2000-P 10c Roosevelt Dime mated pair major mint error coins
A mated pair is a major mint error. Two or more coins enter a minting machine and they get struck at the same time. The mated pair share one image of the coin design, split amongst both coins.
- Up for sale is a mated pair of 2000-P 10C Roosevelt Dimes.
- These rare dimes are certified by NGC and given a grade of MS-67.
- These certification numbers for these coins are: 6062621-001 and 6062621-002
- The buyer receives the two NGC slabbed coins pictured in this article.
- Please see the photographs for the condition of this coin.
The mated pair major mint error explained
- Two dime blanks are sent into the minting press striking chamber at the same time.
- The working dies, strike both of these dimes at the same time.
- Each coin has a portion of a single design on each coin (for example, 50% of the image on Coin #1 and 50% of the image on Coin #2).
- After these coins were struck, the amazing journey out of the minting press and towards bagging commences.
- The US mint typically has 9-15 minting presses online.
- All of these presses produce a lot of coins all heading toward the same general bagging area.
- They had to pass through the Quality Assurance and Quality Control checks and then not be caught in the counting machines and disposed of.
- How these two coins managed to stay close together and end up in the same bag is truly amazing.
Matched Pair or Mated Pair?
There are two distinct categories surrounding this type of error, and we aim to clarify them as best we can.
A matched pair error coin is similar to the mated pair coins. The matched pair are struck in the same manner, but for some reason, they typically do not match up real close, making the attribution process a little iffy. These coins, will absolutely look like they were struck at the same time. When fitting these coins together, they might not fit exactly together.
The mated pair on the other hand, should match up real close and represent one image of the coin without much question. Some give and take has to be considered since the pair is technically two coins struck at the same time and partially “off center” on both coins. The coins may have lifted or shifted during the strike, but the overall look when they are put together should give the nod of approval.
There are not many of mated pair error coins present at auction houses. We typically see only a handful a year at most. This mated pair is truly a great major mint error and a fantastic conversational piece. The pricing reflects current market values see for this sort of major mint error, pricing provided by minterrornews.com (not affiliated with us).
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