Author Archives: Coins Magazine Staff

Seated Liberty design types help frame half dollar collection

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. For most coin collectors, the best approach to take when collecting 19th century series is the type approach. That is, instead of being deterred by all the rare and pricey date/mintmark combinations in an early series, … Continue reading

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Medals of FIDEM: Breaths of fresh creative air

For those of us who have been serious aficionados of one coin series or another, often for years or decades, the world of medals might be one we know of but have never really dug into all that deeply. After … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Aim to be alert

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins Magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins Magazine editor … Continue reading

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Artistry of coins equally deserving of appreciation

by Toni (Antoinette) Rahn Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published as the ‘Editor’s Letter’ in the August 2018 issue of Coins Magazine. Christian Gobrecht and Augustus Saint-Gaudens are two of a select list of artist engravers whose skills and … Continue reading

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Nickel proof production

by Mark Benvenuto Plenty of numismatic literature indicates that the half disme coins of 1792 can be considered the very first official coins to come out of the brand-spankin’ new United States Mint, even before the first act of Congress … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Supermarket visits deliver Wheat pennies, Mercury dimes

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins Magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins Magazine editor … Continue reading

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Grading aids in coin recovery

Two proof Morgan dollars that were stolen from National Football League player Rob Gronkowski (a tight end with the New England Patriots) while he was playing in this year’s Super Bowl have been recovered thanks in part to the Professional … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Halves discovered in old laundromat machine

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins Magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins Magazine editor … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: 1800s Seated Liberty makes appearance

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins Magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins Magazine editor … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Bag of half dollars yields silver

Based on the long-running “Coin Finds” column in Coins Magazine, which will continue to appear in print, this online version will give additional exposure to the thrill of the hunt. Submit your own discoveries via email to Coins Magazine editor … Continue reading

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