Malaysia Finned Rim Error Coin.


Malaysia.2010.10 Cents
Finned Rim Errors.Obverse.
(Dickson Niew Collection)

Malaysia.2010.10 Cents
Finned Rim Errors.Reverse.
(Dickson Niew Collection)

Finned Rim Errors At 12.00 O'clock
The proper term for this type of raised-extra-metal-around-the-rim error is a Finned Rim Error Coin. The cause of this error is usually one of this two things.

Excess Metal On The Rim.
Either the planchet is too heavy for the normal die spacing, or the dies are improperly spaced and coming too close together during the strike. This causes excess metal to squeeze up between the dies, resulting in the extra bit of raised metal around the rim. It would seem likely that the latter problem is what accounts for the finned rim error here.



  1. Hi Dickson,
    Nice finned rim specimen here.
    Honestly, this is one of the examples that you have posted which is extremely useful especially for amateur collectors.
    As we know most major errors are almost impossible to locate among the circulation coins, it is the minor errors or varieties which are can be found if one is lucky and persistent.
    So visual examples like this finned rim coin will be good references for us.
    Hope you can continue posting more of these 'common' errors to guide amateur collectors.
    Thanking you for your good and generous guidance, Dickson :)

  2. Dear whycollect,
    Although my eyes doubled blink with 10 sen,I am lucky enough to spot this Finned Errors.
    The QC system of Mint with state or art detecting mechanism make almost impossible to find a major errors among the circulation coins.
    Prices of error coins are catching up recently, just for your infomation,Steven Tan is going to hand in about 20 pieces of Major Errors coins in our this coming MNS.No:149 auction!
    Details will be posted once I get the images!

  3. I have a few of these coins, does anyone know what I can do or where I am to take them for someone to tell me what I need to know about them? my email is, thank you sheila

  4. Hi,
    You may bring to my shop "Dickson Niew Collection" at No.58,Jalan SS14/2,SS14,
    Subang Jaya, Selangor.