so what kind of average do you have?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by AlexN2coins2004, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. AlexN2coins2004

    AlexN2coins2004 ASEsInMYClassifiedAD

    I've looked through 10's of boxes of cents and have yet to find a single I started wondering how many more do I need to go through to find my first error...and also wonder how many on average do you guys have to go through for an error...

    so list away how many on average and how many boxes and errors and types of errors you have found


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  3. panda

    panda Junior Member

    i have gone through around 12 boxes of cents and even more then that in single rolls, jugs of change, and my girls change purse. still have not found a single error or variety!

    i really want to find the 1988 with the '89 reverse, because its my birth year. i also want a nice example of a 1995 ddo. i may just buy a graded example of both.

    i have really bad luck, so i may never find anything good.:(
  4. TheNoost

    TheNoost huldufolk

    If they were easy to find, it wouldn't be such a big deal to find one. Enjoy the hunt.
  5. Very good observation. A lot of errors require some serious magnification and require a lot of time. Another thing that helps is to know what you are looking for (DD, die cracks, clogged dies, etc.)

    Just keep in mind that the rarer the error is and the more obvious it is, will add value to the coin
  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I don't think there is any question that the thrill of the hunt is a factor when searching rolls, but have you thought about trying to find a $50 Mint bag of those specific dates? It would certainly reduce the odds a little in your favor. Besides, if you were lucky enough to come across one, not only would it be an uncirculated specimen, but there is a great chance that you might find more than one. When I searched a $50 Mint bag of 1980, I was just looking for possible errors, and I ended up with 227 "Y" clashes.

  7. jallengomez

    jallengomez Cessna 152 Jockey

    What types of errors are you searching for? Are you also searching for varieties?
  8. orenthal

    orenthal Junior Member

    i appreciate you guys sharing your stats on this. i was planning to go through my 1959-1981 copper cent hoard (about $90 worth) looking for errors and varieties, but now i believe i should not.

    ... but i still want to!

    ... i bet will.
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