What little I know about coins comes from my childhood. My grandmother collected them from the mid twenties until now and a part of her obsession rubbed off on me. Though I stopped collecting coins around the age of 9 (am now 39), I continued to collect in general. My forte is actually Pokemon cards where I am recognized as an expert.
Now that I work at a bank (a sloooow bank at that), I've come across more than a few errors and would like to know more about them.
This half dollar is the first. As you can plainly see, it has a huge lump on the left side of the coin which makes it about twice as thick on that side as on the other.
The next is this 1999 penny. it has a die break(?) in Lincolns forehead that looks like a throbbing vein in his head. Though a bit hard to see by the scan, it is readily noticed in real life. The line matches perfectly to the hair line that is the edge of face/beard from about the top of the ear to the bottom of the tragus.
Another is this '85 which has "In God We Trust" stamped on a portion of the rolled edge.
This D Buchanan, whose condition is pretty sad, has a double stamped edge strike. Sorry, don't know how to get a good scan/photo of the edge. I'm posting the image only so you can get an idea of its condition. It looks like (basing this off how I've read that the edge strike is done) the first time it went through Schuler machine, it may have been set wrong and left a very weak strike. In fact, all I can find is one star and some unintelligible (to me at least; I'm sure some of you would have no problem deciphering it) lettering that's under a strong struck "UNUM". The coin was passed through with opposite sides up as the one star is pointing the opposing direction. I read that there has been one Buchanan found with a smooth edge, but I can't find any mention of Buchanans which are double struck on the edge. I found this one today.
A '90 D that never made it to the copper bath apparently. It was the first error I found. I found it in a roll of dimes we got from Brinks and I was more than happy to take the 9¢ loss to buy it!
I also have a 2000 Sacagewea with Rainbow toning that's about 1/8" wide and which stretches from the "Y" in Liberty to the papoose she's carrying the child in, a Pierce dollar with an odd vertical line struck between two of the stars on the edge, as well as a 1997 penny with a double ear.
What I would like to know is what kind of value would these coins have? Where could I have them evaluated? Would it be worth having any of them graded? I could really use some help in other words!