Mint errors — the numismatic byproducts of Murphy’s Law — take center stage in Heritage’s latest Month-Long Internet Auction. Bidding is open now, with the concluding Live Session scheduled for 6:00 PM CT on Tuesday, December 15. All bidding will take place through coins.HA.com.
One of the most famous mint errors is the copper 1943 cent, a coin intended to be struck on a zinc-coated steel planchet, but instead struck on the bronze planchet that had been used for cents dated 1942. This auction features a similar error, a 1965 quarter struck on a silver planchet that had been intended for use with a 1964 coin. 1965 quarters, of course, were intended to be made from copper-nickel clad planchets. This piece, graded MS62 by PCGS, is satiny with ivory-white luster and minimal abrasions for the grade. Slight strike softness is seen on the finer details of Washington’s portrait.
Additional highlights of this auction include the following collectible examples of what might go wrong during the minting process:
- 1943-S Lincoln Cent — Struck on a 10C Planchet — MS63 NGC
- 1920 Buffalo Nickel — Struck 25% Off Center on a 1C Planchet — MS62 Brown NGC
- 1976 Clad Bicentennial Washington Quarter — Struck on 1976 10C — MS62 PCGS
- 1973-S Washington Quarter — Double Struck on 1C Planchet — PR68 Red and Brown NGC
- No Date Franklin Half Dollar — Struck on 10C Planchet, Uniface Obverse — AU55 PCGS
- 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar — Struck on a Clad 25C Planchet — MS62 NGC
We encourage you to view the coins in this auction and place your bids at coins.HA.com.
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