The Joy of Error Coin Collecting
The Joys of Error Coin Collecting
I started coin collecting when I was 8 years old. That was 40 years ago. Over the years I have educated myself on almost all US coins. At an early age I was not sure what I was doing and really didn't care at that point in my life. I collected everything that I thought was neat. It was not until my father had retired that I started Educating myself.
This came about because my father had also collected coins himself, and he was quite proud of his collection. He was sure it was worth a lot of money until he had some coin shops offer him a few thousand dollars for it. Boy was my father depressed. I was in my 30's by then and decided to do research on my own collection. Through my research I found that different types of coins can carry different values depending on how rare they are. I went through my collection, looking at each and every coin with a 10x eyepiece. I noticed some had things that didn't look quite right. I researched them and found that they were error or variety coins. Most were rare and worth a lot of money. Thus began my collecting of just Error coins. Most of these coins were from pocket change.
I have self educated myself in the error coin field for the past 16 years and have a very nice collection. Recent additions are of the Statehood Quarters.
The 1st 2 pics are of a 1953 Wheatleaf Penny Doubled Die on the Reverse in the upper right area of the coin. Pluribus Unum E in ONE and the T in CENT are most visible. The coin is in uncirculated condition and should grade MS65 (MS70 is the highest grade given to coins meaning perfect)
The next pic is of my 1955S Wheat Penny A BIE error in uncirculated condition and should also grade MS65
The next 3 pics are of a recent find in my pocket change, 1972S Doubled Die Obverse on the date.
The next 5 pics are of a 1997D 10 cent Doubled Ear I found in my pocket change 2 months ago.
I will be submitting these to be certified and graded soon so they can be auctioned by Heritage Auctions.
Education is Key. You find where to certify and grade. You find where to Auction for top dollar.
Follow me as I will be posting new information every few days on this subject. I will also post some more fantastic pictures, especially of my Statehood Quarter Error Collection. As I get coins certified and then Auctioned, I will post the results, grades and dollar amounts realized.
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