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    1982-D and 1983 Copper Transitional Lincoln Cents

    1982-D and 1983 Copper Transitional Lincoln Cents

    Posted by JonSullivan on Feb 15th 2019

    Coin World just broke a story that another of the 1982-D Lincoln cent small date transitional off-metals have been found, bringing the known total to (2) examples. The new find is certified as NGC AU58, and is the same grade as the other known example, which was an AU58. The previously unique 1982-D sold for $18,800 in a Stacks auction in the summer of 2017. This new example was submitted, accordi …
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    Long Beach Coin Show Report February 2019

    Long Beach Coin Show Report February 2019

    Posted by JonSullivan on Feb 14th 2019

    We recently attended the Long Beach Expo, which is a coin show helps three times a year in Long Beach, California, at the Long Beach Convention Center. This show was January 31st-Feb-2nd. The show is a show we attend fairly often in the past, and have made it a permanent fixture in our show schedule every year due to the oftentimes good business we are able to do at the show.Although error coin co …
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    Recommended Error Reading

    Recommended Error Reading

    Posted by JonSullivan on Feb 6th 2019

    Have you spent any time lately reading books or articles on errors or varieties? If not, you should consider spending some money on books for your library so you can be an informed collector. This investment in reading will give you a much better appreciation for your coin, as well as arm you with the knowledge you need to make informed buying decisions for your error collection.  …
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    Error Coins in 2019

    Error Coins in 2019

    Posted by JonSullivan on Jan 8th 2019

    2019 is here, and we have reasonably good expectations for the coin market this year. Although there is talk about softness in the coin market (and we agree there is), it is still a good market. Collectors are collecting, and dealers are dealing, and as long as prices are in line with the current market coins are selling well and buyers are not hard to find. Some prices are actually higher than th …
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    NGC 2007-D Washington Quarter on Manganese Dollar Planchet

    NGC 2007-D Washington Quarter on Manganese Dollar Planchet

    Posted by JonSullivan on Nov 1st 2018

    We recently acquired a very interested 2007-D Washington quarter struck on a manganese dollar planchet, and struck in a dollar sized collar. Here is how we believe it happed, and also why we believe it is highly likely (although impossible to know for certain) that the coin was struck on a 2007-D Washington dollar planchet. Although the NGC holder says “Sacagawea dollar planchet”, it ac …
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    New Unique Experimental "Nonsense" Quarter Surfaces

    New Unique Experimental "Nonsense" Quarter Surfaces

    Posted by JonSullivan on Oct 16th 2018

    We recently acquired (and sold) a unique experimental nickel on copper coated zinc planchet, that was part of testing being done at the Mint in 2011-2012 era, which was reported in Coin World a month or so ago. From the same source, we acquired another unique experimental coin, which is a quarter "nonsense" design, which has also been waffle cancelled. One side depicts a rhino on t …
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    2017 Mint Policy on Reserve Banks Handling of Mint Errors

    2017 Mint Policy on Reserve Banks Handling of Mint Errors

    Posted by JonSullivan on Sep 8th 2018

    Here is an interesting article from Coin World, which states that the current Mint policy as of 2017 is that Federal Reserve Banks must return mint errors they find. Of course this doesn't apply to individual banks or collectors, etc. https://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/2018/09/fed-policy-requires-return-of-mint-errors.html …
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    Martha Washington 5c Discovery

    Martha Washington 5c Discovery

    Posted by JonSullivan on Aug 17th 2018

    We recently acquired a remarkable Martha Washington test coin, which although it was known to exist, none were privately owned until now. The example we purchased has been waffle cancelled at the Mint. Here is the article as written in Coin World by Paul Gilkes. https://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/2018/08/waffle-canceled-martha-washington-test-piece-surfaces.all.html …
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    1943 Copper Cent Discovery Specimen

    1943 Copper Cent Discovery Specimen

    Posted by JonSullivan on Aug 15th 2018

    NGC just wrote an article about the discovery 1943 copper wheat cent, which was first discovered over 70 years ago. The coin was certified by NGC as AU53, and is one of the "strong strike" specimens. Here is a link to the article about this historic "first" coin: https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/(1943 copper cent photo courtesy NGC.) …
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    Sullivan Numismatics Error Showcase

    Sullivan Numismatics Error Showcase

    Posted by JonSullivan on Aug 9th 2018

    Many of you are subscribers to our email list, and received a link to our new catalog entitled "Sullivan Numismatics Error Showcase." This is our first catalog in a long time, years in fact, and we decided to try this so as to showcase some of the more interesting and exciting inventory in our stock. Sometimes coins get a bit lost in the volume of coins in our inventory, and this is our way of bri …
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