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Rattler Mint errors: Did PCGS attribute Mint Errors in the Rattler years?

ManorcourtmanManorcourtman Posts: 7,884 ✭✭✭✭
edited January 17, 2024 4:36AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I do not recall seeing Rattler holders with Mint errors noted on holders? Has anyone seen one or have one? Does this look like a unattributed Strike-thru in a Rattler? Check it out, the area around E appears to be struck thru something.

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  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 518 ✭✭✭✭

    If I was the fly on the wall in the grading in room in the late 1980's, I could see the graders hollering and grading this coin realizing that the issue at 3 o'clock was mint made and then possibly subtracting a point from the grade due its distraction negative appeal compared to those that don't have obvious strike thru's in obvious locations

  • ManorcourtmanManorcourtman Posts: 7,884 ✭✭✭✭

    @RobertScotLover said:
    If I was the fly on the wall in the grading in room in the late 1980's, I could see the graders hollering and grading this coin realizing that the issue at 3 o'clock was mint made and then possibly subtracting a point from the grade due its distraction negative appeal compared to those that don't have obvious strike thru's in obvious locations

    I was thinking the same. Net it down 1-2 points for the Mint error.

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,614 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't know. I don't have the benefit of the coin in-hand, but from your truly fantastic images it appears to me that it might have been whacked pretty hard by something to create that look without being a mint error.

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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,209 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    I don't know. I don't have the benefit of the coin in-hand, but from your truly fantastic images it appears to me that it might have been whacked pretty hard by something to create that look without being a mint error.

    Agree. Looks like a contact mark.

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,332 ✭✭✭✭✭

    looks like a hard hit to me, id leave it alone

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  • EXOJUNKIEEXOJUNKIE Posts: 1,608 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PCGS did not attribute errors during the rattler years. @FredWeinberg could probably tell us exactly what year they started.

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  • FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,699 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2024 5:37PM

    Although I was one of the original 31 dealers in 1986, PCGS didn’t start certifying Mint errors
    until 1999 or 2000, as I recall – I might be off by a few years

    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
  • ByersByers Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2024 1:05PM

    Fred- it was early 1999. You authenticated a group of mint errors for me in your office.

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