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Here Is A Complete List Of Over 1,300 Articles From Mint Error News


World's Greatest Mint Errors Published

An enjoyable resource packed full of some of the most dramatic, rare and extraordinary mint errors...

Foreigners in the Mint

The United States Mint struck coins for foreign countries starting in 1833...

1973-S Blue Ike Struck on Clad Planchet

This is an amazing and extremely rare Eisenhower Dollar off-metal...

Unique Broadstruck 1906-D $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle

This is the only known United States $20 Gold Piece that was broadstruck out of the collar...

Unique Proof 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar Overstruck on a San Francisco Assay Office Medal

This unique Proof 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar Overstruck on a San Francisco Assay Office Medal is featured in the Platinum Session of the August 2022 Heritage US Coins SignatureŽ Auction...

Modern Jefferson Nickel On Bowtie Scrap

This discovery piece is the only known bowtie clip on a modern Jefferson Nickel struck between 2006-2022...

Mint Errors & Patterns Featured in the August 2022 ANA Heritage Auction

The following mint errors and patterns are featured in the upcoming August 2022 US Coins Signature® Auction...

NGC Certifies 1906 Indian Head Cent Struck on a Mexican Gold 5 Pesos Planchet Offered in GreatCollections Auction

Here are some Mint Error News Exclusive Images courtesy of Dave Camire...

Collecting Carson City Errors

My Journey started as a young man where I collected coins and enjoyed the hunt more than anything...

A Closer Look: The GSA 1882 Carson City Morgan Dollar Off Center

There is more than meets the eye when looking at the 1882-CC off-center GSA Morgan dollar...

Prices Realized in the July 2022 Error Coinage Showcase Heritage Auction

The following mint errors sold in the July 2022 Error Coinage US Coins Showcase Auction...

Prices Realized for Mint Errors in the July 2022 Long Beach Expo/Summer FUN Heritage Auction

The following mint errors sold in the July 2022 Long Beach Expo/Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction...

GreatCollections Offers "The Edgemont Collection of Lincoln Cents" Including 1943-D/D

GreatCollections is proud to present "The Edgemont Collection of Lincoln Cents" in our auctions...

Unique 1795 Draped Bust Dollar Struck on a Copper Planchet Certified by PCGS Sells For Mid Six-Figures

This is one of the most spectacular and amazing United States numismatic rarities of all time...

Unique GOLD Buffalo Sells For $400,000

As amazing as it sounds, this is a 1913 Buffalo Nickel struck on a U.S. $5 Gold planchet...

Mint Errors Featured in the July 2022 Error Coinage Showcase Heritage Auction

The following mint errors are featured in the upcoming July 2022 Error Coinage US Coins Showcase Auction...

NGC Certifies Unique Off-Center 'Grand Snake' 1882-CC Morgan Dollar in GSA Holder

The coin's whereabouts have been a mystery since 1973, when it made history as an error sold by the Mint...

Prices Realized for Mint Errors Featured in the May 2022 Central States Heritage Auction

The following mint errors sold in the May 2022 Central States US Coins Signature Auction...

Highlights From The Fred Weinberg Collection Sold By Heritage Auctions

The following mint errors sold in the May 2022 Central States US Coins Signature Auction...

Unique Double Eagle Reverse Hub Trial in Lead

This is a unique $20 Double Eagle reverse hub trial attributed to 1857...

1944 Off-Metal Lincoln Cents: Experimental or on Foreign Planchets??

Although the PCGS insert designates these as Struck on Experimental Planchets, they very likely were struck on foreign planchets...

GreatCollections to Auction PCGS Certified 3 Piece "Clover Leaf" Proof Ike Dollars on 10¢ Planchets

As incredible as it seems, PCGS has just certified the second known "Clover Leaf" of 3 Proof Ike Dollars struck on dime planchets...

Lincoln Dime Mule Census

These are particularly eye appealing and generally it appears that the smaller dime size die does not have any cupping effect on the struck coin...

Mint Errors Featured in Upcoming May 2022 Central States Heritage Auction

The following mint errors are featured in the upcoming May 2022 Central States US Coins Signature Auction...

Prices Realized for Proof Errors Featured in March 2022 Error Coinage Showcase Heritage Auction

The following proof errors were featured in the March 28, 2022 Don Bonser Collection of United States Error Coins Part 5 US Coins Showcase Auction...

Unique GOLD Buffalo Certified by NGC AU53

As amazing as it sounds, this is a 1913 Buffalo Nickel struck on a U.S. $5 Gold planchet...

Ask Dave

Dave Camire, NCS President, NGC Finalizer and NGC Mint Error Expert answers your numismatic questions...

Exciting Patterns From the Heritage FUN 2022 Auction

The Heritage FUN 2022 sale was exciting for patterns, being led by the Virgil Brand 1874 gold Bickford $10 Eagle selling for nearly $2 million...

Eye Appeal And Error Coins

Error coin collectors look at eye appeal as the most important factor in evaluating a coin, even more so than the grade...

Proof Errors Featured in Upcoming March 2022 Error Coinage Showcase Heritage Auction

The following proof errors are featured in the upcoming March 28, 2022 Don Bonser Collection of United States Error Coins Part 5 US Coins Showcase Auction...

Prices Realized in The February 2022 Long Beach Expo Heritage US Coins Signature Auction

The following coins sold in the February 2022 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction...

Analyzing A Fake Die Cap

The following is an interaction that I had with one of my customers who thought they had a genuine mint error...

Dave Camire and NGC Conserve Coins From The S.S. Pulaski Shipwreck

Mint Error News conducted an exclusive interview with Dave Camire regarding his appearance on the Discovery Channel...

Unique Triple Struck Flipover Peru Gold 8 Escudos

This 1741 Peru Gold 8 Escudos is a very rare South American gold coin...

Lincoln Cent Muled With a Roosevelt Dime Reverse Featured in Upcoming February 2022 Long Beach Heritage Auction

The following Cent/Dime Mule is featured in the February 2022 Long Beach US Coins Signature Auction...

America's First Silver Dollar Acquired for $12 Million by GreatCollections

World's Most Valuable Silver Coin and Second Highest Price Ever Paid for a Rare Coin...

Extremely Rare Lincoln Cent Wheat Ears Struck Off-Center on Silver Dime Planchet

This is an extremely rare off-center Silver Cent...

NGC Certifies $20 Liberty Head Double Struck With Partial Collar

All major mint errors on U.S. gold coins are extremely rare...

GreatCollections Offers Proof Error Coins in Upcoming Auction

GreatCollections is offering an exciting group of U.S. Major Mint Errors including the following proof errors...

Strong Prices Realized for Mint Errors in January 2022 Heritage Auction

The following mint errors sold in the January 2022 Error Coinage Showcase Heritage Auction...

Highest Prices Realized For U.S. Mint Errors & Die Trials In Heritage Auctions - Part 3

Here is a continuation of the highest prices realized for U.S. Mint Errors and Die Trials in Heritage Auctions as of December 2021...

Highest Prices Realized For U.S. Mint Errors & Die Trials In Heritage Auctions - Part 2

Here is a continuation of the highest prices realized for U.S. Mint Errors and Die Trials in Heritage Auctions as of December 2021...

Highest Prices Realized For U.S. Mint Errors & Die Trials In Heritage Auctions - Part 1

Here is a compilation of the highest prices realized for U.S. Mint Errors and Die Trials in Heritage Auctions as of June 2021...

1943 Lincoln Cent Bronze/Copper PCGS AU-50 BN Offered in GreatCollections Auction

A "1943 Copper Penny" is one of the most famous coin errors in the world, with less than 20 examples believed to have survived...

Pattern "Struck-Overs"

Pattern coins, by definition, are experimental pieces created to test new designs, different metal alloys...

The Errors All Around Us

In coin collecting circles we often see a lot of emphasis placed on searching for coins of certain dates...

Eisenhower Dollar Prototype Sells For Record Price of $264,000 in January 2022 FUN Heritage Auction

This prototype is one of the rarest of all silver dollars struck since 1794...

Finest 1913 Nickel Acquired by GreatCollections in $13 Million "Big Three" Thanksgiving Transaction

The "Big Three" Includes the 1913 Nickel, 1894-S Dime & 1804 Silver Dollar...

U.S. Mint Releases the Mintage of the $10 ¼ oz American Gold Eagle Error

The U.S. Mint stated that 7,924 of the Gold Eagle error coins were released...

Proof Errors Featured in Upcoming January 2022 Error Coinage Showcase Heritage Auction

The following coins are featured in the upcoming Proof Errors Featured in Upcoming January 2022 Error Coinage Showcase Heritage Auction...

"King of Errors" Dallas $20/$10 Double Denomination Federal Reserve Note Featured in the January 2022 FUN Heritage Auction

The only double denomination to escape into the wild from the confines of the BEP since the 1950s...

Spectacular 1886 Morgan Dollar Die Cap Error Auctioned by GreatCollections

The famous coin was one of Amon Carter's personal favorites...

World Error Coins and the PDS Error System

The (Planchet, Die, Striking) PDS error classification system is simple and easy to remember for collectors..

A Collection of Romanian Error Coins

This is a journey through the modern Romanian history illustrated by my error coins from this nation...

Prices Realized For Proof Errors in January 2022 FUN Heritage Auction

The following coins are featured in the upcoming January 2022 FUN U.S. Coins Signature Auction...

1875-S 20 Cent with Reeded Edge

It is possible that it was a mint error and somehow was struck with a reeded edge at the San Francisco Mint...

NGC Certifies Unique Wartime Discovery 2.5 Gram Bronze Cent Struck at the San Francisco Mint

The consensus is that it was struck on a 1942 Curacao cent planchet that had been coated or plated with zinc before being struck...

Undated PCGS Holder With Cricket Remains (From the Fred Weinberg Collection)

And so the legend goes, back in the 1990s, there was a cricket disturbing the coin graders at PCGS...

NGC-Certified INCO and Gould Patterns Offered in Heritage Sale

The fascinating numismatic collectibles were created amid the upheaval in U.S. coinage that occurred during the 1960s and 1970s...

GreatCollections Reveals Discovery of 2021 - $10 Type 2 Gold Eagles with "W" Mint Mark

These discovery coins show how full of surprises our industry can be...

Detecting Alterations to Coins to Appear as Errors

There are many signs illustrating why this coin is yet another altered coin meant to fool collectors...

The Subjectivity of Pricing

The pricing of patterns is very subjective...

Collecting Clipped Planchet Error Coins

Error collectors usually end up collecting different types of clip error coins...

PCGS Certifies a Cent Bonded to a Magnetic Screw

This is one of only two known Lincoln cents that were bonded with a magnetic screw...

U.S. Proof Error Coins Realize Strong Prices in October 2021 Long Beach Heritage Auction

The following coins sold in the October 2021 Long Beach Expo U.S. Coins Signature Auction...

Prices Realized in the October 2021 Error Coinage U.S. Coins Showcase Heritage Auction

The following coins sold in the October 2021 Error Coinage U.S. Coins Showcase Heritage Auction...

NGC Certifies Unique Proof Ike $1 Broadstruck on a 26g Bronze Planchet

This is a unique and amazing 1973-S Proof Eisenhower Dollar struck on a bronze planchet...

1792 Quarter Obverse & Reverse Die Trials Featured in the August 2021 ANA Heritage Auction

The following coin was featured the August 2021 ANA U.S. Coins Signature Auction...

Second Martha Washington Half Dollar Obverse Die Discovered

A collector and reader of Mint Error News just purchased the second known Martha Washington Obverse Die from Mike Byers Inc...

Mint Error Coin Chronicles: Broadstrikes

Coins that lose their collars end up running loose beyond their boundaries...

Highest Prices Realized For U.S. Mint Errors & Die Trials In Heritage Auctions

Here is a compilation of the highest prices realized for U.S. Mint Errors and Die Trials in Heritage Auctions as of June 2021...

Proof Ike Dollar Double Struck on Kennedy Half Dollar Planchet

This is one of the most spectacular Proof Ike Dollar Mint Errors available today...

Unique Proof 1973-S Kennedy Half Dollar Double Struck on Washington Quarter Double Denomination

It is a unique double struck double denomination and belongs in a world-class mint error collection...

Proof Ike Dollar Struck on Clad Dime Planchet

These are very rare and highly prized by Ike Dollar collectors and mint error collectors...

Fred Weinberg's Personal Error Coin Rarities on Display in Heritage Auctions' ANA Booth

1880-S Major Off-Center Morgan dollar and Sacagawea Quarter Mule offer collectors a once-in-a-generation opportunity...

U.S. Proof Error Coins Offered in ANA Heritage Auction

The following coins are featured in the upcoming August 2021 ANA World's Fair Of Money U.S. Coins Signature Auction...

Cent/Dime Mule Featured in June 2021 Long Beach Heritage Auction

In the long history of the U.S. Mint, mules are extremely rare...

Unique Octagonal Pan-Pac Fifty Hubs Trial Sells in April 2021 Heritage Central States Auction

The present piece is a unique hubs trial of these dies struck on an oversized copper planchet...

Seeing Double! Rare Doubled Die Cent Could Sell For Six Figures

The 1969-S Doubled Die is the key coin to the Lincoln Memorial Cent series that began in 1959...

Counterfeit Detection: Spark-Erosion 1874 Three Cent Nickel Die Trial

Three Cent nickels were struck in 75% copper and 25% nickel with a silver-gray color, but the coin submitted to NGC appeared to be made entirely out of copper...

Mushroom Error Coins

These coins are larger than a normal size coin with some examples that have expanded to a huge size...

Prices Realized in the May 2021 Don Bonser Error Collection, Part 3 U.S. Coins Special Monthly Auction

The following coins sold in the May 2021 Don Bonser Error Collection, Part 3 U.S. Coins Special Monthly Auction...

Mint Error Coin Chronicles: Partial Collars

A Partial Collar error occurs when there is a malfunction of the striking press...

1968-D Penny Struck on a Silver Dime Planchet

This is the rarest type of U.S. transitional off metal mint error...

PCGS Certifies Unique Proof 40% Silver Kennedy Half Dollar Elliptical Strike Clip With Brockage Reverse

It is also considered struck scrap but it is actually an elliptical strike clip...

1873 Closed 3 $5 Unique Specimen with Experimental Finish

This unique 1873 $5 Closed 3 Specimen strike has an experimental finish and is a hybrid between a proof and a mint state coin...

Proof 197X-S Ike Dollar Double Struck on 2 gram Aluminum Shell Gas Token

This is an amazing and spectacular proof major mint error...

Mint Errors Featured in July 2021 Error Coinage Showcase Heritage Auction

The following coins are featured in the July 2021 Error Coinage Showcase Heritage Auction...

Marc One Numismatics GRAND OPENING!!!

Marc One Numismatics is now open in Rancho Mirage, California...

Famous 1944 Cent Error Will Make Headlines

Whenever a 1943 Bronze Cent or a 1944 Steel Cent are sold, headlines are made...

Previously Unknown Sac/Presidential Dollar Mule Sells In Heritage Auction

The following coin sold for $84,000 in the April 2021 Central States U.S. Coins Signature Auction...

Mint Error Coin Chronicles: Transitional Errors

Errors where a previous year's planchet was used are some of the most exciting in all numismatics...

Struck Thru Cloth Error Coins

Coins have been struck thru all different types of materials and objects leaving an impression of the item in the coin...

Hawaiian Mint King Kalakua 1883-1983 Kala Dala Proof Struck on Scrap

The proof error coins shown here were broadstruck on an off metal piece of scrap...

U.S.Patterns.com - Mint Errors Mistaken For Patterns

In many cases, the error pieces listed are rarer and more valuable than the die trials they are confused with...

Prices Realized in the April 2021 U.S. Error Coinage Special Online Heritage Auction

The following coins sold in the April 2021 Error Coinage U.S. Coins Special Monthly Auction...

PCGS Certifies Unique Pair of Proof Ike Dollars Struck on the End of the Planchet Strip

This unique discovery is the only known pair of proof Ike dollars that were struck on the end of the planchet strip...

David Camire Visiting Mints Around The World

David has visited all three U.S. mints (numerous times) and continues to add to his world mint visits...

NGC Certified Amazing & Unique Proof Ike Dollar Clover Leaf Offered In Central States Heritage Auction

A showstopper mint error on a popular obsolete type...

NGC Certifies 1943 Lincoln Cent Struck on Curacao 25 Centstukken Planchet

This world-class 1943 Lincoln Cent major mint error is many times rarer than the 1943 copper Cent...

NGC Certifies First Known Sacagawea-Presidential Dollar Mule

The intriguing discovery coin combines an obverse and reverse from two different dollar series...

Collecting Ultra Modern Major Mint Error Coins, 2002 - Present

Collecting ultra modern mint error coins is fascinating because there are so many different designs and error types possible...

U.S.Patterns.com - Pattern Mint Errors

Here are some examples of misstruck pattern pieces...

Pedigrees, Prices & Quantity for Some Popular Error Coin Series

By Saul Teichmann of uspatterns...

The Conway Collection of Error Notes, Part I

Featured in the upcoming December 2020 Currency Online Auction...

1943 Bronze Cent, MS62 Brown, The c. 1957 Marvin Beyer Discovery

Approximately 20 Philadelphia Mint bronze cents dated 1943 are believed to exist...

Unique 1943-D Bronze Cent, MS64 Brown, Famous Wrong Planchet Error

The 1943-D bronze Lincoln cent is a legendary rarity, with just a single example known to collectors...

"The Del Monte Note" Obstructed Printing Error with Retained Obstruction

This highly unusual and colorful error note is commonly referred to by collectors in the numismatic fraternity as...

Prices Realized in the September 2020 Heritage Auction of the Bob R. Simpson Collection

The following coins sold in the September 2020 Important Selections from the Bob R. Simpson Collection...

Certified but Not Graded: Adjustment Strikes, Struck Thrus & Other Mint Errors

There are a few types of error coins that are eligible for NGC certification, but do not receive a grade...

Extremely Rare German 5 Mark Overdate

The most likely scenario is that the Mint used a leftover 1931 dated 5 Mark Oak Tree die...

Prices Realized in the August 2020 Error Coinage Special Online Heritage Auction

The following coins sold in the August 2020 Error Coinage U.S. Coins Special Monthly Auction...

Counterfeit Detection: 1942 Lincoln Cent Mint Error

What looks like a double strike will make you do a double take, but it's not real...

Counterfeit Detection: 1955 Doubled-Die Obverse Cent

This off-center coin proved too good to be true...

Prices Realized in The September 2020 Heritage U.S. Coins Signature Auction

The following coins sold in the September 2020 U.S. Coins Signature Auction...

Extremely Rare "Peacock" Variant 150 Yuan 20oz Silver Coin

An exceptional and nearly flawless example of this important variant of the "Peacock" 150 Yuan...

Unique German Third Reich Matte Proof Set in Silver

It is amazing that this set survived World War II and was preserved for 8 decades...

Error Coin Sidelines George Washington

George Washington has been relegated to the sidelines on a fabulous error coin that Heritage will be offering...

Unique Standard Silver Dime Off-Metal Proof Pattern

This is a unique and spectacular mint error, a proof pattern off-metal...

Canadian Specimen Uniface Trial Strikes

The following Canadian Elizabeth II Specimen Uniface Trial Strikes are featured in the upcoming October 2020 World & Ancient Coins Platinum and Signature Online Auction...

Mated Pair of 1974-S Lincoln Cents Struck by 2 U.S. Cent Obverse Dies

It stands alone in a class by itself in terms of rarity and fascination and combines an incredible...

A 1970s Mistake Becomes a 2020 Prize

First, this is supposed to be a dollar but was struck on a Half Dollar planchet...


Here Is A Complete List Of Over 1,300 Articles From Mint Error News

Welcome to minterrornews.com, bringing the latest mint error news and information to the collector. There are over 1,300 articles, features, discoveries, news stories, and mint error related info from the United States and around the World. The Mint Error News website has become the most popular and informative online resource for mint errors and is read by thousands of dealers and collectors.

Mike Byers is the Publisher and Editor of Mint Error News. Consultants to Mint Error News are numismatic experts recognized worldwide including Heritage Auctions, Dave Camire, Ron Guth, Marc Crane, Andy Lustig, Saul Teichman, Michael Faraone, Steven Contursi, Jeff Ylitalo, John Wang and Fred Weinberg (retired).


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Mike ByersMike Byers (mikebyers.com) is president of Mike Byers Inc. He has been a professional numismatist for over forty years. He is one of the largest dealers handling U.S. Gold Coins, Patterns and Rarities certified by PCGS and NGC. He has handled major coin collections and attends every major coin convention. Mike Byers carries an extensive inventory as well as solicits want lists and is always looking to purchase fresh inventory and collections. You can visit Mike Byers and view his rarities at the ANA, Central States, FUN show and the Long Beach Coin Expo.

Mike Byers was a consultant to ANACS for Mint Errors from 2000 to 2006. He is also the Owner, Publisher and Editor of Mint Error News Magazine and the Mint Error News Website that was founded in 2003. In 2009, Mike Byers published his first book, World's Greatest Mint Errors, which received the NLG Award for Best World Coin Book and is available on Amazon.com. In 2016, Mike Byers was featured on Fox News in an interview with one of his unique mint errors.

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Heritage AuctionsHeritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world, as well as the largest auction house founded in the U.S. We are also the undisputed Internet leader in our field, with more than 1 million online bidder-members registered on HA.com. This loyal and growing community of collectors is a testament to the usefulness of our website, our reputation for professional business practices and our vast expertise in the field of art and collectibles.

Established in 1976, Heritage offers a wide range of U.S. & World Coins, Rare Currency, Fine & Decorative Art, American Art, Illustration Art, Vintage Comic Books & Comic Art, Movie Posters, Entertainment & Music Memorabilia, Jewelry & Timepieces, Vintage & Couture Handbags, Sports Collectibles, Historical & Political Memorabilia, Rare Books & Manuscripts, American Indian Art, Air & Space Memorabilia, Civil War Memorabilia, Vintage & Contemporary Photography, Nature & Science Specimens, Fine and Rare Wine, URL domain names and other Intellectual Property, Luxury Real Estate and more.

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Dave CamireDave Camire is considered an authority on modern minting technology and production, specializing in mint errors and Chinese coins. He has visited many mints, both domestically and internationally, which is not only insightful but useful in his role as NGC Modern World Coin Grader and Finalizer. His knowledge of the minting process is helpful in distinguishing mint defects from damaged coins and establishing a coin's authenticity and grade.

Dave co-authored 100 Greatest U.S. Error Coins and has contributed to such numismatic publications as Coin World (honored with being listed as one of the 100 Most Influential People), COINage, Numismatic News, The Numismatist and the Red Book. He has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and seen on Good Morning America and the Discovery Channel.

Dave is also President of Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS). With his knowledge and expertise in coin conservation, he has been an active volunteer at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History, helping to preserve the National Numismatic Collection and establishing key numismatic displays at the museum. A collector at heart, he has been collecting since he was 13 years old.

Dave Camire is a Consultant to Mint Error News for Mint Errors, Patterns and Die Trials.

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Ron GuthRon Guth is a recognized authority on United States and German coins. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant who has been involved professionally in numismatics for over fifty years as a collector, dealer, researcher, and writer. His books and articles have earned numerous awards, including the American Numismatic Association's Heath Literary award and the Olga & Wayte Raymond awards, the Numismatic Literary Guild's Best Numismatic Investment Book and Best Book of the Year awards, and the Professional Numismatic Guild's Best Book of the Year award. In 2003, Ron received the prestigious President's Award from the American Numismatic Association in recognition of his numerous contributions to numismatics. In 2021, Coin World named Ron as one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Numismatics for the sixty-year period from 1960-2020.

Ron created the CoinFacts website (now PCGS CoinFacts) in 1999 and sold the website to Collectors Universe in 2004 (where it is now presented as PCGS CoinFacts. Ron served in various capacities at Collectors Universe, including Director of Numismatic Research, President of the Professional Coin Grading Service, and President of PCGS CoinFacts.

Currently, Ron serves as proprietor of GermanCoins.com and as Chief Investigator at the Numismatic Detective Agency, where he provides expert provenance on high-end coins.

Ron Guth is a Consultant to Mint Error News for Patterns and Die Trials.

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Mike FaraoneMike Faraone is the owner of Mike Faraone Rare Coins in Las Vegas, Nevada. He previously was a grader at PCGS for 12 years after 11 years at ANACS.

He has taught grading at the ANA Summer Seminar for twenty years. Mike has lectured on Mint errors and Counterfeit protection at numerous coin shows across the country. He is a previous president of the National Silver Dollar Roundtable and served as editor of the NSDR Journal for over twenty years. Mike can be reached via e-mail at: mfaraone@hotmail.com.

Mike Faraone is a Consultant to Mint Error News for Mint Errors, Patterns and Die Trials.

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Marc CraneMarc Crane is a dealer specializing in rare U.S. coins and U.S. patterns. He started Marc One Numismatics, Inc. in 1991. He is a member of the PNG (#565).

Marc tied for 1st place in a PCGS grading contest and is considered a world-class grader and authenticator. He is a contributor to the Red Book and is permanently listed in the pattern section. His coin store in Rancho Mirage, CA is open to the public and he regularly attends coin shows and auctions across the country.

Marc Crane is a Consultant to Mint Error News for Patterns and Die Trials.

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Andy LustigAndy Lustig has been dealing in U.S. and World Coins since 1975 and has attended more than 2,000 coin shows and auctions.

Andy is the co-founder of the Society of U.S. Pattern Collectors (uspatterns.com). He has been a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG #614) since 2005. He is a member of NGC and was also a former grader and authenticator for PCGS.

Andy was a speaker at the annual CSNS convention, presenting "Collecting Pattern Coinage." Andy was a major contributor to the 8th Edition of the Judd book.

Andy Lustig is a Consultant to Mint Error News for Mint Errors, Patterns and Die Trials.

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Saul TeichmanSaul Teichman is a co-founder and primary contributor/editor of the Society of U.S. Pattern Collectors (uspatterns.com) as well as contributor to the 8th Edition of the Judd book and Andrew Pollock's United States Patterns and Related Issues as well as many other books. He has been collecting primarily off-metal U.S. Mint errors for over 20 years and maintains extensive pedigree information for many error issues which have been published here in the past.

Saul Teichman is a Consultant to Mint Error News for Mint Errors, Patterns and Die Trials.

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Steve ContursiRare Coin Wholesalers has the largest inventory of U.S. Rare Coins.

Founded in 2001, Rare Coin Wholesalers has transacted over $2 billion in U.S. rare coin business and is a recognized leader in acquiring, managing, and selling U.S. rare coins positioned for wealth preservation and capital growth.

Steven L. Contursi is a Consultant to Mint Error News for U.S. Patterns.

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Jeff YlitaloJeff Ylitalo has collected Mint Error coins since 1993. He has avidly researched & written about this area of numismatics since 2006 contributing dozens of articles to CONECAs bi-monthly publication ErrorScope and Mint Error News. Jeff is the former editor for the ErrorScope 2008-2017.

Jeff's research and collecting focus is now primarily centered on World Error coins. Jeff can be reached via e-mail at: jylitalo@yahoo.com.

Jeff Ylitalo is a Consultant to Mint Error News for Mint Errors.

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John WangJohn Wang is an avid numismatic researcher and collector. His research focus is on absolute rarities including patterns, mint errors and exonumia, with particular interest in coin census, pedigrees, coin designers and minters. A historian at heart, John enjoys tracing coins and people through time.

John writes for Mint Error News, the So-Called Dollar Fellowship and Wikipedia. He is also a top contributor to Collectors Universe Message Forums. Beyond writing, John enjoys creating coins, including co-creating a 2021 Morgan Dollar commemorative with Moonlight Mint, and inspiring a Frank Gasparro Liberty Dollar pattern design commemorative with Grove Minting Company. A collector at heart, John maintains a set of So-Called Dollar rarities in the PCGS Set Registry. John is founder and editor at PrivateMintNews.com.

John Wang is a Consultant to Mint Error News for Mint Errors and Patterns.

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Fred WeinbergFred Weinberg is a highly respected numismatist, with 40 years of full time experience in the rare coin marketplace.

He deals in numismatic United States Gold & Silver coinage, as well as specializing in buying & selling Major Mint Error coinage of all types.

He is one of the original 31 dealers selected as an authorized PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) dealer at it's inception in 1986.

Fred Weinberg has now retired and was a Consultant to Mint Error News for Mint Errors and Die Trials.


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