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1919 UK Penny With Imprint Of The King On Rev.

 
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 Posted 12/12/2019  10:00 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add moose59 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was looking at my UK penny's and noticed one of them had an imprint of King George on the reverse. I am curious as to how this happened. It appears to be two coins caught and struck together. What do Y'all think.



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 Posted 12/12/2019  10:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 12/12/2019  10:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's also known as Ghosting. (Easier to remember.)
It is fairly common on the earlier English pennies.
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 Posted 12/12/2019  10:21 am  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not just common, but almost impossible to find examples between 1911 and 1920 without ghosting! It came about because the bust was in too much relief for the minting process at the time, resulting in insufficient metal being left to complete the reverse.
Various attempts were made to correct the problem by tinkering with the design.
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 Posted 12/12/2019  12:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moose59 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is the first one I have ever seen1
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Ghosting is not considered an "error", as it is a nearly-inevitable outcome of a combination of high-speed minting processes and coin design. It is often seen on coins that are large, relatively thin, and have a high-relief design on one or both sides.

It's also why most modern coins do not have high-relief designs.

While ghosting can resemble a die clash, there are clear differences. On a die clash, the mirror-reversed design has a clear, sharp edge; with ghosting, the edge is blurred and fuzzy (like a ghost).
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 Posted 12/12/2019  5:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moose59 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank You Everyone for the interesting info.
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