Coin and Paper Money Collecting/2000 P Sacawajea


2000 P
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I have 8 Sacawajea 2000 P coins that were given to me by the US Mint in 1999 prior to their release for testing purposes in the vending industy. All of these coins have an indentation on the obverse indicating a die error. I have not been able to find any information about this defect during my research. All of these coins also  appear to have been treated to preven tarnishing because they st have the same appearance that they have when I received them 14 years ago. These coins in my opinion have a MS65 or better grade. I have attached a photo (not very good as I am not a photographer) for your review. Any information and can provide will be greatly appreciated.


Your coin's surface appears "normal" to me. I'm not sure if the "error" on all your coins is in the exact same place. The one in the photo appears maybe to have been from a defective planchet rather than a die error.

There are several identified 2000-P $1 varieties. I'm providing an NGC link for you to review.

Good Luck in finding out what you may have.

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Ronald Fern


I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.


Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.


Errorscope, Numismatic News, Civil War Token Journal, Error and Variety News

AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

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1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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