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mint errors verse variety????

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  • mint errors verse variety????

    I do have a little understanding of the two. With one of the two is better to find. It's my understanding mint errors are.

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    Well I think it depends on what you like, me personally my main goal is RPM's but when I am searching I look for both. I guess if you are looking to sell what you find mint errors would be the way to go. It all comes down to what you preference is. In my opinion only.


    • #3
      It is definitely personal preference.
      know that since 2003 or so, the US Mint all but eliminated errors from escaping the mint. That does not apply to the rest of the world.

      Varieties, well the good ones, in my opinion were minted prior to 1995. The RPMs were eliminated when the mint decided to add the mintmarks into the design elements, no longer requiring mint workers to haphazardly add the mintmark to the working dies.

      There are plenty of circulated fake error coins out there.
      Gary Kozera
      CONECA State Representative for Virginia
      Website: http://www.minterrors.org

      Unsure if it is mechanical/machine/strike doubling or damage? I suggest reading this post below !
      Updated as of May 4th 2022 !