Should we break up the mint roll?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by bobbeth87, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    The extra finger Formative Year error is going for $30-$50 on ebay.....Is it worth it to tear open the P mint wrapped roll?????

    Anyone else doing it?
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  3. 4largecents

    4largecents Goldpan Man

    I have checked out just one "P" roll, and of course, NO extra finger.....except the one I gave......LOL. I can't suggest to anyone if it's worth it or not to open it, I guess that just depends upon each individual.:goof:
  4. cwart

    cwart Senior Member

    been wondering about it myself actually.... I have 4 boxes left after the one I am keeping for me.... very tempting to crack one of them open since the mint just cant seem to sell out the LP2s....
  5. Danr

    Danr Numismatist

    Have any been found in mint rolls?
  6. tmoneyeagles

    tmoneyeagles Indian Buffalo Gatherer

    Well, if you are not flipping.... Then just pop open that box, rip open those rolls, find the extra finger, sell it... If you don't find an extra finger, cherry pick out the best ones, and if you think you have a MS67+ time to send into PCGS!
  7. Fullbands

    Fullbands Certified Authentic Details

    I think every roll I ever cracked open looking for something special gave me the finger.

    But that's just my luck...

    Rick L.
  8. Arizona Jack

    Arizona Jack The Lincoln-ator

    Not so fast guys.....

    The extra fingers are found in coins minted 4/28-4/30.....very similar to the 1955 DDO's, it was a short run and geographically narrow to the Boston area.

    With the internet shipping and driving to get them, I think the date they were produced is now more important.
  9. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    Are these mint wrapped rolls from those dates?
  10. raider34

    raider34 Active Member

    I just checked, my set is marked 4/30/09, plus I live pretty close to Boston, I'm about to check them, I'll let everyone know if I find anything good.
  11. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can't wait to hear.
  12. tmoneyeagles

    tmoneyeagles Indian Buffalo Gatherer

    My sets were marked April 20th!
    So I wouldn't have been lucky either way.. lol
    Good thing I sold mine
  13. Danr

    Danr Numismatist

    I would NOT break up mint wrapped rolls. Bank rolls (P from Boston area) yes; mint rolls NO.
  14. Arizona Jack

    Arizona Jack The Lincoln-ator

    NO NO NO
    The 55 DDO rolls were found mostly in Boston, not the LP2's...sorry for the confusion.

    It's the date they were manufactured ( or shipped in this case ) that is important.
  15. Danr

    Danr Numismatist

    ahhh, I guess that we don't know yet on the LP2's?
  16. raider34

    raider34 Active Member

    No problem, I was going to bust my roll open anyway, curiosity killed the cat :D, anyway interesting enough here's what I found on about 10 of them.

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  17. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    Is that the extra finger? It looks a little different from the ones I saw on ebay...
  18. raider34

    raider34 Active Member

    I'm not sure, I've seen a couple different ones on eBay, some are very strong, and others are weak, I think this one falls somewhere in the middle.
  19. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    Well, Raider, put one up and tell us what happens!
  20. platfanatic

    platfanatic Clueless

    Two people on reported finding double dies in the LP2 P rolls. One said they were on both ends of the P roll, and another said they found ten in one P roll.
  21. jaceravone

    jaceravone Member

    I need to see more pics!!!!! I just went through the remander of what I have left of my P roll from the mint and I have found at least 3 different "finger" varieties. Most have been very "clean" ones. Nothing is evident. Then of the three that I have found that have something going on, they are all in the area of his thumb. Some funky stuff is happening there.
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