Recently a 2000 Proof Like 5 cent error was put on eBay with a price tag of $20,000. The coin was minted with two reverse dies, as indicated on the PCGS slab. Since, to the best of my knowledge, there is no way for such an error to occur without a little help from some mint employees, it would seem this would fall under the category of a “back door job,” or something contrived by someone inside the mint’s facility – in this case, Ottawa, since it was a proof like coin – and smuggled out.
Would you be willing to purchase such an error? Should such coins be allowed to exist or should they be deemed illegal and confiscated? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.