Coin and Paper Money Collecting/mint error?


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Recently broke my foot, and have many hours of down time.   Ordered a few book, researched online, and have went though thousands of coins this week.  Found a few "weird coins" need some advice.  Here is one of them.

Hi Leah,

That certainly does look like extra metal on that coin.  Assuming there is no corresponding dent on the other side of the coin, I would say that at some time, the die that was used to stamp this coin likely got seriously dinged at some time, leaving a dug-out area in the die that caused this raised metal bump on your coin -- as well as others struck after this.

This kind of minor error is going to have limited collector interest -- value it at $10-$20

I hope his helps,


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