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$1 mule die pair discovery coin


  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow been out there for over 6 years and hasn't been found till now!

    Young Numismatist/collector
    70 Positive BST transactions buying and selling with 42 members and counting!

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's a select excerpt. Amazing that the Washington Sac mules have sold for over $100K!

    William T. Gibbs wrote:

    The authentication and grading team at NGC includes David J. Camire, an authority on Mint errors who is the co-author of 100 Greatest US Error Coins. In addition to being an NGC grading finalizer, Camire serves as President of Numismatic Conservation Services, an affiliate of NGC.

    “This is yet another great find by a collector and an important reminder for the coin collecting community that astonishing discoveries are still being made,” Camire said. “Today, the US Mint uses technology and procedures that make it highly unlikely for mint errors not only to be produced, but also to escape into circulation. When they do, they become highly collectible and the NGC grading team has the expertise and resources to authenticate rare mint errors like these. Now, the hunt is on to see whether additional specimens can be found. Happy hunting!”
    According to NGC, “The edge of this mule sheds some light on its history: It bears the year 2014 and the ‘D’ mintmark of Denver. That year, the Denver Mint struck 5.6 million Sacagawea Dollars and over 15 million Presidential Dollars, almost equally distributed between Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt.”

    Any 2014 Sacagawea obverse should have been paired with that year’s Native Hospitality reverse, which depicts a pair of Native Americans offering food and a peace pipe. Instead, this mule features the Statue of Liberty reverse from the Presidential dollar series.

    Examples of the Washington quarter dollar-Sacagawea dollar mule have realized more than $100,000. Slightly under 20 examples of that coin are known.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OK, now I have to go get bags of dollar coins..... Just one of these would make my day, month, year and coin collecting lifetime.... :o Cheers, RickO

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