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A Nicely Developed Die Cap, 1978 1c

 
 
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 Posted 10/20/2019  8:52 pm Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I posted this one for a thread in the French Numicanada forum, so I thought I would share this one here as well.

Almost like a thimble, maybe when I retire and sell my collection, I'll pour myself a wee dram of my favourite single malt in it...



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 Posted 10/20/2019  9:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice!
How did items like this leave the mint and find their way to collector's hands?
"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
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Mint bags I suspect. I once saw an impressive off-metal 25c collection from the mid 1980s. The collector had worked for Brinks, whereby they took mint bags and produced the shotgun paper rolls. So over time, what wasn't damaged by the counting machines were probably swapped out at face value...

I still buy mint sealed bags when I can - just to hunt for errors.
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 Posted 10/20/2019  10:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WOW very nice...You could use it as a freeze plug.....
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I've wondered about this.
Wouldn't the press operator have to clear this one manually?
Would the chamber open enough while the press is running to clear this cap?
I can see how the coins struck by the die cap would make it to the bags but I did't think such a large cap would make it out of the press through the chute to be bagged.
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 Posted 10/21/2019  01:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Double J to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
After you sell your collection and have your dram, let me know if you list this one. Really cool and it's my birth year! Very jealous.
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Cool. I was wondering how a single coin can stretch that much and not crack?
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 Posted 10/21/2019  06:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add darryldarryl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VERY NICE SPP!

@ John1... copper is extremely malleable. It can be stretched and or expanded easily without cracking or breaking.
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 Posted 10/21/2019  08:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's unbelievable!
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DBM, any number of legit scenarios could exist. Maybe a lazy worker on a Friday afternoon removed the cap and just tossed it into the production bin/bag... "Easier than walking it all the way to a bronze bin for the refinery"... or, it was removed and tossed on the riddler (shaker table with holes) with the other coins, with the mentality "screw it, that's not my job"...

Of course, there is the not-so-legit scenarios of a mint worker knowing they could make an easy $20 by sneaking it out...

I bought this one from a US error dealer, and being more than 40 years old, we'll probably never know... but it does not matter to me. It is a legit die cap, and I love it.
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