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Couple of neat Soviet error coins

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 Posted 01/22/2011  01:12 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

First up is an off struck Soviet coin. I've keep hearing rumors about how the Soviet mints had trouble with quality and error coins were common back then. Well I took a while to find an error coin like this:



Next one is definitely an error but if you can't guess what it is, the answer is on omnicoin.




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 Posted 01/22/2011  01:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add svslav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Next one is definitely an error but if you can't guess what it is, the answer is on omnicoin.

Hint if guessing: look at the dates.

When growing I went through thousands of coins (just as a circulating dude, not noodling or anything - they seemed too boring to noodle), never ran into an error.
That 5k coin is dated 1961, the first year of issue of this type. I wonder if they were still working out some bugs.
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 Posted 01/22/2011  12:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Scooby Due to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you guys tell me what it is exactly that I am looking at?

I've tried researching omnicoin and get lots of pictures and examples, but no explanation.

Thanks!
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 Posted 01/22/2011  8:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add svslav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Scooby, look at the years when Alisher Navoii lived and think when would you like to issue a commemorative coin for him?
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 Posted 01/22/2011  8:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wd1040 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey - might have been a trial strike instead of an error! That being a specimen makes it even rarer, doesn't it?

Also, do you have any modern Chinese errors? The only examples I've seen are from this picture, from when Fred Weinberg visited the Shanghai mint in 1983. Seems like there aren't any in the wild...

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 Posted 01/22/2011  10:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add svslav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Hey - might have been a trial strike instead of an error!

They very well might have been! But the Krause calls it an error, and those guys know best, right?

wd, the pic in your post got attention of my kids. It was interesting to hear my older son (10 yr.) explain the "error concept" to his sister (4 yr.)
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 Posted 01/23/2011  04:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
wd1040 - not too sure how modern you are looking at when you talk about Chinese coinage. If you are talking about the last 100 years, a fair bit of my Xinjiang coins have serious die rotation error. Whoever was working probably never looked when they were striking.

Here's one bizarre 10 cash coin if you missed it:



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In coin orientation which is strange as all other Chinese coins I have are in medal orientation. This coin is overstruck over 1895 5 fun and is a mule of Chekiang and Hupeh province dies!

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I think I picked up another bizarre error coin on the net but let's see until it arrives.

That aside, here's another Soviet error coin:



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Russia 1988 1 ruble, novodel of the Fredrik Engels ruble. Now this is a SERIOUS ERROR. The year is supposed to be 1985, but for some BIZARRE reason, it is noted as 1983!! Noted by Rylov-Sobolin as scarce and is quoted as 200USD back in 1994!

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At one stage, this error coin was sold for over 2000USD in one of Gorny auction. I still think it's too high.
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 Posted 01/23/2011  05:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bluemule31 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I've keep hearing rumors about how the Soviet mints had trouble with quality and error coins were common back then.



Communists having problems with quality? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
COinage from communists countries could be a whole other direction for collecting.
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 Posted 01/29/2011  6:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
bluemule - I don't think you want to collect mint sets with quality issues.

Here's one page that I made a while ago with a fair bit of issues: http://www.gxseries.com/numis/sovie...ovietset.htm

This one bugs me a lot:




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