My first error coin

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by capthank, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    mexico error large.jpg Finally a legitimate error coin for my collection. That box of foreign coins just keeps giving.
     

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  3. Jasanche

    Jasanche Member

    Hi,

    I am pretty sure that this is a variety, not an error. :)
     
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

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  5. jcm

    jcm Active Member

    Keep searching, you'll find a nice error soon! Be careful with world coins, though, a lot are simply poorly made not errors.
     
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  6. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Well close again. I try to stick with coins that have precious metal but the foreign coins are satisfying my need to collect and learn. All of the current coins were in a box of foreign German and Mexican coins.
     
  7. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    It's true this is a variety but there are a lot of Mexican coins from that era with really severe errors. I have one where the image is only covering about 75% of the coin. I don't have any photos though.
     
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  8. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I found this 20 Centavos and hope I ID'ed it correctly.
     

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  9. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I got this Mexico 20 Centavos and hope I ID'ed it correctly. What do you think? I noted on the back what it went for in an auction March 2011. Also one coin is Ecuador but has a mexico mint mark so I'm puzzled.
     

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  11. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Some coins from Ecuador were made in Mexico, so it's not unusual. Many smaller countries don't make their own coins, or didn't at one time. The U.S. has made coins for a lot of countries over the years.
     
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  12. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I didn't know that. Thanks
     
  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Yep. They're right. Fun variety, though.

    And modern Mexican error coins are pretty affordable overall, if you wanted a true error. I've seen some pretty dramatic off-center strikes for $15-40-ish.
     
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