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Off-Metal Mint Errors

Editor’s Note: This list of known off-metal mint errors was compiled by Saul Teichman of uspatterns.com. This is an ongoing project that will be continually updated.

Indian Head Cents on Dime Planchets

1863 1) 77 ANA lot 4479, B/R 6/78 lot 1379 at $450
1864-L reported by Taxay from Adams & Woodin
1868 reported by Taxay
1869 1) Woodin, Brenner-1914 ANS, Olsen, Federal Brand 5/59 lot 2196 - later to Superior 9/98 lot 829 ANACS net AU50 at $5750, Tony Terranova, Mike Byers, Mike Greer, Mike Byers as PCGS AU55 - if unique
1883 over struck dime, reported by Taxay
1893 reported by Taxay
1899 1) overstruck on an 1899 barber dime – ex Byers, stolen from Mark Lighterman in 2001 and recovered in 2009
1900 1) 77 ANA lot 4484, HIM sale, Xan Chamberlain – 25% off-center and double struck
1903 over struck dime, reported by Taxay
1905 1) Listed as stolen from Mark Lighterman
1908 1) Earle lot 2262
one with a piece of copper stuck in head stolen from Mark Lighterman in 2001 and recovered in 2009
1909 1) Cohen-Halpern FPL, Weinberg – PCGSAU58
2) overstruck on a 1906 Barber dime, Heritage 9/06 at $37,375 – NGC65

2 Cent Pieces on One Cent Planchets

Virtually every date is known – recently offered pieces are below !!
1864LM 1) Copper Nickel – reported by Taxay
2) Bronze - Xan Chamberlain, Heritage 1/07 at $8050, Mike Byers - NGCAU58BN
See Numismatics LTD Spring 1982
1865 1) Cohen-Halpern FPL, B/M 1/85 ch AU probably piece stolen from Mark Lighterman in 2001 and recovered in 2009
1866 1) HIM sale UNC
1867 1) Weinberg 1978 FPL (not sure it is a 7 !!)
No date 1) Byers

2 Cent Pieces on nickel 3 Cent Planchets

1865 1) stolen from Mark Lighterman in 2001 and recovered in 2009 ?? check listing may be duplicate/misdescription of the 1865 2 cent on cent above

2 Cent Pieces on Shield Nickels Planchets

1870 1) Reported by Taxay
1871 1) Cohen-Halpern FPL, Weinberg Summer 1984 FPL, Weinberg 4/02 as net VF scratched, ANR 7/03 at $10,350, Northeast Numismatics, Byers, Goldberg 2/07 at $8050 (not sold), Heritage 5/07 (not sold), Weinberg FPL 2007-9 - NCS AU details, scratched, Heritage 7/09 - $4,888
1872 1) Reported by Taxay and Judd

Shield Nickels on Cent Planchets

1866 1) Superior 9/98 lot 854 as XF at $4600, Jim O’Donnell, Superior 2/01, Byers - PCGSXF45
2) XF with some corrosion, stolen from Mark Lighterman in 2001 and recovered in 2009
Note: The Seavey Descriptive Catalog (1873) #1048, Parmelee (1890) part of lot 165 is probably 1 of above. Others likely. One of these is ex Federal Brand 5/59 lot 2196
1867 w/rays – 1) Seavey Descriptive Catalog (1873) #1056, Parmelee (1890) part of lot 175, later to Ed Saunders, Jerry Bobbe, Kagins 11/98, Saul Teichman 12/98 ANACS64BN – Unique, believed finest of type!
1867 n/rays – reported by Judd & Taxay – misdescription of above ??
1868 reported by Taxay & Judd
1873 1) Zabriskie (1909) lot 312, Olsen, Farouk, Weinberg – PCGS62
1876 1) Bolt, Weinberg, private collection - PCGSAU50
1882 1) Elder 2/25/09 lot 37, Elder 11/37 (a Chicago collector – Brand?) lot 1189, Xan Chamberlain – Unc, weak strike – NGC65BN
2) VF reported by Glen Burger, Heritage 9/02, Weinberg, Byers, Als Coins, Heritage 1/07 (not sold) – NCS AU details, cleaned

Shield Nickels on Nickel 3 Cent Planchets

1868 1) Heritage 2006 ANA, XF corroded (not sold), Weinberg 11/07, Heritage 1/09 – NCS AU details cleaned up at $1,610, Heritage 7/09 at $1,725
ND 1) ex Stacks sale in the late 1960s, UNC, this or another appeared in 1978 Weinberg FPL and another in Weinberg summer 1984 FPL probably the one stolen from Mark Lighterman in 2001 and recovered in 2009

V Nickels on Cent Planchets

1883 No Cents 1) PC Clark (Bolender 11/32 lot 859) as AU, 58 ANA lot 443 as XF, 64 ANA lot 733 Unc, Cohen-Halpern FPL, B/R 1/85 Unc at $1210 – are there two coins here or is it unique?
1886 1) NERCA 11/81 VF
1888 1) Numismatics Ltd Spring 1982 Price list, Xan Chamberlain, Heritage 1/07 at $4744 - NGC64BN
1889 1) An example is known overstruck on an 1873 indian cent shown in a September 2002 edition of Coin World.
2) Heritage 1/2005 ANACS F12, Weinberg now PCGS F15
3) Greg Bennick PCGS F12
1890 1) Rausch-Heritage 8/04 - ANACSVG8
1892 1) Cohen-Halpern FPL, Numismatics Ltd Spring 1982 Price list, Jim’s Coins May 2007 – ANACSAU58BN
1893 1) Weinberg 3/99 - PCGSXF40, 99 ANA (not sold)
2) Smithsonian (279171.001)
Note: one of these is ex-PC Clark lot 868 as VF and/or Bolender’s 86th.
1895 1) Superior 9/06 - PCGSVF35
1896 1) 64 ANA lot 734 as VF, Weinberg 3/02 FPL as PCGSAU50, Heritage 9/05, 1/06 - PCGSAU53 probably 2 coins here.
1897 1) Weinberg 12/98 FPL Unc, Weinberg 9/99 FPL, Weinberg 2004 FPLs - PCGS AU55
1898 1) Weinberg 12/98 FPL XF, Weinberg 9/99 FPL, Saul Teichman - PCGS AU55
1899 1) Weinberg 11/06 – PCGSAU58
1901 1) B/R 11/83 lot 2475 XF45, Leidman inventory 9/20/00 - ANACS AU50, Ebay 9/00, Heritage 4/3/01 on-line auction, Rich Schemmer 4/02, B/M 9/02 at $4600 now NGCAU55BN
2) NERCA 11/81 VF
3) Bolt UNC probably same as Rausch-Heritage 1/05, Heritage 6/05 - PCGS63BN
4) Rausch-Heritage 7/05, Weinberg 2006 inventory - PCGSAU58
1902 reported in Judd
1903 1) Numismatic Enterprises 2/68 lot 586 Unc
1904 1) Weinberg 12/98 FPL AU, Weinberg 9/99 FPL, 2000 ANA – PCGS XF45
1905 1) Weinberg 2004 FPLs – PCGSAU50BN
One was listed in Elder 6/35 lot 1944 as Unc possibly same as above.
1906 1) Weinberg 3/99, Heritage 2/02 at $805, Weinberg, 2002 ANA as PCGS F15, Stacks 1/03 unslabbed
2) Byers 10/05 FPL, Weinberg 5/06 inventory – PCGSXF45BN
3) Weinberg 3/02 FPL, Heritage 7/02, Heritage 8/04 - PCGS63 full date
4) Numismatics Ltd Spring 1982 Price list ?, Rich Schemmer at 96 ANA, Xan Chamberlain – ANACS63RB
5) Rausch-Heritage 8/04 - PCGS63BN partial date
6) Weinberg 11/05 FPL, Superior 8/06, Weinberg 11/06, Heritage 2007 ANA – PCGSAU55
7) Heritage 1/09, Heritage 1/10 – PCGSAU50 at $3,738
One of the UNC pieces is ex Brand #40155 (1907)
1907 1) Weinberg 1984 FPL, Ebay in August 27, 2002 bought by F. Weinberg now PCGSAU58, Heritage 9/05, Heritage 1/06
2) Superior 5/03, Early American History Auctions 8/03, 2/04 & 6/04 - ANACS Net VF20 scratched, now in a PCGSAU53 holder also offered in Teletrade 3/18/07, Teletrade 4/2/07, Teletrade 4/18/07
3) B/M 2003 ANA ANACS63BN
1908 1) 91 ANA lot 722 Unc, 00 ANA – PCGS64
1910 1) B/M 2003 ANA Fine 12, Weinberg - PCGSF15
2) Byers, Heritage 1/06 - PCGSAU58
1911 1) Federal Brand 9/55 lot 1039 VF, Superior 9/98 lot 855 AU/Unc, Jim O’Donnell, Superior 2/01, Weinberg PCGS AU55 – there could be 2 coins here.

Examples are also known on smaller cent sized copper-nickel planchets (usually South or Central American 5 centavo planchets). The most interesting of these is the 1891 2.9 grams 86.9% copper and 13.1 % nickel as NGC63 piece sold in Heritage 1/07 for $2300, now in Fred Weinberg FPL as PCGS63. It was likely struck on the same planchet stock as used on so-called pattern Judd 1758 !!

Buffalo Nickels on Cent Planchets

1916 1) Seen at 2008 ANA – PCGSAU58BN
1917 1) Park Avenue Numismatics website May 07 – PCGS64BN for $27,360, Bob Hughes December 2010 Coin World article at $19,500
1918 about a half dozen known last one offered is 1) Heritage 1/05 PCGSAU58BN 21723432, Weinberg, Heritage 1/09
1918-S 1) HIM 11/82 sale
1919 about a dozen known
1919-D 1) Bolt
1920 about 18-24 known including one 40% off-center ex Rausch-Heritage 8/04, Byers, ANR/Stacks 11/06 (not sold) – PCGS64BN
1921 1) Cohen-Halpern FPL, see also 1982 Numismatics Ltd FPL – full red !!
1924 1) Federal Brand sale (64 ANA?), later to 1978 Weinberg FPL, Heritage 9/08 at $11,500 - PCGS64BN
1925 1) Weinberg 7/04 Inventory PCGS61BN
2) Byers NGCVG08
3) Heritage ANACS XF40 at $2,760, Weinberg
1925-D 1) NCS50 cleaned, Heritage 9/08 at $3,738
1927 1) Numismatics Ltd Summer 1984 FPL - AU
1929 1) Heritage 4/05 withdrawn, Heritage 9/05 withdrawn, Heritage 1/06 - PCGS64BN, possibly ex 64 ANA
1934 1) Numismatics Ltd Summer 1984 FPL as AU, Weinberg 3/02 FPL, Saul Teichman, Heritage 6/06 at $4600, Weinberg 11/06 FPL - NGC62BN
2) Rausch-Heritage 8/04 at $4600, Saul Teichman – PCGS63BN
3) Byers 10/04 – ANACS63, possibly ex 83 ANA lot 4557
One of these ex 64 ANA, and/or to 1978 Numismatics Ltd FPL. A red example was in 1982 Numismatics Ltd FPL
1935 1) Bolt same as Rausch-Heritage 1/05 – PCGS65RB
1936 1) 81 ANA - XF (mintmark area not on planchet so could be a 36-D)
2) see Jim’s Coins May 2007, October 20007 – ANACSAU55 cleaned, same as above ??
One is known struck on a Nicaraguan cent planchet in PCGSAU55, Byers, Heritage 5/07 (not sold)
1936-D 1 in ANACS-AU55 in B/R 3/02 sale at $4140, Heritage 7/02 as PCGSAU50
1937-S 1) Superior 9/98 to Tony Terranova in PCGSXF45
no date several known, Kagins had one well circulated.

Buffalo Nickels on Dime Planchets

1920 1) Numismatics Ltd Spring 1982 Price list at $2500, Numismatics Ltd Summer 1984 FPL at $1500 – Ch AU
1929 1) Numismatics Ltd Summer 1984 FPL at $1500 also Ch AU
1936 1) stolen from Mark Lighterman in 2001 and recovered in 2009 - AU
No date 1) S - mintmark ex Milt Cohen-Halpern FPL, later to Mike Chambers, Saul Teichman in trade - PCGSAU58
2) S - mintmark Fred Weinberg reported to have been found in a roll of 1937-S nickels - PCGSAU58
Others reported – Bob Entlich, formerly of Stacks, supposedly has several

Off-Metal Standing Liberty Quarters

On cent planchet 1917 2 reported by Taxay, Lighterman undated example stolen in 2001 and recovered in 2009 has same die breaks as next !!
Note: 1928 P, D or S ex Heritage 1/04 as raw AU53, Heritage 6/04 as SEGS63 (not sold in either sale) – reverse shows die break not known on any silver example so probably counterfeit. Cline also owns the 50% off-center on struck cent which appears in Taxay. It did not look real to me. Fred Weinberg says it is a fake.
On nickel planchet 1) 1918-S struck 25% off-center !!
On dime planchet, 1920 (2) and 1930 reported by Taxay
On foreign (Peruvian) copper-nickel planchet – 1920, Stacks auction to Byers.

Off-Metal Walkers

Undated-Off center on steel cent planchet with indent ex Milt Cohen, another undated (44-D no mintmark), Weinberg, Byers – PCGS64
Undated-on nickel planchet ex Bolt, Milt Cohen, Lighterman stolen in 2001 and recovered in 2009
1945 on dime planchet – Mike Chambers, Byers - PCGS64, a second without date is also known per Andy Lustig
On quarters-at least 10 known, dates seen include 1941, 42, 43 and 44, 2 of each and at least one known showing no date Byers – PCGS63 to Mike Byers and also one no date s-mint double struck 50% off-center . Kosoff’s toned example has since been dipped
1943-S on Peru ½ sol – ANR/Stacks 11/06 (this was accompanied by 2 double struck walkers !!) to NE Numismatics, Heritage 1/08 with the other 2.
1945-S on San Salvador 25 centavo planchet – Mike Byers

Bicentennial Quarters on Cent Planchets

1) 1976-D 81 ANA resold in Herbert I Melnick’s 2/83 sale
2) 1976-D Herbert I Melnick 7/83 lot 741 sold for $475. It is different from the one above.
3) Weinberg FPL, Saul Teichman – PCGS64RB - mintmark area off coin
4) 1976-D David Lawrence 5/2006 inventory – PCGS64BN scratch across top of head
5) 1976-D Jim’s Coins May 2007 - ANACS63BN (compare with #1 and #2 - could be a duplicate of above)
A 1976-D graded XF+ was in the Milt Cohen-Halpern FPL, another 76-D in 1983 Weinberg FPL full red
A 1976-D in NGC67RB was in B/M 2009 ANA, to Andy Lustig, Heritage 1/2010

Bicentennial Quarters on Nickel Planchets

1) 1976 Weinberg FPL, Saul Teichman – PCGS64
2) Ebay – PCGS61 (forgot to check for mintmark)
3) 1976 Cohen-Halpern FPL
4) 1976-D Jim’s Coins May 2007, Jim’s July 2008, Jim’s March 2009 – ANACSAU58
5) 1976-D PaperChaseSue – 5/10/09 closing unslabbed AU ish
See 1976 - Weinberg Summer 1984 FPL and/or Weinberg 9/09 inventory – PCGSAU58 possibly one of above

Bicentennial Quarters on Dime Planchets

1) 1976-P Herbert I Melnick 7/83 lot 742 sold for $450. It sold for less than the cent in the same sale !!
This coin shows some date (tops of 1776) and touches the collar at 7:30 - 8:00.
2) Weinberg 12/2000 Fixed price list at $2100
3) Weinberg, purchased at 2002 ANA, the one Mike Byers was trying to get for me prior to ANA – PCGS64
4) One piece with counterbrockage obverse - stolen from Mark Lighterman
5) Double Struck - first strike centered, 2nd strike off-center - PROOF, known to Mike Chambers
6) Double denomination on a struck dime ex Fivaz-B/M 2003 ANA PCGS62 at $7425
7) With 50% indent and fissure at 3:00 in David Lawrence 5/05 inventory
8) 1976-D to Fred Weinberg 4/07 – PCGS64
Others are known of all 3. One is in Saul Teichman collection ex Mike Chambers – NGC64.

Bicentennial Halves on Cent Planchets

1) Stolen from Mark Lighterman – others are known.
See Numismatics Ltd Summer 1984 FPL showing left side of coin

Bicentennial Halves on Nickel Planchets

1) Weinberg website 7/2004, Saul Teichman – PCGS64.
2) Cohen-Halpern FPL GEM BU
3) David Lawrence 5/2006 inventory – PCGSAU58
See Numismatics Ltd Summer 1984 FPL

Bicentennial Halves on Dime Planchets

1) Known to Mike Chambers. – proof !!

Bicentennial Halves on Quarter Planchets

1) Cohen-Halpern FPL, B/R 1/85 UNC60, Heritage 6/04 at $3105, Saul Teichman – NGC64
2) Al’s Coins raw at the time may be the piece offered 7/09 – PCGS61
3) David Lawrence 5/2006 inventory – PCGS63

Bicentennial Dollar on Half Dollar Planchets

1) 1976-D Weinberg 1983 FPL

Ike Dollars on Cent / Copper Planchets

1) Weinberg – PCGS64BN at $14,000 buyer unknown
2) Byers 5/06 (well centered) – PCGS64BN to Saul Teichman
3) Mike Chambers bicentennial struck 50% off-center on a struck 1976 cent – incredible !!
4) A.K. Berry-ANA Museum (21)
5) A.K. Berry-ANA Museum struck 55% off-center (73)
6) A.K. Berry-ANA Museum - Triple struck (74) probably ex Byers 1975 FPL and/or 71 and 1978 Weinberg FPL
7) reliably reported !
8) 1990 ANA doublestruck on a Philippines 5 centimos planchet ANACS F-1322-C – this or another to Berry collection (29)
9) Uniface obverse in pair with 74-D Ike it was mated with – Weinberg $20,000 for the pair.
10) Uniface obverse in pair with 77 Ike it was mated with ex Weinberg
10) Uniface obverse (foreign planchet 1.73 gm) in pair with 1973-S Ike both PCGSPR67 at $40,250 – Heritage 1/08
11) Uniface obverse D-mint (spread to quarter size) Spring 1979 Weinberg FPL #9
12) Uniface reverse on cent planchet – 1978 Weinberg FPL
13) Uniface (reverse) example on cent fragment or foreign flan from Heritage 1/04 sale – PCGS64BN at $8,050 and offered on Park Avenue Numismatics website in 2006-7.

Ike Dollars on Nickel Planchets

1) A.K. Berry-ANA Museum (22)
2) Reported.
3) 50% off-center on proof planchet in Pine Tree 9/74 possibly one of above.
4) Listed by Byers as stolen from Mark Lighterman

Ike Dollars on Dime Planchets

1) Heritage 1999 ANA (positioned low on neck) - ANACS62 at $3520 to Florida collector
2) 2003 ANA as ANACS63 (nicely centered), ex King, Warren at $12,650, Byers website, Heritage 2006 ANA at $13,800 – PCGS63
3) Byers 5/06 (positioned such that ear is virtually centered) – PCGS64 to Saul Teichman
4,5,6) Mike Chambers – one regular (positioned in upper left obverse), one uniface, one double struck off-center
7) Double struck – PCGS64 Mike Byers
8, 9) At least 2 in the A.K. Berry-ANA Museum collection, one double struck (23), the other is proof uniface (obverse), piggyback rider as shown in Judd book (80).
10) Uniface reverse Bicentennial – Heritage 3/07 at $8,050 – PCGS64
11) On dime scrap in Florida collection
12) Mark Lighterman ??
13) D-mintmark, Fred Weinberg – PCGS64

Ike Dollars on Quarter Planchets

1-3) A.K. Berry-ANA Museum double struck (77), other normal (24), 71-D with brockage on reverse by another dollar (46).
4) Florida collector
5) Mike Chambers – bicentennial ex Berry.
6) Listed by Byers as stolen from Mark Lighterman
7) Bicentennial - Listed by Byers as stolen from Mark Lighterman – is this the same as #5

SBA Dollars on Cent Planchets

Several dozen 1979-S, at least 2 known 1980-S and 2 known 1999s, latter zinc no date sold for $5750 in Heritage 07 ANA.

SBA Dollars on Nickel 5 Cent Planchets (all 1979-S)

1) Weinberg to Saul Teichman – PCGS64
2) Littleton Coins to Florida collector – PCGS64
3) with indent – 2003 ANA at $4,025 to Mike Chambers.
4) Jim’s October 1, 2007 MBS at $6800 to Florida collector – PCGS65

SBA Dollars on Dime Planchets (all 1979-S)

1) Weinberg FPL at $5000 to Littleton to Saul Teichman – PCGS64
2) Heritage 1/04 at $10,063 toFlorida collector – PCGS65

SBA Dollars on Sacagawea Planchets – Golden Susies

1) Phil Barnhart – PCGS65 sold in B/M 1/03 sale for $9200
2) ANR 1/04 – PCGS65 sold for $10,350
3) B/M 7/02 – PCGS66 - $13,800
4) Superior 10/00 – ICG67 Not Sold
5) Rich Schemmer seen at 11/03 Wespnex – NGC65 wants $25,000
6) Heritage 1/04 at ($16,100 not really sold), Heritage 1/05 at $12,650 – PCGS66 #3601783
7) Broadstruck ex Byers to Florida collector.
8) 2006 FUN Sale at $16,100 – PCGS64 Is this the same as Superior 5/07, Heritage 9/07 at $9,775 also PCGS64 ?

Sacagawea Dollars on Cent Planchets

1) Offered on eBay in April 2008 at $17,811 to Fred Weinberg, sold in Baltimore, falsely reoffered on Ebay in October 2008 – PCGS66RED

Sacagawea Dollars on Nickel 5 Cent Planchets

1) 2005 Illustrated in Mike Byers house organ - ANACS64
2) Undated per Byers and Weinberg
3) 2001 – ebay November 2008 papaerchasesue, $13,667 to Majestic Rarities.

Sacagawea Dollars on SBA Planchets – Clad Sacs

1) Phil Barnhart – PCGS67 sold in B/M 1/03 sale for $8050
2) Tim Bullard – PCGS67
3) Byers to Saul Teichman sold to Daniel Wendt – PCGS66
4) Heritage 7/02 at $6038 as PCGSAU58, Weinberg – PCGS64
5) Rich Schemmer seen at 11/03 Wespnex – NGC63
6) Heritage 1/04, M. Moloney – PCGS68
7) Ohio collection, David Lawrence – PCGS67, Heritage 2006 ANA, possibly one of above
8) Byers 7/2006 – PCGS64 (same as #4?)
9) Heritage 9/08 - $10,925 - ANACS58



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