Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A Little eBay Gold In Your Pocket?

It appears the US Mint has goofed. In a statement released today, Mint officials announced that and unknown number of the new George Washington Presidential coins have been put into circulation without the new edge-lettering (which was to include the year, mint mark, and the words "In God We Trust" and "E Pluribus Unum"). Doh!

The mint produced 300 million of the coins and they apparently are not sure exactly how many effected by the production error. Some reports state that it may be as many as 50,000.

On the bright side, if you happen to have picked up any of the dollar coins, pull them out of your pocket and check to see if the edge-lettering is missing. If so, you can pocket a tidy profit by selling them on eBay, where the coins are selling for over $50 $100 each. Nice!

Photo Credit: US Mint
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