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- Letters to the Editor (09/30/14) Don’t buy the highest grade you can affordWe have all heard the advice “buy the highest grade you can afford”. In contrast, a recent collecting strategy has been to buy the lowest grade coin you can find. Although I currently subscribe to the fo...
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Author Archives: Ken Potter
A James Buchanan Presidential dollar has been found with a plain edge. So far, it is the only one reported. Continue reading
More extra rays in Liberty’s crown have been found on Presidential dollar coins. Continue reading
Eagle-eyed variety coin aficionado Rich Darby of New York State has found a Denver version of a Thomas Jefferson Presidential dollar with a die clash resulting in an aberration that makes the rays in Liberty’s crown (on the reverse) appear to have an eighth ray where there are normally seven. Continue reading
A 2009-P James K. Polk Presidential dollar with dropped “T” letter on the edge has been found by John Morris of Florida.
Strike-through errors are among a number of interesting errors that turned up recently. Continue reading
First there was one, then three and now there are four 1969-S Doubled Die Obverse No. 1 cents that have been found by collectors within just the past three years. Continue reading
Mint errors highlighted a Bowers & Merena’s auction held in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Summer Expo June 18-19. Continue reading
Of all the errors and varieties I featured last year, arguably the most important, at least in terms of rarity and value, was a second known specimen of the elusive 1992 Philadelphia-Mint Lincoln cent struck with a “Close AM” design style reverse. Continue reading
Gary Kelly of Michigan has come up with 2008-D Martin Van Buren Presidential dollar with a pretty rare error type known as the Dropped Letter or Dropped Design. Continue reading