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US Quarter Struck Atop Canadian Quarter - Proof 1970-S NGC

 
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 Posted 06/13/2016  10:15 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here's an unbelievable "error" coin that's now offered on eBay. It's from the Byers Collection.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-S-Proo...AOSw~gRVnLYU

Some pics:







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 Posted 06/13/2016  10:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1). It is "unbelieveable" because it was manufactured by crooked mint employees and spirited out of the mint by even more crooked employees!

2). It is "unbelievable" that these spuriously manufactured "errors" were allowed to be auctioned off into the marketplace by a government entity!

3). It is "unbelievable" that a TPG service would give legitimacy to an item such as this by slabbing it in the first place!

But then money does funny things to people so that makes it believable
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 Posted 06/13/2016  10:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This reminds me of the 1913 Liberty nickel "production" done surreptitiously at the mint.
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 Posted 06/13/2016  11:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin has been discussed recently in the Modern coin variety subforum http://goccf.com/t/262402

I think there is a thread in the Canadian forum as well.

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 Posted 06/13/2016  4:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Quite a story. Never heard about this before.
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 Posted 06/13/2016  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinlover1899 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very strange error. It is amazing what a mint employee can do to make a quarter so valuable.
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06/13/2016 6:47 pm
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