Part II: Revisiting the "Virgin" Site of Swedish Tavern, page 62

Metal Detecting "Clipped Planchet" Coins

Whoever had hunted at this spot before, did not bother with small coinage, or his detector was not tuned right. E-Trac seemed to "register" the small copper coins without a problem.

Another "Leftover"

Another Russian Imperial Coin Was Found

This was another Russian coin from the 18th century, which had so called "clipped planchet" defect that occurred during the minting process.

Russian Polushka Coin

Russian 1735 Polushka (1/2 Denga) Made Out of Clipped Blank

1735 Polushka, Russian Empress Anna

The clipped-planchet defect was caused by misfeeding the sheet coin metal through the blank-making machine in the early stage of the coining process. When the strip of sheet metal was not fed through far enough, the punches struck an area of the strip which overlapped the hole left by the previous strike. Thus a blank without a fragment was produced.

Then, as the process continued, a clipped planchet would be struck with dies, and a defective coin had been minted. After having been overlooked by the Quality Control, the coin was released into circulation. A clipped planchet may have an edge of various shapes: curved, ragged, elliptical or straight.

Another Example of "Clipped Planchet" Coin I Found at Krog

Reverse of Russian Imperial Coin Polushka with Two-Headed Eagle

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Small Copper Coin Was Dug Up


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