Multiple struck major mint error coin – 2020 India 20 Rupees
- Up for sale is an amazing 2020 20 Rupees Multiple Struck major mint error coin.
- The SKU for this product is: India-EC-MS-0002
- Please see the two photos for the amount of strikes and condition of this amazing 2020 20 Rupees Multiple Struck major mint error coin.
- The obverse of this displays an off-center strike, with multiple strikes to the west.
- The obverse displays at least six additional strikes, for a total of seven or more strikes.
- Most of these additional strikes are off-center and towards the K-9 (clock) position.
- The multi-strikes elongated the coin slightly to the east from K7 to the K11 (clock) position on this 2020 20 Rupees Multiple Struck major mint error coin.
- The reverse of this Multiple Struck major mint error coin displays the same characteristics as the obverse.
- The reverse clearly shows that this coin has been struck at least six times. The analysis of the reverse displays the second of multiple strikes much clearer as the digits on the dates are clearly separated. This amazing 2020 20 Rupees Multiple Struck major mint error coin could have received up to eight or more strikes.
How are Multiple struck major mint error coin made?
- In most cases when a major error coins is being produced, something has gone wrong in or just before the mint press striking chamber. Instead of a nice, neat, orderly line of planchets all behaving and patiently awaiting their turn in the striking chamber of the mint press, something goes wrong over a small period of time. Some of the planchets become upset in the the delivery line to the machine.
- The planchet line can be askew, have planchets piled on top of one another or it could simply look like a major train wreck with planchets scattered everywhere. The minting press is used to being fed planchets on a fairly regular and timely basis. The spacing and timing of each planchet in the striking chamber needs to be perfect in order for everything to be done correctly.
- As the unkempt line of planchets arrive at the striking chamber, and they not orderly, are out of sequence and stacked, the mint press will continue to do its job – striking blank planchets into coins. You can probably envision some of the combination of planchets which may approach the striking chamber when they are not in line. Once these are struck, they may have a better opportunity to be struck more than once since they have escaped the mint’s semi-fool proof technology.
- If there is a “traffic jam” in the area of the striking chamber, things can go amiss very quickly.
- Some of the minting machines appear to be striking coins at a rate of about 2 per second, others perform the striking process at a very high rate of speed. That means it would not take long for a planchet within the striking chamber to take close to a dozen strikes and finally escape the minting press.
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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