I have "Coin Fever"
It seems, since I opened up these coin books back in mid September, I now have a condition known as "Coin Fever" and everyone in my family has a new afternoon routine. As soon as they walk through the door they empty their pocket change on my desk. I'm having a ton of fun watching video's and reading all about error and variety coins. Hubby runs to the bank everyday now to exchange rolls of five dollars in pennies.
This morning I was reading about Striking Errors at http://www.error-ref.com/part-vi-striking-errors/
Rims and Collars and Die Cracks ...Oh my! and then I ran into a couple of Error price guides where I came across images of finger feeder damages. I saw just how much those errors might be worth. My heart sunk to my stomach...ugh A few days ago I pulled out a penny from a penny roll that had rips in it. Son said why would someone cut up a penny like that? I just shrugged and shook my head. I set it aside and it's been at my side ever since, that is up until this morning. After I read about feeders and the slices - errors they cause I turned to look at my poor penny and it was gone! I thought I had tossed it in yesterdays penny rolls so I opened each roll and frantically searched. no luck. I looked all over my desk, on the floor, in my coin keeper. I felt horrible. then I saw my small date large date over-sized empty Rx bottle. Ha! I had tossed it in there.
I put it with my other penny family of mishaps. My camera went on the tritzzz so my Daughter in Law took these pics for me.
Do these types of errors usually get graded or do they go for sale as Raw?