Mint errors take center stage again in Heritage Auctions’ latest Error Coinage Showcase Auction. Bidding is open now, with the concluding Live Session scheduled for 5:00 PM CT (6:00 PM Eastern) on Tuesday, July 5. All bidding will take place through Coins.HA.com.
A coin that has attracted a good deal of attention is lot 91387, a 1965 Washington Quarter struck on a silver planchet. This rare transitional planchet error is similar to the 1943 copper cent or the 1977-D Ikes struck on silver-clad planchets. Silver quarters dated 1964 and clad quarters dated 1965 were both struck during 1965, and inevitably, a 90% silver planchet apparently lodged within a bin that was later filled with clad planchets destined for 1965-dated dies. This piece circulated for a while, as befitting PCGS’ assigned grade of XF45, before a sharp-eyed collector noted that the edge did not reveal any clad layers.
Some of the other fascinating error coins featured in this auction are:
- 1973-D Lincoln Cent — Doubled Denomination On Struck Dime — MS63 PCGS
- No Date Jefferson Nickel — Multistruck, Obverse Capped Die — MS66 NGC
- 1968-S Jefferson Nickel — Overstruck on a 1968-S Cent — MS67 Red NGC
- 1890 Seated Liberty Dime — Struck 30% Off Center — AU55 PCGS
- No Date Roosevelt Dime — Multistruck, Two Piece Bonded Pair — MS65 PCGS
- No Date Kennedy Half Dollar — Struck On Cent Planchet — MS62 Red and Brown NGC
This auction is open for bidding now at Coins.HA.com.