Famous Sacagawea Mule Dollar Coin Error to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

About Two Dozen Known; Tied for Finest Graded at PCGS

by Great Collections Coin and Currency Auctions | Published on December 11, 2023

(Irvine, California) – The Sacagawea Mule - one of the most famous modern coin errors -  is set to be auctioned by GreatCollections on Sunday, January 21, 2024.  The coin with a face value of $1.25 was struck with a Washington Quarter on one side and a Sacagawea Dollar on the other.  It has been authenticated and graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).

About two dozen examples are known, since it was first discovered by Frank Wallis of Arkansas in the year of issue, 2000.  It was the first “mule” released into circulation by the U.S. Mint - a “mule” is defined as a coin minted with obverse and reverse dies not normally seen on the same piece.  It has been graded PCGS MS-66, which is tied for the finest graded by PCGS.  The PCGS Price Guide value is $125,000.

“For one of the most famous errors to ever leave the U.S. Mint, only a few are available for collectors to own, as all others have been purchased over the years by a single collector.  It’s a striking error and understandable why it’s been atop modern error lists for over twenty years since it was first discovered,” said Ian Russell, president of GreatCollections.

The 100 Greatest U.S. Mint Errors book by David Camire, Nicholas Brown and Fred Weinberg featured the Sacagawea Mule on the cover as well as ranked the mule as the #1 U.S. coin error.

The Sacagawea Mule PCGS MS-66 is being auctioned by GreatCollections unreserved on Sunday, January 21, 2024.  To view the auction listing and high quality images, visit www.greatcollections.com.

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Source: Great Collections Coin and Currency Auctions

Great Collections Coin and Currency Auctions image GreatCollections, the official auction house of the American Numismatic Association, specializes in auctioning certified coins and banknotes, handling transactions from start to finish. Since its founding in 2010, GreatCollections has successfully auctioned over 1 million certified coins, making it one of the leading certified coin companies in the United States with annual sales in 2022 exceeding $270 million. Ian Russell, owner/president of GreatCollections, is a member of the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild, member of the National Auctioneers Association and was recently named the ANA Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year. For more information about GreatCollections, visit www.greatcollections.com or call 800-442-6467.

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