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United States Error Coins

Error coins are a fascinating subset of numismatics. While most coin collectors prize mint-condition coins, collectors who specialize in errors often favor coins that show the wear and tear of daily life. Most error coins are destroyed by the Mint when they are found at the facility, but some manage to escape to general circulation by accident. Occasionally, they are pocketed by unscrupulous Mint employees.

Some of the most prominent forms of error coins include double die, cracked die, off center, clipped planchet, and blundered die. As the name suggests, the double-die error is caused when the repeated strikes of the die onto the blank are not perfectly aligned between each strike. Most commonly, this error is seen on mint marks or dates. Cracked dies will transfer their cracks on... Read more

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2009-D District of Columbia Waffled Error Coin, Rare!

May 26, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Greenville, OH, USA

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1848 Braided Hair Large Cent Lamination Error  EF Details

May 27, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
Douglasville , GA, USA

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1983 Error Speared Lincoln & Date Variety Gem Unc.

May 27, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
Douglasville , GA, USA

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Dramatic 55 Percent Off-Center JEFFERSON NICKEL ERROR BU

June 4, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

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