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English East India Co., copper X cash, 1808, rare planchet error with full brockage on obverse.

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English East India Co., copper X cash, 1808, rare planchet error with full brockage on obverse.
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English East India Co., copper X cash, 1808, rare planchet error with full brockage on obverse. KM-320. 4.4 grams. This wreck is a classic example of what happens when you have a million coins (literally) all in the same place: by the power of sheer percentages, a few very rare mint-errors will make it into the mix. In the past we have sold minor planchet-clip errors from this wreck, but this is the first time we have seen a full brockage, which is when a coin sticks to one of the dies (the obverse in this case) and imparts a mirror image of the other side (the reverse in this case) onto the next coin, which thereby shows the same but mirrored images on either side of the coin. This specimen is well preserved, with little or no corrosion, light copper color, small patch of encrustation on reverse only. Recovered from: Admiral Gardner, sunk in 1809 southeast of England