Here is an interesting article from Coin World, which states that the current Mint policy as of 2017 is that Federal Reserve Banks must return mint errors they find. Of course this doesn't apply to individual banks or collectors, etc. https://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/2018/09/fed-policy-requires-return-of-mint-errors.html
We recently acquired a remarkable Martha Washington test coin, which although it was known to exist, none were privately owned until now. The example we purchased has been waffle cancelled at the Mint. Here is the article as written in Coin World by Paul Gilkes. https://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/2018/08/waffle-canceled-martha-washington-test-piece-surfaces.all.html
NGC just wrote an article about the discovery 1943 copper wheat cent, which was first discovered over 70 years ago. The coin was certified by NGC as AU53, and is one of the "strong strike" specimens. Here is a link to the article about this historic "first" coin: https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/
(1943 copper cent photo courtesy NGC.)
Many of you are subscribers to our email list, and received a link to our new catalog entitled "Sullivan Numismatics Error Showcase." This is our first catalog in a long time, years in fact, and we decided to try this so as to showcase some of the more interesting and exciting inventory in our stock. Sometimes coins get a bit lost in the volume of coins in our inventory, and this is our way of bringing those out, and showcasing them to our customers. If you haven't received a copy and would like one, send us an email at: [email protected]
Also, if you are attending the ANA Worlds Fair of Money next week in Philadelphia, PA, we look forward to seeing you there--our table is #836, "Sullivan Numismatics, Inc." This is one of the best coin shows of the year, with hundreds of tables, and an equal number of dealers, as well as thousands of collectors in attendance. Major auctions will be offering millions of dollars worth of coins, seminars and educational talks are given, and it all combines to be one big numismatic extravaganza! If you've not attended, you should make it part of your schedule since it is a "must attend" event.
We have not had any coin shows now for a few months, and are looking forward to setting up at the Long Beach Expo this week at our table, #633, "Sullivan Numismatics." The show is held in Long Beach, California June 14-16, 2018, and is one of the better shows of the year, held 3 times annualy in the same location.
The nice thing about this show is that it attracts the West Coast coin collectors, which is a somewhat different crowd from the collectors attending the East Coast shows. There are collectors and dealers who attend both, but about half of the crowd are differnet dealers and collectors, which is nice.
Here is a PCGS video previewing the show, which will give oyu an overview of the show: https://youtu.be/O5n960fqGIA
Here is a link for info about the show: http://www.longbeachexpo.com
If you've not attended this show and live on the West Coast, consider taking the time to spend a day at the show. The chance to see coins in-hand, talk to dealers, see various exhibits, and look at the Heritage auction is something worthwhile. A lot of fun, and a good opportunity to find coins for your collection.
We hope to have some nice mint errors to offer in the coming weeks after we get back from the show, so keep your eyes peeled for our "New Inventory" email alert, and if you've not signed up for it, here's the link to do so: Sign Up Email