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Coin Clinic: State map on cent puzzles reader

I recently came across this penny in change and wondered what the imprinted image was. I am guessing that it was some type of promotion for the State of New York, as the outline appears to be that of the … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Kennedy half collected most at release

By Richard Giedroyc The statement was made some time ago that the Kennedy half is the “most collected coin in the world.” Is this still true? This was probably around the time the Kennedy half dollar was first released and … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Lettered edges can face up or down

By Richard Giedroyc The lettered edge, when present, on our current golden dollar coins can face either towards the obverse or the reverse. Is this true of all lettered edge coins, or are there coins where the lettered edge consistently … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Open roll if you want to know the date

How can I determine the date of the coins in my Brilliant Uncirculated bank roll if the reverse is what is showing on the end coins? Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Ancient practice sees many variations

Explain the practice of placing a coin in the mouth of a deceased person. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Why do some coin rarities bring lower prices?

There are coins rarer than the 1804 silver dollar and others that have price tags exceeding a million dollars, yet some of these rarities don’t command much of a price. Why the difference? Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Do you favor hard assets over fiat money?

I’ve noticed you refer to fiat and specie money regularly in some of your answers. Are you a hard asset person? Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Dealers control prices?

Are there coin dealers who directly influence, or even control the prices of coins? Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Gold terminology might be confusing

What does it mean when a medal is described on its certificate of authenticity as being layered in gold? Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Amero a private issue

Has anyone ever produced prototype coins for a possible currency union between Canada, Mexico, and the United States? Continue reading

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