Gold Coin Errors


Perhaps the rarest type of a gold coin is Gold Coin with Errors. Gold Coin Errors are extremely difficult to find, because the U.S Mint does not release these coins, if errors are found.

Gold Coin Errors are very valuable and make a great addition to any gold coin collection.

For a list of gold coins with errors for sale, please take a look at our collection below:

2002 United States Salt LakeOlympic Winter Games $5 Gold Coin BOX ONLY w COA
2002 United States Salt LakeOlympic Winter Games $5 Gold Coin BOX ONLY w  COA
Price: $5.99
Buy It Now: $15.99
Sale Ends: 7h 33m
1908-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold No Motto MS-63 PCGS - SKU #29844
1908-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold No Motto MS-63 PCGS - SKU #29844
Price: $1,653.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 8h 44m
1909-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle MS-65 PCGS - SKU #72331
1909-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle MS-65 PCGS - SKU #72331
Price: $4,578.13 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 9h 16m
PCGS G$1 1857 Dollar Struck 10% Off-Center AU
PCGS G$1 1857 Dollar Struck 10% Off-Center AU
Price: $2,750.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 9h 17m
PCGS G$50 1998 Gold American Eagle Struck Through Reverse MS-68
PCGS G$50 1998 Gold American Eagle Struck Through Reverse MS-68
Price: $1,850.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 9h 17m
1923 $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle MS-65 PCGS - SKU #73543
1923 $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle MS-65 PCGS - SKU #73543
Price: $3,640.63 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 10h 5m

About Gold Coin Errors


The United States has minted millions and millions of coins over the last two centuries. Over these years the mint has sometimes minted some coins which have had an error in them. Some of these errors have made these coins priceless and collectors are always after such coins which have an error, but we must bear in mind that the US Mint doesn’t produce error coins on purpose as there is no real benefit to them.

Of the rarest are the gold coin errors which were made in the early 18th and 19th Century. Here is a list of some of the rarest gold coin errors.

1. Gold Cent – In 1969 the mint produced a Gold cent coin with the image of Abraham Lincoln on it. The coin has a double die obverse and is extremely rare to find as most of the coins were seized by the US Secret services. If you can lay your hands on one of these coins they could fetch you a market value of approximately $35000.

2. Drop Letter Error – This error happens when the minting machine gets clogged due to grease, dirt and iron fillings. When the machine is clogged and it strikes the coin the letters tend to drop a little and appear a little out of place. This error is seen in the $5 and $10 gold coin with the Eagle imprinted on one side.

There are a number of different types of errors that could happen with a coin such as have a blank planchet wherein one side of the coin is not printed on, have a clipped planchet wherein the coin is not circular and a part of it has been clipped during cutting, have double striking which is also the most common of all the coin errors that one will ever see, have a broad strike which many confuse with material abuse but it isn’t and happens due to any debris of dirt that might have come in between the coin and the mint and have off center striking wherein only a part of the coin is printed upon.