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Bowed

Bowed.  Lettering in an arc. Such lettering usually follows the contour of the item with a base line that is congruent with the edge; however bowed lettering can appear anywhere on the numismatic piece. All legend on a numismatic piece is bowed.

 See base line.

Named after its obvious shape, this mint error is struck between dies on a scrap not intended. Note the mis-sharpened areas of the circle cause by striking. Photo Fred Weinberg the mis-sharpened areas of the circle cause by striking. Photo Fred Weinberg.

Bow Tie. A mint error struck on a piece of salvage of the rolled strip formed in the area between where two blanks were removed. The piece of SCISSEL is shaped like a bow tie, hence the name. While this kind of scrap can appear on strips where single blanking has occurred it is more prevenient when DUAL BLANKING has cut two nearby blanks from the strip. Normally this area is retained on the SKELETON STRIP. However it this does not occur it should have been eliminated from satisfactory blanks in the RIDDLING drum where it should drop out and ultimately be melted for reuse of the metal. Mint error collectors like this error because of its unusual shape. See DUAL BLANK.

CLASS 06.9

0855-(001)04.4

excerpted with permission from

An Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology

For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators

COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON

Roger W. Burdette, Editor


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