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20. Weak Strike

Example(s)

1 cent 1963
1 cent 1963

5 cents 1960
5 cents 1960

50 cents 1974
50 cents 1974

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Values

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George VI - 1937 to 1952

% erased 1 cent 5 cents 10 cents 25 cents 50 cents 1 dollar
10% $15 $35 $50 $65 $125 $300
50% $50 $75 $100 $150 $400 $1 500
90% $175 $200 $250 $300 $800 $3 500

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Elizabeth II - 1953 to 1967

% erased 1 cent 5 cents 10 cents 25 cents 50 cents 1 dollar
10% $12 $25 $35 $45 $100 $200
50% $30 $50 $75 $100 $250 $1 000
90% $125 $150 $200 $250 $600 $2 500

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Elizabeth II - 1968 to 2014

% erased 1 cent 5 cents 10 cents 25 cents 50 cents 1 dollar
10% $10 $15 $20 $25 $50 $75
50% $25 $35 $50 $65 $125 $600
90% $100 $125 $140 $175 $300 $1 500

Description

Weak strike describe a coin with an incomplete relief.

Explanations

There's more than one reason that can cause this error. It could be the pressure's adjustment of the press at the start of striking a new denomination. Normally, these test coins are not in circulation, but for inexplicable reasons, we sometimes find some of them. It also could be because the blank isn't enough heated before the strike.

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