Category IV:
Die Errors:

1) Clashed Dies:

----Chatter clash

----Rotated clash

----Double clash with counterclash (Type 1)

----Misaligned die clashes

A) Horizontally misaligned die clash

B) Vertically misaligned (tilted) die clash

C) Pivoted die clash

2) Mule clash

3) Collar Clash:

----Reeded edge

4) Die damage with design transfer

---A) Floating die clash

---B) Counterclash Type 2

---C) Miscellaneous and unexplained types


Category IV: Die Errors: 4) die damage with design transfer: B) Counterclash (Type 2)

Counterclash Type 2

1983P CLO-002:

CONECA lists two type of Counterclashes (ErrorScope Vol 18, No 1, 2009, M. Diamond) Type 1 and Type 2.

Here illustrated is a Type 2 listed as 1983 CLO-002. You can see the faint Counterclash of what was presumably a flat rectangular shaped scrap of metal (white arrows) that had IN GOD sunk into it then it shifted twice, with the first impression counter-sinking IN GO back into the die face (black arrows). The two marks (blue arrows) that appear almost as scratches on the coin is some sort of die damage, presumably occurring during the episode outlined above. White arrows near LIBERTY and the date show further evidence that the die face made contact with other metal fragments.

A whole coin view which shows that the die damage is naked eye obvious:

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