I’ve been involved in numismatics in one way or another as long as I can remember, but I’m new to error coins. As of 2007, this set (and collecting interest) is two years old. I certainly don’t consider myself an expert, although I’m trying to educate myself on the series and the coin production process as much as possible. This set is listed in the Registry so that I can share these little gems with as many people as possible.
Roosevelt Dime Errors are scarce. Scan through auction catalogues, even ones where error coins are well represented, and you will find very few Roosevelt Dimes. One reason for this is obvious. Being the smallest coins struck by the U.S. Mint -- except for a few foreign coins -- wrong planchets errors don’t exist. No other planchets are small enough to fit in the dime collar. It’s also possible that coining equipment is just better at striking these little coins, or that quality control is easier with this diminutive denomination. Compared to all the current circulating issues, the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, and Washington Quarter, the Dime is the toughest error coin.
Maybe, in the end, these coins aren’t that popular and that’s why they don’t turn up very frequently. Even if that’s the case, I love ‘em! They are dramatic yet relatively affordable (although regretfully still costly enough that I can’t buy them all).
The goal of this collection is to represent the complete spectrum of available error types across the range of dates in the series. I’m upgrading and improving specimens wherever possible, and there’s a lot of duplication which will be culled out over time. For the time being, I can’t bring myself to part with a single one….
(One caveat: there’s nothing World Class about these errors. I chose the title for this set to lure you to check it out. Sorry, if I’ve overstepped. I hope the pics and the descriptions make it worth your while.)