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- Letters to the Editor (08/11/2015) No living person should be on American coinageIn one of the previous issues of Numismatic News, the question was raised about the Presidential dollar series continuing with still living Presidents of the United States. I say no. It has been an Americ...
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Author Archives: Ken Potter
In recently discussed many ways to collect errors and varieties, one of which being an assemblage of one of each error-variety type that is possible within a series. I’d like to show more of the types that a collector might want to add to his or her collection. Continue reading
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