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How do you know an error coin is legitimate?


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Answered 2006-07-06 03:51:53

First have it examined by an expert -- try taking it to a coin show and having it examined. Then, if it's a valuable error, have it certified by PCGS or NGC.


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The only legitimate way to know is for them to tell you. All other methods are based on generalizations, and are often in error.

Then it would be an error coin. I suggest you take it to a coin shop and have them look at it to determine whether or not it is actually an error coin.

The value of any error coin depends upon the nature of the error. Please examine your coin and submit a new question describing the error.

If the "penny side" is copper-colored, then it is probably a magician's coin manufactured from a quarter and a cent, in which case it has no collector's value. On the other hand, if it has a cent reverse where the quarter reverse should be, it may be a legitimate error coin. This determination and evaluation should be made by a reputable dealer in error coins.

It depends on the error, the best to do is take it to a coin dealer so it can be seen.

Easy, there's no such coin. If anything, it could be an error coin. American pennies were never minted in silver.

A "misprinted" coin is called an "error coin". These occur when there is a malfunction of stamping machines or a case of human error. The result is a coin which is not perfectly struck or has a design flaw. In order to give an accurate estimate of value, the exact nature of the error must be known. Please examine your coin again and then submit a new question giving a description of the error.

Its an error coin, error coins can be quite valuabel but it depends on what kind of error it is. For example, an off-center strike is worth less then a coin with brockage. I suggest the CONECA forum for more answers.

its FIDOA coin containing a minting error. [ f(reaks), i(rregulars), d(efects), o(ddities)

Many believe a shift error happens in the stamping process. The coin (blank) shifts or moves when the coin is being stamped, causing the coin to have a blurred stamping.

What you are describing is called an error coin and the value of such a coin depends upon the nature of the error. Please submit a new question giving more detail about the coin.

All error coins need to be seen, most 'errors' are very common and do not add any value to the coin. Take it to a coin dealer.

1c unless its a mint error. If you think the coin is an error, check with your local coin dealer

if the company is not legitimate then it would seem any grade they placed on a coin would be worthless. If you want a true grade send it to a well known grading service.

Regardless of date and denomination, all error coins need to be seen to assess a value. Take it to a coin dealer.

If you mean a 2009 dollar coin with Sacagawea on the front and a Native American woman planting corn on the back it's not an error. it's just a dollar.

Such a coin containing a spelling error would most likely be counterfeit, most likely contemporary to when the coin was being used for every day commerce. But, you'd have to post the actual spelling error in question to actually get an accurate answer for certain.

Mint error coins can fetch a premium over the normal coins. It is unlikely that you coin is worth more than £5 - £10 despite the mint error. Listing the coin on the eBay auction site with a good description and photograph should help the coin find its true value.

The value of an error coin depends upon the nature of the error. Please examine your coin and then submit a new question with more information.

Mint error coin that has become famous in coin collection circles.

It needs to be stated what the specific error is for someone to know what to do about it. A person will not be able to know how to fix an error if they do not know what the error is.

If the coin is an Mint Error it needs to be seen to determine what type of error and it's value if any, so take it to a coin dealer for an assessment.

You are probably thinking of an "error coin". This coin is any coin which does not meet the standards of the US Mint or has a flaw in its design or manufacture.

Without knowing the condition of the coin, and the type of error, there is no way to tell its value.

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