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The Joy Of Error Coin Collecting Cont.

Updated on June 20, 2011
Obverse 1870 Nickel 20% Die rotation error
Obverse 1870 Nickel 20% Die rotation error
Reverse showing the rotation 20% rotation to the right of where it should have been.
Reverse showing the rotation 20% rotation to the right of where it should have been.
Obverse 2005D Oregon Statehood Quarter Die Polish off on the Li in Liberty.
Obverse 2005D Oregon Statehood Quarter Die Polish off on the Li in Liberty.
Reverse of the above Quarter
Reverse of the above Quarter
Obverse 1958D Lincoln Wheat Leaf Penny I call this one my Lincoln Ponytail Wheat.
Obverse 1958D Lincoln Wheat Leaf Penny I call this one my Lincoln Ponytail Wheat.
A chip in the die by the collar and hair line most likely caused this rarity.
A chip in the die by the collar and hair line most likely caused this rarity.
closeup of the ponytail.
closeup of the ponytail.
another closeup.
another closeup.
Reverse of the above Penny.
Reverse of the above Penny.

Aloha Everyone

Wanted to add a few more coins on the hub for all to see. Also a reminder that education is KEY to building a great coin collection. Here are a few good books for education in the error/variety coin collecting field.

Million Dollar Nickels by Paul Montogemery, Mark Borckardt and Ray Knight This book takes you to the upper levels of coins value. It is about the 1913 Nickel only 5 known to have been made.

Official Guide to Coin Grading and Counterfeit Detection Professional Coin Grading Service Edited by Scott A. Travers Text by John W. Dannreuther A must read for those who want to know more about their coins and how they are graded. Lots of vaulable information about detecting counterfeit coins that end up in circulation and how to spot them.

One Minute Coin Expert by Scott A. Travers Awesome reading and guide for the beginner.

The Official Red Book A Guide of Lincoln Cents by David Bowers Foreword by Charles D. Daughtrey This in one of my favorites, as I collect Lincoln Cents, especially the Wheat Leaf variety.

The Best for last in this writing. American State Quarters by David L. Ganz The Statehood Quarters ushered in a new group of collectors to the field of coin collecting. I have amassed a nice collection of errors on these coins also.

The New Quarters with the National Parks on the reverse are just being released as I write this. These new coins are sure to follow in the path of the regular Statehood Quarters.

Stay tuned for more next week. For now I hope you enjoy.

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      brucemoring 

      8 years ago from Hawaii, Hawaii

      Aloha Russell;

      I have two like that one is 195? and another 194? like yours. These pennies should weigh 47 to 48 grains with an allowable + or - 2 grains. My two coins weigh 42 grains which are below the allowable weight. These pennies are definitly on thin planchets which didn't have enough copper to complete the design.

      Weigh your penny and find out what it weighs. Thin planchet pennies are rare and worth some money.

      Mahalo for the comment...

      Bruce Moring

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      whytboy 

      8 years ago

      Cool oldies. I have a enteresting piece its a unpunched plug with visible date 194- the last number is off coin one cent is visible on other side its clearly a major mistake maybe one of a kind but cant find any to compare can you help? r-u-s-s-e-l-l-w-y-c-k-o-f-f@y-a-h-o-o

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      Lilian 

      8 years ago

      Hi Babe, you got an awesome coin collection!!

      that was great hobby and now you'll get

      your benefits with it.. I LOVE YOU VERY

      MUCH MAHAL KO..

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