For your consideration is one (1) PCGS 1999 1C MS63RB Lincoln Cent - Mule Die Clash Reverse (Discovery) U. The coin in the photo (via PCGS TrueView) is the exact coin you will receive. If this item does not interest you, may I suggest you take a peak at my OTHER AUCTIONS.
Die Errors: Clashed Dies: Mule Clash Definition: Clash marks from dies that should never have been paired. Mule clashes were, until recently, considered a 19th century phenomenon.
Six are known from this century. An 1857 Flying Eagle cent that shows a clash between its reverse die and the reverse die of a Seated Liberty quarter dollar.An 1857 Flying Eagle cent that shows a clash between its obverse die and the obverse die of a Seated Liberty half dollar. An 1857 Seated Liberty quarter dollar that shows a clash between its reverse die and the reverse die of an 1857 Flying Eagle cent. An 1864 2 cent coin that shows a clash between its reverse die and the obverse die of an Indian Head cent. An 1870 Shield nickel that shows a clash between its obverse die and the obverse die of an Indian Head cent. Its widely suspected that all of these mule clashes are the result of mischief by mint employees.
The latest mule clash was discovered in 2018 by a fellow numismatist in a pile of cents diverted from pocket change. It appears on the reverse face of a 1999 cent. Appearing on the left side, just inside the design rim, is an arc of incuse, mirror-image letters (oF AMERIC). The letters are doubled, documenting two die clashes that were slightly offset from each other.
The tops of the letters are slightly cut off, indicating that the die responsible for the clash was slightly misaligned toward the left. The peripheral location of the letters indicates that one of the two dies (presumably the hammer die), was tilted. Its not clear whether the two dies were actually installed in a press at the time of the clash. Its also unclear whether this clash was accidental or intentional.All of these clashes are weak, tilted, and often drastically misaligned. The conditions that led to these clashes may have contributed to the production of this mule clash. This coin was front page news in.
Coin World magazine for August 13, 2018. A very rare and unique coin!
So far one of a kind! The item "PCGS 1999 1C MS63RB Lincoln Cent Mule Die Clash Reverse (Discovery) Error Coin" is in sale since Saturday, October 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Errors". The seller is "pebblesandbambam2010" and is located in Chesterfield, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.Mint