Every major error collector needs a struck thru cloth example in their error coin type set. Struck thru cloth error coins are coins that were struck thru fabric and have a weave pattern on them.
Coins have been struck thru all different types of materials and objects leaving an impression of the item in the coin. For this photo essay, I will be focusing on coins with a definite cloth pattern struck into the coin. The vast majority of these error coins probably come from a cloth rag that the coin press operator keeps handy to wipe off excessive grease used to lubricate the press. The cloth rag would be close to the striking chamber and somehow comes in between the coin die and a blank planchet leaving the cloth impression. The cloth may cover the whole die or just partially leaving different percentages of the struck thru area. Different types of fabric have been struck into coins leaving various weave patterns.
One of my favorite examples has a glossy cloth pattern from being struck thru cloth tape commonly referred to as duct tape. Struck thru cloth errors are very rare with great eye appeal and would be a unique addition to any coin collection. Find us on Instagram at ctf_error_coins or via our website at ctferrorcoins.com.
NGC MS66RD Struck Thru Cloth Copper Lincoln Cent Mint Error
NGC MS64 Struck Thru Cloth Lincoln Cent Mint Error
1953 D NGC MS63 Struck Thru Cloth Wheat Cent Mint Error
ANACS Struck Thru DUCT TAPE Wheat Cent Ultra Rare Mint
ANACS MS63 Struck Thru Cloth Jefferson Nickel Mint Error
1969 D NGC MS62 Struck Thru Cloth Nickel Mint Error
The “Hair Net Jefferson”
100% Struck Thru Cloth Jefferson Nickel Mint Error PCGS MS63
NGC MS63 100% Struck Thru Cloth Dime Mint Error
196x D PCGS MS62 90% Struck Thru Cloth Silver Dime Mint Error
PCGS MS62 75% Struck Thru Cloth Dime Mint Error
PCGS MS64 Struck Thru Cloth Silver Quarter Mint Error
NGC MS64 100% Struck Thru Cloth Quarter Mint Error
PCGS AU58 Struck Thru Cloth Quarter Mint Error
1967 ANACS AU50 Struck Thru Cloth Silver Kennedy Half Dollar