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Item of the Week: Buffalo Nickel Error an Affordable Option

When you think of errors, you usually think “expensive.” For example, the 1955 doubled die obverse Lincoln cent is not cheap, and with good reason. It was a mistake, and the taxpayers are getting their investment and interest. When you … Continue reading

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French speakers have found me

What’s the French word for counterfeit? I didn’t know, either, until I looked it up on Translate.Google.com. Why did I care? For some reason this week, French speakers have discovered my email address as it relates to the unique 1982-D … Continue reading

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Cents bring $35,624.98 profit to finders

Both the copper 1982-D Small Date cent and the copper 1983-D Lincoln cent sold at Stack’s Bowers Galleries “Rarities Night” auction at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 3. Neither coin should exist in copper alloy, but … Continue reading

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Added ‘D’ or second ’82-D small date?

Collectors are checking their cents since January when I wrote about the discovery of the first known 1982-D Small Date Lincoln cent minted on homogeneous copper-alloy planchet. Now after several months, a second specimen may have been found – or … Continue reading

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Latest copper 1983-D cent a mystery

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of Sarasota, Fla., authenticated and graded a 1983-D Lincoln cent as being struck on a brass planchet of a composition of 98 percent copper and 2 percent zinc that weighs 3.0 grams. Regular production 1983-D cents should … Continue reading

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Doubled-die 2015 cent identified

Rodger Ryan is credited with finding what might be the strongest doubled die known so far on the date of a Lincoln cent for the entire 21st century! Only the 2006 Lincoln cent: DDO-001 shows overall stronger doubling of the … Continue reading

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That cent could have been mine

Most every collector has daydreamed about finding something like a bronze 1943, 1943-D or 1943-S cent in their change even though they knew the odds were stacked against them. Cents in 1943 were made of steel. The bronze versions are … Continue reading

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New doubled die quarter discovered

Steve Atwood of Florida managed to nab five new doubled-die reverse varieties of the recently released 2015-P Homestead (Nebraska) America the Beautiful quarters. At least one of the varieties falls into the category of what I’d consider major while a … Continue reading

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Error coin found in change pays off big

It started with a man, a book and a few rolls of pennies. It ended when William Gaitlan of Yuma, Ariz., sold a 1969-S doubled die cent at a June 5 Heritage auction for $21,500. “I still don’t understand why … Continue reading

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No longer unique: Second Close AM 1992 cent found

A second known specimen of the elusive 1992 Philadelphia minted Lincoln cent struck with a “Close AM” (of AMERICA) design style reverse has been reported. Continue reading

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