Over The Top Errors!

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  1. Pete Gabriele

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  3. Collecting Nut

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  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    It's possible that he is a dealer who specializes solely in errors. He may be acquiring bulk "hoards" of some kind from other, smaller dealers. Just my guess.
     
  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    However, some of these are insanely over the top, especially the double-denomination ones.

    I suspect he has ties to the mint, as rather many of these errors appears to be MAE (Mint Assisted Errors)
     
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  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    These are probably from his own collection. I would agree they are very high priced.
     
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  7. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Weird. Im pretty sure I have purchased one of my off center wheats from them. I dont recall the prices being this high otherwise I wouldn't have bought from them.
     
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  8. Pete Gabriele

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    My thought as well. More like malicious intent by mint employees! Strange how the TPG'ers wouldn't know or pick up on these. How that Dime/Nail is slabbed as a mint error is beyond me.

    I'm not interested in prices, I would never buy one.
     
  9. Fred Weinberg

    Fred Weinberg Well-Known Member

    He has no ties with the Mint.
    He likes 'visual' errors, and has a good eye.

    He buys his error coins from Ebay,
    myself, and others who sell errors.
     
  10. Handyman

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  11. 1865King

    1865King New Member

    Most of these errors are fairly common errors. More than likely came out of mint sealed bags. I remember reading somewhere that mint sealed bags were shipped to and outside company that would put them into bank rolls. The employees would pull these type of error coins and set them a side for them self. Keep in mind you will never see a mint sealed bag being dropped off at a bank. Companies like Brinks rolls them and then bring them to the banks. I think a few years ago they made a change in the process that made it less likely for the coins to get into the mint sealed bags but, it still can happen. As a final note if a mint employee was to get caught taking coins out of the mint they will be looking a serious jail time. An ex employee got 10 years in federal prison for making and taking error coins out of the mint.
     
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  12. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Active Member

    Buys cheap sells high. Not in Mr. Roger's neighborhood...
     
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  13. Phil's Coins

    Phil's Coins Active Member

    Some, if not all of the coins he offers are unique. THERE IS A PROBLEM - he is very overpriced compared to others I have shopped.
    Semper Fi
     
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  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Overpriced? Maybe, but remember it's worth what someone is willing to pay and with no two errors being identical, there really isn't a price guide. He must be doing okay to stay in business, so someone is buying at those prices.
     
  15. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    He surely has good photography skills. Brings out the best in his coins, especially the 11 cent pieces.
     
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  16. Phil's Coins

    Phil's Coins Active Member

    Agreed.
     
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  17. Pete Gabriele

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  18. john65999

    john65999 Active Member

    do you mean "mint-employee, assisted"??
     
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  19. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    That makes more sense. MEA
     
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  20. He's selling them. Click on his 'Completed Listings'. People are buying them!
     
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  21. Pete Gabriele

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    Probably paddyman98.
     
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