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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof Gilt Reverse Pattern 1831 Half Sovereign

Gilt Uniface Reverse Die Trial NGC Proof 65 Ultra Cameo UNIQUE & UNRECORDED   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique and unrecorded Proof gilt reverse pattern for the 1831 Great Britain William IV Half Sovereign. The regular issue was struck in Proof-only and is rare. This reverse pattern is […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1842 Argentina 8 Escudos Coin Die Trial in Silver

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is an incredible and unique 1842 Argentina 8 Escudos struck in silver. It is an obverse die trial with a uniface reverse. NGC authenticated and certified it AU-58. It is unlisted in Krause’s Standard Catalog of World Coins and is referenced to CJ-10.2. It is the […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Great Britain Silver Crown Die Trial Piedfort Pattern

1845 Great Britain Crown Young Head Silver Die Trial Piedfort Pattern Uniface Obverse NGC MS 65 – UNIQUE, UNLISTED & UNRECORDED By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… NGC recently authenticated and certified this unique Great Britain Silver Crown Die Trial Piedfort Pattern. It was struck in 1845 with the “Young Head” portrait that […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – PCGS Certifies Unique German Gold Obverse Trial Strikes

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This unique, historical and museum-quality set of gold Coronation Die Trial Strikes was just authenticated and certified by PCGS. It is amazing that, after 500 years, these gold die trials have remained together, intact and preserved in gem Mint State condition. They are five or 10 Ducat […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – NGC Certifies Unique Great Britain Lead Die Trial

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is the only known 1911 Great Britain 5 Pound Die Trial. It was struck on March 14, 1911, on an oversized lead planchet with a width of 44.32 mm and is 5.69 mm thick. It is a uniface die trial of the finished obverse die used […]

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Mint Error News: Unique Certified Gold Belgium Franc Obverse Die Trial

1904 Design Overstruck on 1903 Design By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique, spectacular and dramatic Belgium Franc struck in GOLD. Below are examples of the 1903 obverse (French text) and the 1904 obverse (Dutch text), both struck in silver: It is an obverse die trial to test the die […]

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