Posted 2 years ago
There are two possibilities for a coin having dual nonoverlapping images on both sides of the coin. First is that the coin is actually double struck with the second strike simply being far enough off-center to fail to overlap the first strike. The second is that the coin was “saddle struck.” The saddle struck coin is so designated because the planchet saddles the die pairs (is positioned so that part of the planchet falls under each set of dies) in a dual or quad press. Thus, with one stroke of the press, two images are placed on the planchet. This is considered a double strike because two die pairs are involved.