My First "big" Error Coin find
I had gone to the store with my Dad earlier in the day, and was now looking through the coins the cashier had given me as change. I received a 1968 Denver mint quarter, and, because I didn't have one in my collection yet, I promptly saved it. A few months later, I was looking through my collection with the aid of an error coin reference book, when I came upon the 1968 D quarter.I looked at it's reverse under magnification, and I was stunned to see that there was what looked like hub doubling on the design and letters! I quickly identified it in my book, Ken Potter's "Strike it rich with pocket change", as 1968 VCR#1/DDR#1. It had notching in the letters and met all the other criteria for a genuine doubled die coin. I also showed it to a few other error collectors and they assured me that it certainly was a genuine doubled die quarter. Ken Potter's Book "Strike It Rich With Pocket Change" Identified its value at about $200! I'd say it grades about a VF (Very fine). Interestingly, this coin also features strike or mechanical doubling, mixed in with the hub doubling. This find was what got me really excited in error and variety coin collecting.(I apologize for the poor quality of the images, I don't have the best setup) Thank you for reading!