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Shield Nickel Type Coins
Some type coins in a type set can be tough to locate. One of these type coins is the Shield nickel with rays as they were only produced in 1866 and for a short time in 1867.
California Hoard On Sale Soon
The gold coins from the California Saddle Ridge hoard are coming to market on May 27. The hoard is estimated to be worth $10 million dollars with some excellent specimens in the mix. At 11:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on May 27 a single 1874-S $20 gold piece will be sold in a live auction at the Ol
Commemorative Coins Versus Commemorative Stamps
Stamp collecting and coin collecting have at least one thing in common, commemorative items. Commemorative stamps generally get a good reception in the stamp collecting community. However, commemorative coins seem to be more controversial to coin collectors.
Another Dirty Secret Of Cash
Teenagers have another reason to use their plastic over cash. A study was recently published in the Wall Street Journal that has some interesting facts in it. The story cited researchers at the New York University Dirty Money Project, I am not making this up. The story stated that bacteria that caus
Respect Between Dealers And Customers
Much has been written in some coin collecting periodicals on the conduct of some coin dealers. They have been referred to as “Rogue Dealers.” This name isn’t quite correct.
Idea For An ATB Kennedy Half Series
The “America The Beautiful” quarter series has been somewhat popular with collectors. Commemorative coins seem to have been overdone of late. Some people have suggested initiating an “ATB Kennedy half dollar series.” This could be a great idea for a number of reasons.
Does April 15 Affect Your Coin Purchases?
Does your desire to purchase coins around April 15 diminish? Don’t feel bad if it does. This happens for many people and with good reason. April 15 is the annual date for most people to file their personal tax returns.
Size Up The Coin Dealers At Coin Shows
One of the premier coin collecting periodicals has run a number of letters to the editor detailing collectors business dealings with “rogue” coin dealers. However the word rogue is used loosely.
Peace Dollars Can Offer Low-cost Beauty
As silver dollars go, most coin collectors immediately think about Morgan silver dollars. Much less often does the Peace silver dollar come to mind. Perhaps most collectors concerns focus on price or rarity as opposed to a coin’s historical importance or beauty.
Where Have All Of The Trade Dollars Gone?
Many of the best U.S. coins have disappeared over the years. The mintage totals for many of these coins would suggest that there should be more of them around than what is actually the case.
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