I was at a popular auction house and I was looking for a 1866 Shield Nickel with some drama. I have my cheat sheet with me, just in case I don’t see anything inviting. Alas ! The second coin I look at is pretty much what I am looking for, but the auction starts at $179.00. Ouch. The coin appears to be BU, so that is a plus. Add in the fact that it is probably #3 on my best 1866 Shield Nickel Re-punched dates list. In the end. I did win this coin, but it was close to what one would pay for a “normal” 1866 Shield Nickel in AU.
About 18 months ago, I had bought a roll of Indian Head Cents from a customer. It had 55 Indian Head Cents in the roll and my first thought was, these would more than likely end up in our “Super Amazing everything is $1.00 each bargain bin”. Some of the coins near the end of the roll were covered in dirt or mud. The dates were barely readable. So in the post below, I describe how I found a relatively rare 1904 Indian Head Cent, Re-punched Date Snow #1. The post is here:
Another visit to a popular auction house on a Sunday night and I was looking through my Indian Head list. My eyes quickly focused on the “9” on the date, and then the “0”. There was something interesting about this Indian Head Cent, so I ended up buying it for less than $30.00 shipped. I was glad I did as the coin is a rather bold re-punched date (RPD). Please follow the link for my entire post on this 1907 Indian Head Cent, Re-punched Date Snow #2
I was on a popular auction house site and I managed to purchase this 1869 Three Cent Nickel Re-punched Date FS-302 for a pretty low price. My aim is to offer a close up of the date when the coin comes back from being slabbed at a third party grading company. you can read the full post here:
One of my coin purchases over the past few months has been a few Capped Bust Half Dollars. I purchased a well known variety called “1824 Capped Bust Half Dollar with Various Over dates”. I looked at several of this variety and although this one is not graded as high as others, it surely shows the bold over dates. In the post below I show some overlays of this coin and hope to decipher what other digits may lay under the “4” in the 1824 Capped Bust Half Dollar with Various Over dates.
While we add additional posts to this website after the WordPress 5.6 debacle, have a look at some of our other websites. All of our websites are listed in the Menu above.
ErrorCoinCollector.org – This website tailors to error coin and varieties. It is forum based. The forum has an area for many of the common US Mint errors and varieties. It has a photo gallery where photos of coins can be uploaded. The website is pretty user friendly. You can register, wait for a verification email and once approved you able to start a post and simply drag and drop photos into that post. This website is where I will be adding a lot of my new purchases and the attribution of newly purchased coins.
ErrorCoinCollector.com – This website address we recently purchased. The ErrorCoinCollector.org store will feature US minted errors and varieties. Our goal is to have the website up and running prior to March 2021.
TheCoinStore.org – This website address we recently purchased. The coinstore.org will feature “normal” US Coins. Our goal is to have the website up and running prior to March 2021.
My goal will be to offer an area that should appeal to most collectors. Depending on your taste, you can either choose US Coins, US Coins with varieties and errors or post about your error coins and varieties.
I want to eliminate duplicating posts, and streamline the topics per website. The MintErrors.org website won’t go away, but we will be adding select, specific posts that will not be added to the ErrorCoinCollector.org forum.
I have recovered quite a few of the posts that originated here. My goal will be to either move those posts to the ErrorCoinCollector.org forum or post them here.
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