Malaysia Coins With Post Mint Job Errors,Manually Defaced
I repost these pictures of Post Mint Job coins because they are still being sold on ebay Malaysia very frequently.
You can also find them in week end Flea Market at Armcorp Mall.
|An Incused Design Of Wau.|
I bought this coin from an eBay dealer and he is still selling them freely for a good money on ebay and facebook recently.When I saw this error coin on eBay,it looked like a Counter Brockage Error coin or resembled a Double Strike Error coin.When I took a second look,it exhibits an rotated incused image of "Wau" kite on the obverse.It was a post mint job error coin by manually defaced the obverse.
If you are familiar and understand the coin minting process in the Mint,it is impossible to have such design of errors!
Some unscupulous persons used a hydraulic machine (I think) to press on reverse side of a 50 cents by placing the obverse face to face on the obverse of this coin,a calculated pressure was applied so that it will not tarnishes the details of the earlier struck.To soften the to-be-error coin for perfect result, heat may be applied.
Be very cautious when you purchase on eBay.
Here are more samples of Post Mint Job coins.
"The above coin appears to be a Post Mint job heavily hammered or struck together with another similar 1977 coin with the reverse facing the coin's obverse thereby created the partial incuse reverse image and the obvious damage on the corresponding opposing reverse side." nucoins commented.
|Lighter In Weight.|
Notes: How to detect these counterfeit error coins?
"The faked image superimposed on the original image can never totally obliterate the original image but appears rather ghostly.
It was due to the very much lighter pressure by the hydraulic press instead of those powerful minting press in the mint.This could be one of the features that we should look out for to identify these Post Mint Job coins." said Whycollect.
Warning: Defaced a coin still in circulation is an offence in Malaysia.