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Error Coin

A coin minted with some blemish. In general, attempts are made not to release error coins into circulation, so they are sufficiently rare that some error coins may be valuable for collectors. However, they are illiquid assets.
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However, the error makes it a lot more special - with error coins frequently selling for hundreds of pounds.
Each coin type is afforded its own chapter and several appendices follow such as, Mint Directors and Superintendents, 1916-1947, Misstruck and Error Coins of 1916-1947, Centennial Coins of 2016, and The Coin Designer.
Strike It Rich with Pocket Change: Error Coins Bring Big Money appears in its fourth updated edition to cover U.S.
Rare pictures of Mecca and Madina, 160 original photographs of His Majesty King Hamad, commemorative postcards to mark Princess Diana's death along with mint error coins and currency errors of Gulf currencies are also on auction.
The Red Book coin collecting book covers the history of colonial and early American coins; official federal issues from half cents through silver dollars and gold coins; classic and modern commemorative; Proof and woocnt sets; error coins; Civil War tokens; pioneer (territorial) gold; every state and territorial quarter, plus the new National Park quarters; all of the presidential dollars; and more.
In conformance with the evidence that better and more valuable coins are included in the group of auctions that did not close, error coins with minting irregularities also appear more frequently in non-closed auctions.
Tips on buying, selling, and grading a Lincoln cents collection makes for a fine market analysis for all dates and mintmarks, and even includes an appendix on error coins. Any library strong in coin collecting at any level must have this reference.
Brinks employees can buy error coins at face value and resell them, so there seemed to be no question about the deal at the time.
Fine historical background accompanies detailed high-resolution enlargements of coins and discussions of mintages, market values in different grades, and even a reference to error coins. The chronological arrangement and discussion lends not only to quick identification, but to quick assessment of background history and values, making for a 'must' any serious coin collector needs.
STRIKE IT RICH WITH POCKET CHANGE: ERROR COINS BRING BIG MONEY shows how even a penny--the right penny, that is--can be worth thousands--and how to locate and value rare coins which represent minting mistakes.