Who validates mint errors and varieties

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Lembeck13, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Lembeck13

    Lembeck13 New Member

    I recently discovered two Buffalo nickels that exhibit clear date and other obverse doubling. Neither coin is mentioned in any reference works that I have found. I am considering submitting both for slabbing but learned that NGC only validates and grades those from their list of acknowledged errors and variants. It was unclear of the source(s) of this list and wonder who is the final arbiter when it comes to validating "outliers." Am I mistaken about NGC limitations? If not, can someone please point me to the final authority for newly discovered mint errors and variants? My thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

  4. Dave363

    Dave363 Supporter! Supporter

    Why don't you post one of your coins front and back and let us take a look at it for you and if you have a true doubled die then we can steer you in the right direction.JMO
    Dave
     
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  6. have you ever submitted to anacs? i would give them a try i just submitted a 2018 d pictured rocks quarter that may have multiple lamination peels or possibly struck thru grease . keep on hunting it never gets boring .....
     
  7. Dave363

    Dave363 Supporter! Supporter

    But why submit a coin for grading if it's only worth face value if it doesn't have any errors then it would be a waste of money.JMO
    Dave
     
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  8. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    As said above, please post some photos before you do anything else. But a cheaper way than any TPG would be submitting to Brian Ribar who specializes in Nickels. Much like John Wexler does with other coins. John does not do Nickels though. Try www.briansvarietycoins.com and see what he charges first. If you do not have a variety after he looks at them then you are not out a whole lot of money. Do be aware, he is not a TPG that does slabs.
     
  9. I have sent in coins that were not errors but weak die strikes some of these weak strikes pose as errors so i to was out of money i am in this for my personal gratitude,,, not to just see how much i can get for something if i knew how to send a decent picture on this tablet then i would. I will try to send the graded 2018 pictured rocks quarter to ya guys keep on looking its a lotta fun on your day off
     
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