Mints cancel dies so they can't be used again, right? Think again. Someone has taken a cancelled U.S. Mint die for the 1995 Atlanta Olympic Track & Field Dollar and struck commemorative medals now for sale on eBay. Thanks to Coin Update for the link.
3 Commemorative medals struck from a cancelled 1995-P Atlanta Olympics Track & Field Commemorative Dollar die. The reverse is a unique reverse that reads, Around: "ONE OF 100 PIECES STRUCK ON / CANCELLED U.S. MINT DOLLAR DIE". Center: "1996 Atlanta Centennial Games / Engraved Number / .999 FINE SILVER". 100 Sets of: One Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver; Bimetallic medal of 1/2 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver in Copper Ring; Bimetallic medal of 1/2 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver in Brass Ring. Each set comes with three Certificates of Authenticity for each medal. Medals and Cards numbered from 001 to 100. Most set numbers available - submit request of choices and we will do our best to get you one of them.
To view the eBay lot, see:
Atlanta Olympic Track & Field Dollar - Medals Struck from Cancel Die 100 Sets
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