US Currency Errors

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Pennies

  • 1909 s penny - V.D.B on the back bottom
  • 1923 - missing mint mark
  • 1943 - copper wheat penny (should be steel)
  • 1946-S Copper Cent
  • 1955 no mint mark doubled die
  • 1958 doubled die - Liberty and in god we trust
  • 1960 D double die date
  • 1969 D Penny - missing FG to right IFTTT  stairs
  • 1969 S double die obverse
  • 1970 S small date
  • 1972 doubled die obverse

**** Keep all 1981 and earlier - these are 95% copper ****

  • 1982 - mix of copper and zinc pennies - use Lentz Law sorter to separate the copper.
  • 1982 D small date, weighs over 3g
  • 1983 DDR double ear
  • 1983 no mint mark double one cent doubling
  • 1984 double ear
  • 1985 D repunched line in mint mark
  • 1985 obverse die clash columns
  • 1988 D thick FG
  • 1992 close / touching AM
  • 1995 no mint mark date double die
  • 1997 - double ear
  • 1998 min 1999, 2000 - wide AM
  • 1999 - lettering outlines to left of United
  • 2009 extra thumb    
  • 2021 major obverse die crack
  • 2022 lines on obverse.    

Quarters

  • 1932 S rare date
  • 1937 S rare date
  • 1937 double die
  • 1943 double die in liberty and trust
  • 1950 D over S mint mark error

**** Keep all 1964 and earlier - these are 90% silver ****

  • 1965 transition error - check the rim for silver
  • 1965 double die
  • 1974 spitting eagle
  • 1976 bicentennial drummer - double stamp liberty
  • 1982 P or D Spitting Eagle die crack from beak to rim
  • 1983 D spitting eagle die crack from beak to rim
  • 1982 / 1983 P & D - Keep all in good condition
  • 1995 P - greased out eye
  • 1999 Delaware - spitting horse, die chips belly, poop
  • 2000 P - New Hampshire greased out mint mark
  • 2001 Kentucky - die chip on building
  • 2003 In God We Trust errors
  • 2004 D Wisconsin - extra leaf on corn cob
  • 2005 Kansas quarter - in god we rust / spitting bison / bison hump back
  • 2005 P Oregon - doubling on tree and shoreline
  • 2005 P Minnesota - extra tree 4th from Minn
  • 2006 Nevada Pooping horse
  • 2006 - 3 legged bison
  • 2006 P Colorado reverse die cut error around rim
  • 2006 Nebraska - die chip on sun or Chimney rock
  • 2007 P Wyoming - doubling saddle horn / mint mark
  • 2007 P - error on bird
  • 2007 8 stamped over the T in Utah
  • 2008 Colorado anything covering the JFE or the 2008
  • 2008 Hawaii quarter - T next to mint mark
  • 2008 Alaska quarter - six claws
  • 2009 to 2013 - low mintage years
  • 2009 DC Duke Ellington - ELL double stamp
  • 2012 Denali - obverse mountain top die chips
  • 2013 - booger die chip on nose
  • 2015 homestead quarter - leaking bucket, snowy roof, window die chips
  • 2015 - Die chip in turkey wing
  • 2016 Virginia Extra windows error
  • 2017 D - Frederick Douglas - die chip on roof
  • 2017 Ellis Island - fangs on woman, floating bottle
  • 2018 Block Island - die chip under top feather
  • 2019 San Antonio - waves or tower die chip
  • 2019 - W mint mark
  • 2020 - W mint mark
  • 2020 Samoa - greased out / crying bat / whiskers left side of face
  • 2020 error on butterfly
  • 2020 Vermont - die chip under trowel / die chip on elbow
  • 2021 airmen quarter- Burning building / open cockpit, cracked goggles
  • 2021 Delaware - die chip on hat / broken sword / as[
  • 2022 Maya Angelo quarter - drooling Washington, Pearl in hand, Bird holding twig

Dimes

  • 1916D - Mercury Dime
  • 1918 D - Full Band Mercury Dime
  • 1921 and 1921-D Mercury Dimes
  • 1926-S Mercury dime
  • 1942/1 and 1942/1-D Overdate Mercury Dimes
  • 1945 S - Micro S Full Band Mercury Dime
  • 1946 S
  • 1949 Saw - rare date
  • 1949  - semi rare
  • 1950 S
  • 1950 P
  • 1951S - semi rare
  • 1952S - semi rare
  • 1954 dime - missing designer initials left of date
  • 1964 D - Double Die Reverse Error

**** Keep all 1964 - these are 90% silver ****

  • 1982 - Missing P Mintmark Roosevelt Dime
  • 1996 W - Westpoint Roosevelt dime
  • 2022 - something on your chin error

Nickels

  • 1913-S Type 2
  • 1916/16 Date Doubled Die
  • 1918/7 Buffalo Nickel date over-punched 8 over 7
  • 1921 S
  • 1924 S
  • 1926 S
  • 1935 Doubled Die Reverse - Five Cents
  • 1937 D - Three Legged Buffalo
  • 1942 - silver war nickel - keep all - 35% silver
  • 1943 - silver war nickel - keep all - 35% silver
  • 1944 - silver war nickel - keep all - 35% silver
  • 1945 - silver war nickel - keep all - 35% silver
  • 1971 double struck
  • 2005 speared bison
  • 2020 West Point W mint mark

Other Coins

Half Dollar

  • 1955 BU Bugs Bunny Error on mouth
  • 1964 doubled die on WE TRUST or RTY
  • 1965 - 1970 40% silver
  • 1971-D 40 Percent Silver Clad
  • 1972 Denver half dollar - no FG under right leg (check all Kennedy years) / weak FG
  • 1974-D Doubled Die Obverse on TRUST
  • 1977-D 40 Percent Silver Clad
  • 1987 low mintage year
  • 1998-S Matte Special Mint Strike - matte finish on coin - silver
  • 2002 and newer NIFC

Dollar coins

  • 2000 dollar coin - wounded eagle line
  • 2007 Presidential Dollar - missing edge inscriptions

Bills

Fancy Serial Numbers

  • Look up all star notes to determine how rare they are.
  • Low / high serial numbers - 00000XXX or 99999XXX
  • Ladders - 00234567 or 00112233
  • Binary - containing only two numbers - 74774774 or 22332323
  • True binary - zeros and ones only - 01101011
  • Solid - all the same number - 22222222 or 77777777
  • Quad double - 55553333 or 11118888

One Dollar Bills

  • 1988 - Webb note, number above the E in ONE
  • 1993 - Webb note, number above the E in ONE
  • 1995 - Webb note, number above the E in ONE
  • 1963 - Joseph Barr signature
  • 2013 - B serial number star note - may be duplicate

Notes