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FOLD-OVER STRIKES

A fold-over coin is one of the most dramatic types of errors. It occurs when the blank is standing vertically between the dies. During the strike, the force is so great that it bends and folds the blank. These fold-overs can be on center or off center, and come in many different shapes. There are a few fold-overs with multiple errors, either with an additional strike or fold-over. Denominations above quarters are very scarce.

Images courtesy of Byers Numismatic Corp.

Significant examples:
1995 Lincoln Cent, multiple strike and multiple fold-over, ANACS MS-63 Red (illustrated above).  This coin was struck five times, during which it folded over three times!

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