I don't think I've ever met a coin collector that doesn't like to look at coins (usually because touching coins will damage them). Here's another book in Whitman's "100 Greatest" series that is sure captivate any collector of United States coins. Error coins are especially fascinating since no two errors are exactly the same. So if you're looking for a holiday gift for that "special coin collector" on your list, here's one that is sure to please!
The United States Mint is offering customers some extra savings this week. First off they are offering a "Cyber Week" special with free standard shipping and reduced Expedited shipping on all domestic web orders placed between now and 5:00pm EDT Friday, December 6. Additionally, due to the recent spot price declines in gold and platinum, prices on gold and platinum products have been cut $50 per ounce. However, this can be adjusted weekly depending upon the price swings of gold and platinum. The table below lists the new prices.
U.S. Mint Numismatic Gold and Platinum Coins
2012-W and 2013-W Proof American Eagle Platinum Coins (1 t oz.)
2013-D Doubled Die Jefferson Nickel Click on the photo to see a larger image
Coins.About.com reader Lamont Rayburn sent me a close up of a 2013-D Jefferson Nickel. In the photo above, Lamont's doubled die nickel is compared to an uncirculated example below. Notice how the tops of the letters B, T and Y in LIBERTY look like they are doubled. I forwarded this photo to error and die variety expert Ken Potter author of Strike It Rich with Pocket Change. Although he can't authenticate the coin from digital photographs, he does believe this could be an actual example of a 2013 doubled die Jefferson Nickel. If anybody else has found one, please send me a photo of it to: email@example.com
Image copyright and used with permission from Lamont Rayburn