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Error Coins Featured in Heritage Showcase Auction October 6

Error Coins Featured in Heritage Showcase Auction October 6

Mint errors — the numismatic byproducts of Murphy’s Law — take center stage again in Heritage Auction’s latest Error Coinage Showcase Auction. Bidding is open now, with the concluding Live Session scheduled for 5:00 PM CT on Wednesday, October 6. All bidding will take place through coins.HA.com.

While coins struck on the wrong planchet are often the highlight of error auctions, this auction contains such a coin that is rarer than most.

Generally, a wrong planchet coin will be struck on a planchet close to the size of the intended coin, usually the same size or slightly smaller. Cents struck on dime planchets are relatively common. Less common is a wrong planchet coin struck on a planchet much smaller than the intended coin, such as a half dollar struck on a cent planchet.

But an error that is almost unheard-of is a coin struck on a planchet larger than the intended coin. A larger planchet won’t make it into the minting machinery during the striking process, so how is such a coin struck?

Regardless of what happened at the Mint, the happy outcome for error coin collectors is that we are able to offer a 2000-(P) cent struck on a clad quarter planchet. Certified by PCGS as MS65, this coin displays the design of the cent struck into the middle of the quarter blank, with a wide space between the design and the edge of the coin. The look is somewhat reminiscent of a counterstamped coin from years past.

Some of the other fascinating error coins featured in this auction are:

This auction is open for bidding now at Coins.HA.com.

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Heritage Auction Galleries is one of the world's largest collectibles auctioneers. Besides offering rare and valuable U.S. and world coins and currency, Heritage offers ancient coins, exonumia, antiques, comic books, sports memorabilia, and many other collectibles. The firm is based in Dallas, Texas.

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  1. I have some very impressive error coins I would like to post them or have them graded could you tell me how I should go about doing this thank you

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