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Capped Die – Die Cap Mint Error

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Capped die happens when a coin sticks to the hammer die and if it remains on the die long enough it will spread around the outside of the die, forming what looks like a bottle cap. There’s different stages of capped dies and there’s struck through capped dies as well. 


Die caps could almost be called the “King” of mint errors since they’re highly sought after and trade for a higher premium on average then most mint errors. A nicely formed and deep “bottle cap” often sell for as much as $30,000 but most are in the $2,000 to $3,000 range with some examples trading for a little less.
Also see Strike Through

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