1996 $2 Dollars

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Piepala80
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1996 $2 Dollars

Post by Piepala80 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:07 pm

Why is the cigar variety not recognized?

Bond632
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Re: 1996 $2 Dollars

Post by Bond632 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:26 pm

Because it’s a mint error, not a variety.

Piepala80
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Re: 1996 $2 Dollars

Post by Piepala80 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:57 am

Isn’t the horn a mint error as well? Is the cigar type worth anything?

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Re: 1996 $2 Dollars

Post by Bond632 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:04 am

The horn and cigar are both minor die chips, which is considered normal die wear by NGC. Depending on the size of the chip, it may not even qualify as an error. I imagine that each governing body has their own criteria for what constitutes an error or variety.

Unsure about how much added value, if any, these may bring. You can check Ebay for prices.

Interested to know what you discover, as I am here to learn as well.

Piepala80
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Re: 1996 $2 Dollars

Post by Piepala80 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:32 pm

I sent this coin 16 years ago to ICCS and it came back no with no comments. I resent it seeing that there are a few cigar type found. I probably was one of the first to find it. When it comes back I’ll post the pic

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Re: 1996 $2 Dollars

Post by Piepala80 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:56 pm

I got it back.
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Piepala80
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Re: 1996 $2 Dollars

Post by Piepala80 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:57 pm

Saskatoon coin club considers this a variety

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