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The Top 20 Greatest Error Coins of All Time

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edited December 18, 2022 8:46PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Here's a running list of the most expensive error coins as a proxy of the "the top":

  1. $840,000 - 1943-D Bronze Cent - PCGS MS64BN - Bob Simpson specimen - Jan 20, 2021
  2. $504,000 - 1943-S Bronze Cent - PCGS MS63BN CAC - Merl D. Burcham, Bob Simpson specimen - Nov 19, 2020
  3. $400,000 - 1913 Gold Buffalo Nickel - NGC AU53 - Mike Byers
  4. $372,000 - 1943 Bronze Cent - PCGS MS62BN - Marvin Beyer discovery, Bob Simpson specimen - Feb 23, 2021
  5. $348,000 - 1943 Bronze Cent - PCGS MS62BN CAC - Albert Michael Pratt specimen - Apr 24, 2021
  6. $305,500 - 1943 Bronze Cent - PCGS AU58 CAC - Bob Simpson specimen - Jan 7, 2016
  7. $282,000 - 1943 Bronze Cent - NGC MS62BN CAC - Albert Michael Pratt specimen - Aug 2, 2017
  8. $282,000 - 1943-S Bronze Cent - PCGS AU58 CAC - Bob Simpson specimen - Feb 4, 2016
  9. $264,500 - 1916 Buffalo Nickel DDO, FS-016, Breen-2599 - PCGS MS64 - Sep 22, 2005
  10. $258,500 - 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel - PCGS MS65 - Aug 9, 2013
  11. $253,000 - 1905 Indian Cent struck on a Quarter Eagle Planchet - PCGS MS64 - Jan 7, 2010
  12. $240,000 - 1943 Bronze Cent - NGC AU58BN CAC - Donald Groves Patrick specimen - Apr 22, 2021

Mike had a great comment on the Top 20 Error Coins in the following thread, so the question is what are the Top 20 Error Coins?

@Byers said:
All of the top 20 ( had to pick a number) are incredible mint errors and combine rarity, provenance and dramatic eye-appeal!

I really like the 100 Greatest book series, but @FredWeinberg just mentioned that some top coins aren't in the book due to lack of photos.

@FredWeinberg said:
If we had access to the actual coin to photograph it for the book it would’ve been in the top 10.

And 100 tends to be a lot of coins to comprehend, so what are the top 20 error coins and can we get photos for all of them?

Here are some candidates:

1886 Morgan Dollar - Obverse Die Cap Mint Error - PCGS MS64 - Ex. Virgil Michael Brand; Amon Giles Carter Sr.


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