Results for - Dime-struck nail headed to auction
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1. Do you collect coins?
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?
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?
12/26/2015 Money 1324 14 By: sarahzahm