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04 May 2022

1988 TWENTY PESO OFF CENTER STRIKE +

Coins-World | Longstrider

I have a nice error coin that I would like to share with everyone. It is a 1988 Mexican 20 peso, KM # 508. This brass, 21mm. round coin was struck in the Mexico City mint, Casa de Moneda de Mexico.

My specimen happens to have a couple of problems to be a circulating coin. The biggest error is the off center strike. As you can see in the pictures it is quite an eye catcher. It exhibits both obverse and reverse doubling. The doubling includes the date. The second 8 is higher than the rest of the numerals.

For me even more exciting than the off center strike and all the doubling is the massive die crack. As a collector of Peace Dollar VAMs I find the die cracks and breaks to be my favorite. I don’t believe I have one as spectacular as is present here. The crack goes all the way through the coin. The die used here was definitely in its terminal period and must have soon exploded.

I hope you find this coin as interesting as I do. I think the photos do a much better job of describing it than my words. Enjoy. Please feel free to comment.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

CONECA

NGC

EN.NUMISTA.COM

Comments

Jackson14

Level 4

Super cool!

It's Mokie

Level 6

Wow, that is a beauty LS, Thanks for sharing especially with the excellent pictures. As we all know, pictures always make the blog much much better.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

That’s a whole lot of errors in one coin!

CheerioCoins

Level 5

That is a real Beaty! Thanks for sharing!

Long Beard

Level 5

Wow! I think a worker caught some shrapnel on the next strike. Circulated? Most peculiar indeed that it wasn't caught near mint state.

Longstrider

Level 6

Doesn't look like it.

Mike

Level 7

Great coin you would know! You are what I consider an expert in these coins. I'm always amazed how you come up with them. Great info and pictures. They also tell the story!!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Really cool!

Kepi

Level 6

Wow! This is a beauty! Great error coin! Just look at that crack! Love the photos! Thanks for putting this one up Longstrider! ; )

"SUN"

Level 6

Great Photos

AC coin$

Level 6

Marvelous to find such errors and peculiar spots on coins everywhere. I am a fan of Mexican currency. Thanks for showing us all.

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