As Fall has rolled around and we are getting well past the Summer slow down that happens every year, when collectors spend time and money on things besides coins (vacations, sports, etc), we are seeing the regular fall "pick up" in collecting activity. In the last few weeks, we have been surprised how many collectors have emailed "out of the blue" requesting this coin or that. This shouldn't be surprise since it happens every year. In August, collectors start slowly returning to their collections, and it only increases as you get into Fall. So, we are glad to see the activity since it keeps us on our toes looking for fresh inventory for our customers, and also just creates a healthy buzz in the market.
We have been listing a LOT of major mint errors on the website in the last few months, in part form a large collection that we have been selling, and also some quality error deals came our way, which has all resulted in lots of off-metals, striking errors, state quarter errors and more being available to our customers. You can expect to see more material as we continue selling the "large collection" we have been selling, and also as coins come back from grading and make their way to the website. It's always nice to be able to offer fresh material to our customers!
If you have a want list, we would encourage you to send it to us. Many coins sell before they make their way to the website, so if we have your want list on file (and if you are an active buyer), you are much more likely to get first shot at fresh coins that come in. This is important, since with the scarcer and more popular mint errors it's frequently the case that the coin is much more rare than the money collectors are willing to spend on it, meaning as soon as the coin hits the market, it's gone.
Our next major coin show will be Baltimore next month in mid-November. If you are attending, it's time to start making plans since it's only a month away. This will be our last show of the year until the FUN show in January. If you are attending the show, please do stop by our table and look at our 5 cases of mint errors--we always enjoy seeing our customers at shows!
A few of the coin we have recently added that our particularly "special" include the following listed below. These are based on price as much as rarity, eye-appeal, and how desirable they are as an error.
1.When was the last time you saw a proof Ike on a half dollar planchet? Very tough coin, and we have in stock TWO offered here! Actually, until now, we've never had a proof Ike on half planchet in stock.
2.Bonded state quarters are rare, and do not often come up for sale. This Delaware example is quite rare, with probably no more than 2 or so examples existing...maybe even just this one (we only know of this example.) https://sullivannumismatics.com/coin/ngc-25c-1999-p-delaware-quarter-2-coin-bonded-pair-ms67
3.Jefferson nickel double-struck off-center on a struck cent. Double-denomination 6c coins we see frequently, but when was the last time you saw one that had a 2nd strike off-center? They are quite rare. https://sullivannumismatics.com/coin/ngc-5c-2000-d-jefferson-nickel-2000-d-lincoln-cent-double-struck-ms66-rd?v=5386
4.Elliptical clip state quarters are relatively common. However, proof examples are scarce. Most proof example are very minor, showing just a tiny amount of the planchet missing. This example is missing a lot of the planchet, and is therefore rare. https://sullivannumismatics.com/coin/pcgs-25c-2007-s-proof-utah-quarter-elliptical-clip-pf66-dcam?v=5391
5.Mated pair sets of dimes are fairly common. Proof examples are rare though, and this is one of the few we have handled. Dramatic, with the 2nd strike mating into the brockage of the 2nd coin. https://sullivannumismatics.com/coin/2-coins-ngc-10c-1969-s-roosevelt-dime-2-coin-mated-pair-pf63-pf66?v=5287
6. 5 Ounce ATBs with minor struck thrus come along on occasion, but not large strike thru and retained coins. This ATB 5 ounce quarter has an incredible, huge piece of plastic struck in and retained in the coin's obverse. https://sullivannumismatics.com/coin/pcgs-25c-2016-5oz-theodore-roosevelt-retained-struck-plastic-ms64?v=5327
7. State quarters are scarce but "available" struck on aluminum feeder finger fragments. However, this 1999 Delaware example is unique as a Delaware on aluminum. It also is the first year for the state quarter series, and so this is an especially desirable coin. https://sullivannumismatics.com/coin/ngc-25c-1999-delaware-quarter-multi-struck-aluminum-feeder-finger-fragment-ms62?v=5229
8.Transtional off-metals are rare, and this 1977-D 40% silver Kennedy is no exception. Something over a dozen examples known, the coin is on the prior years' 40% silver planchet that was being used for 1976 silver half dollar coins. https://sullivannumismatics.com/coin/anacs-50c-1977-d-kennedy-half-40-silver-transitional-metal-au50?v=5313