Die Clash

A coin that has Clashed Die "marks" shows the result of damage that occurs when the
obverse and reverse dies slam together with no planchet in the collar.

Bent planchets when fed into a hopper-feeder will jam,
preventing planchets from being placed in coining chamber.

The most vulnerable areas to clash marks are the highest areas on the face of the die, and these are the fields- the area that is lowest on the struck coin. The "mark" occurs where the design elements of the opposite die contact fields on the affected die, leaving its impression.

Canadian dies are slightly convex and clash marks from an opposing dies design will
always appear strongest in the fields closest to the center of the affected dies.

The opposite is true on dies that are slightly concave, such as some issues of Canadian coins (prior to 1937) and currently by many foreign mints around the world. On these types the clash marks will always appear strongest in the fields closest to the edge of the die.

On dies that are totally flat, neither concave nor convex, the clash marks appear uniform across the fields.

Since new modifications to presses (1980), that enable presses to disengage dies if no planchet is fed,
these varieties are seldom seen anymore.

1953 One Cent -Hanging 3
1953 One Cent -Double Hanging 3
1954 One Cent -Hanging 4
1955 One Cent -Hanging 5
1956 One Cent -Hanging 6
1957 One Cent -Hanging 7
1957 One Cent -Double Hanging 7
1958 One Cent -Hanging 8
1959 One Cent -Hanging 9
1960 One Cent -Hanging 0
1961 One Cent -Hanging 1
1962 One Cent -Hanging 2
1962 One Cent -Double Hanging 2
1963 One Cent -Hanging 3
1963 One Cent -Double Hanging 3
1963 One Cent -Triple Hanging 3
1965 One Cent -Hanging 5
1965 One Cent -5 on Queen's neck
1979 One Cent -Cocoon
1994 One Cent -Strong on both Obverse and Reverse.
1995 One Cent -Strong on both Obverse and Reverse.
1998 One Cent -Clash marks on Reverse only.

1950 Five Cents -Plugged Ear
1951 Five Cents -Moon
1951 Five Cents -Double Moon
1964 Five Cents -Spitting Queen
1999 Five Cents -Outline of Beaver on Obverse only

1943 Ten Cents -Obverse and Reverse
1963 Ten Cents -Obverse and Reverse

1992 Twenty-Five Cents Manitoba -Obverse and Reverse
1995 Twenty-Five Cents -Obverse and Reverse
1999 Twenty-Five Cents October -Obverse

1950 Fifty Cents -Hearing aid

1949 One Dollar -Moon
1950 One Dollar -Shark Fins
1960 One Dollar -Shark Fins

1996 Two Dollars -Obverse and Reverse -"Extra Mountain"

1973 Five Dollars -Obverse and Reverse

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