Here are records of recent sales of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, James Polk Presidential Dollar mint errors and Native American Dollar mint errors on eBay from October 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009.
1. All lots had buyers. If the coins actually changed hands is unknown.
2. A picture accompanied each lot or it was not recognized.
3. Blurry pictures or other problems are notated under “observation.”
4. Items mislabeled commanded a small premium.
5. Some lots changed hands more than once.
6. Any scratches, dents or defects notated were either in the description or grading service’s holders.
7. Auction houses that listed these errors were ignored.
8. Shipping charges are not included.
Missing edge lettering: The George Washington dollars have dropped in value since my last report. John Adams dollars have remained the same. The double edge lettering John Adams dollars are changing hands at last quarters’ prices. PCGS and NGC prices dropped slightly. Raw examples remain the same. A few Satin Finish examples have shown up on eBay. Various other Presidential smooth edge dollars that are Unc and (SMS) satin finish are being offered. These Satin Finish examples are found in Special Mint Sets that are suppose to be scrutinized by the mint employees at each process. Known quantities are listed elsewhere in this magazine. Partial edge lettering and weak edge lettering errors have all gone down in price. This includes the ones found in (SMS) special mint sets.