Error Coin Price Guide

Updated: March 31, 2011

The blanking press takes the coils of metal strips and punches blanks out of it, ejecting the webbing at the other end. The webbing is cut into small scrap pieces to be melted and recycled. Occasionally a scrap piece will be mixed with the blank planchets and struck by the dies. Struck fragments are rare in the larger denominations. These can be uniface or die struck both sides and are very rare on type coins.

The Liberty Head Nickel featured above was struck on scrap and is the only known fragment in the Liberty Head Nickel series.




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