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- Letters to the Editor (12/23/14) Time for Miss Liberty to put on some modern dudsIn reference to Viewpoint by Aron Lawrence in the Nov. 18 issue, I would heartily agree with the idea he proposed of new designs for our coinage.Everyone loves the Standing Liberty quarter, the Morga...
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Author Archives: Ken Potter
A.G. Meredith of North Carolina sent in a 2008-P Alaska state quarter with a rather prominent example of an otherwise common effect seen on a large percentage of coins struck at the United States. Continue reading
Garrett Reich of Michigan sent in several 2009-P William Henry Harrison Presidential dollars exhibiting what I call Shifted Edge Lettering. Continue reading
A second known specimen of the elusive 1992 Philadelphia minted Lincoln cent struck with a “Close AM” (of AMERICA) design style reverse has been reported. Continue reading
After a major lapse in time, I am again getting reports on major die crack varieties found on proof coins. The latest two are both on the Professional Life Lincoln cent reverse and were found in August. Continue reading
Collectors have continued to find more Formative Years doubled-die varieties to a point that variety coin attributers are approaching or are have exceeded as many as 60 listings for the reverse alone.
Jim Dawson of Florida sent in a 2009-P Puerto Rico quarter that shows multiple die chips and die breaks on the reverse. Continue reading
Floyd Howze of North Carolina sent in the first report to Numismatic News of a 2009-P Guam Territorial quarter with an obverse doubled die. Continue reading
Richard Giedroyc sent in photos to Numismatic News of a 2009 Formative Years (Rail Splitter) Lincoln cent that shows a rather pronounced die crack that extends from Lincoln’s left boot through the second “U” in PLURIBUS at 6 o’clock on the reverse. Continue reading
Chris Kukor of Wisconsin sent in an interesting 2009 Formative Years (Rail Splitter) cent with doubled clash marks on the obverse of moderate strength and a rather subdued single clash mark on the reverse. Continue reading
In my last installment of this series on doubled die finds on the District of Columbia quarters, I reported that Rick LaJoie of New Hampshire had spotted three new varieties on the Philadelphia issue. This brought us up to one variety for the Denver issue and six for Philadelphia. Continue reading