I was reading the recent “The Numismatist” magazine letters and one titled “Play Ball” interested me because this past weekend I received my 2014 Baseball Proof Silver Dollar. After showing it to my daughter I decided to get the Dollar Baseball Proof Coin that I had received about 4 weeks ago now to compare and look at them both.
What I found next was a total surprise. I’ve attached a photograph of this coin. What I found is on the glove side of the coin where the date is located the coin was missing the #2 in the year 2014. Instead there was an approximate π inch diameter gap that matched the background around the coin. I got my magnifying glass and couldn’t see a date either. I then went and got an eye piece from an old micro fiche projector and with that very strong piece of optics I was able to see a faint #2.
I guess I didn’t really look at the coin that closely when I got it. Yesterday I received my 2014 Clad Baseball uncirculated coin and took that coin and the proof coin and laid them side by side. I noticed that on the uncirculated coin the stitching of the glove and texture appears more prevalent. The entire date was there too.
Has anyone heard of any other “error” coins from this Baseball series?