Caleb Karling's Blog

18 Aug 2017

How spot a fake clipped planchet

| Caleb Karling

The easiest way to spot a fake clip is by seeing if it has the Blakesley effect. The opposite side of the clip will have a weak smoothed out rim, on the reverse and obverse. Also design elements bordering the clip often show smearing or stretching. 




Level 3

Great info thanks!

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

welcome to the ANA!!!

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

i was wondering that for a long time side note: (which picture is a fake)


Level 6

Interesting! I learned something today! Thanks for the info!


Level 6

Thanks for the useful information.


Level 4

I will keep this information in mind next time I find a clip error. Thanks!


Level 7

Thanks for the information and picture. Mike.


Level 6

Thanks for the info. I just saw a clipped Mercury dime in the coin shop.


Level 6

Interesting!! Short and sweet article. Thanks!

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