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clash marks
The images of the dies seen on coins struck from clashed dies. See clashed dies.

die clash
This occurs when the dies collied with each other when a planchet fails to be fed into the coining press. The force of the strike can make impressions of the oposite designs on the dies. The subsequent coins will include those images know as clash marks. See also clash marks.

polished die
A die that has been polished to make the surfaces smooth. Proof dies are polished to impart mirror-like surfaces. Used dies are polished to remove clash marks or other imperfections.

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