Author Archives: Coins Magazine Staff

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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Five early commemoratives that may be sleepers

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. The minting of U.S. coins to honor some person, event or place has a history that can be divided into two parts. There are the early commemoratives, minted from 1892 through 1954, and the modern commemoratives, … Continue reading

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Mint history detailed in Bowers guide

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. Do you collect U.S. coins? Do you ever order anything from the Mint? If you answered “yes” to either or both of these questions, I’m going to suggest a new (to me, at any rate) Whitman … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Mint State 1941 nickel pulled from change

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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Morgan and Peace dollars in the bull’s eye of collector interest

By Mark Benvenuto Silver dollars have been a mainstay of the collecting community for decades now. They are available at virtually every coin show, can be purchased through numerous dealers in this magazine and seem to hog the collecting spotlight. … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Rolls yield 40 percent-silver Kennedys

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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Morgans dollars focus of guide

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. Are you a collector of Morgan dollars, or do you have just a few examples that a relative gave you to start your collection? In the collections/accumulations I’ve been asked to appraise, I have found both … Continue reading

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You’re not the first collector with regrets

By Dr. R.S. “Bart” Bartanowicz “Would you take a look at this coin and give me your brutal opinion? I purchased the coin online under “no returns.” The images looked good, and it cost me about $30. “I know that … Continue reading

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Roosevelt dimes offer plenty of options

By Mark Benvenuto When it comes to what is the Rodney Dangerfield of U.S. coins, a quick vote has to go to our humble Roosevelt dime. Think about the dime’s long standing design in relation to our other coins. Of … Continue reading

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