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Coin Clinic: Any Ike dollars left in Treasury vaults?

In your opinion does the U.S. government have any of the Eisenhower dollars still in vaults, or if not, are they all in private hands? Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Doubling value depends on its cause

Bill Fivaz offered handy descriptions of valueless strike (machine) doubling and valuable doubled dies that should help readers distinguish between the two as a follow-up to a Sept. 24 question. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Which side is obverse side of coins?

How can I determine which side of a coin is the obverse and which is the reverse? Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Wear appears on silver dollar high points

What should I look for on an uncirculated Peace dollar? Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Gold medals replaced by American Eagles

Why was the American Arts Gold Medallion program discontinued? Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Bag marks affect Morgan dollar grade

How can I determine which Mint State grade my uncertified Morgan dollars are in? Continue reading

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Clinic: Collectors fingered but were not guilty

Coin collectors were blamed for the circulating coin shortage of the 1960s. What was the real cause? Continue reading

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Clinic: Proof coins show sharp, knife-like rims

If I encounter what appears to be a proof in circulation, how can I tell if it is a proof or a prooflike coin? Continue reading

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Why do portraits face to left or right?

Is there a reason why Lincoln faces right on the cent, Jefferson faces left on the nickel, Roosevelt faces left on the dime, and so on? Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Use auction catalog, but also view coin

Can I rely on the descriptions in an auction catalog when I plan to bid in that sale? Continue reading

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