Where is the complete list of accepted error coins at?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Comfortably Numb, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Comfortably Numb

    Comfortably Numb Active Member

    Hello just confused as I see more and more posts of errors that I never heard of. Someone listed a 1924-S DDO-001 and I never saw it listed before. It could have been in my hand before and I would have tossed it because it wasn't listed. I use Red book Cherry Pickers and Strike it rich. I thought they would have all the verified errors, but they don't list this and several others I have heard of UGH.... Where is a complete certified list at? I need help!!!!
     
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  3. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

  4. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    That's why you need to learn about the minting process and learn what coins LOOK like. SO you can look at a coin an see whetehr or not there is something different about it. That's how new discoveries are made. If all you are doing is checking the lists of what is already known something new might pass through your hands and you would still toss it just because it wasn't on some list. Remember at one time everything that is on those lists, wasn't.
     
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  5. Comfortably Numb

    Comfortably Numb Active Member

    I have read some about it, but the ones that are just a matter of thickness being different is where I have the most problems. I guess it will come with time. I will look to variety vista more often. Thanks guys.
     
  6. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    Buy a used copy of The Error Coin Encyclopedia. It describes error types and the minting process. IMHO it is an easy read.
     
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  7. Rick Stachowski

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  9. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    There are literally thousands of error coins out there and so many are NOT listed that it can boggle the mind. And I'm not talking about minor die cracks, minor die clashes and the like. New "Discovery" coins appear on a fairly regular basis. It would take volumes of books to come up with all of the knowns and non published errors. And like what was said above, it's a lot to do about learning the Mint process but a keen eye and a lot of patience are required. Most books published today on error only touch upon the more major, more well known and more market oriented errors. (Popular) All of the advice above is good advice. Even getting on some dealers price list address book can be a help. One for instance is LCS Coins ( Not Promoting them) but they have a load of unpublished errors, all attributed for the most part, and I use their sales catalog to do more research that is not in the books. A lot of major errors are listed on Fred Weinberg's site also and with beautiful pictures to go along with them. With a lack of in depth books, the internet is your next best friend.
     
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  10. Comfortably Numb

    Comfortably Numb Active Member

    Lots of good info thanks everyone I will be checking out some of the places mentioned for sure.
     
  11. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    I'm off to the local coin show and those are good too . At least when Coneca in your neighborhood ...
     
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  12. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    Had to come home real quick, they have a metal analyzer and were going to check if this coin on a pattern planchet ( copper ) from 1863 .
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  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Looks like an 1864.
     
  14. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    I never went back to get it check, it was to nice out yesterday .
    66 and sunny, michigan too . They had a x-ray analyzer to check metal content, pretty cool, but for 23,000.00 dollars to purchase ?

    Free for the show of course ..
     
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