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1806 C-1 R1 Stemless Wreath VF25. Planchet Rims Partially Upset. Ten points sharper with numerous tiny contact marks scattered over both sides. Glossy light chocolate brown with frosty lighter brown toning in protected areas. What makes this piece special (or at least different) is the apparent shape of the planchet. It appears to have been struck outside the collar, at least on major parts of the planchet, giving it a slightly out-of-round appearance. However, a careful look at the rim suggests that the planchet upsetting procedure was incomplete leaving parts of the planchet upset and ready for striking while other significantly large areas representing more than a third of the rim were not upset at all. The areas that were not upset oppose each other (K-11 to K-2 and K-5 to K-7), which supports this theory, since the rims were upset in a manner similar to the way edge lettering was added to earlier planchets using a Castaing machine. Blank planchets that have not been upset have a squared edge with flat rims (Breen's stage I) while the upset ones have a rounded edge and raised rims (Breen state II). This piece has some of both. Therefore, your cataloger sees this as a planchet preparation error rather than a striking error. While I have seen numerous examples of this variety that give the appearance of having been broadstruck because the planchet was not upset at all before striking, this is one of only a very few seen where the upsetting appears to have been partial. An odd-looking piece and an interesting mint error. Davy #06.1.16.
Estimated Value $200-UP.
Provenance: Ex Chris McCawley 11/9/1990.