Presidential Dollar Coins
Another Scarce Plain Edge Error Dollar Discovered!
Only 4 error coins found, thus far!
The Independent Coin Grading Company
(ICG) reports discovering a few Plain Edge error dollars when opening
5,000 United states 2008 US Mint coin sets.
“They were opening several thousand
sets to certify the individual dollars.
During examination and grading they discovered (four) plain edge
error dollar coins.”
At the time of this writing, no other errors dollars have been
Picture of Jackson and Monroe coins
What they found
One Andrew Jackson and three James Monroe Plain Edge presidential dollar
error coins were discovered and subsequently graded and certified.
Out of approximately 5,000 sets searched, only a few scarce error
dollars were found that did not have the normal edge descriptions and
Rare coin discovery?
“With the small quantities that were
found, these error coins seem quite rare!”
One noted coin dealer, who requested
not to be identified said, “These (missing edge inscription dollars)
will probably sell for over $1,000 each, if not several thousand dollars
per coin.” He added
that his price valuation would not hold true if large quantities were
Picture of 2008 Mint set
Do more of these errors
exist in other 2008 Mint Sets?
Probably? Now that the word
is out, collectors across the country should check their sets to see if
they have one.
Where to look for the errors
Coin Collecting Tip:
2008 Mint coin sets contain coins
minted at both the Philadelphia and Denver US mint. When searching your
2008 Mint set for the smooth edge 2008 error coins, closely examine the
edges of the Philadelphia (P Mint) dollars first.
All the Monroe and Jackson plain edge errors found thus far came
out of Philadelphia mint coin holders.
The edge lettering normally shows the year of issue, mint mark,
and US mottos. When the edge
lettering is missing, there is no way to identify whether the coins
originally were supposed to have D or P mint marks.)
US Mint set presidential dollars have
a special “matte” or satin finish.
They are also struck under higher pressure than typical president
$’s made for general circulation.
Upon close examination you can notice the difference,
particularly in the field or background of the coin.
Smooth Edge Dollars – How did they happen?
Experts speculate that some of these
dollars were minted on presses reserved for proof coins and somehow
missed the additional step of inscribing the letters on the edges.
At this time, no other reports of 2008
Andrew Jackson or James Monroe plain-edge dollar error coins have been
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See related article about the
George Washington Plain edge