Noted American die variety and error specialist Kevin Flynn is selling most of his certified die varieties through Heritage Auctions. Nearly 580 lots include doubled dies, repunched mint marks, over mint marks, overdates, clashes, off-denomination clashes, repunched dates, misplaced dates, and other rarities.
Many of the coins for auction were used as plate coins for books that Flynn wrote. The auction listings include complete cross-references, descriptions, and, where applicable, links to the die variety section of the book in which the variety was listed.
Denominations represented with examples of varieties include Indian Cents, Lincoln Cents, Two Cent pieces, Three Cent Nickels, Liberty Head Nickels, Buffalo Nickels, Barber Dimes, Quarters of different types, Walking Liberty, Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars, and dollar coins including Liberty Seated, Trade, and Morgan Dollar. Gold varieties are also represented.
“There are many varieties in the sale that have not been seen elsewhere. The collection is a cumulation of thirty years of writing 58 books and needing to find coins to use for those books,” said Flynn. “Hopefully, these coins might instill in others the hunt for additional possible
missing die varieties. It is so very satisfying seeing the cumulation of vast hours of searching, research, and effort over these past years. The essence of our hobby is to gain and share knowledge.”
Bidding is now open, and the live auction will be held on March 4. To view the auction lots, click here.