Author Archives: Paul M. Green

Demand always high for 1853 half dollar

If there ever was a classic type coin, the 1853 Seated Liberty half dollar is that coin. Continue reading

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Heavy use leads to high prices years later

It might not have the lowest mintage, but increasingly the 1917-D Mercury time is becoming recognized as a better date in the series. Continue reading

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Price of 1854-O $3 leaps up grading scale

In circulated grades the price guides would suggest the 1854-O $3 gold piece is common at least by the standards of the $3 gold coins, which are never common. Continue reading

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1982-P half looks like it can win the race

Sometimes you just get a hunch about a coin. Continue reading

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Seated dollar surprises 100 years later

One of the most interesting stories in numismatics has to be the appearance of a reported few thousand 1860-O Seated Liberty dollars paid out by the Treasury at face value during the major silver dollar release in the 1962-1964 period. Continue reading

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Strangely low prices for 1972-S dollars

Sometimes it is hard to know precisely what people are thinking when it comes to prices. Continue reading

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Only one three-cent from New Orleans

The 1851-O silver three-cent piece has to rank as one of the most interesting dates of a very interesting denomination. Continue reading

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Both 1917-D halves better date coins

There are two 1917-D Walking Liberty half dollars and both have to be considered interesting coins. Neither gets the attention it deserves. Continue reading

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First quarter eagles prove very scarce

There are many great and interesting coins of the United States and without a doubt, the 1796 quarter eagle, or gold $2.50, would qualify as both. Continue reading

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Dislike at issue boosts long-term value

For all practical purposes, the 1872 two-cent piece was the last of the line. Continue reading

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