Have I turned into an error collector?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ddddd, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I'm not quite there, but I did just add the following to my collection:

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  3. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    It joins these previously acquired examples :)

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  4. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Amazing errors. I am liking the 1961 OC because it is my birth year, but wait...that double struck 1961 gets a wow from me.
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  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

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  6. ddddd

    ddddd Member

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  7. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I like the 1935 the most. Pretty coin.
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  8. ddddd

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  9. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    If not, you are well on your way! icon_smile_thumbsup.gif
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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Love how the date on that '61-D cent in the OP is situated on the o/c strike, and how Lincoln's doing that peekaboo thing.
  11. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    Both of those 1961-D’s are really cool. I especially like how far off center the first one is. If it was too much more off center, you’d lose the mint mark.
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  12. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    Nah, it's just a mistake :)
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  13. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    Dude, I'm not seeing the error on your OP coin. Could you point out the area that you believe is an error ??? o_O :D
    Seriously, it appears that you may have the bug, and are a collector of error coins now. You have a nice sub-set started.
  14. Nice 1961D error strike. It's a keeper.
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  15. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Don't let @JCro57 find out! ;)

    Cool coins.

    You seem particularly drawn to the off centers. Is there a reason for that? Do you think you might branch into other errors?
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  16. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Seriously, in your guys opinions; what do you think is the "actual legitimate" path these error take to get into circulation? I've heard some many different explanations.
  17. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    I hope I am not stealing this post, but would a waffled coin or blank be considered an error? After all, the mint did it on purpose and supposedly disposed of it.
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  20. CaptainMK

    CaptainMK Active Member

    Wow, nice errors!
    My opinion is that if you enjoy something, you seek out the items you enjoy, keep the items you enjoy, and continue that same routine, that is a "collector".

    I think many of us can be called a "collector/hoarder" tho ;)
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  21. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Errors like these very easily and very often escape the mint in legitimate ways. If you were to open a mint bag, there's a chance you could find a couple off-center, broadstruck, etc. The coin is struck just a bit off center, and is ejected from the coining chamber normally. It then gets bagged up and shipped off like anything else.

    It's where you have something like a dime on a nail, that shouldn't ever get through the machinery, that we have a problem.
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