1866 Incomplete Planchet

This 1866 shield nickel was struck on an incomplete planchet. This kind of error is also known as a clip. One of the diagnostics of a genuine clip is the "Blakesley effect," an area of weakness at the pole directly opposite the clip. Both photos clearly exhibit the Blakesley effect.

This error photographed and provided by Ken Hill.


Obverse Obverse.
Reverse1 Reverse


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