2017 Finds

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2017 Finds

#1 Unread post by mhonzell » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:18 am

What coin(s) were you most happy to find this year?

Last year, Daniel asked this and there were some great coins out there. Just wanted to repeat the opportunity to share.

I walked away with three awesome error coins:
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#2 Unread post by PALH1 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:10 pm

mint-state, low contact, off-center obv hard clash, w/ rev blemish
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#3 Unread post by Daniel » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:21 pm

I have found a few but all were minor and I had an advantage since I go through a lot of coins. Here's a couple.

See if you can ID them.
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#4 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:04 pm

I just got my first submission back from James Wiles for Variety Vista last week. There were 3 new listings. Very pleased because it spans both ends of the Lincoln cent spectrum and the 1927 being the year my father was born.

1909 DDR-012 LINK

1927 DDO-002 LINK

2017pDDO-001 LINK

(The images on VV are better than any I could include.)

In addition the St Patrick's Farthing post on CH LINK
I ended up purchasing this St. Patrick's Farthing from my friend. I received an email from Sydney Martin who is writing a book on these to be published this year.

He said " The coin is, in my attribution system, designated as variety 1c.4-Ba.5. Thanks, Syd Martin"

Edit: Update Jan. 2018 ( a tad delayed)- I will update the original thread as well with more info from the expert, Sydney Martin.
On close examination and analysis by expert and author Sydney Martin the St. Patrick's Farthing was determined to be a well made cast "copy" ca. 1960-1995 by Peter Rosa in the Bronx as Becker Manufacturing company. An alloy of 80% lead, 12% tin, and 8% antimony – similar to that used in the linotype printing process. The casting sprue is the slightly indented area at the top of the coin.

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