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This is not an error

By Lightw4re    |   Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Here are some relatively common examples of coins with marks that aren't genuine errors and varieties.

Vending machines (and parking meters)

Some vending machines (public phones, candy dispensers, etc.) draw a circular concave line on coins inserted into them. Examples:

Vending machines (and parking meters)

Plated coins

There are many ways (soaking, coating, heating,...) to change the visual color of a coin to make it looks like a Wrong planchet. Examples:

Plated coins

Off center 2-dollars core

Different methods can be used to remove and to put back the core of a 2-dollars coin from its ring. Example:

Off center 2-dollars core

Missing color

In recent years, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued colored coins. The color on them can be easily removed with cleaning products that contains specific chemical properties. Examples:

Missing color

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