Author Archives: Ken Potter

Second 1982-D Small Date Copper Alloy Lincoln cent discovered

A second 1982-D Small Date homogenous copper alloy Lincoln cent has been discovered.  Like the original discovery coin this latest find is also graded AU-58. According to the PCGS label it weighs 3.07 grams – close enough to be within … Continue reading

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Could doubled die be intentional?

The 1995-D doubled-die cent might have been made on purpose! Yes, you read that right. It is possible that the Denver Mint struck the not-so-well-known but very rare 1995-D doubled-die Lincoln cent on purpose. Let me relate this story. Some … Continue reading

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Minor errors plague Block Island quarters

Greg Kipp of California opened a bag of the recently released 2018-P Block Island America the Beautiful quarters and found it stuffed full of minor error-varieties in the form of minor die chips and die breaks on and within the … Continue reading

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Collector finds 1983 copper alloy cent

ANACS has certified its second 1983 Lincoln cent struck in a copper alloy. The coin, which weighs 3.08 grams, is described on the holder as being struck on a bronze blank and struck through grease. The firm graded the coin … Continue reading

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Doubled-die cents found by newcomer

While thousands of dreamers are checking change for a small-date 1982-D copper cent, a new collector in Georgia repeatedly found examples of a 1995-D doubled-die cent and profited accordingly. Dilenia Fiore has reported finding seven examples of the rare 1995-D … Continue reading

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Do you have a $10,000 edge error?

Would you check the edge of your 2007-S proof Jefferson dollars if you knew it meant you could be up to tens of thousands of dollars richer? While I cannot state with any certainty what the Out-Of-Sequence Edge Motto error … Continue reading

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Rare 1992-D error cent found in tray

Michigan collector and cherry picker John Anderson reports finding a 1992-D Close AM circulation strike Lincoln cent that could be worth thousands of dollars! Amazingly, he found it in a “leave a penny, take a penny” container in a local … Continue reading

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Missing top layer makes quarter rare

Rorrie McCoy of Montana has reported what is to the best of my knowledge a new error coin combination never seen before by the hobby! While I have seen several of the basic error type, I have never seen or … Continue reading

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Ever see steel 1944 with error too?

It’s time to remind readers that many minor though extremely noteworthy error coins can be found and admired at coin shows. The upcoming Florida United Numismatists show in Tampa should be no different. I’m going to take you for a … Continue reading

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Just looking makes reader $50,000 richer

Reader Albert Carlisle may be $50,000 to $100,000 richer just because he read our lead story on the find of a 1990 “No S” proof cent in the July 4 issue of Numismatic News. He acted on it! No sooner … Continue reading

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