2003 Chile 5 Peso
Struck with Two Reverse Dies
On Ni-Brass 1 Peso Planchet
PCGS MS 64
UNIQUE (The Only Coin In Existence)
This is a unique Chile 2003 5 Peso struck with two reverse dies on a Ni-Brass 1 Peso planchet and certified by PCGS. This exceptionally rare type of mint error has occurred only five times in U.S. or World modern numismatic history where a coin was struck by either two obverse dies or two reverse dies and
struck on an off-metal planchet.
In my NLG Award winning book, World's Greatest Mint Errors
, I dedicated an entire chapter to two-headed and two-tailed mint errors. In 2001, I purchased a Canadian major mint error collection that included a few previously unknown types of mint errors. Included in this collection was a unique Canadian Cent (two-tailed) struck with two reverse dies. At the time this was thought to be an impossible mint error. My discovery of this unique Canadian two-tailed Cent was featured in a front page Coin World article.
The first set of Euro coins struck with two obverse or two reverse dies was also my discovery and was featured in Mint Error News Magazine. This was an amazing set of 6 Euro coins of different denominations struck with either two-obverse or two-reverse dies.
As unbelievable as it seems, here are the other times this type of mint error has occurred: a Chile 10 Pesos, a Great Britain Halfpenny, a 10 Cent Euro and a Russia 50 Roubles. The Chile 10 Pesos was struck with two obverse dies on a Bolivian 10 Cent planchet and was certified by PCGS and is unique. The Great Britain Halfpenny was struck with two obverse dies on a copper nickel planchet and was certified by NGC and is unique. The 10 Cent Euro was struck with two reverse dies on a nickel planchet and is one of three known. The Russia 50 Roubles was struck with two obverse dies on a bi-metallic planchet and was certified by PCGS and is one of three known.
My original Canadian "Two-Tailed" Cent discovery was featured in Coin World:
Copyright story reprinted by permission from Page 1 and Page 8 of the October 1, 2001 issue of COIN WORLD, Sidney, OH (coinworld.com)
Here is the Two-Headed & Two-Tailed Euro Set I discovered that was featured on the cover of the second issue of Mint Error News Magazine and Chapter 27 of my book, World's Greatest Mint Errors:
The Great Britain Halfpenny two-headed off-metal was featured in my NLG award winning book, World's Greatest Mint Errors and Mint Error News Magazine Issue 13:
Here is the 10 Cent Euro that was struck with two reverse dies on a nickel planchet:
Here is the Russia 50 Roubles that was struck with two obverse dies on a bi-metallic planchet: