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Interesting Errors

Interesting Errors

By Jeff Lubinski, Numismatist

Errors are one of the most fascinating areas of numismatic study. As a young numismatist I became enamored with errors and how they were produced. The original focus of my personal collection was errors, and I’ve always been partial to the most bizarre pieces to escape the mint. Today I’ve got two very interesting pieces on my desk. The first coin is an undated large cent (1808-1834) with a full brockage strike. For those of you not familiar with errors The Official Price Guide to Mint Errors (Herbert) describes it as such, “A coin which was stuck with all of a struck coin between it and one of the dies, showing on the struck object coin as a shallow irregularly rounded depression in the entire face…with a slightly enlarged and distorted incuse image of the intervening coin design.”
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