thatcoinguy's Blog

11 Nov 2021

A Broad Overview of Broadstrikes

Odd & Curious Money | thatcoinguy

Hello fellow YNs and YNH!

Today I'll be talking about broadstrikes! According to CONECA (The Combined Organization Of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America), the broadstrike is the most common error. I only have two, and one I was given and that wasn't found. According to CONECA President James Motley, 1999 and 2000 Lincoln Cents are your best bet when searching for this error. But what is a broadstrike?

A broadstrike occurs under the "S" in PDS. A broadstrike is a planchet that was not held within the retaining collar during the striking process, causing the coin to look like the edge has spread out. As I said before, it is categorized as the most common error, and can cost you much less than other types of errors within certain denominations.

I have included several pictures of broadstrikes, including a valuable Peace Dollar broadstrike. You are not very likely to find a broadstrike in rolls, however, because of their large diameter compared to the regular coins of the same denomination.

The two broadstrikes I have in my collection are a 2001 cent broadstrike, and a Jefferson Nickel (I forget the date).

Keep collecting,




Level 6

Nice blog! Love that Peace Dollar! ; )

Kevin Leab

Level 4

Great blog!! Thanks!!

AC Coin$🌎

Level 6

Nice coins great blog . Thanks


Level 5

Very nice blog!


Level 6

A 1921 Peace Dollar with an error, wow don't get much better than that. If only it was a High Relief. Then I truly wouldn't be able to afford it. Thanks.


Level 5

Nice coins. Would like to have a collection of them. Thanks

Wow! Nice!

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