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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 17, April 23, 2006, Article 6

ERROR ON THE ELEVEN-CENT ERROR

Dr. Eugene Bruder writes: "Your article on the 11 cent US coin
has a major error. The man found a struck dime that went back
through the minting cycle and was struck with 1 cent dies, as
witnessed by the details left of the original striking. The coin
in the Coin World article is a mule which was struck only once,
on a 1 cent planchet, using a combination of a dime obverse and
a 1 cent reverse. This is a totally different error, which is
almost unheard of in US coinage. There are actually quite a number
of the 11 cent coins found by Mr. Brooke in existence. (I myself
have several, including a 1990 cent struck over a 1989 dime.)"

[Joe Boling pointed this out as well. Thankfully the professionals
at Coin World and other publications sweat the details and get
their stories right.  Here in the rough-and-tumble world of
Cyberspace, research time is scarce to nonexistent, and I've only
got my readers to keep me honest.  Thanks for straightening this
out. -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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