Author Archives: Coins Magazine Staff

1930 marked end of Standing Liberty quarter series

By Tom LaMarre When the first Standing Liberty quarters were struck in late 1916, the design, not the date, was the most important aspect. The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Jan. 17, 1917, said it set “a new mark in the artistry of … Continue reading

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‘Coin Finds’ column continues to fascinate readers

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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1916-S Barber dime a coin that shouldn’t have been

By Tom LaMarre The 1916-S Barber dime was the coin that never should have been. The San Francisco Mint turned out nearly 1 million dimes in 1915. It looked as if there would be enough dimes to supply the demand … Continue reading

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Trompe l’oeil art on display

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. In November, my wife and I took a little trip into northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. In Arkansas, we went to Bentonville to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum, which one of my wife’s friends had recommended. … Continue reading

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‘Coin Finds’ remains popular

We recently asked you, our readers, to share your best numismatic finds with us. 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 … Continue reading

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‘Coin Finds’ pour in

We recently asked you, our readers, to share your best numismatic finds with us. 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 … Continue reading

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How to start a collection

by Dr. R.S. “Bart” Bartanowicz “I’m really happy that you told me to collect coins from circulation before I started a serious collection. It’s cool finding coins like Jefferson nickels from the 1940s or 1950s that are still in circulation. … Continue reading

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Collectible classics: Early commems offer value

by Mark Benvenuto One of the amazing aspects of our hobby is that it is large and varied enough that every now and again a series that was once hot has cooled off, and thus deserves a second look. Those … Continue reading

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