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Author Archives: Paul M. Green
There are any number of really tough gold coins. In some cases they command extremely high prices while in others the prices may be high but certainly reasonable when you realize what you are getting. Continue reading
If you asked enough people you might find someone who would know what the lowest mintage business strike 2-cent piece was. Continue reading
It is actually fairly easy to overlook half dimes. The half dime has not been in production since 1873 and no one alive today has ever seen one in regular use. Continue reading
It’s interesting that the Texas Independence Centennial half dollar was approved just prior to the real flood of commemoratives. In 1934 having a Texas half dollar probably seemed like a modest proposal not unlike a number of other states that … Continue reading
Did you buy any of the Morgan silver dollars sold by the General Services Administration sales in the 1970s and early 1980s? Congratulations. You were part of numismatic history as the U.S. government dispersed its remaining 2.9 million Morgan dollars. Continue reading
In its day, the 1950-D nickel simply eclipsed every other coin of the period and that included another pretty good 1950 nickel that was produced in Philadelphia the same year. Continue reading
Let’s be blunt about coin collecting. Sometimes a set of coins we might like is simply out of our financial reach in the grade we might desire. That might well be the case with Walking Liberty half dollars as many would love to have a complete set of Walkers in MS-65 or better. Continue reading
The 1815 Bust half dollar is actually an 1815/2, but either way you look at it, the 1815 is the key date of its type. That is no small order as the type was made from 1807 through 1835. Continue reading
The 1840-O Seated Liberty quarter is not just the first quarter produced at the recently opened New Orleans facility. It was also the first quarter of the United States ever to be produced outside of the main facility in Philadelphia. Continue reading