He literally "wrote the book" World's Greatest Mint Errors , which received the Numismatic Literary Guild's award for Best World Book. He is the publisher & editor of Mint Error News Magazine & Website which is widely regarded as the most informative and comprehensive resource for Major Mint Errors. He was an ANACS consultant for Major Mint Errors and has written articles for the Coin Dealer Newsletter. Mike Byers and his discoveries have been featured on the front page of Coin World numerous times. Mike Byers Inc carries a multi-million dollar world class inventory of major mint errors, die trials and numismatic rarities.His extensive personal collection of major mint errors is being authenticated and certified by NGC and designated on the insert as THE BYERS COLLECTION. Unique 1943 Lincoln Cent 4-Piece Set Including An Experimental Antimony Test Piece And Experimental 1943 Copper Blanks NGC. Included in this unique 1943 Lincoln Cent 4-piece set is an experimental 1943 Lincoln cent struck in Antimony and 3 experimental 1943 copper blanks. These were part of the metallurgical testing done by the Philadelphia Mint for an alternative to the pre-1943 bronze cent.
The experimental 1943 Lincoln cent was struck in steel but was coated with a combination of 90% zinc, 4% antimony and 6% iron. It is similar to Judd-2085 although no Judd designation is on the NGC holder.
The only other known piece was featured in an article in the September 21, 2009 edition of Coin World. The article, written by Coin World reporter Paul Gilkes, identified the owners as the children of a former Philadelphia Mint metallurgist [now deceased] who worked on finding an alternative to the pre-1943 bronze cent. The 1943 Judd-2085 Lincoln cent is part of a 5-piece NGC certified set and was authenticated and certified AU58. The accompanying envelope is annotated: Experimental Zinc & Antimony on steel." According to David Camire, an NGC consultant, this pattern for the 1943 cent was "subjected to nondestructive, X-ray fluorescence. " Camire continued that "the testing determined the composition to be 90 percent zinc, 4 percent antimony, 6 percent iron plating according to the Coin World article. According to researcher Roger Burdette, it is probable that the antimony was added to make the coin darker in color in order to make it less likely to be confused with a dime which, apparently happened often. The 5-piece NGC set from The Geyer Family Collection included an experimental antimony test piece, a pattern and 3 blanks. This unique 4-piece set represents a fascinating part of the Mint's history and production of experimental coinage.
This exciting and historic set clearly illustrates the U. Mint's process in developing an alternative to the bronze cent due to the shortage of copper during World War II. 1943 Struck on 1C Experimental Zinc Coated Antimony, Steel Planchet (2.7g) NGC MS 63 (1943) 1C Copper-Plated Steel Blank - January 1943 (2.8g) NGC (1943) 1C Copper-Plated Steel Blank - January 1943 (2.8g) NGC (1943) 1C Copper-Plated Steel Blank - January 1943 (2.8g) NGC Featured on the cover of Mint Error News Magazine Issue 39. NGC began certifying a few major mint errors from Mike Byers' personal collection.These spectacular and rare coins each have "BYERS COLLECTION" designated on the NGC insert. (1928) 25¢ Struck on a 1¢ Planchet 3.02 Grams NGC MS 63 BN. World's Greatest Mint Errors. In 2009, Mike Byers published his first book, World's Greatest Mint Errors. This book combines stunning imagery with the most accurate information available to provide anyone interested in mint errors with the latest information on mint error coins from the United States and around the world.
Hundreds of spectacular mint errors are pictured. Each error coin photo is presented in full color, and enlarged to enhance the smallest details. Some of the error coins featured in this book have never been seen by the public before, and each is described in great detail as to the type of error, the assigned grade, rarity and estimated value. NLG Award for Best World Coin Book in 2009 for World's Greatest Mint Errors. In 2003, the Mint Error News website was launched, which was originally sponsored by Mike Byers and ANACS.Due to the popularity of mint errors and the magazine it is now sponsored by Mike Byers and several other mint error dealers. It is a website devoted to bringing the latest mint error news and information to the collector.
There are now hundreds of articles with features, discoveries, news stories, and mint error related info from the United States and around the World. This website became so popular that a print version, Mint Error News Magazine, was created and is read by thousands of readers. TERMS OF SALE When Purchasing Items From Mike Byers Inc.
All coins are kept in a bank vault. Prices are subject to change without notice and all items are subject to prior sale. We sometimes accept offers on items that are less than the listed price. This depends on the value of the item, the length of time the item has been in our inventory and whether it is a duplicate or a unique piece.Seven day return privilege upon receipt. The item "Unique 1943 Lincoln Cent 4-Piece Set with Experimental Antimony Test Piece NGC" is in sale since Saturday, August 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Errors". The seller is "mike_byers" and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.