info available at:
https://www.checkyourchange.co.uk/t...n-varieties/
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 Posted 06/06/2019  2:36 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It is scarcer but not mega-rare.

I got about five bags of 2016-dated £1 coins when they first came out and found about 4 like this (out of 80 coins). I haven't found any for any other dates though.
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 Posted 06/08/2019  04:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Collector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. I also checked through mine and found them to be less common. Can someone explain this?
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 Posted 06/08/2019  07:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I saw an explanation on another forum. With these coins the obverse, reverse and edge milling are all put on in a single striking, so the much hyped on the £2 coins "upside down edge" is not possible. So the only way this can happen is if a die has been incorrectly set up in the machine. The Royal Mint wont acknowledge as an error, but I think it must be, and they seem to have fixed the problem as time has gone by. (Around 1 in 20 had this error in 2016, but around 1 in 800 for 2017. Not certain yet if it occurs at all on the 2018 and 2019 coins.)
The link in my post above goes into more detail on this and other errors (real, imagined and manufactured) on these coins.
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 Posted 06/08/2019  07:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Collector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Still not fully sure I understand...
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 Posted 06/23/2019  2:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Collector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As a follow up, I checked through 25 2016 £1s today and found 3. Not seen a single 2017/2018/2019 one like this though.
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