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- Letters to the Editor (February 7, 2017) ‘Average’ collector values history, geography in coins Reading Dave Harper’s editorial and the Viewpoint of the Jan. 3 issue I’m responding to both giving my collection preferences and my general agreement with the Viewpoint column. I collected coins as a child with my father and probably stopped in high school and didn’t start again until I ...
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Author Archives: Ginger Rapsus
Morgan and Peace dollar collectors who want a new challenge can go back to the earlier silver dollar series – the Seated Liberty dollar. Continue reading
Numismatists know that a coin does not have to be old to be interesting. A good number of interesting and attractive coins were struck in 2009. Continue reading
Barber coinage has never been the most popular series to collect. The design featuring the mannish-looking Liberty has never been considered to be among the most beautiful. The quarters feature three scarce coins, and the dimes, one major rarity. And hardly anyone even considers the half dollars. Continue reading
Which coin is your dream coin? Is it a large silver dollar, a 200-year old type coin, an early copper, or a flashy gold piece? Every collector has one special coin in his heart that would complete a set or that would be fun to own. Continue reading
The year 1921 is a great one for collectors. Beautiful coins abound, including one million-dollar coin. Classic designs and favorite coins were minted this year, including a popular first-year coin. Continue reading
Heads or tails, obverse or reverse? Collectors take note of the portrait appearing on the obverse and the legend or device used on the reverse. But a few United States coins feature the same person on both sides of the coin. Continue reading
Every coin may be considered a piece of history. Hold a coin and it can remind you of some aspect of American history. But some coins have such a story to tell, it almost speaks to you. Continue reading
Topical collectors may enjoy saving coins depicting birds, animals, ships, or other designs. One not so popular topic is buildings on coins. The United States series has many interesting coins depicting buildings, besides Lincoln’s log cabin and the Capitol. Collectors who focus on United States coins featuring buildings have Presidential homes, museums, schools, a mint and even a church. Continue reading
What makes a particular coin beautiful? Is it the classic design, the lovely rendering of Liberty, the majestic eagle? Perhaps it is the composition of the coin, precious metals of gold and silver. Maybe the coin is just appealing to you, the individual collector. Continue reading
Many United States coins bear the same date, but have different designs. When a coin design was changed, the older design was often used early that year and the new design struck later the same year. A collection of same year – different type coins can make an attractive and interesting displa Continue reading