Error Tokens

Error tokens are produced at the mint when a machine or die malfunctions, a processing step was skipped, or a planchet of an incorrect composition or diameter was used (usually the result of a few planchets left in the hopper from a previous run of tokens).

 

Most of these tokens are unique (except perhaps tokens struck from cracked dies or dies that have doubling in the lettering or devices). Die rotation and misaligned dies occurred so frequently that, although they create errors, the tokens they produce cannot all be listed here. As of this time, tokens created from rotated or misaligned dies do not command a premium.

Clipped Planchets

and

Off-center strikes (outside of collar)

Date: 1977  |  Catalog #s: 101gB

Diameter: 0.984  |  Chuck E. Version: Old Rat

Obverse Text: Pizzatime Theatre, Chuck E. Cheese

Reverse Text: In Pizza We Trust, 25¢ Value, 1977

Variety: N/A

Error: Clipped Planchet

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Date: 1982  |  Catalog #s: 114B

Diameter: 0.984  |  Chuck E. Version: Old Rat

Obverse Text: Pizza Time Theatre, Chuck E. Cheese

Reverse Text: In Pizza We Trust, 25¢ Play Value, 1982

Variety: High Relief, Thick Letters, Sans-Serif "Play Value"

Error: Off-center strike

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Date: - - - - |  Catalog #s: S09B

Diameter: 0.984 |  Name: Showbiz Pizza Place

Obverse Text: Showbiz Pizza Place, Come For The Fun,

Obverse Text: Stay For The Pizza

Reverse Text: Come For The Fun, Stay For The Pizza,

Reverse Text: Play Value, For Use In Showbiz Pizza Place

Reverse Text: Only

Variety: Large Letters

Error: Off-center strike

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Die Cracks

and

Doubled Dies

Date: 1980  |  Catalog #s: 105B

Diameter: 0.984  |  Chuck E. Version: Old Rat

Obverse Text: Pizza Time Theatre, Chuck E. Cheese

Reverse Text: In Pizza We Trust, 25¢ Play Value, 1980

Variety: Fans Touch Denticles

Error: Die Crack on obverse

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Date: 1981  |  Catalog #s: 108B

Diameter: 0.984  |  Chuck E. Version: Old Rat

Obverse Text: Pizza Time Theatre, Chuck E. Cheese

Reverse Text: In Pizza We Trust, 25¢ Play Value, 1981

Variety: High Relief, Thick Letters

Error: Die Crack on obverse and reverse

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Date: 1982  |  Catalog #s: 113B

Diameter: 0.984  |  Chuck E. Version: Old Rat

Obverse Text: Pizza Time Theatre, Chuck E. Cheese

Reverse Text: In Pizza We Trust, 25¢ Play Value, 1982

Variety: Low Relief, Thin Letters, Serif "Play Value"

Error: Die Crack on reverse

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Date: 1979  |  Catalog #s: 126B, 126Bz

Diameter: 0.984  |  Chuck E. Version: Old Rat

Obverse Text: Pizza Time Theatre, Chuck E. Cheese,

Obverse Text: Concord, CA.

Reverse Text: In Pizza We Trust, 25¢ Play, 1979

Variety: N/A

Error: Doubled die on reverse

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Date: 1979  |  Catalog #s: 131B

Diameter: 0.984  |  Chuck E. Version: Old Rat

Obverse Text: Pizza Time Theatre, Chuck E. Cheese,

Obverse Text: Sacramento, CA.

Reverse Text: In Pizza We Trust, 25¢ Play, 1979

Variety: N/A

Error: Doubled die on reverse

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Mismatched die and planchet diameters

Date: 1982  |  Catalog #s: 114B

Diameter: 0.984  |  Chuck E. Version: Old Rat

Obverse Text: Pizza Time Theatre, Chuck E. Cheese

Reverse Text: In Pizza We Trust, 25¢ Play Value, 1982

Variety: High Relief, Thick Letters, Sans-Serif "Play Value"

Error: .984 die struck on a .880 planchet

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Date: 1988 |  Catalog #s: 214B

Diameter: 0.984 |  Chuck E. Version: Adult Mouse I

Obverse Text: Smile America Say, Chuck E. Cheese

Reverse Text: In Pizza We Trust, 25¢ Play Value

Variety: Thick Letters

Error: .984 die struck on a .880 planchet

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Missing plating or anodization

and

Unintended composition

Date: 1983 |  Catalog #s: 202Z

Diameter: 0.984 |  Chuck E. Version: Adult Mouse I

Obverse Text: Smile America Say, Chuck E. Cheese

Reverse Text: In Pizza We Trust, 25¢ Play Value

Variety: Thick Letters

Error: Either missing copper plating or unintended

Error: composition (zinc)

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Date: - - - - |  Catalog #s: P01A

Diameter: 1.55

Chuck E. Version: Adult Mouse

Obverse Text: Super Token, Chuck E. Cheese's

Reverse Text: Show the Super Token every time you buy a

Reverse Text: pizza & pitcher of Coke for the next year

Reverse Text: and get 5 free tokens

Variety: N/A

Error: Missing anodization

Date: - - - -  |  Catalog #s: 124N

Diameter: 0.984  |  Chuck E. Version: Old Rat

Obverse Text: Chuck E. Cheese, A La Grace De La Pizza

Reverse Text: Chuck E. Cheese, In Pizza We Trust

Variety: N/A

Error: Unintended composition (nickel plated brass)

Error: (This is non-magnetic while the regular NBS tokens are.)

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Date: 1986 |  Catalog #s: 209Z

Diameter: 0.984 |  Chuck E. Version: Adult Mouse I

Obverse Text: Smile America Say, Chuck E. Cheese

Reverse Text: In Pizza We Trust, 25¢ Play Value

Variety: Thick Letters

Error: Unintended composition (zinc)

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Date: 1990 |  Catalog #s: 304Z

Diameter: 0.984 |  Chuck E. Version: Adult Mouse II

Obverse Text: Where A Kid Can Be A Kid

Reverse Text: Showbiz Pizza

Variety: Small ®, Showbiz Pizza logo

Error: Unintended composition (zinc)

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Date: 1991 |  Catalog #s: 306Z

Diameter: 0.984 |  Chuck E. Version: Adult Mouse II

Obverse Text: Where A Kid Can Be A Kid

Reverse Text: Same as Obverse

Variety: Small ®

Error: Unintended composition (zinc)

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Date: 2007 |  Catalog #s: 414BI

Diameter: 0.984 |  Chuck E. Version: Juvenile Mouse

Obverse Text: Where A Kid Can Be A Kid

Reverse Text: Same as Obverse

Variety: "C" on Cap

Error: Unintended composition (brass plated iron)

Error: (This is magnetic while the regular brass tokens are not.)

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Date: 2012 |  Catalog #s: 419BI

Diameter: 0.984 |  Chuck E. Version: Juvenile Mouse

Obverse Text: Where A Kid Can Be A Kid

Reverse Text: Same as Obverse

Variety: "C" on Cap

Error: Unintended composition (brass plated iron)

Error: (This is magnetic while the regular brass tokens are not.)

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