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 Posted 07/11/2018  1:05 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Wooden1165 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Alright everybody, my husband is getting extremely discouraged about out coin looking... My question is what kinds of error coins are worth any money? We think we find something and it s nothing or it'snot the right one. Can yall give us any examples with pictures? I know alot of it has to do with if you can get a buyer for the coin.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  1:32 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Go to error-ref.com, and look at the different types of errors. http://www.error-ref.com/

Edit: Cuds, Double Strikes, huge Die Chips, Rim To Rim Die Cracks, Struck Throughs, Struck Through Die Caps, Brockages, Trial Strikes, and major Doubled Die varieties all carry value. This is just a short list. It's not a complete list.
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More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
1988 P LMC RDV-006, 1998 P LMC Wide AM, and 2000 P LMC Wide AM. http://goccf.com/t/327834 http://goccf.com/t/294303 http://goccf.com/t/312900
1973 D Lincoln Memorial cent With Recurring Die Subsidence Error Information. http://goccf.com/t/304624
Machine Doubling tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
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 Posted 07/11/2018  1:38 pm  Show Profile   Check oih82w8's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add oih82w8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Picking from the wild can be tedious, but it can be done. The old reliable Lincoln cents as an example can reap benefits for those who know what to look for. I did NOT pick this from the wild, but it can probably be found;

1995 Lincoln Cent Double Die Obverse


(image by robec)

Here are the pick-up points;


http://www.PCGScoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/3125

Here is a 2005-D Jefferson nickel "Speared Bison" variety that could be acquired through change;




The 2000-P Sacagewea Dollar produced an interesting variety "Wounded Eagle";


http://www.PCGScoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/506153

Persistence pays off...eventually. Enjoy the hunt!
oih82w8 = "Oh I Hate To Wait"
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My Virtual 7070 https://www.PCGS.com/SetRegistry/ty...album/142105
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 Posted 07/11/2018  1:42 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good advice oih82w8! You did a great job! And yes, the famous 1995 LMC Doubled Die Obverse can be found in circulation. I remember finding one last year in a circulated bankroll.
Errers and Varietys.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
1988 P LMC RDV-006, 1998 P LMC Wide AM, and 2000 P LMC Wide AM. http://goccf.com/t/327834 http://goccf.com/t/294303 http://goccf.com/t/312900
1973 D Lincoln Memorial cent With Recurring Die Subsidence Error Information. http://goccf.com/t/304624
Machine Doubling tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
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 Posted 07/11/2018  1:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinBuffalo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't expect to make a lot of money searching through change. It's very, very rare that you'll find something worth more than time spent. It's a hobby and is supposed to be relaxing and fun more than anything else. Don't get discouraged, though, it can happen. Just enjoy the time spent together with your husband and learn as you go along and ask questions when you have some. Varietyvista and doubleddie are other good sites to check out for things to look for. Lurking this forum will also help immensely with getting a basic grasp on errors.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  2:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bezo816 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I faced the same problem when I first started. Everything that I thought I found, was not an error. But I kept with it.....and when you do find something, IT FEELS AMAZING!! Don't get discouraged, keep with it!! Coin Buffalo is right, you won't make a killing trying to find errors, but it is rewarding. I would stick with small change: pennies, nickels, and dimes. Get you a list going of possible errors....and keep on keeping on!!
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 Posted 07/11/2018  2:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@cb nailed it--look for them together because you enjoy it, not to pay the bills.
"The danger we all now face is distinguishing between what is authentic and what is performed."
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 Posted 07/11/2018  3:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The die errors I consider as errors are usually the one of a kind examples. Stuff that is from a worn, cracked, chipped, over polished die examples to me are not errors. They are actually die events. People get excited about them, but they bring little. But what to look for can be best found on this link:
http://www.error-ref.com
You can spend a week looking at the examples on this site. I'm more of a die variety specialist. If you like watching coin collecting information, you might like the links in my signature line below. There are 5 links (1-5) about 20 minutes each, 2 hours total. It gives examples of what is out there.
Richard S. Cooper
Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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 Posted 07/11/2018  6:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
After roll searching over 1 million Lincolns, 400K Jeffersons and smidgens of dimes, quarters and halves...then doing a LOT of reading and studying, I developed my own cheat sheet of dates, Mintmarks and denominations I would search solely for. This may miss some, but it covers those that 1) are worth something and 2) are readily identifiable/attributable. And the other factor, is my eyesight isn't the best, especially after 4 hours of close work under various magnifiers and scopes. I would suggest you develop your own plan instead of "searching it all" hoping for the big coin lotto score.

OldJoeClark just happened to stumble upon a very beatup 1969S DDO-001, a great find. That 1982D small date copper, the only one of it's kind found to date (37 years later?) is a very high rarity, but don't expect to find those, you "stumble upon" them. They were discovered by folks who "per-see-veared" as my 5-year old grandson was taught to do when he just wanted to quit trying to win that computer game! Ya gotta just keep at it.

Maybe not a 24/7 deal, take a break, explore other areas of coining, I've found much to be enthused about, the history behind coins for instance lead me into the area of Hard Time Tokens of the 1830's and 40's. Then that pile of Roman Imperials and Ottoman coins that need attributing, then finish my type set, then...

And glad I didn't have to offer any marital counseling from what your title said......I suck at that!
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 Posted 07/11/2018  7:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You've received some solid advice already .... I'll reiterate from my perspective the three key points -

This is a hobby ... approach it that way

Education is your key ... you need to know what to look for

You will likely never find a coin in circulation worth a lot of money ... refer back to key point #1 above.

If that does not work for you and hubby ... well - perhaps discover another hobby?
Take a look at my other hobby ... http://www.finewoodcrafter.com
Too many hobbies .... too much work .... not enough time.
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