Amazing New Discovery Attribution!

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Milesalex, Aug 12, 2021.

  1. Milesalex

    Milesalex New Member

    A wonderful and definite once in the lifetime find for me the average collector has just happened. While going through my collection of Mexico Libertads to find a place for my newly acquired key date of 1998 I couldn't help but notice something off about it. The coin itself looked virtually perfect which prompted me to purchase it to begin with. To find a 1998 in such exemplary condition is a rarity all on its own. How many of the 67,000 are survived and in such stellar condition is a mystery. So imagine my surprise when looking at the stunning reverse of the coin I was horrified at what at first glance appeared to be a gouge in the most prominent place on the Winged Victory! Had I dropped or scraped it unknowingly somehow? this couldn't be. I can't be that unlucky. I had to get this under light. Sure enough extending across the right bust to her shoulder was a raised radial scar! An interior die break, absolutely amazing how did the previous owner miss this? Maybe they mistook it for damage? In any case she was all mine now in all her glory. I had to exam her fully. The obverse proved to be just as exciting and gratifying as the reverse when immediately as clear as day sat another die break right on top of the eagles head! and below the banner yet another. My mind was racing. What did you go through at that ol' mint? Immediately I searched for another example or article but nothing, it was just too scarce. So I hit the forums, conferring to the experts in the numismatics field. I was delighted when it unanimously confirmed as a mint error. Congrats were due and I decided to celebrate by getting it immortalized by PCGS. Confident but still nervous at what grade it would receive I was absolutely elated when it came back MS69. Would there ever be any finer example? Would there be any other example of this mint error? Only time will tell. As for now this beauty queen holds the crown for the rarest and only known 1 onza silver libertad ever graded and attributed in existence.

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  3. Milesalex

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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator


    Here's your TrueView image from the cert page.

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  5. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    This is a word for word advertising that been going around on social media since at least Dec. last year.

    it's a couple larger die chips on the reverse (maybe over 4mm in size to qualify as a IDB, ill take their word for it).

    lemme guess the edited part was information on when and where you can find this for sale right??

    how I know, it was written by an actual writer.
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  6. Milesalex

    Milesalex New Member

    No, it is not but thank you for taking time out to share with us.
  7. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    of course it is, I've seen this on facebook and on Reddit, these EXACT words. it's not hard to copy/paste the first two sentences and search google for exact hits.

    For a new member you aren't off to a good start.
  8. capthank

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  9. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    There has been a lot of discussion about what errors increase the worth of a coin. IMHO this one is worth less.
  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    I just saw the two different Reddit account posts o_O

    Truthfully.. I don't think it's an amazing discovery. Just a simple die break. The OP states in reddit that he has been told it's worth hundreds or even thousands :hilarious:

    I don't think so o_O
  11. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Motor City Car Capital

    PCGS is singing all the way to the bank
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  12. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Since when do simple die breaks warrant big premiums, even on a near perfect, low issue coin? Just asking.
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  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Never. In fact with everyone wanting MS-70's or 69's they can even cause a value DROP. Many people chasing these "near perfection" coins consider a die crack to be a flaw making it less desirable.
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  14. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    I can't even see anything wrong with it, what are we looking at here?
  15. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    Under winged liberty's armpit..... I think.
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  16. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    Gotta give props to the OP sense of self promotion, as far reaching as it is :rolleyes:

    No added value for me.
  17. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    "I see nothing!" --Sargent Shultz probably
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  18. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    So far there are 7 bidders for the OP's coin on GC, highest bid $237.00
  19. Jaelus

    Jaelus The Hungarian Antiquarian Supporter

    A die crack is not an error, but PCGS will take your money just the same.
  20. CygnusCC

    CygnusCC Roping the Learns Supporter

    Ah, I see. A small die chip on the reverse left most cactus paddle and one on the, er, whatever it is under the cactus.

    Hmm, I would have just stuck it in a flip and wrote "Interesting Reverse IDB's" on it. I didn't realize they went for such money.

    Congratulations to the OP/seller.
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