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1853 Silver Three Cent Piece Mint Error? - Possible Ragged Clip(S)

 
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 Posted 03/02/2021  01:31 am Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I don't know anything about these coins but when I got this one in a bag of low grade stuff it sure looked more like a ragged clip than damage. Anyone have an answer for this one?

1853 Three Cent piece mint error? - possible ragged clip(s)








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 Posted 03/02/2021  03:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smat45 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Remember when they used to say...don't take any wooden Nickels...and they would test it by biting it...think I still see tooth marks on that one...
I can run with a ragged clip on this...looks pretty jagged and not smooth if like sanded...
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 Posted 03/02/2021  08:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, with smat, looks like a genuine one to my eyes, makes one wonder what happened at Philadelphia to these thin planchets. Nice to also see the date.
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 Posted 03/02/2021  08:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks good to me as well.
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 Posted 03/02/2021  12:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Let me throw this out there for consideration. defective planchet/alloy mix causing the piece(s) to break off after the minting process (kind of like a lamination problem?). I'm thinking the jagged edges of the "clipped" areas would be alot smoother to match the wear on the coin itself after 168 years.
Or I may be totally wrong like usual
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Thanks for the great comments! I feel confident filing it as a ragged clip. And I suppose it is possible, especially given the wear on the coin, that it cracked up some time after leaving the mint. The only evidence I see against this is 1) It is separated in two places 2) the coin is not bent and 3) there is still a chunk cracked but attached which I would think would have fully spit when the rest of it did if it were a later event. Worth thinking about, but unsure we will ever know for sure.
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 Posted 03/03/2021  3:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's definitely a defective planchet. It could go with ragged clip if it wasn't defective in two places although I could see that happening it the blank was punched overlapping a crack in the strip. And I guess that could be called a ragged clip.
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 Posted 03/03/2021  8:11 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Whatever it's called, I think it's neat, and it's NOT post mint damage, either as ragged clip or a defective planchet issue. Should never have been anywhere near a junk bin or low grade pile.

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 Posted 03/03/2021  11:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IsThisAnything to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The older the better... what a cool piece!
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 Posted 03/04/2021  12:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The only thing against it is the condition of this piece, if it was saved before all the damages done to it.

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