Off Center, Partial Collar, and Broadstrike Coin Error Overview: Values, History, and Commentary

Let’s dive into broadstruck, partial collar, and off center strike error coins. These coins are created when coins are not fully in the striking chamber – broadstruck coins are ones without the retaining collars, partial collars are only partially constrained by the retaining collar, and off center ones don’t even make it fully between the dies. These error types are somewhat rare – though not as rare as some other types – and often expensive (though partial collars are not too expensive, and some off centers can be acquired cheaply). There is a lot to learn about the ins and outs of this type of coin, and it makes sense to have a good understanding – let's dive deep… I promise you'll learn something by the end of the video about errors.

Error coins are ones that have an abnormality in the minting process, meaning that every error is unique (as opposed to varieties, which are in the die-making process) to the coin as it appears in your hands. There are so many types of errors, and it's awesome to know about all of them, so I hope you enjoy this series with Travis.


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6 Comments on “Off Center, Partial Collar, and Broadstrike Coin Error Overview: Values, History, and Commentary”

  1. I have a 1974 Washington Quarter PGCS MS 62 Mint Error Double Struck in Collar. One thing is if you think you have a error coin it must be verified by a grading company. To many times on ETSY you see non error coins being sold as error coins.

    1. I definitely agree (as long as the added value is worth it – some errors aren’t quite worth it, like the basic off center ones).

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