Misprints

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  1. bring-the-silver

    bring-the-silver Member

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    I have a few coins in my possession, which when flipped, don't match.

    For example, when I view the head of the coin and flip it, the tail is upside down. I have a stack of about 50 coins and this is notable on at least 5 of them, if not more.

    I imagine these things do happen in mints, where for some reason the coins have been printed in such a way that the two sides are facing opposite directions. I just don't understand why, it seems to be quite common and it also seems like it would be a rather simple thing to fix?

    I was worried that maybe the coins could be poorly done fakes, but given I've noticed it on coins which have just been released, I very much doubt this could be the case.

    Could anyone shed some light into why this can occur on the manufacturing process, and by how much you think it will affect the potential resale value. (I understand this is subjective and a coin like the Maple leaf is unlikely to really lose value)

    Thanks
     
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    Altima Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Which coins are you referring to?
     
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    Could be a knock off also.
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Please provide pics as it's hard to tell without them
     
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    Jislizard Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Few coins like that- http://forums.silverstackers.com/topic-38766-1986-liberty-dollar-upside-down.html

    Hilarious you didn't mention which one you're talking about.

     
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    Never seen a Misprint on coins. Often refer to as MISTRIKE.
    ORIENTATION is the word you are looking for. ;)

    You can get a MISPRINT Bank Notes. :D
     
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    House Administrator Staff Member

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    You can also get misprints on coins :D Such as;

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    Lesus
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    Somewhere around this forum is a picture of a Perth Mint Year of the Dragon 1oz silver coin which got turned slightly before the colour was applied. It is only slightly off but that would count as a misprint, sadly I can't find the pics so I guess it didn't happen.
     
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    :p misprint could happen on colored coins....
     
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    Thanks for all the info guys - seems the word I was looking for was orientation not misprint haha.

    Thinking about it, it seems all the coins I have with reversed orientation are from the US, the coins I was specifically referring to are all provident mint . Which makes sense given the snippet provided by House.

    Maybe its because I'm not used to it in day to day currency (at least in the UK) but it does seem like an odd way of printing
     
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