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    JOHN P. DEVINE 1933-2013

    08/07/2013

    JOHN P DEVINE 1933 2013 http www coinbooks org esylum_v16n32a05 html Back to top Timothy Clough forwarded this press release on the death of error coin book author Lonesome John Devine written by Ronn Fern Editor John P Devine a founding member of the Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America CONECA and the first inductee into the CONECA Hall of Fame passed away on July 10 2013 just a few months short of his 80th birthday He was a husband father grandfather great grandfather entrepreneur mentor teach


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    The Numismatist, September 1990

    9/1/1990 ANA Numismatist

    EXHIBITING by Arnold Margolis LM 777 A cud occurs when segments of the die break away The cuds are actually unstruck areas since portions of the die are missing This Anthony dollar displays two cuds SPECIMENS NOT NECESSARILY SHOWN ACTUAL SIZE 1440 The Fascination of error coins There are many methods of developing and displaying an error coin exhibit but a few tried and true hints and examples should make the task easier and the rewards more certain E RROR COINS FORM a segment of numismatics that has grown dramatically in the past 20 years In 1977 the ANA formally recognized error coin collecting with its own clas J sification in competitive exhibiting and this si


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    Longacre's Ledger (#79)

    /2010 Numismatics

    I compared the reverse of my 1900 with the photos of the reverse of the dateless error coin I was stunned They appeared to be not just similar die cracks but an exact match It was apparent that the 1900 was an earlier die state since the cracks on it were not as bold as the ones on the error coin but nonetheless after careful study of the pictures and my coin I came to the conclusion the shape and position of the cracks matched perfectly Die cracks are much like fingerprints in


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    NLG Newsletter

    3/1/1992 Numismatics; Periodicals

    a coin collector an appealing target the situation becomes impossible to solve A suggestion to use a Post Office Box address rather than a street address in ads is a partial solution It does keep all correspondence at arm s length However the advertiser is once again faced with the problem of having to screen incoming letters How does one decide which letter writer is a sincere and genuine error coin collector and which one is looking for an easy robbery target We have been aware that this problem has bedeviled coin clubs also Collectors are reluctant to attend club meetings for fear of being identified followed and possibly attacked after the meeting We had a thriving error coin club here in the New York area It slowly shriveled from lack of member attendance With our advantage as Err


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    NLG Newsletter

    3/1/1992 Numismatics; Periodicals

    a coin collector an appealing target the situation becomes impossible to solve A suggestion to use a Post Office Box address rather than a street address in ads is a partial solution It does keep all correspondence at arm s length However the advertiser is once again faced with the problem of having to screen incoming letters How does one decide which letter writer is a sincere and genuine error coin collector and which one is looking for an easy robbery target We have been aware that this problem has bedeviled coin clubs also Collectors are reluctant to attend club meetings for fear of being identified followed and possibly attacked after the meeting We had a thriving error coin club here in the New York area It slowly shriveled from lack of member attendance With our advantage as Err


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    The Numismatist, September 1990

    9/1/1990 ANA Numismatist

    Some exhibits use the Tiffany approach The ex hibitor displays his error coin as though it were a rare gem using the same style that jewelry stores employ This folded strike was created when the blank happened to be standing on end between the dies The action of the press folded the blank and created the partial image in one downstroke of the ham mer die Error Coin Glossary Brockage A coin that shows an incuse depressed image of the design of another coin that


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    The Numismatist, September 1990

    9/1/1990 ANA Numismatist

    sly struck quarter was resting partly on the blank Its reverse design was impressed into the indented area of the coin during the strike Because of impurities in the metal of the blank this coin split apart sandwich style after the strike This error is called a split planchet 1444 TECHNICAL ACCURACY HAS touched a nerve in past convention competitions There are certain basics that all error coin collectors are supposed to have mastered Aside from reading the exhibit rules and following them implicitly the best advice I can offer to a prospective exhibitor in the Numismatic Errors category in ANA competitions is to check your exhibit for technical ac curacy If possible get someone who isn t an error collector to view your exhibit while you are preparing it at home Ask for react


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    NLG Newsletter

    3/1/1992 Numismatics; Periodicals

    a coin collector an appealing target the situation becomes impossible to solve A suggestion to use a Post Office Box address rather than a street address in ads is a partial solution It does keep all correspondence at arm s length However the advertiser is once again faced with the problem of having to screen incoming letters How does one decide which letter writer is a sincere and genuine error coin collector and which one is looking for an easy robbery target We have been aware that this problem has bedeviled coin clubs also Collectors are reluctant to attend club meetings for fear of being identified followed and possibly attacked after the meeting We had a thriving error coin club here in the New York area It slowly shriveled from lack of member attendance With our advantage as Err


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 103

    9/1/1996

    September 1 996 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 1 650 to these puzzles come from the coins produced when things went wrong at the mint not from the perfectly centered and well struck examples Once convinced of the importance of measuring error coin examples using a uniform quantitative error classification system the question of how careful should one be in these measurements still must be addressed This is a question of precision and practicality III PRECISION AND PRACTICALITY For any measurement precision and practicality are closely related Precision is an indication of the range of values obtained when a measurement is repeated ag


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 103

    9/1/1996

    September 1 996 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 1 650 to these puzzles come from the coins produced when things went wrong at the mint not from the perfectly centered and well struck examples Once convinced of the importance of measuring error coin examples using a uniform quantitative error classification system the question of how careful should one be in these measurements still must be addressed This is a question of precision and practicality III PRECISION AND PRACTICALITY For any measurement precision and practicality are closely related Precision is an indication of the range of values obtained when a measurement is repeated ag


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 103

    9/1/1996

    September 1 996 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 1 650 to these puzzles come from the coins produced when things went wrong at the mint not from the perfectly centered and well struck examples Once convinced of the importance of measuring error coin examples using a uniform quantitative error classification system the question of how careful should one be in these measurements still must be addressed This is a question of precision and practicality III PRECISION AND PRACTICALITY For any measurement precision and practicality are closely related Precision is an indication of the range of values obtained when a measurement is repeated ag


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 103

    9/1/1996

    September 1 996 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 1 650 to these puzzles come from the coins produced when things went wrong at the mint not from the perfectly centered and well struck examples Once convinced of the importance of measuring error coin examples using a uniform quantitative error classification system the question of how careful should one be in these measurements still must be addressed This is a question of precision and practicality III PRECISION AND PRACTICALITY For any measurement precision and practicality are closely related Precision is an indication of the range of values obtained when a measurement is repeated ag


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 11, no. 2

    6/1/2000 Barber

    Who Wants the Scarcest of the Scarce 1 do By Lindsay Ashhum A very interesting phenomenon occurs when you merge the hobbies of stan dard date and mintmark coin collecting with error collecting There are cer tain error coins very scarce coins that neither group of collectors seem to want Of course that is an oversimplified statement but let me explain First let s talk about standard coin collecting Mainstream collectors build sets hunting acceptable specimens of each date and mintmark Over time a fairly specific pricing structure develops when collectors and dealers get a feel for the scarcity and desirabi


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    The Numismatist, September 1990

    9/1/1990 ANA Numismatist

    ed Half an Half describes an off center struck half dollar Ex amples are shown and a series of diagrams show how the error was made in the coinage press In addition panels of text on both sides supply back ground information de tailed explanations of how the error was made and other relevant data There is however one stipulation that requires constant vigilance on the part of the error coin exhibitor Read the exhibit rules and adhere to them religiously Every exhibitor gets a copy of the rules and scoring sheet the judges use and the particulars the judges will seek out in each exhibit are clearly spelled out Unless each and every one of the requirements are met points will be unnecessarily lost and awards unattained I have seen quite a few exhibits wherein simple things like


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    The TNA News, November-December 2007

    11/1/2007

    cause Jim to part with that cash Imagine the sound of an old plank of wood groaning in protest as it is being pried away from a long held position I got a snapshot of Bill Yates showing actual cash from Jim Waite and just happened to get a slightly blurred one of Jim contemplating his latest coin purchase From the U S Mint Web Site Hot Items http www usmint gov Fraudulent Presidential 1 error coins Being Sold The United States Mint has recently learned that some individuals are grinding the rims of Presidential 1 Coins to remove the edge incused inscriptions and then marketing these altered items as error coins This practice not only exploits unwary consumers and collectors but also is a Federal crime The United States Mint recently announced that an undetermined number of George Was


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    The TNA News, November-December 2007

    11/1/2007

    cause Jim to part with that cash Imagine the sound of an old plank of wood groaning in protest as it is being pried away from a long held position I got a snapshot of Bill Yates showing actual cash from Jim Waite and just happened to get a slightly blurred one of Jim contemplating his latest coin purchase From the U S Mint Web Site Hot Items http www usmint gov Fraudulent Presidential 1 error coins Being Sold The United States Mint has recently learned that some individuals are grinding the rims of Presidential 1 Coins to remove the edge incused inscriptions and then marketing these altered items as error coins This practice not only exploits unwary consumers and collectors but also is a Federal crime The United States Mint recently announced that an undetermined number of George Was


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    ROYAL MINT PRODUCES MULED DIE ERROR COINS

    03/09/2014

    ROYAL MINT PRODUCES MULED DIE error coinS http www coinbooks org esylum_v17n10a17 html Back to top Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker published an article in CoinWeek about two muled die error coins produced by the Royal Mint Here s an excerpt Editor The Royal Mint in Wales has confirmed the existence of a pair of 194 163 2 999 fine silver mules which the Mint says were mistakenly produced and sold in December 2013 I


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    Eighty-Sixth Mail Bid Sale



    C cont 1 Cl 30 LORING Denis 1976 Quarterman Monographs on Varieties of United States Large Cents 1 7 95 1 803 233pp pis hardbound in tan cloth DJ 4to NM 30 00 Cl 31 MANLEY Stephen G 1981 The Lincoln Cent 121pp ills cc 8vo NM 6 00 C132 MARGOLIS Arnold 1 991 The error coin Encyclopedia 372pp ills cc 8vo M 18 00 C133 1994 Second Edition The Error Coin Encvclopedia 426pp ills vals hardbound in maroon cloth gilt DJ 8vo M 28 00 C134 MARGOLIS Arnold and WEINBERG Fred 2000 Third Edition The Error Coin Encyclopedia 4 5 6pp ills hardbound i n maroon cloth gilt 8vo M 38 00 C135 2004 Fourth Edition The Error Coin Encyclopedia x


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    The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Auction, United States Coinage



    great opportunity for an advanced Lincoln cent error special ist This coin comes with an official CONECA Authentication Certificate dated April 25 1987 over the signature of Bob Larkin and registered to Billy R Kerschner Also included are photocopies of 2 letters from Larkin to Kerschner dated April 10 1987 and April 26 1987 respectively regarding examination and authentication of this error coin The Cer tificate of Authenticity and 2 ietters are avaiiabie to the winning bidder upon request made to Stack s Bow ers Gaiieries after the dose of the auction 4022 1982 Lincoln Cent Copper Large Date Two Planchet Bonded Obverse Die Cap Unc Details Damaged NGC Deep rose orange with some notable scrapes on Lin coln s portrait deep in the cap The high cap more than a quarter of


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    The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction Rarities Night



    Fascinating Multi Struck and Brockage 1873 CC With Arrows Half Dollar Struck in Sequence with Coin 1 PCGS EF 45 4294 1873 CC Arrows Multi Struck and Brockage EF 45 PCGS This remarkable error coin took flight after a summer intern named Will Robins discovered an even more amazing numismatic curiosity while sorting through file folders at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City in 2008 Prominent error coin specialist Fred Weinberg collaborated with Professional Coin Grading Service in 2009 and determined that the Nevada State Museum specimen is an 1873 CC With Arrows half dollar broadstrike


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    Eighty-Sixth Mail Bid Sale



    C cont 1 Cl 30 LORING Denis 1976 Quarterman Monographs on Varieties of United States Large Cents 1 7 95 1 803 233pp pis hardbound in tan cloth DJ 4to NM 30 00 Cl 31 MANLEY Stephen G 1981 The Lincoln Cent 121pp ills cc 8vo NM 6 00 C132 MARGOLIS Arnold 1 991 The error coin Encyclopedia 372pp ills cc 8vo M 18 00 C133 1994 Second Edition The Error Coin Encvclopedia 426pp ills vals hardbound in maroon cloth gilt DJ 8vo M 28 00 C134 MARGOLIS Arnold and WEINBERG Fred 2000 Third Edition The Error Coin Encyclopedia 4 5 6pp ills hardbound i n maroon cloth gilt 8vo M 38 00 C135 2004 Fourth Edition The Error Coin Encyclopedia x


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    The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Auction, United States Coinage



    great opportunity for an advanced Lincoln cent error special ist This coin comes with an official CONECA Authentication Certificate dated April 25 1987 over the signature of Bob Larkin and registered to Billy R Kerschner Also included are photocopies of 2 letters from Larkin to Kerschner dated April 10 1987 and April 26 1987 respectively regarding examination and authentication of this error coin The Cer tificate of Authenticity and 2 ietters are avaiiabie to the winning bidder upon request made to Stack s Bow ers Gaiieries after the dose of the auction 4022 1982 Lincoln Cent Copper Large Date Two Planchet Bonded Obverse Die Cap Unc Details Damaged NGC Deep rose orange with some notable scrapes on Lin coln s portrait deep in the cap The high cap more than a quarter of


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    The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction Rarities Night



    Fascinating Multi Struck and Brockage 1873 CC With Arrows Half Dollar Struck in Sequence with Coin 1 PCGS EF 45 4294 1873 CC Arrows Multi Struck and Brockage EF 45 PCGS This remarkable error coin took flight after a summer intern named Will Robins discovered an even more amazing numismatic curiosity while sorting through file folders at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City in 2008 Prominent error coin specialist Fred Weinberg collaborated with Professional Coin Grading Service in 2009 and determined that the Nevada State Museum specimen is an 1873 CC With Arrows half dollar broadstrike


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    The TNA News, November-December 2007

    11/1/2007

    cause Jim to part with that cash Imagine the sound of an old plank of wood groaning in protest as it is being pried away from a long held position I got a snapshot of Bill Yates showing actual cash from Jim Waite and just happened to get a slightly blurred one of Jim contemplating his latest coin purchase From the U S Mint Web Site Hot Items http www usmint gov Fraudulent Presidential 1 error coins Being Sold The United States Mint has recently learned that some individuals are grinding the rims of Presidential 1 Coins to remove the edge incused inscriptions and then marketing these altered items as error coins This practice not only exploits unwary consumers and collectors but also is a Federal crime The United States Mint recently announced that an undetermined number of George Was


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    Eighty-Sixth Mail Bid Sale



    C cont 1 Cl 30 LORING Denis 1976 Quarterman Monographs on Varieties of United States Large Cents 1 7 95 1 803 233pp pis hardbound in tan cloth DJ 4to NM 30 00 Cl 31 MANLEY Stephen G 1981 The Lincoln Cent 121pp ills cc 8vo NM 6 00 C132 MARGOLIS Arnold 1 991 The error coin Encyclopedia 372pp ills cc 8vo M 18 00 C133 1994 Second Edition The Error Coin Encvclopedia 426pp ills vals hardbound in maroon cloth gilt DJ 8vo M 28 00 C134 MARGOLIS Arnold and WEINBERG Fred 2000 Third Edition The Error Coin Encyclopedia 4 5 6pp ills hardbound i n maroon cloth gilt 8vo M 38 00 C135 2004 Fourth Edition The Error Coin Encyclopedia x


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    The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Auction, United States Coinage



    great opportunity for an advanced Lincoln cent error special ist This coin comes with an official CONECA Authentication Certificate dated April 25 1987 over the signature of Bob Larkin and registered to Billy R Kerschner Also included are photocopies of 2 letters from Larkin to Kerschner dated April 10 1987 and April 26 1987 respectively regarding examination and authentication of this error coin The Cer tificate of Authenticity and 2 ietters are avaiiabie to the winning bidder upon request made to Stack s Bow ers Gaiieries after the dose of the auction 4022 1982 Lincoln Cent Copper Large Date Two Planchet Bonded Obverse Die Cap Unc Details Damaged NGC Deep rose orange with some notable scrapes on Lin coln s portrait deep in the cap The high cap more than a quarter of


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    The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction Rarities Night



    Fascinating Multi Struck and Brockage 1873 CC With Arrows Half Dollar Struck in Sequence with Coin 1 PCGS EF 45 4294 1873 CC Arrows Multi Struck and Brockage EF 45 PCGS This remarkable error coin took flight after a summer intern named Will Robins discovered an even more amazing numismatic curiosity while sorting through file folders at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City in 2008 Prominent error coin specialist Fred Weinberg collaborated with Professional Coin Grading Service in 2009 and determined that the Nevada State Museum specimen is an 1873 CC With Arrows half dollar broadstrike


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    The TNA News, November-December 2007

    11/1/2007

    cause Jim to part with that cash Imagine the sound of an old plank of wood groaning in protest as it is being pried away from a long held position I got a snapshot of Bill Yates showing actual cash from Jim Waite and just happened to get a slightly blurred one of Jim contemplating his latest coin purchase From the U S Mint Web Site Hot Items http www usmint gov Fraudulent Presidential 1 error coins Being Sold The United States Mint has recently learned that some individuals are grinding the rims of Presidential 1 Coins to remove the edge incused inscriptions and then marketing these altered items as error coins This practice not only exploits unwary consumers and collectors but also is a Federal crime The United States Mint recently announced that an undetermined number of George Was


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    The Numismatist, June 1989

    6/1/1989 ANA Numismatist

    will be struck The State of Alaska will receive a royalty for each piece sold For further information contaa Alas ka Precious Metals 3230 C St An chorage AK 99503 New Price Guide for error coins Error coin dealer Geoffrey Noe of Woodhaven New York recently be gan a monthly publication The Il lustrated Error Coin Pricing Guide lECPG Selling prices for error coins are gathered from error coin dealers around the country and entered into a computer The information is then used to generate a list that shows by denomination date and error type the number of pieces sold and their ave


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 103

    9/1/1996

    September 1 996 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 1 646 A QUANTITATIVE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR STRIKE ERRORS by Charles W Smith Ph D Orono ME TN 171 I INTRODUCTION Having recently had the opportunity to examine several hundred error coins of the British George III contemporary counterfeit halfpenny series 1 it became clear that a uniform quantitative error classification system would be useful for all who catalogue and or collect error coin examples Production errors can occur at each step in manufacturing a coin from sinking the dies and punching the blanks to striking the coin itself It is this last step the strike that


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 16, No. 2(89)

    3/15/1982

    LOOKING AT LARGE CENT ERRORS Part 2 John S Ashby Jr In the January issue of P W I touched on the basics of collecting large cent errors In this issue I want to concentrate on two error coins in my collection a 1793 Chain cent and a 1797 S 137 On the next page you can notice that the photographs of the 1793 Chain cent represent an interesting S 2 The coin has a unique 50 per cent lamination on the obverse that is the lower half of the coin has peeled away during the striking process The lamination is such that even the date though not very distinct is still recognizable T


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    3/1/1973 [Numismatics Numismatics Periodicals]

    it The rest of the Guild membership seem to be members who are waiting for something constructive to happen They seem unwilling to contribute but will wait to see whether they can learn from the Guild association From what I have seen the Guild will not fill these needs For our part we have prepared a booklet which outlines the unique approach to advertising which dealers who specialize in error coin collecting must observe There are definite patterns and predictable results which will acrue when advertising is aimed at error coin collectors We have made this information available to our advertisers In all fairness we did not use the information which Lee Martin sent us since we felt that this would have been an imposition in light of the poor showing of the other Guild members Our book


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 103

    9/1/1996

    September 1 996 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 1 646 A QUANTITATIVE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR STRIKE ERRORS by Charles W Smith Ph D Orono ME TN 171 I INTRODUCTION Having recently had the opportunity to examine several hundred error coins of the British George III contemporary counterfeit halfpenny series 1 it became clear that a uniform quantitative error classification system would be useful for all who catalogue and or collect error coin examples Production errors can occur at each step in manufacturing a coin from sinking the dies and punching the blanks to striking the coin itself It is this last step the strike that


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 16, No. 2(89)

    3/15/1982

    LOOKING AT LARGE CENT ERRORS Part 2 John S Ashby Jr In the January issue of P W I touched on the basics of collecting large cent errors In this issue I want to concentrate on two error coins in my collection a 1793 Chain cent and a 1797 S 137 On the next page you can notice that the photographs of the 1793 Chain cent represent an interesting S 2 The coin has a unique 50 per cent lamination on the obverse that is the lower half of the coin has peeled away during the striking process The lamination is such that even the date though not very distinct is still recognizable T


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    3/1/1973 [Numismatics Numismatics Periodicals]

    it The rest of the Guild membership seem to be members who are waiting for something constructive to happen They seem unwilling to contribute but will wait to see whether they can learn from the Guild association From what I have seen the Guild will not fill these needs For our part we have prepared a booklet which outlines the unique approach to advertising which dealers who specialize in error coin collecting must observe There are definite patterns and predictable results which will acrue when advertising is aimed at error coin collectors We have made this information available to our advertisers In all fairness we did not use the information which Lee Martin sent us since we felt that this would have been an imposition in light of the poor showing of the other Guild members Our book


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    PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION

    PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION

    07/15/2001

    PENNYPACKER error coin AUCTION http www coinbooks org esylum_v04n29a07 html The E Sylum Volume 4 Number 29 July 15 2001 Article 7PENNYPACKER ERROR COIN AUCTION In the June 10 2001 issue of The E Sylum vol 4 no 24 George Fuld discussed an auction of the Dr George Hetrick token collection at the Pennypacker Auction Centre in Reading PA Your editor came across a catalog for another important Pen


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    NEW ZEALAND ERROR COIN MAKES HEADLINES

    NEW ZEALAND ERROR COIN MAKES HEADLINES

    11/12/2006

    NEW ZEALAND error coin MAKES HEADLINES http www coinbooks org esylum_v09n46a18 html The E Sylum Volume 9 Number 46 November 12 2006 Article 18NEW ZEALAND ERROR COIN MAKES HEADLINESA November 6th article in the New Zealand Herald describes therecent discovery of a rare error coin It s not often paying 2170 for a little 20c coin is considered a bargain except whenit s one of about 15 of its kind in the wor


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    BOOK REVIEW: 100 GREATEST U. S. ERROR COINS

    09/05/2010

    BOOK REVIEW 100 GREATEST U S error coinS http www coinbooks org esylum_v13n36a03 html John and Nancy Wilson submitted this review of the latest title in the Whitman Publishing 100 Greatest series Thanks I also have a copy of the book and I ve added my thoughts as well Editor _100 Greatest U S Error Coins _ Authored by Nicholas P Brown David J Camire and Fred Weinberg Introduction by Q David Bowers and Foreword by D


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    BOOK REVIEW: 100 GREATEST U. S. ERROR COINS

    09/05/2010

    BOOK REVIEW 100 GREATEST U S error coinS http www coinbooks org esylum_v13n36a03 html Back to top John and Nancy Wilson submitted this review of the latest title in the Whitman Publishing 100 Greatest series Thanks I also have a copy of the book and I ve added my thoughts as well Editor 147 100 Greatest U S Error Coins 148 Authored by Nicholas P Brown David J Camire and Fred Weinberg Introduction by Q Davi


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    Eighty-First Mail Bid Sale



    irst Edition Ca 1 1 for nia Gold Pol lar s Half Dollars Quarter Dollars 138pp hardbound in blue cloth gilt 8vo Valuation sheets Autographed C35 1979 First Illustrated Edition Cal i f or n i a Cola Dollars Half Dollars Quarter Dollars 12 0 8 pp frontis of the author enlarged coin illustrations HC blue leatherette 4to C3 6 MARGOLIS Arnold 1 981 How error coins Are Made In The U S Mints 90pp ills cc 12mo C37 1991 The Error Coin Encyclopedia 372pp ills cc 8vo C38 1994 Second Edition The Error Coin Encvclopedia 426pp ills vals hardbound in maroon cloth gilt DJ 8vo C3 9 MARGOLIS Arnold and WEINBERG Fred 2000 Third Edition The Error Coin Encyclopedia 456pp ills hardbound in maroon cloth gilt 8vo C


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    Forty-Sixth Mail Bid Sale of Numismatic Literature



    ills vals hardbo jnd in beige cloth gilt DJ 4 to M C88 1996 The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents xi 364pp ills vals cc 4to Autographed M C89 1998 from The Numismatist Assembling the Ideal 20th Century Type Set 24pp ills cc 8vo M C90 LEACH Frank A 1987 B M Recollections of a Mint Director 136pp cc 12mo NM C91 MARGOLIS Arnold 1981 How error coins are Made in the U S Mints 90pp ills cc 12mo M C92 i99i The Error Coin Encvclopedia 372pp ills cc 8vo Autgr M C93 1994 Second Edition The Error Coin Encvclopedia 426pp ills vals hardbound in maroon cloth gilt DJ 8vo Autgr M C 94 MEDCALF Gordon and FONG Robert 1968 First Edition Hawaiian Money and Medals 4 3pp 8pls cc 12mo C95 MEDCAL


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    The Americana Sale: United States Coins, Medals and Paper Money



    as out of collar A few minor circulation scuffs are noted on the brockage side 5422 1917 dime Struck Off Center Very Fine 20 or finer The off centering is about 30 toward the 12 00 position on the obverse and toward the 6 00 position on the reverse thus cutting off the mintmark area Dusky golden gray toning has adhered to the surfaces of this every so lightly lustrous yet well circulated error coin 5423 1918 D dime Struck Off Center Extremely Fine 40 Surfaces are rather bright and lightly hairlined from a past cleaning Struck about 20 off center toward the 8 00 position of the obverse a direction that has fortunately preserved the tiny D mintmark on the reverse Some rather strong die clashing is noted around the effigy of Liberty leading us to wonder whether the impact of the dies


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 103

    9/1/1996

    September 1 996 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 1 646 A QUANTITATIVE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR STRIKE ERRORS by Charles W Smith Ph D Orono ME TN 171 I INTRODUCTION Having recently had the opportunity to examine several hundred error coins of the British George III contemporary counterfeit halfpenny series 1 it became clear that a uniform quantitative error classification system would be useful for all who catalogue and or collect error coin examples Production errors can occur at each step in manufacturing a coin from sinking the dies and punching the blanks to striking the coin itself It is this last step the strike that


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    Eighty-First Mail Bid Sale



    irst Edition Ca 1 1 for nia Gold Pol lar s Half Dollars Quarter Dollars 138pp hardbound in blue cloth gilt 8vo Valuation sheets Autographed C35 1979 First Illustrated Edition Cal i f or n i a Cola Dollars Half Dollars Quarter Dollars 12 0 8 pp frontis of the author enlarged coin illustrations HC blue leatherette 4to C3 6 MARGOLIS Arnold 1 981 How error coins Are Made In The U S Mints 90pp ills cc 12mo C37 1991 The Error Coin Encyclopedia 372pp ills cc 8vo C38 1994 Second Edition The Error Coin Encvclopedia 426pp ills vals hardbound in maroon cloth gilt DJ 8vo C3 9 MARGOLIS Arnold and WEINBERG Fred 2000 Third Edition The Error Coin Encyclopedia 456pp ills hardbound in maroon cloth gilt 8vo C


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    Forty-Sixth Mail Bid Sale of Numismatic Literature



    ills vals hardbo jnd in beige cloth gilt DJ 4 to M C88 1996 The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents xi 364pp ills vals cc 4to Autographed M C89 1998 from The Numismatist Assembling the Ideal 20th Century Type Set 24pp ills cc 8vo M C90 LEACH Frank A 1987 B M Recollections of a Mint Director 136pp cc 12mo NM C91 MARGOLIS Arnold 1981 How error coins are Made in the U S Mints 90pp ills cc 12mo M C92 i99i The Error Coin Encvclopedia 372pp ills cc 8vo Autgr M C93 1994 Second Edition The Error Coin Encvclopedia 426pp ills vals hardbound in maroon cloth gilt DJ 8vo Autgr M C 94 MEDCALF Gordon and FONG Robert 1968 First Edition Hawaiian Money and Medals 4 3pp 8pls cc 12mo C95 MEDCAL


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    The Americana Sale: United States Coins, Medals and Paper Money



    as out of collar A few minor circulation scuffs are noted on the brockage side 5422 1917 dime Struck Off Center Very Fine 20 or finer The off centering is about 30 toward the 12 00 position on the obverse and toward the 6 00 position on the reverse thus cutting off the mintmark area Dusky golden gray toning has adhered to the surfaces of this every so lightly lustrous yet well circulated error coin 5423 1918 D dime Struck Off Center Extremely Fine 40 Surfaces are rather bright and lightly hairlined from a past cleaning Struck about 20 off center toward the 8 00 position of the obverse a direction that has fortunately preserved the tiny D mintmark on the reverse Some rather strong die clashing is noted around the effigy of Liberty leading us to wonder whether the impact of the dies


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 16, No. 2(89)

    3/15/1982

    LOOKING AT LARGE CENT ERRORS Part 2 John S Ashby Jr In the January issue of P W I touched on the basics of collecting large cent errors In this issue I want to concentrate on two error coins in my collection a 1793 Chain cent and a 1797 S 137 On the next page you can notice that the photographs of the 1793 Chain cent represent an interesting S 2 The coin has a unique 50 per cent lamination on the obverse that is the lower half of the coin has peeled away during the striking process The lamination is such that even the date though not very distinct is still recognizable T


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    3/1/1973 [Numismatics Numismatics Periodicals]

    it The rest of the Guild membership seem to be members who are waiting for something constructive to happen They seem unwilling to contribute but will wait to see whether they can learn from the Guild association From what I have seen the Guild will not fill these needs For our part we have prepared a booklet which outlines the unique approach to advertising which dealers who specialize in error coin collecting must observe There are definite patterns and predictable results which will acrue when advertising is aimed at error coin collectors We have made this information available to our advertisers In all fairness we did not use the information which Lee Martin sent us since we felt that this would have been an imposition in light of the poor showing of the other Guild members Our book


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    NLG Newsletter

    2/1/1993 Numismatics; Periodicals

    in an enhanced Award Program Letter From Arnold Margolis Here is still another thought which we have developed across the years I m sure it applies to the legal profession also If it s free anyone will take it and it will have little value If there is a charge for it it eliminates the takers who will take anything that s free Those who will pay for a service are the serious ones In our error coin business and our magazine business we have found this to be true As examples please consider the following At various coin shows such as the FUN show or ANA Conventions we will usually bring up to four or five cartons of Error Trends Coin Magazine which we distribute at our table as free samples This represents well over 1 000 free magazines given away to everyone who p 2 isse our table A


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    NLG Newsletter

    1/1/1997 Numismatics; Periodicals

    ger whose writings have received two Heath Literary Awards from the ANA a special recognition award in 1985 and a second place Heath Award in 1986 Sponsored by Ed Reiter David Sundman of Littleton N H president of Littleton Coin Company and a regular contributor to numismatic publications issued by that company Sponsored by Donn Pearlman and Ed Reiter John A Wexler of Quakertown Pa an error coin specialist whose latest book The Authoritative Reference on Lincoln Cents co authored by Kevin Flynn was honored in the 1996 NLG Writers Competition He also has written or co written a number of other books including The Encyclopedia of Doubled Dies two volumes The Lincoln Cent Doubled Die and The RPM Book as well as articles in Numismatic News Weekly Coins Magazine Error Trends Coin


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