Author Archives: Paul M. Green

Where coins went not always known

  Where did some of the best U.S. coins ever made go? We have in many cases mintage totals, but in many of those cases totals seem to suggest that more coins of many dates and types should be available … Continue reading

The story of the 1844 Seated Liberty dime is surrounded by a number of myths made up to explain what couldn’t otherwise be.
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Put 1914-D cent in its rightful place

It seems like the 1914-D is a very different coin to place correctly in its right place as an important Lincoln cent. Continue reading

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Low-mintage 1889-S not really scarce

Probably the best thing about Morgan dollars is that they are all different and you really can make no assumptions based on their mintages as to whether one is available or not. Continue reading

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Where coins went not always known

Where did some of the best U.S. coins ever made go? We have in many cases mintage totals, but in many of those cases totals seem to suggest that more coins of many dates and types should be available than is actually the case. Continue reading

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Peace dollar offers low-cost beauty

As silver dollars go, we probably spend less time thinking about the 1922 Peace dollar than we do any other date produced after 1878. Continue reading

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1864-S quarter an unsung rare issue

Some awfully good coins receive almost no attention and that is the case with the 1864-S Seated Liberty quarter. Continue reading

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Can ’01-S actually be star Barber dime?

It’s not an 1894-S dime, but then there are not many coins of any denomination or type in that league. Continue reading

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Can clad 1973-D Ike be called scarce?

What a difference a few decades can make. Continue reading

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Frenzy surrounded 1964 half release

The 1964 half dollar along with the 1964-D might well have had the most spectacular first day release in the history of the United States. Continue reading

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Which is better cent, 1918-D or 1918-S?

There are assorted sleepers in virtually every denomination. If there is one exception to that rule it would seem likely to be the Lincoln cent. Continue reading

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