Malaysia Capped Die Strike Error One Cent Copper Coin.

Malaysia.2007.1 Cent
Capped Die Errors.Obverse.
(Dickson Niew Collection)
Capped die Strike Error happens when a struck coin gets stuck on the upper coin die. This coin then becomes the face of the die and will be called a capped die coin. When the next planchet (blank coin) is placed on the collar for striking, the newly struck coin would bear the brockage error. If the striking of coins goes on without the stuck coin removed from the upper die, the capped die coin deforms into a shape similar to a bottle cap or a thimble.
Considered a late stage Brockage where a capped die is created on the upper Hammer Die.

Severe Capped Die Strike.

Malaysia.2004.One cent.
Capped Die Strike Errors. Obverse.
(Dickson Niew Collection)

Malaysia.2004.One cent.
Capped Die Strike Errors.
(Dickson Niew Collection)

Bottle Cap Or A Thimble Edged.
This was a serious deformed of a Malaysia Bunga Raya Series One Cent Capped Die Error Coin.It happened when this coin got stuck on the upper coin die and the process of striking of coins went on without the stuck coin remove from the upper die for quite a long period.
The multiple impressions have caused the copper planchet to expand to the size of a Malaysia 20 cents coin,and it has also developed several cracks and one big,sizeable crack at the rim.The edge is thimbled like bottle cap.


  1. Hi Dickson,
    How to make 1sen grow to 20sen?
    Now thats an excellent example of stretching your money in times of recession, hahaha.
    Phiit, beautiful capped dies.
    Strange at least for us, we seem to have not much luck with 1sen major errors.
    They seem to very elusive, hahaha.
    Congratulation, Dickson :)

  2. Dear whycollect,
    I just got it from a freelance dealer in Amcorp Mall last week when we met in the flet market.
    May be my face looked "Errors".
    So,they approached me only with error coins!

  3. Hi Dickson,
    Like the saying goes, to err is human.
    Haha, this is one aspect where mistake pays.
    Probably at the expense of the QC depts at the mints, haha.
    But guess they have to accept the fact that machines, no matter how sophisticated, are not 100% reliable all the time.
    At certain point in time, they can and will fail, as what was being said about Murphy's Law.
    Suppose this phenomena is not surprising considering even ultra sophisticated mints in developed countries still somehow inadvertently released various types of errors annually albeit at a decreasing rate in respect to the number of coins produced.
    Guess better collect them now, otherwise they will be getting less and less in future when older machines are eventually replaced by more sophisticated ones.
    However, we believe new errors will always be produced considering the quantity of coins are being minted at a considerable rate with the ever growing demand for them.
    So hope these errors will continue to look for you instead of you looking for them.
    You really a very lucky man la, hahaha.
    Cheers :)