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Are nickels with errors important?
There does not seem to be any websites with error nickels .

by Linda
(Victoria bc Canada)

I have an error nickel that is doubling around the collar, chin, nose and forehead. Some of the letters are pressed flat.

Thank you for your time.

My Answer: I am not an expert in error coins or their worth, however I would say that any coin with a mint error is going to have an increase in value just because of the rarity if nothing else.

Not finding information about your particular error coin may just mean that it is the first one of its kind to be discovered.

Try submitting your questions along with some images of your coin to forums that specialize in coins. (You can probably get a pretty good image with a scanner, if you have one.)

There will be some members of the forum who are more familiar with error coins than I am and they will be better qualified to help you. They will need to know a little more about your coin other than just being a nickel, however.

It would be very helpful to know the Country, date, etc.

Coin Talk Forum and Coin Community Forum are a couple of good ones. Someone else may know of a good coin forum. If so, please post a reply below.

Most forums require you to be a registered user before you will be able to post, but registration is free to the two mentioned above.

Be sure to come back and let us know what you find out!

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There does not seem to be any websites with error nickels .

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Jul 20, 2009
Great Question!
by: Eva - Moderator

Thank you for submitting your question! I hope you are able to find the answers you are seeking.

I think I may have failed to answer your question - Are nickels with errors important? The answer is yes, they are important!, especially to collectors who specialize in error coins!

If you haven't already done so, be sure to read about Rare Nickels here and follow the links to read about a particular rare nickel discovered by Mr. Ken Frith.

Another thought I just had would be to search eBay listings for 'double die nickels' and see what comes up. There may be some nickels with errors similar to yours listed.

If anyone else has any information that would be helpful to Linda, please post it here.

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