On the Mii plaza puzzles, when using coins to generate puzzle pieces, is it possible to get duplicate pieces?

When I was doing this last night, one of the panels had only two left for completion and I got a piece at random, but it was one I already had, I think. Am I mistaken, or was there a glitch? I was clicking the confirm pretty quick with the speed up held down.

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It can happen that a piece is chosen that you already have, because it is randomly chosen. If a piece is brought to you by the bird that you already have, nothing happens. If a piece you don't have is picked, it will be added to your collection. In both cases you lost your coins however. You can also hear the difference, because a newly piece will generate a tingeling sound, and when you'll get nothing, there is no extra sound.

So yes, it is possible to collect a double piece, but it will have no consequences.

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    Note that you can't get a duplicate from a completed picture. This means it's often worthwhile to use streetpass tags to complete nearly-done pictures, so play coin usage is directed towards pictures with a lower probability of getting a duplicate. Jun 28, 2014 at 19:31
  • The only consequence was a wasted 2 play coins. Remember that. Jun 29, 2014 at 1:52

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