Thursday, October 21, 2010

34. The Crying 50 Cent

50, are you crying?

close up, see the tears?


     This is an example of nice specimen of coin of Malaysia. Some people would like to call it "extra metal" because obviously there is extra metal on the coin. But more accurately, this specimen could be better called as "die chip error coin".

    Die chip error happen when the die itself, of which is the negative image of the coin, chipped off from the die, due to rustiness or worn. Then this will lead to creation of void space of the die. Later during the striking phase of the coin, coinage metal flows into the void space creating a small raised lump on the coin. Ting Ting, have you heard of Malaysia 50 Sen Extra Dot? Specimen here have 2 big lumps which can be seen by naked eyes. 

    This phenomenon is a mechanical error, but not a die variety. But still, its a nice specimen to possess of. I'm letting this specimen go for a better love and appreciation to a collector friend. Hope you like your new owner, mate!
    
    I wonder how many pieces of coins were minted from this chipped die. Do you own one of these kinds?






    

8 comments:

whycollect said...

Nice cuds on the reverse. Thanks for sharing.

mnfaj said...

thanks whycollect,
and thanks to you too for using the term "cud", it's a new entry to my vocabulary.

by the way your blogger profile picture of 1 sen there, is it also a cud?

MGMSabri said...

tears...not tears...
cry...not cry...
what is it?
it is an unique coincidently art....
simpan...

nuchatter said...

Some die chip errors can command reasonably good premium depending on their incidental strategic locations. Your coin here fits comfortably with your crying title!
I suppose a cud refers to a major die break where the broken piece is separated and broken off from the die thereby creating a 'cud' which is a raised lump of metal usually at the collar and have a rather weakened image on the opposite side of the coin. Isn't that so?

Nice coin for keeping!
good day!

whycollect said...

Ya, it’s a cud.
Like this cud which looks like a small ‘comma’ beneath the one sen.
Will put up some specimens with cuds later.
Thanks mnfaj.

My-Way said...

hi mnfaj..i believe this is just a normal die chip which common to any malaysia coins and and in my opinion too this is not a cud. A cud error coin is major die break which we can see through the rim, which the die is broken. I did see one of your major die break. Sorry, can't recalled it, but certainly we are sharing the common interest.

Jhonna Dupitas said...

I have also that kind of error, same at ur image .50year 1997

Jhonna Dupitas said...

I have also that kind of error, same at ur image .50year 1997

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