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braddickbraddick Posts: 23,071 ✭✭✭✭✭

I've always been fascinated with these strong error coins that somehow either heavily circulated or were carried as mementos. Either way, they're somewhat scarce as error coins were quickly pulled from circulation.
Whenever I see an interesting one, I like to go after it.
Here is my latest:
(I'd also like to see other examples if you know of any!)

(Seller's photos- this one is en route to me.)


peacockcoins

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  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have three lowball IHCs in pristine old ANACS white holders. I'll dig them out next time I open the safe, and take a pic. Nice original Indian cents. All are off center.

    1896 ANACS VG8
    1897 ANACS G6
    (No date) ANACS G4

    At one time I pondered assembling a set of off center Indians. Probably got distracted by something else and quit. :)

    Dave

    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,781 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Back then people probably couldn't afford to pull them from circulation and save them. They needed the money for everyday commerce. In addition to that, most people didn't know or predict the future significant's of these errors.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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

    There was very minor interest in mint errors prior to the 1950's which is the reason you can find them circulated to low conditions today.

    To Err Is Human.... To Collect Err's Is Just Too Much Darn Tootin Fun!
  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,781 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are a handful of guys here that really got in on the ground floor of mint errors. Guys that scarfed them up before people really know what they were. And bought them cheap, I mean real cheap 30 and 40 years ago.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • gonzergonzer Posts: 2,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    There are a handful of guys here that really got in on the ground floor of mint errors. Guys that scarfed them up before people really know what they were. And bought them cheap, I mean real cheap 30 and 40 years ago.

    For me it was 50 exactly.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have always found error coins to be interesting, though I have not collected them. I do have the book '100 Greatest Errors'... Cheers, RickO

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I never gave much thought to low Ball error collecting. Although I have an interest in them.

  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,719 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 23, 2022 8:11AM

    I still have off-center type coins with holes in them on my keychain that I’ve collected over 30–40 years That are mostly low-grade it – AG to VG

    Retired Collector & Dealer in Major Mint Error Coins & Currency since the 1960's.Co-Author of Whitman's "100 Greatest U.S. Mint Error Coins", and the Error Coin Encyclopedia, Vols., III & IV. Retired Authenticator for Major Mint Errors
    for PCGS. A 49+-Year PNG Member...A full numismatist since 1972, retired in 2022
  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are interesting. I am interested in lowball patterns, although they are still expensive.

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