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All error coins are essentially coin misprints. They are always the result of a mistake made during the manufacturing process at the mint (rather than post-mint damage). Error coins can be divided into three general categories.




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Die Errors: The process of minting coins involves dies that impart the lettering, numbers, and images onto the surface of a coin. One die is used for the obverse (front, or "heads" side) of the coin, and other is used for the reverse (back, or "tails" side). If there is an issue or flaw with either die, it can lead to errors such as the doubling of design elements or the mismatching of two dies. The latter case results in what is known as a "mule" coin.


Strike Errors: Striking is the step in the minting process where the design from the die is impressed onto the coin. Strike errors include off-center or misaligned strikes, designs struck on the wrong size planchet, and other oddities.


Finding error coins is rare, but not impossible. Keep in mind that all of these error types tend to occur in batches of coins, as the U.S. Mint strikes coins for mass production. A die flaw or miss-strike will affect all of the coins from a particular production run. So there are usually hundreds or a few thousand coins with the same error originating from the mint.


According to The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of United States Coins, in 1922 the Denver mint struck a number of pennies using heavily worn dies. As a result, many of the Lincoln cents made at this facility exhibited dull features and a "weak D" mintmark.


The results were even worse for a subset of these 1922-D cents. The accumulation of grease on the obverse die left a handful of pennies with missing design elements. Most notable among these was the absence of a D mintmark. These errors are known as "Plain" or "No D" Lincoln cents. Even if they are in fairly bad condition, these coins are worth over $500 each.


Many coin collectors know that World War II had an impact on American coinage. Not only were five-cent nickels switched to a 35% silver alloy from 1942 to 1945, but the penny also briefly got a new composition for one year, in 1943. A copper shortage prompted the mint to switch the one-cent coin to a steel composition, coated in zinc.


It's a bit comical that the mint made the same mistake (in reverse) two years in a row. In addition to creating another rarity, the mishap has created confusion for numismatists and collectors in the following decades.


Thanks to improperly prepared dies, some number of the Lincoln pennies minted in Philadelphia in 1955 show extremely bold doubling of the date and lettering on the obverse of the coins. This dramatic appearance is part of what makes the DDO penny so collectible to this day.


One of the experimental compositions that was rejected was an aluminum alloy. The pieces were shown to members of Congress and subsequently destroyed. By some misadventure, at least a dozen pennies made of aluminum escaped from the Philadelphia Mint (despite the D mintmark) in 1974. Thus far there are only two known to exist.


Astonishingly, the mint took the curious step of seizing one of the aluminum cents, deeming the coin to be government property. If another example is found (and deemed legal to own), it would easily realize six figures at auction.


In 1937, the second-to-last year of the series, the mint employee who operated the coin presses at the Denver Mint tried to smooth down some scuffs on the nickel's reverse die. He unintentionally smoothed away one of the buffalo's legs in the process, causing the coin misprints.


As a general rule, you don't normally see proof coins with errors. Proofs are specially made for collectors. Extra care is taken in their production, minimizing the chances of an error eluding the attention of mint workers.


Nonetheless, the U.S. Mint somehow included a few dimes in their 1975 proof sets that lacked an S mintmark (from the San Francisco Mint). To date, two such examples of a 1975 Roosevelt dime proof with a missing mintmark have been identified. As far as anyone knows, these incredibly rare dimes could only be obtained from the annual mint proof sets.


A similar mistake occurred with the circulation-strike Roosevelt dimes that came from the Philadelphia Mint in 1982. The mint had only recently added the P mintmark to its 10-cent coins, beginning in 1980. Previously, coins from the Philadelphia facility bore no mintmark.


Somebody forgot to punch the "P" onto the obverse dies for the dime in 1982. (The process was still done by hand at the time.) Several thousand of these "No P" Roosevelt dimes were distributed before the mistake was caught. Compared to some of the earlier coins on this list, that might sound like a lot. Yet it's a minuscule fraction of the entire 1982-P dime mintage of nearly 520 million coins.


However, a decent number of the 2007 George Washington Presidential dollars made it out of the mint without these edge inscriptions. Fittingly, they are sometimes referred to as "Smooth Edge" dollars. It's estimated that tens of thousands of these error coins exist, perhaps more than 100,000.


Agastache, also called Hummingbird Mint, or Hyssop, are showy, fragrant, long-blooming perennials. As their name suggests, they're highly attractive to hummingbirds. Agastache are essential for a pollinator-friendly garden, and have excellent resistance to browsing deer and rabbits thanks to the minty fragrance of its foliage. Explore our extensive selection of garden-tested Agastache, including unique introductions & exclusive varieties from Chief Horticulturist David Salman. Learn More: All About Agastache and Agastache Introductions.


This mint is an herbaceous plant with a creeping rootstock from which grow erect or semi-sprawling squarish stems. The leaves grow opposite and have serrated margin. The flowers occur in whorls on the stem at the leaf axils.


Clusters of about 20 flowers form around the leaf axils along much of the plant, blooming from the bottom of the plant up. Individual flowers are about 4mm (0.16") long and tubular. The upper lip is notched into 2 parts, the lower lip has 3 equal sized lobes. Each flower has 4 long stamens. Flowers range from pink to pale lavender to almost white, with darker spots on the inside of the tube. They bloom from June to September depending on location. The corn mint calyx is about a third as long as the flower, and is hairy with short, triangular lobes.


Leaves are opposite with pairs at right angles to those above and below it. Leaf blade is ovate to elliptic, with blunt or quite tapered tip, with tapered base, and the margins are serrated. Leaves measure up to 6cm (2") long and 2.5cm (1") wide. Corn mint leaves are strongly aromatic when crushed.


WINTER LEMONADE: Mandarin Mint Print Serves: Serves 4. Ingredients 1 C. Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice 1 C. Sugar 1 C. Water C. Freshly Squeezed Mandarin Orange or Clementine Juice 12 Mint Leaves Water, to dilute Instructions Combine the lemon juice, sugar, and water in a saucepan and bring just to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour into an airtight container and chill completely. Crush the mint leaves using a mortar and pestle. Combine the chilled lemonade base, crushed mint leaves and mandarin juice. Add water to taste. Serve over ice. 3.2.2925 041b061a72


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