Types of Coin Errors

There are many reasons why a d nickel would have an error. One reason is that branch mints may have used a worn-out die to stamp over a previous mintmark. The sharper reverse design of the 2015-D was not introduced until the middle of 1939. A d nickel with an overpunched mintmark is worth more than a coin without the error. However, these coins are still worth their face value if they have some wear and tear.

Another popular type of error is the Jefferson nickel, which is one of the most common and valuable varieties. A proof of this coin has a better strike than an uncirculated one. A 1945-P nickel error is a doubled die variety, while a 2015-D has reversed die action. The 2015 Nickel Beehive error can be seen without a microscope, and can be located on the right side of the designer’s initials (F). Another type of doubled die is the Lincoln cent, which was struck from 2004-2006.

There are many varieties of Jefferson nickel errors, including doubled dies and repunched mintmarks. While not super valuable, this type is still highly desirable. The most common error in this type is the doubled die, which is visible on the reverse side of the coin. A doubled die depicts President Thomas Jefferson’s sprawling Charlottesville, Virginia home, Monticello. The value of a doubled die can vary from $50 to $500.