US Coins-Another Gem Red BU VDB with a Striking Error at 7:00 on the Reverse
Again, here is a modest conundrum for collectors—Do you prefer a lighter, brighter red or a deep red wine color?
And this coin has what I initially thought were simply post-minting marks but after studying it carefully I believe the lengthy area of the rim at 7:00 is a planchet flaw and likewise, there is a similar but smaller mark at about 10:30; it looks very much like a small indent from another coin but I think that the two similar but different “flaws” are in the planchet. If you consider an error such as this a distraction, you should purchase a different full red example; if the error is appealing, you may well find it a value enhancement.
It really becomes a matter of personal preference (perhaps not with 3rd party graders) but if you look at this full red VDB and the two much richer but dark red examples earlier in our listings I think it should come down to your personal likes. I happen to like the very rich coins that are darker and make graders often insist there is brown not just pure red visible. Deep deep burgundy is red last time I looked and no one to my knowledge ever put "redbrown" on a cabernet wine label.
I've actually priced this coin a bit lower because of the planchet defect; some folks also prefer the errors and believe it increases not decreases the value. If you're one of those, jump fast and grab this one.