Thursday, October 28, 2010

37. Malaysia 10 sen 1992 Clashed Die Error


Malaysia 10 cent 1992 Minor Error




    Hello again. It seems that error coins has been my favourite subject recently. Why not? Error coins are the most economical and rewarding for my hobby compare to collecting UNC notes or poor-grade rare RRRR notes.  And most of all, finding an error coins is a surprise! You don't know what you are going to find, and you can't expect what types of errors it will be. For sure the pieces are in minor error, but that's okay because I am an avid collector with minor budget. *wink

    Coin above is a current Malaysia 10 cent coin which has a part of congkak printed on the obverse part of the coin. I had tried to search on what type of error is this but to no avail. And plus, there are lot of striations moving inward of the coin on both sides of the coins. Is this due to weak strike?

    Someone please enlighten me what kind of error is this and how this happen? The faintest hint I have is capped die, but me myself not too sure about it. Thanks!

Answer: Clashed die.
A die clash error happens when the coin dies come together in the coining press without a planchet between them. This causes an imprint of each die to be left on the opposing die face. For example, an impression of the obverse die is left on the reverse die, and vice versa. Although the Mint usually makes an effort to clean up these marks, they are sometimes visible on the coins themselves.

a part of congkak?


4 comments:

whycollect said...

Hi mnfaj,
Haha, just a wild guess after looking at the photo.
The partial congkak image on the reverse looks like a die clashed error.
And the striation marks could be due to die deterioration.
Thanks for sharing.

kai said...

Hi MNFAJ

Re: Your blog heading

Money is not the most important thing in the world, and I agreed with you on this.

BUT....BUT....BUT....

Money pays all my bills...therefore money directly or indirectly brings me happiness LOl!

mnfaj said...

whycollect:
thanks! so is this pre mint error coin?

kai:
hahah, ya i know thats why the heading ends with, fortunately i love money ;)

whycollect said...

Hi mnfaj,
Not really sure we are right here.
But from what we have read so far, clashed die is considered as a minor error while die deterioration is not an error.

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