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- Letters to the Editor (April 4, 2017) Drug store ad features 2017 cent without mintmark A few weeks ago Numismatic News asked its readers if they would be looking out for the new 2017-P cents, the first Philadelphia cent to have the “P” mintmark. I was thinking, yes, I would be looking out for them, but more so I’d be looking out for ...
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Author Archives: Ken Potter
Dr. James Wiles, CONECA’s attributer of 20th and 21st century die varieties, has just listed spectacular doubled dies on a 1986 gold $50 American Eagle and on a clad proof 1999-S Pennsylvania state quarter. The 1986 gold American Eagle, submitted … Continue reading
Numismatic News reader Mark Joyner of Pennsylvania has reported a 1964-D Roosevelt dime that exhibits one of the strongest examples of a coin sporting “doubled lips” as the result of Hub Doubling, or what most collectors refer to as a … Continue reading
For years I have been seeking out a larger size coin with Double Collar Cuds. And I finally found it at the Suburban Detroit Area Coin Show.
Every year at the ANA’s, World’s Fair Of Money, the Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors Of America (CONECA) gathers together for their annual event dubbed Errorama. Continue reading
A 1983 copper-alloy cent has been found by a Pennsylvania collector who had purchased a copy of Strike it Rich with Pocket Change that was co-authored by Dr. Brian Allen and me. Continue reading
A tail feather hash mark noted on the San Francisco “no mintmark” bullion coin housed in the 25th anniversary American Eagle set no longer seems unique to the set. The hash mark is also turning up on “no mintmark” San Francisco bullion coins that were struck and released earlier this year to the investor market and also slabbed as San Francisco coins by third-party grading services. Continue reading
Numismatic News reader Dan Matsanka reported finding three 2011-P reverse proof silver American Eagles that sport a die crack on the obverse that runs horizontally through the lower portion of Miss Liberty’s gown. Continue reading
Is there a way to identify a San Francisco Mint silver Eagle that doesn’t have a mintmark on it once it has left the 25th anniversary set? Continue reading
Two down, one to go. That sums up California collector Lawrence B. Gratt’s quest to own examples of each of three proof platinum Eagle errors reported earlier this year. The question is will he get that elusive third piece? Continue reading