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Mike Byers

Mike Byers is the Owner, Publisher and Editor of Mint Error News Magazine and the Mint Error News website that was founded in 2003. In 2009, Mike Byers published his first book, World's Greatest Mint Errors, which received the NLG Award for Best World Coin Book.
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Mike Byers Mint Error News issue #69

Mint Error News Magazine #69 Now Available

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Issue 69 Now Available! Issue 69 of Mint Error News Magazine features a historical collection of plasters and...
Charles Lindbergh stands next to The Spirit of St. Louis. To the left: A bronze galvano of the reverse of the Lindbergh Congressional Gold Medal. Image: Byers / Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

Lindbergh Congressional Gold Medal Plaster at Mike Byers

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Charles A. Lindbergh 14" Plaster of the Reverse For the 1928 Congressional Gold Medal Designed and Sculpted by Laura...
Charles Lindbergh stands next to The Spirit of St. Louis. To the left: A bronze galvano of the obverse of the Lindbergh Congressional Gold Medal. Image: Byers / Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

This Lindbergh Congressional Gold Medal Galvano Is Unique in Private Hands

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ...... Charles Lindbergh 14" Obverse Bronze Galvano For the 1928 Congressional Gold Medal Designed and Sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser Unique...
1976-S No S Eisenhower Dollar. Image: PCGS / Abobe Stock / CoinWeek.

This Unique Eisenhower Dollar Was Found at a Department Store

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   The PCGS Price Guide valued this unique Eisenhower Dollar long ago at $850,000 USD. Today, Mike Byers...
Mint Error News Magazine. Issue #68.

Mint Error Coins News Magazine #68 Features Unique U.S. Errors

Mint Error News Magazine Issue 68: Unique U.S. Proof, Specimen, Pattern & Error Coins   Many numismatists, dealers, and collectors consider unique coins to be the...
1891-O Liberty Seated Dime in Proof.

Unique Proof 1891-O Seated Liberty Dime Among New Orleans Special Strikes

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This is the only known 1891-O Seated Liberty Dime struck in Proof. Authenticated and certified by NGC...
1976-S Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar with a dramatic overstrike error. Image: Mike Byers.

Only Known Proof Bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar Major Mint Error

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   This Proof Bicentennial Eisenhower dollar major Mint error is unique in many ways and has no equals....
The metal composition of the two cancelled 5-cent nickel patterns is different.

Cancelled Martha Washington Five-Cent Test Pieces Are Quite Valuable

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Unique Pair of Martha Washington Five-Cent Test Pieces Judd #2210 - Mint Cancelled 77% Cu, 20% Ni, 3% Mg...

Mint Error Coin News Issues Special Edition Magazine

Celebrating 20 years of Mint Error News! Volume One and Volume Two are now online. Visit minterrornews.com to read both issues about Coin Errors. *...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Unique Gold Buffalo Nickel 1913 Type 2 5¢ with Test Cut Struck on a $5 Gold Planchet (8.33 g) NGC...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique Proof Kennedy Half Bonded Pair

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof Kennedy Half Bonded Pair

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ...... 1973-S Proof Kennedy Half Dollar Struck on Copper Planchet on Obverse (Bonded Pair) NGC PF 67 UNIQUE * * * This bonded pair...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Mated Pair of Proof Ike Dollars

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Mated Pair of Proof Ike Dollars

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ...... Mated Pair of Proof Ike Dollars Struck Off-Center on 1¢ Planchets NGC Proof 67 RB & Proof 66 RB UNIQUE *...
Exotic and Intentional U.S. Error Coins in the Marketplace

Exotic and Intentional U.S. Error Coins in the Marketplace

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ...... One of the most controversial categories of U.S. coins is Mint Errors. Many dealers and collectors, as...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Ike Dollar Overstruck by Cent Dies

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Ike Dollar Overstruck by Cent Dies

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ...... 1972 Eisenhower Dollar Overstruck by 1972 Cent Dies PCGS MS 63 UNIQUE * * * This is a spectacular and unique...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - 1973-S Proof Eisenhower Dollar in Bronze

Outstanding Bronze 1973-S Proof Eisenhower Dollar Mint Error

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   1973-S Proof BRONZE Eisenhower Dollar Broadstruck on Bronze Planchet PCGS PR 62 RED CAMEO UNIQUE * * * This unique and amazing...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Washington Quarter Struck on Half Eagle Gold Coin

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Washington Quarter Struck on Half Eagle Gold Coin

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ...... UNIQUE GOLD QUARTER 1970-S Proof Washington 25¢ Overstruck on 1898 Liberty $5 Gold Coin 8.3 Grams NGC PF 66   This gold Washington...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - 2018-P Roosevelt Dime Struck on a Steel Planchet

Mike Byers Mint Error News – 2018-P Roosevelt Dime Struck on a Steel Planchet

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ...... 2018-P Roosevelt Dime Struck on a Steel Planchet 98% Iron / 1.5 Grams PCGS MS 60 New Discovery   This is a fascinating...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique 1973-S Proof Ike Dollar Mated Pair

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1973-S Proof Ike Dollar Mated Pair

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ...... 1973-S Proof Ike Dollar Mated Pair Ike Dollar Struck on a 1¢ Planchet mated with an Ike Dollar Indented by...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - 1976-D Ike Dollar on 40% Silver Planchet

Mike Byers Mint Error News – 1976-D Ike Dollar on 40% Silver Planchet

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ...... 1976-D Bicentennial Ike Dollar Struck on a 40% Silver Planchet from the San Francisco Mint (Should be on a...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - Ike Dollar on Lincoln Cent Planchet

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Ike Dollar on Lincoln Cent Planchet

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ...... Ike Dollar Struck on 1¢ Planchet (3.14g) NGC PF 66 RED   This is an amazing Proof Ike Dollar struck on...