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26 Jan 2023

A Wide AM cent from a change machine!

Young Numismatists Exchange | The Error Collector

Yesterday I was having a hard time. I had gone to the library with my mom and sister, but while we were there somebody was not nice to me and it left me feeling misunderstood and sad. When I got home, I was still feeling a little melancholy. My dad offered to take me to the bank to get some coin rolls, since I like to look through them to find new coins. I thought going to the bank might help me feel better, so I put on my shoes and climbed into the car to go for a ride. When we go to the bank, I always check the change machine to see if anyone has dropped any coins. Sometimes people bring a handful of coins to turn in at the change machine and sometimes people bring a bucketful of coins to put through it. Whenever people put change in the change machine the change machine sorts and counts the change then it gives the person who had the coins a receipt to get cash from the tellers. Sometimes coins get dropped because people are in a hurry. While looking around the coin machine, I found 64 cents of change that someone had dropped. None of the coins were in the feed slot, but a few were in the coin return, and most of the coins were on the ground. Among the 64 cents there was a 1998 Lincoln cent that I was 90% sure was a wide AM variety. The coin was almost black and caked with dirt. I wasn't quite sure because the coin was so dirty that it was hard to see the details. When we got home from the bank, I looked at the cent more closely and it was a wide AM! Unfortunately, the coin was not in good shape, but it is always fun to find a variety. I felt happy and lucky that I found it!

02 Dec 2022

The Panama Pacific International Exposition Commemorative Coins

Young Numismatists Exchange | The Error Collector

The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition commemorative coins were made to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal. The sale of the commemorative coins helped fund the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The Panama Pacific International Exposition was held in San Francisco so all of the commemorative coins were struck at the San Francisco Mint.

17 Oct 2022

Coins with george washington: part two the circulating coins

Young Numismatists Exchange | The Error Collector

Since 1932 the quarter has had several Circulating Commemorative coins and has always depicted George Washington. This blog will make you more familiar with them.

22 Sep 2022

What's in a grab bag from the YN Auction?

Young Numismatists Exchange | The Error Collector

I won a grab bag in the YN auction this year and since it came yesterday I decided to write a blog about what was in it. I have divided the contents into four sections including U.S. Coins, tokens, foreign coins, and exonumia. Each grab bag is different, but here is what was in the grab bag I won.

13 Sep 2022

My best coin find ever

Young Numismatists Exchange | The Error Collector

Sometimes while looking through coin rolls, you get lucky and find coins you never would have thought you could find. It’s always fun to stop by the bank and come home with a few rolls to search.


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