CANADIAN ERROR COINS - DIE VARIETIES

Tool Damage


In very rare circumstances, a Die can be damaged by the
Feed Finger that is of an equal or greater hardness than the Dies.
Evidence of this damage will usually appear on both the Obverse and Reverse Dies.

Prior to 1990(?) coins were fed from the 12 o’clock position, with the Feed Fingers
traveling vertically in relation to the portrait of the Queen on the Obverse Die.

Some time in the early 90’s the direction that the Feed Fingers travel was changed.
They now come in from the 9 0’clock position and travel horizontal in relation
to the portrait of the Queen on the Obverse Die.

When a Die pair "Strike" a portion of the Feed Finger, they usually become dented. When they strike coins it appears as a warp in the fields, reminiscent of Occluded gas types of Planchet Varieties, but are totally unrelated as to cause. Dies damaged this way tend to deteriorate very rapidly and are quickly replaced.

"Tool Damaged Doubling" refers to a very rare occurrence where Dies have struck previously struck Feed Fingers. Dies may pick up impressions from the Feed Finger and then impart this "Doubling" of the design elements onto coins.

1976 Twenty-Five Cents - This damage occurs around the 12 o’clock position on the coin. *Estimated value -$20.00*
1999 Twenty-Five Cents January - This damage occurs around the 9 o’clock position on the coin. *Estimated value -$20.00*
2000 Twenty-Five Cents January - This damage occurs around the 9 o’clock position on the coin. *Estimated value -$20.00*

1997 Fifty Cents -illustrated at top of page - This damage occurs around the 9 o’clock position on the coin. *Estimated value -$75.00*

1996 Two Dollars - This damage occurs around the 3 o’clock position on the coin. As Shown Above.

1999 Two Dollars - This damage occurs around the 3 o’clock position on the coin. As Shown Above.

2001 Two Dollars - This damage occurs around the 9 o’clock position on the coin. As Shown Above.

Tool Damage Doubling

"Tool Damaged Doubling" refers to a very rare occurrence where Dies have struck previously struck Feed Fingers. Dies may pick up impressions from the Feed Finger and then impart this "Doubling" of the design elements onto coins.

1999 Twenty-Five Cents September. "Tool Damaged Doubling"- This damage occurs around the 3 o’clock position on the coin.     Extra face as in illustration above.        *Estimated value -$140.00*

 

 1999 Twenty-Five Cents February "Tool Damaged Doubling"- This damage occurs around the 9 o’clock position on the coin. Extra hand as in illustration above.     *Estimated value -$60.00*

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