What Are the Major Differences Between Errors & Varieties on Coins? Are They the Same Thing?

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It's been a long time coming, but I'm here to discuss the major differences between coin errors and varieties. There's been tons of confusion among newer collectors and I'm here to set the record straight. Enjoy the video!

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23 Comments on “What Are the Major Differences Between Errors & Varieties on Coins? Are They the Same Thing?”

  1. Thanks again for your knowledge on this subject. As always great information. Your video’s, as well as others, keep me very interested in coin roll hunting.I for one appreciate all the time you put into it.

  2. Excellent information. Thank you!!
    If possible, would you also consider explaining the points to identify doubling that shows as ‘thick letters or dates’?? As a mediocre not quite novice collector, I would like to be able to actually know how that shows on the coin.

    1. RockHunter Jens I totally agree. I just don’t see all doubling yet. I’m sure I’ve passed on some good ones.

  3. Lamen’s terms,errors are made during the minting process.Varieties are a group of coins with distinctive characteristics

  4. Just when i thought this channel couldn’t get any better and i couldn’t like more than i do. Well you just did it man i love this channel. Great video and thanks for the awesome info.

  5. Correct, the 1955 die hub itself had the doubling thus making it a variety. Mercury dimes with a micro “s” are a variety. The 1942/1 Mercury dime is also a variety. Errors are usually unique to the coin being pressed; clipped planchet, etc… And as always great video.

  6. I found a 1955 double die couple years ago, had no clue what it was. I was laughing and thought it was weird, so I gave it to the coin star! Now I know what to look for and to keep certain coins!

  7. In three short sentences:

    There is only one difference between error coins and varieties:

    A variety is a group of coins (doesn’t matter how many) that are made different from others either INTENTIONALLY or UNINTENTIONALLY.

    An error coin is a group of coins (doesn’t matter how many) that are made UNINTENTIONALLY.

  8. I have a 1994 D mint Lincoln cent that looks like Dennis the menace because of the gas bubbles coming off the back of his head, it looks cool!

  9. Hello I Wacth your video all the time and like them and I have a question I believe that i have a 1994 p. aluminum that is copper coakted could you tell me is it a variety or error coin?

  10. I was sorting through a roll of nickels and I found what looked like penny! after taking a closer look I realized that it was actually a 1982 D Jefferson nickel but it had been struck on one of the very last (1982) Lincoln Copper Planchette’s!
    So does that mean I have a 1982 D Jefferson/ Lincoln Copper “Nickel or Penny”

  11. Thank you for sharing your knowledge on coins, it is a tremendous help to collectors and “hunters”as well. An idea do you plan to leave all your knowledge in a book and/or in a video or any othere medium?

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