Yesterday, I was the beneficiary of a bidding war for a "blowhole" cent:
I really didn't expect it to go much past $50. This is the first time
I've been favored by such a fluke event. I don't know why the two top
bidders were so keen on it, but I'm happy to be the recipient of such
Make no mistake, blowholes are rare, but rarity is seldom a deciding
factor in determining price.
I have noticed that defective planchet errors have been going up in
price on eBay, but this final price of $416 is a real outlier.