The $25 error sets realizing up to $300 By Bret Evans Between an error in some Royal Canadian Mint sets, and speculation about this year’s circulating issues, 2016 is shaping up to be an interesting year for collectors of dollar coins. An undisclosed number of 2016 Uncirculated sets, called Proof-Like by collectors, have the 2015-dated loon coin instead of the current date. Errors in Mint sets are not unknown, but are uncommon enough that they are sought after by collectors. According to Todd Sandham, of Colonial Acres Coins in Kitchener, Ont., the error set is currently selling for $150 to $300. The original issue price was $24.95. As an error, the exact number produced is unknown. On Jan. 28, the RCM confirmed the error is genuine and described it as “an assembly error.” Continue reading →
By Jeff Fournier I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the future of our hobby and whenever I start thinking about this subject, I always end up asking myself the question, “Where are the kids?” You’ve all noticed it – the lack of kids who collect coins nowadays and the lack of kids at coins shows, club meetings and so forth.
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