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As round pound winds down the number of fake errors are rising

As the British are winding down the use of the Round Pound, stories are once again popping up about errors of the new 12-sided pound coin being sold for high prices on eBay. Although the Royal Mint has admitted to manufacturing issues in trying to produce enough new pound coins to satisfy circulation requirements, their […]

1943-D Bronze Cent makes a TV appearance, sort of

Fans of the NBC show The Blacklist that watched on Wednesday, October 4, would have noticed there was a numismatic role added to the script. Raymond Reddington, played by James Spader, was trying to gain the attention of a high-rolling thief and found himself at a numismatic auction. The item up for bid was the […]

Errors verus Varieties: Varieties are spice

This is second article of a 2 part series: Errors versus Varieties: About Errors Errors verus Varieties: Varieties are spice ← you are here A variety is a coin that differs from its basic design type in some distinctive way and is thus differentiated by collectors. Varieties are not errors. They are deliberate changes to […]

Errors versus Varieties: About Errors

This is first article of a 2 part series: Errors versus Varieties: About Errors ← you are here Errors verus Varieties: Varieties are spice Over the years, I have been asked what are the differences between errors and varieties. While some errors are distinctive, some wonder why some errors are not varieties and some varieties […]