Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Jimmy sanchez, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Jimmy sanchez

    Jimmy sanchez Active Member

    Hello everyone, I was looking at some of my sets. I happened to notice that the BIG IKE does not have the (D) mint mark. Like the rest of the coins in this set. Could this be an ERROR COIN?...any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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  3. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    It should have a "d".
  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

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  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    If it does not have a D, it is not an error. It is not a Denver coin with a missing D.
    It is a Philly coin in the package with other D coins.
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  6. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    I was under the assumption that the Denver sets were assembled in Denver and the Philly sets were assembled in Philly or did they ship all the coins to Philly for assembly?
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  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    It would help if you took a photo of the Ike and all of the cello around it without all of the glare.
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  8. Jimmy sanchez

    Jimmy sanchez Active Member

    Here is the Denver Dollar, and a picture of the PHILADELPHIA mint ones as well.

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  9. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    You removed the 'Denver' Ike from the packaging? That was your only evidence of the incorrect packaging. It is now a Philly Ike.
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  10. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    That is my thought, too! That is why I asked for the close-up which he seems unwilling to provide.
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  11. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    It does appear that the cello is slit open in the first pic. Even if it's just an illusion in the photo, it's only considered a packaging mistake.

    Unfortunately, packaging errors often REDUCE the value of the set. Most people buy mint sets to get 1 of every coin made for that year. Your set has 2 P mint Ikes and no D mint Ike. If I was looking to buy a 76 mint set, I would skip yours.
  12. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It is possible when they put some of these sets together, for whatever reason,
    they didn't have Denver Ikes available, and just put Philly Ikes in some of them. It's not really a big deal. I bet you could go online (Ebay, w/e) buy some 1976 Denver mint sets and you might get a Philly coin in there.
  13. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    I'm a little slow on the uptake at times so you're saying all of these sets are put together at a central location?
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  14. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Nope,the coin is fine, the packaging is in error. Packaging errors usually command just a very small premium, like a dollar or two just as a novelty.

    Yes, they are not packaged at the individual mints. It used to be the sets were assembled at the San Francisco Mint but I don't know if that is still the case or if they are assembled by an outside contractor.
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  15. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    Thank you.
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