Roxbury Auction House held their auction #95 (find the catalogue here) on October 17 2015 and there were a few errors in the sale that are worth mentioning. All prices are net of commission so 20% should be added to all prices to get the final cost of the item.
Lot 644 – 10 x blanks $2 size – this lot realised just $50, surely a bargain for blanks that are worth $30 or more EACH.
Lot 645 – 1926 penny with lip – This looks like a ramstrike error which are exceptionally scarce on George V coins. It realised $300 on a $100 estimate so bidders understood how unusual it was.
Lot 647 – 1945 penny brockage – This coin is described incorrectly and is in fact a flip-over double strike, which is probably more unusual than a pre-decimal penny brockage. This was bid up to $440 on an estimate of $300 which seems to be decent value. The coin appears to have a few issues with carbon which probably held it back from a bigger number.
Lot 648 – 1988 $2 with major bitten flan – this one snuck under the radar and fetched just $80 on a $90 estimate. Seems a bargain considering the clipped planchet in the image below sold recently for just over $500 in a private sale. The coin below is a better grade and a larger clip and thus has a higher value than the coin in the auction. But never fear dear reader if you want the 1988 clipped dollar that was sold in the auction an enterprising individual has it up for sale right now on eBay for $500.