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23 Aug 2018

How Rare Is A Post 1990'S "RPM" On Any Coin?

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Mid-Spring 2017 I decided 'enough is enough' getting hyped watching YouTube videos on error coins & the thrill of coin hunting, so I spent $500.00 on Quarters\Dimes\Buckles\Pennies. I then bought a 10X magnifier and I wore out my God given 1-eye! In about an hour I took a break.

And since then I have periodically bought coins, but predominantly I've looked at family coins and my pocket change. I hope to be more dedicated thru discipline at Numismatica by just applying myself over life's downs & ups? And today I became a member of "ANA"; and June\2018 a member of "PCGS". It was "PCGS" whom I entrusted grading my first coins ever graded. I understand their and other grading guru's are limited expounding on "Varieties".  Thus I ask, "How rare is a "RPM" post the 1990'S restructuring of minting mint marks? I suspect that this "1998 D Dime" is a major error coin? 

Comments

Mike

Level 7

Please I didn't know you got information from you tube. Self proclaimed experts wrong information no history. Million dollar cents all made by someone who wants to be famous. They tell you how to clean coins. There is no way to clean coins you will destroy it. Stay here and way from there. You see any famous authors on you tube? No and you never will. It's for your own good.

Numinerd9

Level 5

Any RPM on a US coin since 1990 would be incredibly rare - and probably counterfeit, as mintmarks were no longer added to working dies by hand after 1989. Based on this change, there cannot (by definition ) be any more "true" RPMs coming out of the US Mint facilities. Any perceived doubling is most likely strike/mechanical/shelf doubling or sheering and adds no premium to a coin. Check out the listings for US coins on the Variety Vista website; you'll notice that RPM listings for every modern coinage series stop with the year 1989 (if not earlier.) Can you include high resolution pictures of the coin in question? I'd be curious to see this. Thank you! -Sam Gelberd, ANA Numismatic Educator.

VKurtB

Level 4

I am would never try to dissuade you from a path you've taken some time with deciding upon, but anyone coming to numismatics based on YouTube videos is taking on a heapin' helpin' of risk of very bad information. I offer this as a warning against disinformation. YouTube sets up perverse incentives to farm for clicks, and the truth is sometimes the victim lying bludgeoned in the gutter. Please be cautious in what you choose to believe.

Longstrider

Level 6

Welcome here! I would recommend a Cherry Pickers Guide.. That is a roll hunters bible. Good luck. Also, ANACS does most varieties others don't... That is who us VAM guys and gals use.

VKurtB

Level 4

Believe this man. He knows of what he speaks.

Kepi

Level 6

Welcome and enjoy the ANA site! Lots of great people and information here. ; )

Welcome to the ANA. I am new to this site too, just remember have fun and keep collecting

Mike

Level 7

That would have to be certified. Do you have a picture? I have looked and can't find one. That does not mean there is not one. Bring it to a dealer a mint mark usually is not a major die find but in this hobby I have seen it all. Good luck to you I hope it's what you think. Mike.

Jonas's Coins

Level 5

Welcome to the ANA. I would have no idea how rare one is.

CoinLady

Level 6

Welcome to a great hobby. Keep searching.

Mike

Level 7

Welcome to the ANA enjoy yourself and have fun. Try and stay active. Follow those who are active they will help you. Mike.

YEs, welcome, I am very excited for another active hobbyist to go on this site.

Welcome to the ANA and the blog! I'm looking forward to reading your posts. Do you have the book, World's Greatest Mint Errors yet?

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