COINS ALTERED AFTER STRIKE - THESE ARE NOT MINT ERROR COINS  

Altered Coins - These are not Error Coins

Altered coin - A coin that has been changed or modified after the
strike to create a novelty coin - or fraudulent error coin. 

Rotated Core

This is an example of a coin that has had the core rotated after it was struck. This is not possible as a Mint Error.

COINS ALTERED AFTER STRIKE - THESE ARE NOT MINT ERROR COINS

Flipped Core

This coin had its core removed and reinserted backwards. This is not possible as a Mint Error.

Silver Dollars altered with silver solder.

Raised silver solder deposit intended to look like a large die crack.
Made to defraud.

Long raised silver solder deposit intended to look like a die break or gas bubble.
Made to defraud.

Large raised silver solder deposit intended to look like a die crack - split die.
Made to defraud.


Please send any information regarding altered  coins to Patrick

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