Editor’s Note: Well known Mint Error Dealer, Fred Weinberg, recently purchased a group of 2007 Denver Washington Dollar “Missing Edge Lettering” mint errors. Here is a quote from Fred as well as his authentication letter that he included with each sale.
“Last Friday I bought 70 (out of 72) Plain Edges from a local coin shop. A lady had gone into her local bank branch on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks (next door to Encino, about two miles east of me), asked for a $1,000 worth of dollars. The teller laughed at her and said, ‘You won’t find any of those errors that are on the news - they’re all being found in Florida.’ She bought a $1,000 box of paper rolled coins and found 72 Plain Edges! These coins are all from the downtown Los Angeles Federal Reserve, where my bank downstairs got theirs. Yesterday at the same shop, a merchant two doors down came up with six of them! Tom DeLorey examined the first ‘Denver’ Plain Edge last week in Chicago, and my coins match his as far as ‘edge comparison.’ There is a difference that can be seen between the D’s and P’s, but I’m not sure if it’s significant enough for the grading services to be able to put Philadelphia or Denver on a holder.”
The Denver plain edge has no copper core visible since these were rinsed in a solution that coated the edge.