TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Oct. 19 Manor Auctions will conduct an absolute online sale featuring dozens of mint-made error coins and error currency lots among other items, all starting at $20 opening bid. Many of the errors featured in this sale are rare and/or quite severe, making them especially attractive to collectors worldwide. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
Errors happen. That’s just part of life. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing and U.S. Mint facilities are no exception. Rarely do they make mistakes that fall through the cracks of their quality control department. Keep in mind that a small number of error notes and coins actually see the light of day. Most are destroyed if they do not meet strict standards.
Wikipedia on mint-error coins: “Mint error coins can be the result of deterioration of the minting equipment, accidents or malfunctions during the minting process, or intentional interventions by mint personnel. Accidental error coins are perhaps the most numerous and in modern minting are usually very rare, making them valuable to numismatists. Intentional intervention by mint personnel does not necessarily include a deliberate attempt to create an error, but usually involves an action intended to improve quality that miscarries and creates error coins instead. Errors can be the result of defective planchets, defective dies or the result of mistakes made during striking.”
The coin and currency collection came to Manor Auctions from a local longtime consignor and bidder. It took years to amass this collection and now Manor Auctions is presenting it to the public for the first time.
Other highlighted items in this sale include fine sterling jewelry, non-error coins and currency, Coca-Cola limited edition solid crystal bottles, Olympic Games collectibles and Asian collectibles.