The latest addition to the Newman Numismatic Portal is a video on the recent discovery of a remarkable 1867 Shield nickel mated pair error. Project Coordinator Len Augsburger provided the following report.
Mated Pair Discovery Inspires Video
First reported by the Numismatic News on May 2, the discovery of an 1867 Shield nickel mated pair error represents one of the more remarkable finds in the U.S. series in recent memory. The pair originated as two planchets, intended for a nickel 3-cent piece and for a Shield nickel. The 3-cent planchet was first struck with the Shield nickel dies, and then restruck after landing on top of a Shield nickel planchet. Collector Greg Bennick, who pieced together the whole story after purchasing the pair from Heritage Auctions in December 2022, tells the tale in this video produced by Lianna Spurrier.
The video is a marvelous explainer. Many thanks to Greg and Lianna for making a complex numismatic topic very accessible and understandable to all of us who would otherwise have a hard time getting our heads around this unusual freak of the minting process. Congratulations to Greg on a great acquisition!
Link to Discovery of the Mated Pair Shield Nickels video on Newman Portal:
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