What is a clashed die error?

What is a clashed die error?

Die clash. A die clash occurs when the obverse and reverse dies are damaged upon striking each other without a planchet between them. Due to the tremendous pressure used, parts of the image of one die may be impressed on the other. Planchets subsequently struck by the clashed dies receive the distorted image.

What is a die clash error coins?

A die clash occurs when minimum die clearance drops to zero and the dies collide when a planchet fails to be fed into the striking chamber.

What is a die mark on a coin?

Die marks are small letters/ marks which appear on a coin in order to identify the die from which it was struck. This series of marks usually appear on the base metal circulating coins.

How do coin dies work?

A machine engraves the design onto a steel hub, which shows the positive image the way the artist created it. The Mint transfers the image between several generations of hubs and dies in order to create the working dies that actually strike the coins. Dies are like a photo negative, displaying the design in reverse.

What happens when a coin dies?

Today’s coin dies are able to stamp tens of thousands of coins before being replaced. To prevent counterfeiting, used up coin dies are destroyed or defaced. It’s not uncommon to find these retired coin dies sold as a kind of novelty coin item. Mint, for example, you can purchase a coin and die set for under $40.

Is a 1993 quarter worth anything?

The standard 1993 clad quarters in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $0.25. These coins only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition. Both the 1993 P quarter and 1993 D quarter are worth around $1 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade.

What does it mean if a quarter has no mint mark?

No mint marks appeared on circulating coins from 1965 to 1967. The Coinage Act of 1965 eliminated mint marks to discourage collecting while the Mint worked to meet the country’s coinage needs. Mint marks were placed on the reverse of coins until 1968 when they moved to the obverse.

Are clash dies a defect on a coin?

Other people may see clashed dies as a defect – especially on a high grade uncirculated coin – and discount the price they would pay for the coin. Is a coin with clashed dies an error?

Do you like clash marks on coins?

Standing Liberty Quarters are seen with clash marks VERY frequently and they don’t carry much of a premium, if any. Meanwhile, Morgan Dollars and Walkers apparently are worth big bucks with visible die clashes. I like clashed dies. I have been known to pay a premium for a coin with die clash that I really like.

What is a die clash?

Technically, a Die Clash is caused by an error in the feeding process in which no planchet is fed into the striking chamber, thus allowing the Dies to slam into each other. It is also an error in that the Mint employee did not catch this when it happened and immediately retire the Dies for repair or disposal.

Why don’t more catalogues attribute to die clash types?

Because you don’t see them listed in the most used catalogues. And the TPGs don’t attribute them although they may use a die clash (if present) as a diagnostic on better coins. I would put them more in the class of a die variety. Yours is particularly nice because of the obvious profile on the reverse.