TPG Errors

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Marshall, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    After having a discussion about the frequency with which TPGs make mistakes on their slabs, I encourage members to post their own finds of slabbed coins with mistakes on the label.

    I'll start off with this one which is currently on eBay:

    Obverse 1.jpg Reverse 1.jpg
    It is obvious to specialists that this is a Reverse of 97. With a little research, it is shown to be S-126.

    The big mistake which might be made is that quickly looking at the obverse and thinking it is accurate when identified as a Reverse of 95 and a plain edge, you would jump to the conclusion that it is either the NC-1 or the S-121a, both of which are R7 ish in rarity (the only common plain edge (S-120a) Reverse of 95/96 being significantly different in the location of the HWH.) The obverse is very close to the NC-1.

    So this mistake could create a significant difference in value in the mind of those who trust the slab.

    ps. I'm wondering if Sheldon Obverses 1 and 6 may be like some others Breen concluded to be different die states/stages of the same die after reworking. If so, I would suspect NC-1 to follow S-126 explaining sharpening of the B and weakening of the 1.

    pss. Nope, the NC-1 has 5 dentals between the center of the upright of L and center of I while the S-126 has 4 such dentals. Close, but not the same.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2018
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  3. jwitten

    jwitten Well-Known Member

    I've owned a few, but don't think I still have any at the moment. One was a 1914-D gold Indian labeled as a plain 1914. Here is the other:
    s-l1600 (3).jpg
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  4. IBetASilverDollar

    IBetASilverDollar Well-Known Member

    lol nice timing on this was going to make a thread but this is a perfect place to ask this. I just got one today from PCGS and the coin is only locked into one prong it's not secured into the other prongs making it look like a bent coin and sticks out like a sore thumb and I can't unsee it now. Will they reholder and ship for free with their mistake?
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Here is a Dime.. obviously
    But NGC says it's $1.00 :facepalm:
    From my collection -
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  6. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Not sure but possibly, will probably depend on how they think it happened. Label errors they reholder and ship free so maybe
  7. IBetASilverDollar

    IBetASilverDollar Well-Known Member

    Maybe I'll just bring it to the next show they're at by me. Have a few others to reholder from scratches and scuffs anyways that I was going to wait for a show for. By the time you get done with shipping both ways reholders cost you an arm and a leg.
  8. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    I'd call them on money and see what they have to say, just reholdering it with the others probably will be the best bet if it's been a long time since it was graded
  9. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    The best one I had was by NGC. It was an 1891-CC $10 Gold MS60 that they label as a $20 Gold. Would have been a cheap way for a Registry Set owner to fill a slot.
  10. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Here's one I used to own.

    PCGS 1921 peace-morgan.jpg
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  11. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    Here is one currently on eBay:
    S-110 o.jpg S-110 r.jpg
    This is a S-110 and a Reverse of 94. It has two leaves on the upper right, though it is hard to see. The label indicates single leaves which would be a Reverse of 95.
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  13. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Not a proof.
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  14. Motonator

    Motonator New Member

    Where do I post to determine what these defects are called? I think I understand the blank coin is called a planchette, but not sure what to call a single sided coin. Ran across quite a few threads where they were quick to say it is a modified coin, but I don't buy it. If I knew the name of this defect I could better research it.

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  16. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Welcome to CT. This thread is not about error coins. It's about error slabs. That's where the TPG messed up on the label. Feel free to start a new thread on anything you wish.
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