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Some Of JHF’s Best SLQs (Errors) From His Collection Finally Coming To Auction In Jan., 2023?

RegistryCoinRegistryCoin Posts: 5,111 ✭✭✭✭
edited December 19, 2022 10:31PM in U.S. Coin Forum

An eye-popping 8-coin group of seldom seen Standing Liberty Quarter errors, all from JustHavingFun’s top SLQ collection, were just pictured at Heritage.
Here’s a 15% Off-Center,

And here’s the reverse of the Major Strike Through.

There are other off-centers, and broadstrikes and other errors. Wow.

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  • wondercoinwondercoin Posts: 16,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some super cool SLQ errors that were not sold along side JHF’s landmark SLQ collection a few years back.

    Wondercoin.

    Please visit my website at www.wondercoins.com and my ebay auctions under my user name www.wondercoin.com.
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That strike through is MAJOR!!!! Quite a hunk of debris of some sort..... Cheers, RickO

  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,352 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll definitely be chasing a few of these beauties. Don't see many SLQ errors.

    Dave

    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
  • TiborTibor Posts: 3,231 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is there a link to the rest.

  • TiborTibor Posts: 3,231 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RegistryCoin Thank you.

  • wondercoinwondercoin Posts: 16,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Super amazing error rarities in a coin series where errors barely exist. But, yet the usual error experts have little to say. I will say- these are likely all true “errors” - not created after midnight.

    Wondercoin

    Please visit my website at www.wondercoins.com and my ebay auctions under my user name www.wondercoin.com.
  • Mr Lindy Mr Lindy Posts: 982 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe there was a reserve & that's why they did not sell ?

    3 decades ago I bought an awesome 1924S off center cent from an error coin specialist who had 2 others available and also a couple 1924S 25c off centers that he "bought from ex San Francsico Mint employee in early 1960's coin show in California"
    Maybe these items were not made on purpose but I see good chance they were riddled out of coinage stream or pulled during visual inspection.
    I still call Shenanigans if all that happened with 1924S Coinage errors was the group was spirited out of the Mint.

    I do enjoy collecting examples of shenanigan, mint sport, assisted errors.
    I like to see what the presses are capable of manufacturing.

  • RegistryCoinRegistryCoin Posts: 5,111 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 19, 2022 9:58PM

    The thread title may be misleading. I don’t think these SLQ errors have been to auction for quite a while.
    Thread title corrected. ;)

  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    These aren't his best as these are the just the stragglers... His best SLQ errors sold about a decade ago.

    To Err Is Human.... To Collect Err's Is Just Too Much Darn Tootin Fun!
  • ByersByers Posts: 1,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LindyS

    You are correct. Good memory.

    In the past few decades there have been a few small groups of broadstruck and slightly off-center (3-10%) SLQ’s that have surfaced.

    Major off-centers, double strikes and off-metals on the other hand are extremely rare.

    mikebyers.com Dealer in Major Mint Errors, Die Trials & Patterns - Author of NLG Best World Coin Book World's Greatest Mint Errors - Publisher & Editor of minterrornews.com.
  • ByersByers Posts: 1,458 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 20, 2022 10:01AM

    @LindyS

    SLQ major mint errors are not exempt from shenanigans, as you mentioned. Shenanigans can occur in any U.S. coin series, even a type series that is a century old.

    Here is an extremely rare SLQ off-metal, struck on a Cent blank. It’s one of 2 known. Both have the identical die crack- which is not known on ANY other SLQ!

    So… a die was discarded with a die crack that wasn’t used in regular production…

    Then most likely at midnight shenanigans occurred and a Mint employee struck these two off metals from the discarded die!

    Blow up image of the die crack is seen in this link:

    https://mikebyers.com/3374308-001.html

    The other known SLQ with the identical die crack is in the Mark Lighterman Collection. It was stolen along with part of his collection, and then recovered… as reported in Mint Error News. Although the image of this SLQ isn’t the best, the die crack is visible:

    https://minterrornews.com/news-5-11-10-recovered_errors.html

    mikebyers.com Dealer in Major Mint Errors, Die Trials & Patterns - Author of NLG Best World Coin Book World's Greatest Mint Errors - Publisher & Editor of minterrornews.com.
  • Mr Lindy Mr Lindy Posts: 982 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 20, 2022 1:08PM

    My 24S 1c is like 25%+ Off Center.

    @Byers said:
    @LindyS

    You are correct. Good memory.

    In the past few decades there have been a few small groups of broadstruck and slightly off-center (3-10%) SLQ’s that have surfaced.

    Major off-centers, double strikes and off-metals on the other hand are extremely rare.

  • ByersByers Posts: 1,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LindyS

    You have a very special off-center SLQ. Any SLQ more than 15% off-center is rare and valuable.

    mikebyers.com Dealer in Major Mint Errors, Die Trials & Patterns - Author of NLG Best World Coin Book World's Greatest Mint Errors - Publisher & Editor of minterrornews.com.
  • Mr Lindy Mr Lindy Posts: 982 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 20, 2022 1:20PM

    Not a 25c.
    My 1c bought from group of three 24S 1c OC & two 24S OC 25c

    @Byers said:
    @LindyS

    You have a very special off-center SLQ. Any SLQ more than 15% off-center is rare and valuable.

  • ByersByers Posts: 1,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LindyS

    Thanks for correcting me. I read the denomination wrong.

    mikebyers.com Dealer in Major Mint Errors, Die Trials & Patterns - Author of NLG Best World Coin Book World's Greatest Mint Errors - Publisher & Editor of minterrornews.com.
  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Broadstruck said:
    These aren't his best as these are the just the stragglers... His best SLQ errors sold about a decade ago.

    These are cool but now I'm super curious about the best ones! Anyone have photos of the ones that were sold before?

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,811 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 20, 2022 8:10PM

    @LindyS said:
    Maybe there was a reserve & that's why they did not sell ?

    3 decades ago I bought an awesome 1924S off center cent from an error coin specialist who had 2 others available and also a couple 1924S 25c off centers that he "bought from ex San Francsico Mint employee in early 1960's coin show in California"
    Maybe these items were not made on purpose but I see good chance they were riddled out of coinage stream or pulled during visual inspection.
    I still call Shenanigans if all that happened with 1924S Coinage errors was the group was spirited out of the Mint.

    I do enjoy collecting examples of shenanigan, mint sport, assisted errors.
    I like to see what the presses are capable of manufacturing.

    Interesting. Would be good to know about the other 1924-S errors and possible shenanigans. When did these start being known and distributed?

    Here's the 1924-S in the OP.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Byers said:
    @LindyS

    SLQ major mint errors are not exempt from shenanigans, as you mentioned. Shenanigans can occur in any U.S. coin series, even a type series that is a century old.

    Here is an extremely rare SLQ off-metal, struck on a Cent blank. It’s one of 2 known. Both have the identical die crack- which is not known on ANY other SLQ!

    So… a die was discarded with a die crack that wasn’t used in regular production…

    Then most likely at midnight shenanigans occurred and a Mint employee struck these two off metals from the discarded die!

    Blow up image of the die crack is seen in this link:

    https://mikebyers.com/3374308-001.html

    The other known SLQ with the identical die crack is in the Mark Lighterman Collection. It was stolen along with part of his collection, and then recovered… as reported in Mint Error News. Although the image of this SLQ isn’t the best, the die crack is visible:

    https://minterrornews.com/news-5-11-10-recovered_errors.html

    It's cool that there are two of these and they both have pedigrees, for Byers and Lighterman.

    The die crack and what it indicates on the creation of these is very interesting. When were these first known?

  • ByersByers Posts: 1,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins

    I do not know how long Mark Lighterman has owned his, but he has spent decades assembling his mint error collection.

    Regarding the NGC MS 63 one from the ‘BYERS COLLECTION’…

    After I purchased it raw, none other than Jim Halperin from Heritage called me, and we ended up being partners in the coin.

    I submitted it to NGC for certification and wanted to place it in my personal collection temporarily, so the BYERS pedigree was added to the insert.

    Subsequently I sold it to a collector, and since then it has traded hands several times.

    mikebyers.com Dealer in Major Mint Errors, Die Trials & Patterns - Author of NLG Best World Coin Book World's Greatest Mint Errors - Publisher & Editor of minterrornews.com.
  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Byers said:
    @Zoins

    I do not know how long Mark Lighterman has owned his, but he has spent decades assembling his mint error collection.

    Regarding the NGC MS 63 one from the ‘BYERS COLLECTION’…

    After I purchased it raw, none other than Jim Halperin from Heritage called me, and we ended up being partners in the coin.

    I submitted it to NGC for certification and wanted to place it in my personal collection temporarily, so the BYERS pedigree was added to the insert.

    Subsequently I sold it to a collector, and since then it has traded hands several times.

    Thanks for the history on this.

    It's nice to have been able to buy these coins raw.

    It's also nice to se the Byers Collection pedigree. How many coins have this?

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RegistryCoin said:
    An eye-popping 8-coin group of seldom seen Standing Liberty Quarter errors, all from JustHavingFun’s top SLQ collection, were just pictured at Heritage.

    @Broadstruck said:
    These aren't his best as these are the just the stragglers... His best SLQ errors sold about a decade ago.

    When were the coins in the OP sold by JHF?

    Seems like these are all being sold as part of the The Mahal Collection. JHF isn't mentioned in the lot descriptions. Does JHF own the Mahal Collection?

  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins said:

    @Broadstruck said:
    These aren't his best as these are the just the stragglers... His best SLQ errors sold about a decade ago.

    These are cool but now I'm super curious about the best ones! Anyone have photos of the ones that were sold before?

    Sadly, JHF passed away a few years ago.

    He sold his SLQ set and mint errors at Stacks Bowers.

    To Err Is Human.... To Collect Err's Is Just Too Much Darn Tootin Fun!
  • wondercoinwondercoin Posts: 16,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I handled the sale of JHF’s landmark SLQ collection through Stacks way back when. If memory serves me right, JHF only gave me a couple SLQ errors to sell with the collection. That’s because the vast majority of his SLQ error collection had been inadvertently separated (placed in a safe box in a distant country) from the Hall of Fame SLQ Registry set as well as the mega rare pattern SLQ I sold through Stacks. As many know, JHF passed away in late 2018. The SLQ errors now at Heritage were recently discovered by JHF’s estate in that far away land (in the same holders Heritage is auctioning them off at FUN).

    Wondercoin

    Please visit my website at www.wondercoins.com and my ebay auctions under my user name www.wondercoin.com.

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