Results for - Dime-struck nail headed to auction

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1. Do you collect coins?

Yes
21%
284 votes
No
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2. In the billions of coins it has made over its history, the U.S. Mint has made more than a few errors. There were Lincoln pennies that were struck onto the material for a dime, Washington quarters struck more than once, wrong dates on coins, etc. Most errors are caught by the Mint, but occasionally a few make it out into circulation. Those error coins have been highly sought by collectors. If you collect coins, do you have an error coin in your collection?

Yes
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No
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New York based Heritage Auctions has announced the sale of a Roosevelt dime that was accidentally struck onto a zinc nail. This dime/nail is undated, so there is no way to tell when the item was created. It is not the first coin printed onto a nail, however, said Fred Weinberg, a coin dealer and expert in error coins. A few pennies in the late 1970s were struck onto nails. Weinberg said it is possible the dime/nail was made on purpose by a rogue Mint employee. The dime/nail is estimated to be worth roughly $10,000. If you collect coins, would you pay that amount to add the coin to your collection?

3. New York based Heritage Auctions has announced the sale of a Roosevelt dime that was accidentally struck onto a zinc nail. This dime/nail is undated, so there is no way to tell when the item was created. It is not the first coin printed onto a nail, however, said Fred Weinberg, a coin dealer and expert in error coins. A few pennies in the late 1970s were struck onto nails. Weinberg said it is possible the dime/nail was made on purpose by a rogue Mint employee. The dime/nail is estimated to be worth roughly $10,000. If you collect coins, would you pay that amount to add the coin to your collection?

Yes
4%
58 votes
No
41%
545 votes
Undecided
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12/26/2015 Money 1323 14 By: sarahzahm

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