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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Oct 9, 2015

Coin collecting has become quite sophisticated in the past fifty years. 

Eagle-eyed collectors with lots of time on their hands have identified thousands of "mutant" coins - coins that have blemishes or faults cause by faulty dies or stamping machines at the United States Mint. 

Books have been written, web sites created, and eBay auctions abound with these error coins.  

One of the most well-known mint errors is the 1942-over-41 Mercury dime, pictured here.  This show explains how that coin came to be.

It also raises the question:  Should you consider expanding your collection to include these mutant coins? 


For several free articles on metal detecting and a look at my book, The Metal Detecting Manual, visit

Dick Stout
three and a half years ago

Great podcast Dan as usual...

I think it's really about time I started going through all my coins, especially those wheatie rolls.