JudeA's Blog

18 Aug 2020

Coins in your Pocket - Errors and Varieties 4

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Another coins in your pocket blog! It seemed like you guys enjoy me making these, so I will continue! I am going to a coin show tomorrow (I'm writing this on the 13th, so I might've already went before I publish this blog, so look for a blog on that!)

1976 D Bicentennial Quarter DDO - I have saved all my bicentennial quarters, and I have about 40 now. My grandpa also has a bag of them from when he was a kid. The doubling is especially apparent on LIBERTY, and prices can range up to $200 for a nice one!

1974 D DDO Half Dollar - The doubling is obvious on "Trust" and the date. Prices I have seen are about $50 for an uncirculated piece.

Not issued for circulation half dollars - From 2002 - current date, half dollars weren't released to circulation. Instead, collectors could purchase them directly from the mint. These are rarer than the normal ones, and command a small premium, usually 50 cents to a dollar a piece.

1979 Wide Rim Anthony dollar - In 1979, the design was modified to widen the border. There weren't as much wide rim issues made, so they are obviously rarer. Prices can be up to $50 in uncirculated.

Presidential Dollar edge letter errors - On some of the presidential dollars, the edge lettering is missing, spaced improperly, or wrong in general. I have went through probably $150 of dollar coins from my bank, and haven't found any of them. Do not confuse the errors with coins that have simply been damaged, or have had the edge lettering scraped off. Prices can be from $10 to hundreds of dollars, depending on the type of error.

Die cracks - A die crack will occur if the die cracks while minting coins. Because the dies strike with so much pressure, they sometimes crack. If the die continues to strike coins, metal will fill in that crack, showing a convex, or raised, line on the coin. They aren’t worth much unless the crack is huge, in which case people will pay a premium on the coin.

Blank planchets - Basically the coin wasn’t struck. End of story. It depends which denomination the coin is, pennies are worth maybe $3 per piece. Whereas dollar pieces might be $10.

Misplaced mintmark - These coins won’t be worth much unless the misplacement is huge, like inside the design, or close to/touching the edge. Minor misplacements are common, and aren’t worth a premium.

Quick question, if you pick a grading tier and your coins price grades higher than it, will the grading service not grade your coin? I have a nice 2 cent piece I’m hoping will grade uncirculated, but I’m not sure what it will grade. If it grades AU, then I’m fine picking the tier with maximum value as $300, but if it grades uncirculated, and is valued at more than $300, what will they do?



Level 6

NIce varieties. Are all you list here yours? Call NGC and ask them. I bet they will just bill you. They don't sweat small stuff. Good luck.


Level 4

I don't own most of the varieties, but I check for them!


Level 7

I have been with NGC forna.while. I don't understand your question. Besides with varieties your better off with anacs


Level 5

Doubt the grading services are real tight on value. If its a valuable coin, they will say something. If the value is close they probably dont care. Im sure they grade 500 dollar coins at a 300 dollar tier level. I never realized how many errors are out there.

It's Mokie

Level 6

J/A, I think it is best you pick up the phone and call NGC customer service with your question. And once you obtain your answer, you must report back. (:

I've seen blank dollars sell for hundreds if they are 90%, Ikes around $40

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Lots of great info here Jude, thanks! I'll be curious to find out the answer to the question about the grading services too.

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