1968D Lincoln Cent Double Struck error coin, Second Strike 80% Off Center
ANACS Certification number: 7245978
MS62 Red and Brown
This 1968D Lincoln Cent Double Struck error coin has been certified by ANACS as genuine.
The second strike on this 1968D Lincoln Cent Double Struck error coin was done 80% off center.
It has received a grade of MS62. It has been placed into an ANACS slab to protect the error coin.
We only have one 1968D Lincoln Cent Double Struck error coin in stock. Other years may be available.
How was this 1968D Lincoln Cent Double Struck error coin made?
- Let us start with the typical way a coin is introduced into a minting press. On the minting press, there are two dies. The anvil die is fixed or stationary. This is where the planchets (coin blanks) are placed just before being struck by the anvil (hammer) die. A device called a feeder finger places a blank planchet onto the anvil die. It should be properly centered. On the outer edge of planchet is the a device known as the collar.
- Planchets are typically just a millimeter or less smaller than this collar ring. The reason for this small spacing is due to the metal expanding outward when it is squeezed between the dies. The collar will act as a circular wall that prevents the planchet from looking abnormal. Should the coin being struck need a flat style rim, a reeded edge, lettering or other effect around the rim, the collar can help produce that effect.
- The collar is flexible and it is done on purpose to avoid problems when the anvil die is striking coins. Once the planchet is struck by the dies, it should be ejected from the collar and sent out of the minting press and down the coin production line.
- Double struck error coins are created when a planchet may or may not be centered on the anvil die. The die strikes the coin first time but, the coin fails to leave the striking chamber. In this case, the coin is subject to multiple strikes until it is ejected from the striking chamber. Double struck error coins receive two strikes total. These strikes can either be centered, off-centered or a combination of both. Additionally, although somewhat rare, a coin actually flip over and receive a flip over multi-strike, resulting in a portion or all of the obverse and reverse (heads and tails) on each side of the coin.
- Coins that remain in the striking chamber beyond the first strike can be subject to multiple types of error conditions.
Pro Tip: Multiple Struck major mint error coins are not “doubled dies”
- Multiple struck coins are not “doubled dies”. The multiple struck coins received additional individual unintentional strikes from the minting press.
- A doubled die is exactly as the name implies – The die has been doubled with two or more impressions from a master hub (die). This die then has several impressions of the design on this working die, which is then transferred to a coin blank. One strike by the minting press that has a doubled die installed should show the same effects that appear on the die.
- For Multiple struck major mint error coins, the multiple struck coin has received several rapid, strikes in a short period of time from a minting press that has one good impression of the coin design on the dies.
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