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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...

Exotic and Intentional U.S. Error Coins In The Marketplace

One of the most controversial categories of U.S. coins are mint errors...

Buffalo Nickel Bronze Galvano by James Fraser Sells for Record Price of $180,000 in Auction

Stack's Bowers sold this Bronze Galvano of James Earle Fraser's Buffalo Nickel Reverse on March 26, 2024 for a record price of $180,000...

Lincoln Cent Mint Errors Featured in the Upcoming June 2024 Error Coinage Heritage Auction

The following Lincoln Cent mint errors are featured in the upcoming June 2024 Error Coinage US Coins Showcase Auction...

Dramatic Cent Error Coins

Here are some of the rarer and more dramatic cent errors produced at the United States Mint...

GreatCollections Sets a World-Record Price For a Buffalo Nickel

This 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel was authenticated and certified by PCGS MS 65+ with a CAC green sticker...

An Incredible and Rare Lincoln Cent Wheat Reverse Mirror Brockage on a Silver Dime Planchet

Mirror brockages in the Lincoln Cent Wheat Reverse series are extremely rare with approximately ten known...

CACG Embraces Error Coins & Modern Issues

The CAC® Rare Coin Market Review cover features an extremely rare 1944 Lincoln Cent with an obverse mirror brockage...

Mint Errors Featured in the Upcoming May 2024 Central States Heritage Auction

The following mint errors are featured in the upcoming May 2024 CSNS US Coins Signature® Auction...

Jim Halperin's Collection of Fraser Plasters

There are a few Fraser plasters that are included in his private collection...

Unique Charles A. Lindbergh 14-Inch Obverse Bronze Galvano For The 1928 Congressional Gold Medal by Laura Gardin Fraser

It appears that this is the only Laura Gardin Fraser galvano in private hands...

Charles A. Lindbergh 14-Inch Plaster Of The Reverse Design For The 1928 Congressional Gold Medal by Laura Gardin Fraser

This features Laura Fraser's dramatic representation of an iconic flying eagle on the reverse of the medal...

Unique 15-Inch Oklahoma Run Plaster by Laura Gardin Fraser for the 1957 Oklahoma Semi-Centennial Medal

This unique Oklahoma Run plaster is absolutely amazing...

Oregon Trail Memorial Half Dollar Plaster by Laura Gardin Fraser

It is one of two known and is in superb original condition...

1932 Laura Gardin Fraser Quarter Plaster and Original Photograph

This 1932 quarter reverse plaster model for Laura Gardin Fraser's winning 1932 Washington Quarter submission is an amazing and significant discovery...

Heritage to Auction Collection of 1994 Denver Mint Cancelled Dies Certified by NGC

This collection includes official U.S. Mint cancelled and defaced Cent, Dime and Quarter dies, all from the Denver Mint...

Mint Error Coin Chronicles: Rotated Dies Error

The orientation of the two sides of a coin in relation to one another should be consistent; when it's not, this error occurs...

Mint Errors To Die For 3rd Edition Now Available

The exciting 3rd Edition of Joe Cronin's book Mint Errors To Die For is now available...

Famous Sacagawea Mule Dollar Coin Error to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

About Two Dozen Known; Tied for Finest Graded at PCGS...

Mint Errors Featured in the Upcoming Heritage January 2024 FUN US Coins Signature® Auction

The following mint errors are featured in the upcoming January 2024 FUN US Coins Signature® Auction...

Heritage Auctions is Offering the 4th Known 2001-D Lincoln Cent Muled with a Roosevelt Dime Reverse

The 4th Known Cent/Dime Mule is featured in the January 2024 FUN US Coins Signature® Auction...

Flying With Your Coins!

Air travel is the fastest method across the USA with coins and here are a few suggestions for your journey...

Unique Branch Mint Proof 1891-O Seated Liberty Dime

This is the only known 1891-O Seated Liberty Dime struck in PROOF...

1971-S Proof Silver Eisenhower Dollar Double Struck Both Strikes Off-Center

It is hard to imagine a proof off-center and double struck Eisenhower Dollar that is more dramatic...

Unique Proof Bicentennial Ike Dollar Double Struck, 2nd Strike Off-Center

This proof Bicentennial Dollar major mint error is unique in many ways and has no equals...

Unique Pair of Judd #2210 Martha Washington 5¢ Test Pieces

Newly redesigned Martha Washington dies were used to strike test pieces at the United States Mint...

Unique Liberia Gold Pattern

This is a unique Liberia gold $5 pattern featuring James Monroe from their Presidential Series...

Unique Proof Kennedy Half Struck on Silver Dollar Planchet

This proof Kennedy Half major mint error is unique in many ways and has no equals...

The Rarest Eisenhower Dollars Known

A small group of Eisenhower dollars are in an elite class of their own...

Mint Errors Featured in the Upcoming Heritage September 2023 Error Coinage US Coins Showcase Auction

The following mint errors are featured in the upcoming September 2023 Error Coinage US Coins Showcase Auction...

Unique Off-Center $20 Liberty Sells for $132,000 in Heritage Auction

This spectacular $20 Liberty Gold Piece is the only off-center known...

Highest Prices Realized for Intentional Mint Errors Sold in Heritage Auctions

The following intentional mint errors have sold in past Heritage Auctions...

A Collection of Flying Eagle & Indian Cent Mint Errors

Charmy Harker "The Penny Lady®" wanted to share her collection of Flying Eagle and Indian Cent Mint Errors...

Collecting Double Struck Error Coins

A favorite of every error coin collector is to have a double struck error coin in their collection...

Major Errors Struck by Private U.S. Mints

Major mint errors from silver rounds to gambling tokens are very popular and are eagerly sought out by collectors...

Prices Realized For Mint Errors Sold in the Heritage June 2023 Error Coinage US Coins Showcase Auction

The following mint errors sold in the June 2023 Error Coinage US Coins Showcase Auction...

Unique Peace Dollar Splasher & Plaster by Anthony de Francisci

Quite simply there are no other known splashers or plaster models of the de Francisci 1921 Peace Dollar...

More Exciting Mint Errors Featured in the Heritage June 2023 Error Coinage US Coins Showcase Auction

The following mint errors are featured in the upcoming June 2023 Error Coinage US Coins Showcase Auction...

Top Mint Errors For 2022

Here are a few of the highest prices realized for Major Mint Errors sold during 2022...

Mint Errors Featured in the Upcoming June 2023 Error Coinage US Coins Showcase Heritage Auction

The following mint errors are featured in the upcoming June 2023 Error Coinage US Coins Showcase Auction...

Unique Shield Nickel Multi-Denomination Mated Pair Error Discovered

Long time error specialist Greg Bennick has discovered a multi-denomination mated pair of uncirculated 1867 Shield Nickels...

Mint Errors Featured in the Upcoming May 2023 Central States Heritage Auction

The following mint errors are featured in the Upcoming May 2023 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction...

New Error Coin Discovery: Dr. Sally Ride Quarter on Nickel Planchet Error Coin in GreatCollections April 30th Auction

Issued in 2022, the Dr. Sally Ride quarter was released as part of the inaugural year of the American Women Quarters Program by the U.S. Mint...

Prices Realized in the March 2023 Error Coinage US Coins Showcase Heritage Auction

The following mint errors sold in the March 2023 Error Coinage US Coins Showcase Auction...

New Discovery: Unique Proof 1973-S Kennedy Half Dollar Die Piece and Die Break Error Mated Pair

This unique mated pair is a new discovery and fresh to the market from an old time collection...

The "Libertas Americana" Metallurgical Trial Pieces

These pieces are fascinating pieces of history and this article attempts to list a complete census of the known specimens...

Unique Mated Pair of Proof Ike Dollars Struck Off-Center on 1¢ Planchets

This unique proof mated pair of Eisenhower Dollars was sitting in an old-time collection for decades...

Unique Proof Kennedy Half Bonded Pair With Struck In Copper Planchet

This bonded pair of a Proof Kennedy Half and a 1.6 gram Copper planchet is unique and visually breathtaking...

Prototype Eisenhower Dollars - Considering the Chatham Specimen as the First Prototype Variety

The working prototype 1971-S Eisenhower Dollars are one of the most interesting and important discoveries in numismatics in recent years...

1973-S Proof Eisenhower Dollar Unique Mated Pair

This unique Proof Eisenhower Dollar mated pair is the first known of this type of error...

Mint Errors Sold in the Upcoming December 2022 Heritage Auction of The Misfits Collection of U.S. Error Coinage, Part 2

Here are some of the exciting and rare mint errors that brought strong prices in The Misfits Collection of U.S. Error Coinage, Part 2 Showcase Auction...

Mint Errors Featured in the Upcoming December 2022 Heritage Auction of The Misfits Collection of U.S. Error Coinage, Part 2

The following mint errors are featured in The Misfits Collection of U.S. Error Coinage, Part 2 Showcase Auction...

A Dramatic Struck Thru Error - The "1861 Buffalo" Quarter

This "1861 Buffalo" Quarter is an especially appealing struck-thru grease Quarter, both for its eye appeal and subject matter...

Unique Proof Ike Dollar Struck on Outer Clad Layer

This 1976-S Proof Type 1 Eisenhower Dollar is unique among Ikes, and all U.S. Dollars, of all years and types...

Prices Realized for the November 2022 Heritage Auction of The Misfits Collection of U.S. Error Coinage, Part 1

The following mint errors sold in The Misfits Collection of U.S. Error Coinage, Part 1 Showcase Auction...

Two Mint Errors with Famous Pedigrees Featured in Heritage Auctions December 2022 Sale of The Misfits Collection of U.S. Error Coinage

The following mint errors are featured in The Misfits Collection of U.S. Error Coinage, Part 2 Showcase Auction...

Unique 1972-S Lincoln Cent on Struck Silver Dime

Although this was an intentionally struck mint error, it is unique and very dramatic...

1974-S Lincoln Cent Struck in Aluminum to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

It is believed unique and is likely one of only two Aluminum 1974 Cents legal to own (the other being a uniface reverse on Philippines planchet)...

UNIQUE GOLD QUARTER

This U.S. GOLD QUARTER is far and beyond the most incredible modern U.S. mint error ever to be discovered...

1943 Lincoln Cent Bronze/Copper PCGS AU-50 BN CAC Offered by GreatCollections

It is the second of only five known examples of the ultra-rare 1913 Liberty Head Nickel purchased by GreatCollections within 12 months...

Walton 1913 Liberty Head Nickel Acquired by GreatCollections for $4.2 million

It is the second of only five known examples of the ultra-rare 1913 Liberty Head Nickel purchased by GreatCollections within 12 months...

Unique 1972 Ike Dollar Overstruck Twice With 1972 Cent Dies

One of our readers wanted to share his amazing Eisenhower Dollar mint error...

Two Incredible Kennedy Half Mint Errors

A reader of Mint Error News who collects rare proof U.S. mint errors wanted to share two special Kennedy Half mint errors from his collection...

Error Coin Collection

One of our readers wanted to share his collection of error coins and numismatic rarities...

Frosted Freedom $100 Platinum Trial to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

Just 12 examples minted as production proofs. The first and only to be certified by PCGS...

A Cosmic Error You Have To Look To The Stars For!

To this day, not very many people are even aware of this error...

New Off-Metal Discovery: 2018-P Roosevelt Dime on Steel Planchet

This is a fascinating new discovery. U.S. Roosevelt Dime off-metals are very rare...

Bicentennial Ike Dollar Struck on 40% Silver Planchet

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

Top Mint Errors For 2021

Here are a few of the highest prices realized for Major Mint Errors auctioned during 2021...

Prices Realized for Mint Errors & Patterns in the August 2022 ANA Heritage Auction

The following mint errors & patterns sold in the August 2022 US Coins Signature® Auction...

NGC-certified Sovereigns with Mint Errors Offered in Heritage Sale

The British gold coins are each expected to sell for tens of thousands of dollars in the August auction...

Struck Thru Error Coins

Major struck thru error coins are very interesting and extremely collectable...

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 Signature® 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...

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...

Unique Proof 1973-S Eisenhower Dollar Broadstruck on 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 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...


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, Jim Stoutjesdyk, Dave Camire, Ron Guth, Marc Crane, Andy Lustig, Saul Teichman, Michael Faraone, Steven Contursi, Jeff Ylitalo, John Wang, Fred Weinberg (retired), Christopher Talbot Frank, Greg Bennick, Silvano DiGenova, Brian Hodge, Joe Cronin, Allen Rowe, Ian Russell and Jim Gately.


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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 AuctionsJim Stoutjesdyk was named Vice President of Heritage Rare Coin Galleries in 2004. Since coming to Heritage in 1993, Jim has assumed a wide variety of responsibilities. He initially was hired as the Gallery Manager for Heritage's retail showroom. For several years he helped to develop Heritage's retail clientele and placed millions of dollars worth of rare coins with collectors. Jim's interest turned to wholesale trading and he quickly became a familiar face at coin shows across the nation. As Vice President, Jim's duties include buying and selling millions of dollars worth of rare coins each month, pricing all of the new coins available for sale each day, and overseeing the daily operations of the rare coin department. In 2019 the American Numismatic Association awarded Jim the very prestigious Doctor of Numismatics honorary degree.

Jim Stoutjesdyk is a Consultant to Mint Error News for U.S. Coins, Unique Items, Patterns and Mint Errors.

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 1.75 million online bidder-members registered on HA.com from all 195 countries. 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, Modern & Contemporary Art, Urban Art, Comic Books & Comic Art, Movie Posters, Entertainment & Music Memorabilia, Jewelry & Timepieces, Luxury Handbags, Sports Collectibles, Historical & Political Memorabilia, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Ethnographic Art, & Space Exploration Memorabilia, Civil War Memorabilia, Photographs, Nature & Science, Fine and Rare Wine, Luxury Real Estate, Pop Culture Collectibles, 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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Christopher Talbot FrankChristopher Talbot Frank is an error coin dealer of over 25 years and is doing business as CTF Error Coins. Christopher specializes in superior eye appealing error coinage with a wide variety of dramatic specimens. He has an artistic background as a professional photographer and now specializes in high end numismatic photography. Christopher handpicks every coin in his inventory based on eye appeal first and rarity second.

Chris's 800 plus certified coin inventory is basically an error coin type set in many dates and denominations. Although he carries all error types and dates, he specializes in mint state modern and the very rare ultra modern (2002-present) error coins. Christopher has authored many articles on error coins for Mint Error News over the last few years.

Christopher Talbot Frank is a consultant to Mint Error News for modern and dramatic Major Mint Errors.

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Greg BennickGreg Bennick is a collector and researcher of major mint errors and has been actively involved in the hobby since 1981 when he made his first major error purchase, a Liberty nickel on a cent planchet, at the age of ten.

A professional keynote speaker on the topic of Build a Better Now® for the corporate and association markets (gregbennick.com) Greg writes for multiple print outlets on major errors. He maintains an extensive personal library of error-related books, pamphlets, magazines, and ephemera going back to the dawn of the hobby in the 1950's.

Greg is a board member of CONECA, and focuses his study on major US and Canadian error coins, significant ancient and world errors, and the minting process.

Greg Bennick is a consultant to Mint Error News for Mint Errors and trends in the error market.

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Silvano DiGenovaTangible Investments founder and president Silvano DiGenova is an authority on the rare coin market, grading, authenticity, and appraisals. In fact, since Silvano co-founded the renowned Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and designed the PCGS coin grading standards, you could actually say he wrote the book on coin grading.

Millions of collectors and investors depend on Silvano DiGenova's expertise every day. He has been featured in Fortune Magazine's "People to Watch," quoted on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, interviewed in hundreds of U.S. newspapers, and has appeared several times as a commentator on CNN, FNN, CNBC, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and more.

Silvano DiGenova is a consultant to Mint Error News for Patterns and Unique & Esoteric U.S. Coinage.

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Brian HodgeBrian Hodge is a Partner and the President of Numismatics at Minshull Trading. Over the last three decades years they have been a leader in the numismatic industry and have grown into a formidable market maker, garnering the respect of every major market player.

He is a member of every major numismatic organization in the country, including PNG, ICTA, FUN, CSNS, and a life member of the ANA. He is a regular Red Book contributor and maintains consistent and up-to-date pricing to sustain healthy markets.

Brian Hodge is a consultant to Mint Error News for Specimen Coinage and Unique U.S. Coins.

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Joe CroninJoe Cronin is currently a History teacher, a former U.S. Treasury Department law enforcement officer, and has been a coin collector for over thirty years. Within the last ten years he has focused more on Mint errors, and also fake and altered coins made to resemble genuine errors.

He is the author of the popular error reference book, Mint Errors to Die For, has written articles for CONECA's Errorscope, and is the creator and moderator of the Facebook® page, "Joe Cronin's Mint Errors Explained."

Joe often attends coin shows in the Western N.Y. area with educational tables on Mint errors and Henning nickels.

Feel free to contact Joe at jcro57@yahoo.com.

Joe Cronin is a consultant to Mint Error News for Mint Errors and Counterfeit/Altered coins made to resemble genuine errors.

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Allen RoweAllen Rowe is the owner of Northern Nevada Coin, which specializes in buying silver dollars, gold coins, Carson City coins, gold scrap, complete collections, estates, hoards, investment holdings, coins, silver bullion, gold billion, and rare paper money from collectors, investors, and other coin dealers. He has been buying gold in Carson City, Reno, Sparks, Minden, Gardnerville, Lake Tahoe, Fallon, Virginia City, and northern Nevada since 1993.

An interesting array of dollar errors is currently available to be viewed on Northern Nevada Coin's website brokencc.com. The gallery includes several off-center Morgan dollars, a broadstruck Morgan, a spectacularly broadstruck Peace dollar, an example of a rotated reverse, a blank silver dollar planchet, and the Amazing Broken CC.

Allen Rowe is a consultant to Mint Error News for Morgan and Peace Dollar Mint Errors, especially mint errors and rarities from the Carson City Mint.

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Ian RussellIan is president and co-founder of GreatCollections Coin & Paper Money Auctions. From a young age, Ian was interested in collectibles and started working on weekends for a stamp dealer in Sydney, Australia at age 14. From there he learned about auctions at Stanley Gibbons Australia, personally handling many important sales including the Purcell Collection of Kangaroo and Map Series, the Mackey Collection of Australian States/Pacific Islands and the Morrison Hill China Collection. Ian also put together the company's first paper money auction featuring one of the finest New Zealand bank note collections ever formed.

Ian is a member of the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild, member 785 and abides by the PNG Code of Ethics. In 2021, CoinWorld Magazine named Ian one of the most influential people in numismatics. Contact Ian Russell at ian@greatcollections.com.

Great Collections holds the record auctioning the famous $1 Sacagawea obverse muled with a Quarter reverse for $194,062.50.

Ian Russell is a consultant to Mint Error News for Error Coins and Patterns.

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Jim GatelyJim Gately is the owner of the #1 ranked PCGS registry set of Buffalo Nickels. He also has other registry sets with PCGS.

He purchased the unique 1913 Gold Buffalo Nickel from Mike Byers for $400,000 and proudly included it in his set.

Jim is an expert on 20th Century U.S. coinage with an emphasis on Buffalo Nickels. He is a consultant to Mint Error News for Double Dies and Overdates.



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