A new type of error has been discovered for the Presidential Dollar coin series. A Zachary Taylor Dollar was found with the date “2010-D” appearing on the lettered edge, rather than 2009. The Zachary Taylor Dollar was the fourth release of the Presidential Dollar series for the year 2009.
The error coin was first reported by Coin World and has been authenticated by NGC. The NGC holder indicates “2009 D $1 Zachary Taylor with 2010 D Edge Letter Mint Error” and is graded MS 64. This represents the first time that the an edge-lettered US Dollar has been reported with the incorrect date.
Earlier in the Presidential Dollar series other types of errors involving the edge lettering were discovered. The most widespread error occurred when thousands of George Washington Dollars were released without the edge lettering. Changes in Mint procedures made the occurrence of missing edge lettering much less frequent for later coins of the series. Other error types have also included doubled edge lettering and lettered blank planchets.
The misdated Zahary Taylor Dollar error coin was discovered by collector Gary D. Laird. He found the coin in a roll of 2010-D Native American Dollars purchased through the US Mint’s Direct Ship Program. Rolls of this year’s Native American Dollars were first offered through the program on January 4, 2010.
The latest issue of Coin World reports that the US Mint has recalled 700,000 2010-D Native American Dollars that had been designated for the Direct Ship Program, following the discovery of the error. These coins were at the coin wrapping company.
If you have any 2010-D Native American Dollar Rolls from the US Mint’s Direct Ship Program- keep an eye out for this new error type. So far only one misdated Zachary Taylor Dollar error is known to have been discovered.