Editor's note: This is one in a series of Coin World Collector
Basics posts on numerous types of planchet errors.
Fragments, scrap struck
Small pieces of coinage metal — fragments and scrap left over from
the blanking process — sometimes fall between the dies and are struck.
Fragments must be struck on both sides and weigh less than 25 percent
of a normal coin's weight to qualify as a struck fragment.
Planchet scrap is generally larger than a fragment, and usually has
straight or curved edges as a result of the blanking process.
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