Author Archives: Paul M. Green

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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Chance missed to save 1928-S Peace dollar

How does a Peace dollar with an average mintage become one of the keys to the whole set in MS-65 grade? Continue reading

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1919-D dime races 1916-D in top value

It used to be that all you needed to know about the Mercury dime was the price of the 1916-D. Continue reading

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Grading totals don’t back up hoard story

It is not as valuable as many had hoped it would be, but the 1931-S Lincoln cent remains a very interesting coin Continue reading

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1921 a year of rarities for Walker series

In some respects it’s a key date and it others it is just a semi-key, but when you are talking about the best Walking Liberty half dollar you have to at least consider the 1921. Continue reading

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Scarcity of 1869 cent might surprise you

There are a number of very good Indian Head cents that seem to get little attention. The 1869 certainly qualifies as one of these. Continue reading

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Did hoard hold down value of 1821 cent?

When it comes to large cents, there are oftentimes as many questions as there are answers. Continue reading

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