The Three Proof Toned Lincoln Cents

1968 Lincoln Cent Proof. A Chocolate version

Highly vibrant naturally toned proof Lincoln Cents

Getting ready for the upcoming VNA coin convention, I am busily digging through boxes of coins and deciding what coins will come to the event and which will be staying home.

I dug through some coin world slabbed coins, I quickly remembered why some of these coins were slabbed and put off to the side. A few years ago, I had a couple who were collecting Lincoln Cents both in the proof version and MS (business strike). I knew this in advance, so I had a fewer higher grades in Coinworld type slabs.

I didn’t have a lot of late 1960 dated proofs loose so I went to my cache and pulled a few sets of them out of storage. I found three 1969, 1969 and a few others that looked interesting.

I brought them back to the office and I got to looking at the coins as I was taking them out of the government holders. Three of them look like they have some really crazy, wild colored toning. Wow, these look pretty cool, especially on that is a dark purplish pink tone. The reverse looks like something I have seen on extremely dated coins which fetch a pretty penny – no pun intended.

Yes, this is a 1968 Lincoln Cent Proof. A Chocolate version

1968 Proof Lincoln Cent with wild toning
1968 Proof Lincoln Cent with wild toning
1968 Proof Lincoln Cent with wild toning
1968 Proof Lincoln Cent with wild toning

1968 Lincoln Cent Proof, A Golden Rose version

1968 Proof Lincoln Cent with wild toning
1968 Proof Lincoln Cent with wild toning
1968 Proof Lincoln Cent with wild toning
1968 Proof Lincoln Cent with wild toning

A 1969 Proof Lincoln Cent that looks like an Ancient

1968 Lincoln Cent Proof. A Chocolate version
1969 Lincoln Cent Proof. A shocking pink, ancient version. Do not copy. Not for reuse.
1968 Lincoln Cent Proof. A Chocolate version
1969 Lincoln Cent Proof. A shocking pink, ancient version. Do not copy. Not for reuse.

You cannot fake Beautiful

Sometimes a coin comes along that simply makes my day. The 1969-S proof Lincoln Cent above is one of those coins. The obverse offers a mild shocking pink with a slew of different colors, which makes it look like your viewing the constellations behind Lincoln. Then, when you look at the reverse, its truly an amazing view of the Lincoln Memorial, as if some one painted the scene upon this planchet. We will retain all rights to this last coin and more than likely use it in some of our promotional programs. It’s a winner for sure.

Many other toned Lincoln Cents in stock

I have plenty of toned Lincoln cents in stock, but most of them are Mint State or Business strike versions. It’s rare to find proofs that have taken the time to tone to perfection, untouched until they are cracked out of the government packaging and carefully handled with cotton gloves.

Let us know what you think of these Proof Lincoln Cents with wild toning !

The Aztec Calendar 10 ounce silver bars

Popular 10 ounce silver bars already sold out at our source

I seen the pre-sale for the The www.vnaonline.org and I thought I should pick up a few of these awesome looking bars. I ordered less than 20 of the The Aztec Calendar 10 ounce silver bars just to see if the retail clients would embrace the new look. To me, the bar looked sort of really busy on the front, and a modest portrait is depicted on the back. I have showed these bars off to several clients asking them what they thought of the bars, and I was actually surprised. Most of them really liked the bars. My intent was to just get their opinions, and most of them gave the bars two thumbs up. I gladly thanked them for their time, and before I knew it, 16 of the 20 bars were sold- quickly.

So, for the Virginia Numismatic Association ( www.vnaonline.org ) show in Fredericksburg, VA at the Frederickburg Expo Center September 27th, 28th and 29th 2019, we will have the last four bars available. If fellow dealers don’t buy them, I anticipate these will go real fast. I do not know when or even if they will be made available again. I have a call into the source and they will notify me if they are able to obtain some more of these bars.

Your Thoughts – Aztec Calendar 10 ounce silver bar

Take a look at the bars and let me know what you think about the Aztec Calendar 10 ounce silver bars .

Aztec Calendar 10 ounce silver bars Limited supply !

Front design of the Aztec Calendar 10 ounce silver bar

 Aztec Calendar 10 ounce silver bar
Aztec Calendar 10 ounce silver bar

Back design of the Aztec Calendar 10 ounce silver bar

 Aztec Calendar 10 ounce silver bar
Aztec Calendar 10 ounce silver bar

Front & Back view of one Aztec Calendar 10 ounce silver bar

Front and back of one  Aztec Calendar 10 ounce silver bar
Front and back of one Aztec Calendar 10 ounce silver bar

Silver rounds available at the Fredericksburg VNA

New types of Silver rounds available at the VNA

We will be carrying a newer variety of silver 1 ounce rounds at the Virginia Numismatic Association ( www.vnaonline.org ) show in Fredericksburg, VA on September 27th, 28th and 29th in 2019 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center.

We will be bringing our old favorite the Prospector, but these seem to be in limited supply and people are buying these like crazy. I don’t know if the dies are running low or if they are simply very popular.

Over 500 silver rounds and 5 silver round types to choose from

We aim to bring over 550 ounces and I personally do not believe that will be enough The type and amount of rounds will be subject to availability. The world is in a in a slight turmoil, there is plenty of area for silver to move upwards, and sure potential for downward movement as well. Silver recently closed the gap ratio between gold and silver. It was at a ratio close to 92:1 but during the past 3 months or so, the ratio has been in the low 80 to one ratio. Currently as I type, the silver to gold ratio is 83.4: 1 and holding pretty steady.

Investment in silver is always a good option

Investment is always a risk, and it is up to the buyer to determine when the best time to invest or sell precious metals. Silver goes through cycles, sometimes it goes up in price and other times silver prices plummet. In my opinion, silver is a long term investment and can be resold to several different companies if the conditions are right.

We will be offering the following one ounce silver rounds to the general public. Prices are to be determined at the event and are subject to change. Historically over the past three years we have been bought out of silver the last three VNA shows.

Our Reputation says it all.

Our reputation says it all. We purchase our silver bullion from several reputable establishments across the United States. We will not jeopardize our reputation and buy from shady organizations. Our mission is to deliver products to our retail customers whether loyal return customers, first time customers, law enforcement, military, veterans and first responders. We appreciate the business and looking forward to serving your current needs.

Our latest silver lineup- limited quantities, while supplies last

Our location in the VNA bourse floor

As soon as you walk into the VNA coin convention, look for the front row table all the way to the left. We are set up at the VNA in tables 100-103. We will have our MintErrors.org banner up for all to see. Happy silver stacking !!

The Aztec Calendar one ounce silver round

Aztec Calendar one ounce silver round .999 fine silver
Aztec Calendar one ounce silver round .999 fine silver
Aztec Calendar one ounce silver round .999 fine silver
Aztec Calendar one ounce silver round .999 fine silver

The British Trade Dollar one ounce silver round

The British Trade Dollar one ounce silver round
The British Trade Dollar one ounce silver round
The British Trade Dollar one ounce silver round
The British Trade Dollar one ounce silver round

The Buffalo Proof Reverse one ounce silver round

e Buffalo Proof Reverse one ounce silver round
The Buffalo Proof Reverse one ounce silver round
e Buffalo Proof Reverse one ounce silver round
e Buffalo Proof Reverse one ounce silver round

The Incused Indian one ounce silver round

The Incused Indian one ounce silver round
The Incused Indian one ounce silver round
The Incused Indian one ounce silver round
The Incused Indian one ounce silver round

The Prospector one ounce silver round

 The Prospector one ounce silver round
The Prospector one ounce silver round
 The Prospector one ounce silver round
The Prospector one ounce silver round

The Saint Gaudens Proof-like one ounce silver round

The Saint Gaudens Proof like one ounce silver round
The Saint Gaudens Proof like one ounce silver round
The Saint Gaudens Proof like one ounce silver round
The Saint Gaudens Proof like one ounce silver round

(9/19/19) UPDATE: As I type, we have already had an online order for several Prospector one ounce silver bullion. At the VNA our Prospectors will be very limited. We will attempt to restock in time for the Virginia Beach show, the Tidewater Coin club semi-annual show at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, October 12th and 13th in 2019. The window of opportunity is very slim and we might not have the Prospectors or other silver rounds we run out of in time for the Tidewater Coin Clun coin show. We will do our best, but in the end we will have happy customers and have fulfilled our mission.

Don’t delay, show up at the VNA early and if your intentions are to buy silver, we suggest finding our tables and getting the purchased completed as soon as possible.

Our location in the VNA bourse floor

As soon as you walk into the VNA coin convention, look for the front row table all the way to the left. We are set up at the VNA in tables 100-103. We will have our MintErrors.org banner up for all to see. Happy silver stacking !!

Some 1960-D Lincoln Cent Small Date RPM’s

1960-D Small Date RPM’s; The minority within the year

1960-D Lincoln cents small date RPM’s

Some of these 1960-D Lincoln Cent small dates may not have enough of a separation to qualify for a CONECA listing, but they are pretty cool to own. They have some drama associated with them.

The 1960-D Lincoln Cents have a lot of re-punched mint narks (RPM’s). The majority of the RPM’s for this year are 1960-D Lincoln Cent large dates. So when it comes down to identifying the 1960-D small date rpm’s, it should be an easier task.

I have found three 1960-D small dates that look pretty impressive under the microscope. I like RPM’s, I like purchasing BU rolls of “D” and “S” minted Lincoln Cents and looking through them. It’s sort of like a gift, or lottery in some way. Each coin holds a potentially new find.

Here are the three 1960-D small date RPM’s I just pulled from a roll. My aim is to eventually marry them up with some other numbering system. I have thought about creating my own system, but honestly, I cherry pick the years I want to look over and pull out the RPM’s keeping select RPM’s for myself, and then having the others ready for sale.

1960-D Lincoln Cent small date coin number 001

1960-D small date Lincoln Cent RPM coin 001
1960-D small date Lincoln Cent RPM coin 001
1960-D small date Lincoln Cent RPM coin 001
1960-D small date Lincoln Cent RPM coin 001

1960-D Lincoln Cent small date coin number 002

For coin number 001 above, this is an interesting 1960-D Lincoln Cent small date RPM. Under the microscope you can clearly see three upper serifs. On this example, I see a split lower serif, and another possible split serif that didn’t make it all the way through.

1960-D small date Lincoln Cent RPM coin 002
1960-D small date Lincoln Cent RPM coin 002
1960-D small date Lincoln Cent RPM coin 002
1960-D small date Lincoln Cent RPM coin 002

For the 1960-D Lincoln Cent small date, coin number 002 above I think I have found a match for this one. But the source says its only a bottom serif that is split. On this example I have, it’s clearly a split upper and lower serif.

1960-D Lincoln Cent small date coin number 003

1960-D small date Lincoln Cent RPM coin 003
1960-D small date Lincoln Cent RPM coin 003
1960-D small date Lincoln Cent RPM coin 003
1960-D small date Lincoln Cent RPM coin 003

Lighting and different monitors can affect the final coin presentation

Looks like the screen lighting on the other monitor is a bit more bright than what I have selected here, which results in photos that are a bit darker than what I want them to be online. IF I get a chance, I will lighten these up a little bit for clarity. The 1960-D small date Lincoln Cent coin number 003 above looks like it has triple serifs on the bottom, so it may make it easier to identify.

Laminations Up Close !

Wild Looking Lamination Error Coins.

Lamination Error Coin looks like Illinois !

I found this coin in a bag of 5000 Lincoln Cents. I could hardly believe that the delicate piece of lamination was till on the coin. Then, when I sent it in for slabbing, I knew it ,ay take a beating when they slabbed the coin. It did not fully separate, but it was lifted some. It’s simply too tall ( North to South) to fit in the photo, so I took a photo of the dramatic Lamination area. It’s a neat looking Lamination error !

1960-D LD Huge Lincoln Cent Error Coin with Lamination Illinois
1960-D LD Huge Lincoln Cent Error Coin with Lamination, The shape of Illinois
1960-D SD Lamination Error Coin
1960-D SD Lamination Error Coin If you use your mouse wheel and Ctrl button, you can enlarge this. Once done hit Ctrl+0.

This second Lamination error is quite big but I almost missed it. If you look closely at the photo, look at the bottom serif of the “D”. The lamination curls up just south of the “6” and actually cuts across where the closet point of the 6 almost closes and crosses over to the “9” . From there, it gets lost near the loop of the 9 probably crossing the leg of the 9 and heading towards the top serif of the “D” once more. This one is difficult to take a photo of, since it is laying down pretty flat The best seperation of this lamination error is just south and slightly east of the “6” .

Notice anything about the above and below dates?

How to tell the Difference between a 1960-D Large Date Lincoln Cent and a 1960-D Small Date Lincoln Cent

The Upper lamination is a 1960-D Lincoln Cent LARGE date. Look at the large “9” Curl and sort of thin. The Tall 6 with the long tail and the large hole in the “0”.

The bottom photo is a 1960-D Lincoln Cent SMALL date. It can be easily identified by the short stubby “6”, the hole of the “0” is much smaller and “9” is smaller and the inner curl of the “9” is more pointed. The almost chiseled looking “9” curl tends to let me quickly identify the 1960-D small date Lincoln Cent.

More Wild Error Coins !

I LOVE error coins. Just about every one is unique and the more dramatic an error coin is, the more that coin can be worth. Over the years I have accumulated quite a few errors and I am slowly posting some of them.

Wild Looking Error Coins

1965 Lincoln Cent Capped Die
1965 Lincoln Cent Capped Die
1960-D Lincoln Cent Capped Die
1960-D Lincoln Cent Capped Die
1991-P Jefferson Nickel Capped Die
1991-P Jefferson Nickel Capped Die
1960-D Lincoln Cent Struck Thru Grease
1960-D Lincoln Cent Struck Thru Grease
1959-D Lincoln Cent Struck Thru Debris
1959-D Lincoln Cent Struck Thru Debris
1960-D SD Struck Thru Grease
1960-D SD Struck Thru Grease
1960-D SD Struck Thru Debris
1960-D SD Struck Thru Debris
1960-D SD Struck Thru Fragment
1960-D SD Struck Thru Fragment
1960-D SD Struck Through Grease
1960-D SD Struck Through Grease
No Date Struck thru Grease
No Date Struck thru Grease
1959-D Struck Thru Debris
1959-D Struck Thru Debris
1956-D Lincoln Cent Major Laminations
1956-D Lincoln Cent Major Laminations

Error Coin Collecting never gets old

Collecting Error coins never gets old for me. There are so many different types out there and people collect certain ones. I am having a bit of a drought getting some more quality error coins, but that should clear up soon. These error coins will be available at the Virginia Numismatic Association VNAonline.org coin convention that will be held September 27th, 28th and 29th, 2019 in Fredericksburg, VA. If these error coins don’t sell at the VNA coin convention, then they will be available in Virginia Beach at the Tidewater Coin Club show at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on October 12th and 13th. They will be made available on our coin store and auction house online which is at auctions.minterrors.org

The 1960-D bag of Strike-through’s

A unique find of strike through’s

A few years ago I purchased a mint sewn bag of 5,000 1960-D BU Lincoln Cents. I was about half way through the bag when I noticed a few coins were banged up, some more than others. So, as I started pulling these out, placing them in a cardboard box so I could continue looking for 1960-D Lincoln Cent re-punched mint marks (RPM’s).

When I was through with the bag and categorized the Lincoln Cent RPM’s, the box of strike through’s were placed off to the side and forgotten about for about a year. Fast Forwarding to summer 2018, I located the box when I was cleaning off a table, and I started looking at the strike through’s to see of I could find the beginning and the end of the chain of strike through’s.

I carefully picked out 20 that were probably the best of the 50 or so that were in the cardboard box. Through the rest of 2018 and part of 2019, I was sending in the strike through’s to ANACS to get them slabbed. Finally when all twenty strike through’s were finally encapsulated, I shot a few photos of them.

When I can find the time, my plan is to get a better depth of field photos of these strike through’s unless the series sells before I get to taking new photos.

Have a look at the sequence of photos from the not-so-bad strike through to the OMG look at that strike through.

The 1960-D Lincoln Cents chain of Strike Through’s

1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 1 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 1 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 2 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 2 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 3 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 3 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 4 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 4 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 5 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 5 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 6 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 6 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 7 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 7 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 8 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 8 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 9 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 9 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 10 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 10 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 11 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 11 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 12 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 12 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 13 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 13 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 14 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 14 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 15 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 15 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 16 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 16 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 17 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 17 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 18 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 18 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 19 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 19 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through  Sequence 20 of 20
1960-D Lincoln Cent Strike Through Sequence 20 of 20

With these 1960-D strike through’s, they don’t start to really crater into the metal until coin 15 of 20. It is extremely difficult to get a great up close and personal photo of these strike through’s. It is very easy to over saturate the area with too much light. There is a delicate balance between getting a quality photo and a perfect one. Honestly, its all about lighting. Get the lighting down and you’ll save yourself hours of frustration. Once my permanent lighting gets here, I hope this will make my life a lot easier when shooting difficult coins.

If your at the Virginia Numismatic Association annual coin convention which is held September 27th, 28th and 29th in Fredericksburg VA ( see http://www.vnaonline.org for more info) and I have time to do so, ask me to see these strike through’s up close and personal. The view through the microscope is simply amazing.

As we find more interesting error coins and rare finds, we will post them as soon as time permits. Happy Coin Hunting !

Our New Look, and New Merchandise

Our Schedule

It is September 3rd 2019 and we are approaching our Fall 2019 Coin Shows we will be attending.

The Virginia Numismatic Association (VNA) Coin Convention (www.vnaonline.org) . We will be attending the VNA for another year. As you enter the show, go to the front far left tables. The table numbers are 100 through 103. We will have graded Morgan Dollars, Kennedy Half Dollars, Lincoln Cents, an AWESOME Bargain Bin, and US Error Coins and Varieties such as Re-punched Mint Marks, coins with Doubled Die Obverse, or Double Die Reverse, Lamination Errors, Capped Dies, coins Struck Through Debris, Off-Center Cents, Nickels, Dimes, Quarters and even a few Oddities like a 1966 Lincoln Cent struck on a dime planchet. We have two complete cases of US Error Coins and varieties and we’re looking to expand our inventory.

Our Goal is to bring well over 400 ounces of Silver Bullion with us. Gold and Silver currently have had a marked increase in value. In my opinion Silver Bullion is a good investment which should be held onto until the time is right for you to liquidate it. WARNING ! – Our clients come to us pretty quickly at the beginning of the VNA show and we can sell out quickly. If your looking for Silver Bullion at Spot plus a reasonable premium, we offer a decent selection for you to choose from.

CONECA State Representative at the VNA

CONECA LOGO
CONECA LOGO

I will be manning the CONECA table which was given to me free to educate collectors on the type of varieties and error coins that are out there. I will be bringing camera gear, microscopes and sufficient reference materials to help collectors identify their error coins and varieties.

CONECA (pronounced: CŌ´NECA) is a national numismatic organization devoted to the education of error and variety coin collectors. CONECA focuses on many error and variety specialties, including doubled dies, Repunched mintmarks, multiple errors, clips, double strikes, off-metals and off-centers—just to name a few. In addition to its website, CONECA publishes an educational  journal, The Errorscope, which is printed and mailed to members bimonthly. CONECA offers a lending library, examination, listing and attribution services; it holds annual meetings at major conventions (referred to as Errorama) around the country.

CONECA was formed through a merger of CONE and NECA in early 1983. To learn more about the fascinating HISTORY OF THE ERROR HOBBY and THE HISTORY OF CONECA, we encourage you to visit those pages on our site! We thank everybody who has helped make CONECA the great success that it is today!

The CONECA website is https://conecaonline.org