A Mule Coin Makes A Fascinating Treasure For Error Coin Collectors

mule-coin-photo-by-joshua.JPG Have you ever heard anybody use the term mule coin?

A mule coin is a coin that has an obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) design that wouldn’t ordinarily go together on the same coin.

Mule coins have long attracted the interests of coin collectors. Such coins produced by accident are high on the want lists of many error coin collectors!

One of the most popular mule coins is a dollar-size coin showing the obverse of the Washington state quarter and the reverse of a Sacagawea dollar. It had sold for over $40,000 when first found and authenticated!

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

My love for coins and numismatics began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I've also been studying meteorology and watching weather patterns for years. I enjoy sharing little-known facts and fun stuff about coins, weather, travel, health, and living green with others.

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  • Raymond

    where would i go to have someone check out a canada  1966 5 cent mule. i am in california. they dont seem interested in any coins but US coins. 

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately it seems that the market for Canadian coins isn’t so hot unless you’re either in Canada or living near the border. I’d recommend posting photos on Canadian coin collector forums and see if somebody well-versed in Canadian errors can help.

      You might want to try here: http://www.canadiancoin.com/

      Good luck!