"Real Errors" vs. "Created Errors" . . . (and NOT PMD)!

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by ZoidMeister, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    We've all seen hundreds of true mint errors of every stripe, and THOUSANDS of damaged coins whose owners are insisting are mint errors.

    What you don't hear a lot about are "created errors" whether by the US Mint, or private minters.

    This thread is intended to display those highly creative, but intentional "errors" that have been produced. The creators of some of these intentional errors insist that they are accidental.

    Knowing little about the actual workings of each individual setup, even I am skeptical of these claims. However some of these intentional error strikes are quite creative, interesting, and collectable in their own right.

    I'll show a couple of my "intentional errors." Let's see yours.


    This one was called:

    Off-Center across Two Planchets

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    Let's see yours!
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Wow @ZoidMeister ! This is a very interesting and difficult thread, but I like it !!:happy:
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  4. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    Midnight Minters.
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  5. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    For my second installment:

    The sellers photos tell the story on this one. It is a Ron Landis creation. Not sure what year it was done, I'll have to poke around Vern Walfren's site to narrow it down.

    Here are photos of the "obverse" and "reverse" of the "piece."

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    But it really isn't a piece, it is actually a "set."


    What makes this set unique is that the two planchets you see above were actually struck with a 1977-D Lincoln Cent sandwiched in between.

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    All I need to do now is to find a nice MS 1977-D Lincoln to put the full set back together.

    Yes, it's a created "error" but it's right up my alley from an interest perspective.

    I couldn't pass on it. The seller was asking way too much for the set, so I offered him 55% of his ask. He countered at 75% of his ask. I knew that I would regret not picking these up forever, so I went further out on the limb and grabbed them.

    Whaddaya think?

    Somebody must have something of their own that is similar. Post it up.

  6. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    @paddyman98 , this thread is just calling for you . . . .
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    From my collection..

    Fake 1955 Doubled Die and Off Center
    China Mint

    CONECA Silver
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  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    You've seen the Grove Minting examples of this one, right?

    Struck over a genuine 1955 Lincoln Cent. You can see the ghosting of the host coin beneath on a few of them.


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  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I love errors, but don't collect them, having only three of four, so this subject is out of my realm.
  10. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    Some of mine in a teaching set.

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  11. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Of course, when you get an esteemed Exonumia Marketer contracting with a notable contemporary minter to produce them, they get an entirely new term . . . . .

    Featuring, "The Novodel". . . . . .


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  12. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Wish I was around when those ^^^ were being made.

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  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    This one came out at the same time. Has the original design that VDB used to design the Lincoln cent upload_2021-9-23_19-59-41.jpeg
  15. im lost can't tell if it is a real error or a defaced coin or somebody tried to make it as a fake coin
  16. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Kind of, none of the above.

    It's a fantasy overstrike of a real Lincoln Steel Cent. More of an artwork piece. Not an error, not "defaced," and not an attempt at a fake.

    Intentional resurfacing of an existing coin.

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