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Repaired And Soldered Or Error Coin? 1895 Straits Settlement 20 Cent

 
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 Posted 05/11/2021  10:39 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Coins Mania to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi All!

Someone told me it is the fine troughs in the die got reshaped after repeated strike so an error coin.

Another told me that it was damaged, repaired and soldered.

Who is right?
See the uneven lines ==>

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 Posted 05/11/2021  11:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weird.
I don't think that could have happened at the mint. I'm guessing the lines were altered by whatever left the scratches in the fields around the 20.
I also wouldn't rule out the possibility that it's fake.
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 Posted 05/11/2021  11:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add That Coin Dude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 05/11/2021  12:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Toning outside of the area tell me it happened some time after being in circulation.
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 Posted 05/12/2021  11:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely PMD
Did not happen during the striking of the coin.
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 Posted 05/12/2021  7:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Absolutely not a mint error.

I have a very similar coin myself, where the denomination-numerals were ground away, then re-tooled back onto the coin again. I'll post a picture of it when I get home from work later today.

What I suspect has happened, for both our coins, is that the coin had its numerous ground flat and the coin was turned into a piece of jewellery (a button, brooch or, for smaller coins, a cuff link), then at some later point the coin's owner tried to turn the piece of jewellery back into a coin again at some later stage. The re-engraving was presumably done in an effort to get the coin accepted again in circulation.
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 Posted 05/14/2021  8:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, forgot about this for a few days.

Here are the pics of my coin, an 1874 10 cent piece. It's much cruder, but the modus operandi has been the same: erase the denomination-numerals, then re-engrave them.

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