There has recently been some discussion (May 2010) about the early and late die states of the 1882 O over S Morgan dollar and the possibility that their die sequences were actually reversed. For over thirty years it has been documented that the die state of the three known 1882 O/S varieties, VAMs 3, 4 […]
by Ken Potter—NLG All images © 2011 Ken Potter / Coins Courtesy of Bill Ewald July 12, 2011—One of the first individuals who tutored me in the area of errors and varieties back in the late 1970s was Bill Ewald who is a past member both NECA and CONE (who most of you know later […]
By Ken Potter – NLG Image courtesy of NGC On August 28, Numismatic Guarantee Corporation of Sarasota, Fla., posted notice on its website that it had graded the first known example of a 1973-S uncirculated Ike dollar struck on a copper-nickel clad planchet. This coin, Struck at the San Francisco Assay Office, in its satiny […]
In The News… Image courtesy of NGC This is an example of one of the earlier reported mules that was handled by Fred Weinberg July 29, 2011—An 11th example of the undated double-denominated Sacagawea dollar/Washington quarter dollar mule error coin has surfaced, 11 years after the first example was found in Arkansas in 2000.
#27 by Ken Potter—NLG Are They Strike-Thru Errors? Photos courtesy of Audie Higareda Broadstrikes (with no reeding)? Photos courtesy of Audie Higareda Broadstrikes (with no reeding)? March 11, 2004 / Installment #27—Obviously, it doesn’t take much to figure out these items are not what they might appear to be at first glance — or they […]
Q: What Determines The Final Diameter Of A “Golden” Dollar? A: For the heck of it I decided to check some of my 2007-P Adams dollars including those with a smooth edge, normal edge lettering, double edge lettering and extremely strong edge lettering to see what their diameters were and if they differed from variety […]
Image © Ken Potter 2005 / Coin courtesy of Gary Burger Q: Eric L., posed a question about the so-called “Wounded Eagle,” 2000-P Sacagawea dollar. He says: “I bought about 200 rolls of the new [2000-P] Sacagawea coins from my local WalMart during their promotion [that year] in a search to find a “wounded-eagle” […]