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Proof Errors Featured in Upcoming
January 2022 FUN Heritage Auction

The following coins are featured in the upcoming January 2022 FUN US Coins Signature Auction #1341.

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1972-S Silver Ike Dollar, PR67 Cameo
Struck Twice Off Center

1972-S Eisenhower Dollar, Silver -- Double Struck, Both Strikes Off Center -- PR67 Cameo NGC. Type Two Reverse. The first strike was approximately 40% off center toward 12 o'clock. The second strike is about 35% off center toward 1 o'clock. The date and mintmark from the second strike are bold. The date and mintmark from the first strike are faint, but visible, due north of their second strike impression. Most of DOLLAR, ICA, and ERTY are absent. Colorfully toned apple-green, cream-gray, and autumn-brown. A dramatic error on a "Brown Ike" proof 40% silver Eisenhower dollar.

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1973-S Half Dollar, PR65 Cameo
Flipover Double Struck
Second Strike Off Center

1973-S Kennedy Half -- Double Struck, Second Strike Off-Center Flipover -- PR65 Cameo NGC. The first strike was normal, but the coin flipped over between strikes. The second strike was about 55% off center toward 10:30, at 9 o'clock relative to the first strike. No planchet was fed between strikes. The mintmark and the 973 in the date are present from the first strike. The date and mintmark from the second strike are off the flan. The left border exhibits orange-red color, since some of the copper core was squeezed out and struck into the margin. Lightly toned powder-blue, sea--green, and magenta.

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1971-S Silver Ike, PR66 Cameo
On a 15% Straight Clipped Planchet

1971-S Eisenhower Dollar, Silver -- 15% Straight Clip -- PR66 Cameo NGC. 20.9 grams. Type Two Reverse. A straight clip between 9 and 12 o'clock affects the LIBE and ONE DO. The portrait and eagle are fully intact. When a planchet cutter is miscalibrated, it can punch out planchets along the edges of the strip. Proof coins struck on clipped (incomplete) planchets are usually discovered at the Mint by quality control specialists and sent to the smelter. This is a brilliant and pristine specimen with nicely frosted motifs.

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1973-S Silver Ike Dollar, PR68 Cameo
Broadstruck Mint Error

1973-S Silver Eisenhower Dollar -- Multistruck, Broadstruck -- PR68 Cameo NGC. The collar die was absent or impeded when the present proof Ike dollar was struck. As a result, the diameter is significantly wider than on a standard Ike dollar, especially near 3 and 9 o'clock. The devices are fully struck. The legends show moderate distortion due to unimpeded flan expansion, most evident on AMERICA and the TY in LIBERTY. Light tan-gold and ice-blue toning augments the pristine surfaces.

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1972-S Quarter on a Cent Planchet
PR66 Red, Double Struck

1972-S Washington Quarter -- Double Struck on a Cent Planchet -- PR66 Red NGC. 3.1 grams. Proof quarters struck on cent planchets are rarely encountered. This high-grade fire-red specimen has glassy fields and luminous motifs. Struck aligned with the collar die at 4 o'clock. LIBERTY is absent, as is most of the denomination. UNITED is partial. The date and mintmark are complete. The double strike is evident on UNITED, since the unrestrained left-side border expanded outward during both strikes.

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