Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Isaac Sasson, Aug 28, 2013.
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Is this good to start off with?
2) Get your bookmarks in order of websites that have information on varieties (CONECA, VarietyVista, etc.)
3) Buy the loupe (my personal favorite is the BelOMO 10x found here.)
4) Look through thousands of coins. Be patient...good stuff is out there.
5) Learn how to photograph your finds so others can share in the fun.
Best place to look for errors and varieties is someone who sells coins and doesn't bother to check for them. Second best place is the bank - find one that will order you coins, and one that will accept your rejects.
Personal advice? Watch your posture while you do it. Sometimes I find myself more resembling Gollum from LOTR, looking for my Precious...and I have to remind myself I still want to look like a normal person in five years.
PM me a shipping address and I'll send you a DD. No charge. (I remember never finding ANYTHING until I found my first one, a 1936 Lincoln Cent DDO...then I started really going through Kennedy Half boxes and the rest is history...)
Wow!! Thanks so much for all the info!!! I don't know how to PM on here yet so when I figure out ill message you. Thanks!!!!!
I'll get you a package in the mail today (luckily someone bought one of my coins on eBay, so I have to make the trip anyway...)
How do we find so many error coins?
We search. A LOT. You generally won't find an error or variety in a single roll of cents. People purchase boxes of 50 and search them. You need to search thousands of cents in order to find worthwhile stuff.
How can we tell what we find is an error?
Education. I have some books on errors and varieties, plus the whole internet at my disposal. I've got key websites bookmarked so that I can visit them during my search.
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