Author Archives: Paul M. Green

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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Type collectors chase 1859 Indian higher

If you have any doubts that type collecting makes a difference in the price of some coins, you are going to have a very hard time trying to explain the price of the 1859 Indian Head cent in top grades. Continue reading

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1919 Walker stuck in shadow of the 1919-D

The 1919 Walking Liberty half dollar is under a very big shadow cast by the 1919-D, which is now the key date if you consider only coins in MS-65 or higher grades. Continue reading

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Short series tells interesting story

Flying Eagle cents make an extremely short set. There are just three dates in it, 1856-1858, and several varieties. Continue reading

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Private marketing gave identity to half dollar

Every so often it is fun to consider the wild and perhaps out of control days of the commemoratives of the 1930s. Continue reading

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