CANADIAN ERROR COINS - TWO DOLLAR PLANCHET VARIETIES
Types that occur due to variations (errors) that occur during the creation
of the planchet (or components of the planchet) .
These are a pair of the pieces that comprise the whole planchet of the Two Dollar coin.
The Ring has a slight "V' shape groove that that runs along the inside edge of the hole.
The Core edge has been upset in a manner not like regular coinage. The metal has been squeezed to an almost outward "V" shape.
Both pieces have been strongly burnished and appeared to be "Oiled". *Estimated value $150.00 - Set with both pieces.*
details about the German made planchets
This is a very nice coin to get in a PL set.
The Mint is very diligent to prevent errors like this from being released
However, due to the huge volumes involved, errors do get out.
This coin remains intact in its original set and may be worth several hundred dollars.
*Estimated value $300.00*
I have had the opportunity to examine many of the pieces, as they are very common
for that year.
At first glance you may think it is a very slight misaligned core type of error.
In my opinion, it is the result of the hole of the Ring being slightly misaligned.
It would seem that a large batch of rings were affected this way,
as these are very common on the 2000 issue. (About one fourth of the strike may have been affected).
*Estimated value $5.00*
I have had the opportunity to examine coins that do not to exhibit the
uniformity of most
Two Dollar coins, in the "meeting" of the two separate pieces.
In some cases, it appears to be due to a weak strike.
This one appears to be more like the result of an unannealed ring.
Annealing is a process of heating metal and letting it cool naturally, to soften the metal. *Estimated value $30.00*
Small clips can usually fetch $100.00, while a large Clip may get double that.
The coin illustrated here is the first reported Clipped Core on a Nunavut commemorative.
It is also the only reported Double Clip - on any Two dollar issue.
*Estimated value $300.00*
If you look closely at the image, you will note that the core is perfectly round on both sides of the coin.
This is unlike most "Misaligned Core Strikes" commonly reported. Misaligned Core strikes show one side with an elliptically shaped core, while the other side will show an oblong shaped core.
To cut a ring from a strip of nickel is a two part operation. First the "hole of the ring" must be punched from the strip. The "Holed" strip is then feed into a guide that aligns the "Ring Holes" to gang punches that cut the rings. The example shown here shows evidence of the ring being punched out of alignment with the centre hole. The arrows indicate a small curved clip on the outside of the core. This is the second such example I have been able to examine, the other being dated 1996 -it had a small curved clip on the outside of the Ring also. I estimate the value of the one shown here at around $200.00. *Estimated value $200.00*
Please send any information regarding Two Dollar Error coins to Patrick
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