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1887 s Reverse Planchet Error!

Posted: Wed May 18, 2022 1:13 am
by tnytrrs2004
Hello All
I have found a 1887 s Morgan in my collection that has a Reverse Planchet Error! I have looked thru the VAM's but couldn't find anything close to it. Can someone with a little bit more knowledge maybe shine some lite on this?
i have attached some pictures.
stay well.

Re: 1887 s Reverse Planchet Error!

Posted: Wed May 18, 2022 4:40 am
by RogerRock
Welcome to VAMWorld ! Many folks are confused about what constitutes an error or a variety (VAM).
An error is a planchet, die, or strike mishap. A variety is a design change on the die itself. The reverse of this 1887 S shows a defective planchet error, specifically, a lamination. Pressure from the strike shifted this attached flap of coin metal toward the area of least resistance..

Knowledge of the minting process is necessary to evaluate mint errors and/or varieties.

Re: 1887 s Reverse Planchet Error!

Posted: Sat May 21, 2022 3:03 am
by pup_picker
RogerRock wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 4:40 am
Welcome to VAMWorld ! Many folks are confused about what constitutes an error or a variety (VAM).
An error is a planchet, die, or strike mishap. A variety is a design change on the die itself. The reverse of this 1887 S shows a defective planchet error, specifically, a lamination. Pressure from the strike shifted this attached flap of coin metal toward the area of least resistance..

Knowledge of the minting process is necessary to evaluate mint errors and/or varieties.
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Re: 1887 s Reverse Planchet Error!

Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 8:04 pm
by tnytrrs2004
Great help thanks.

Re: 1887 s Reverse Planchet Error!

Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 8:09 pm
by LateDateMorganGuy
Reminds me of this one.

Re: 1887 s Reverse Planchet Error!

Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 10:33 pm
by vampicker
Kinda cool. It's an error of a lamination at the edge. It's not tied to a specific die pair, so it wouldn't have a VAM number for this feature.

Taking a little time and pinning down the difference between errors and varieties can save you a considerable amount of aggravation and time.