Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 07:04
1986 Partial Collar ASE $1

1986 Partial Collar ASE $1 Bullion Coin:

We just uploaded an interesting video (click here to watch it: )on minting gold and silver bullion at the West Point Mint. This is interesting to watch since it gives perspective and a "visual" of what we normally only read about or hear about. Some things to look for in the video include how carefully the planchets and coins are handled to avoid mint errors, the ASE $1 dies, the individual handling of the coins as they're being struck, and also how that each planchet is weighed (which is why clips are pretty much impossible to find above 1% size on silver eagles or bullion coins.) This level of care is why gold and silver eagle bullion errors are very rare with the exception of the minor strike throughs. When buying silver or gold eagle errors, you generally are limited to: minor laminations, minor strike throughs, partial collar strikes, double-strikes on-center (minor), struck through sanding disc, struck-in foreign objects (plastic, wire, etc.), finning, and of course varieties such as doubled dies, design varieties, etc. A collection of gold/silver bullion coins is very challenging and would be quite an amazing collection if it focused on non-strike through errors. We are always very actively looking to buy all gold bullion errors, and try to keep them in stock (although they usually disappear very quickly from out inventory!)

Since we opened the site, we have received quite a number of feedback about the site--mostly positive! We're going to continue to improve and add more content to the site moving forwards, and if you see any changes or have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to call or email--we love feedback! If you have not signed up for the "News" subscription, you should consider doing so, because whenever we list new coins on the website, we send out an email letting everyone know. This way, everyone can be alerted without having to check the website everyday for updates. We only send out emails when we've added a significant quantity of coins or smaller quantities of coins that are rare/desirable, so that you're not constantly receiving emails in your inbox. We never share your email with anyone, and you can unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of the email.

If you have not already, you should consider attending the Baltimore Whitman Coin Show, which is held October 30th-November 2nd in Baltimore, Maryland. It is one of the best coin shows for error coins, and there are always several error coin dealers there including ourselves. We will be set-up with a table under our company name "Sullivan Numismatics", and will have hundreds of slabbed and raw mint errors for sale. We will also be looking to buy, so if you do come, bring along any errors that no longer belong in your collection, let us write you a check for them, and then you'll have more money to buy coins you really want!


Jon P. Sullivan


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 06:01
1998 Lincoln Cent 4-Coin Bonded Set

It has taken a lot of work, but the website is up an running as of a few weeks ago, and we are very excited about it! It has been a project which has been a long-time in the completing, partly due to not always been the most important project on our plate, and also because websites just take a long time to get done. Between revisions and new features, what starts as a "simple project" turns into a much larger project. Enjoy the new site, and if you see any features missing that you would enjoy or that would make the site easier for you to use, please send me an email at: [email protected] 

Most of the inventory is currently on the site, and there just remains 100-200 raw coins as well as maybe 40 or 50 certified coins. We also have coins that are not listed on the site, so if you have a want list, send it to me. All my customers who have want lists with me, and who are active buyers, get first shot at new coins when they come in. That's a big advantage over those without want lists! I sale many coins as soon as I buy them because my customers with want lists have already let me know what they're looking for, and although customers who are looking for the same coins would have bought them, because they didn't have a want list on file with me they lost out. So don't procrastinate, send me your want list today.

We will be updating this blog every tuesday, and also we will be adding a new video on tuesdays as well. If you haven't yet see the video section, it is located in the "Error Information" menu at the top of the homepage. Here's a short-cut to the videos:

We have a number of coins on eBay this weekend which will be ending on saturday in the late evening. The lots can be viewed by clicking on the "eBay Auctions" tab at the top of the homepage, or by clicking here: