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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
Explain the practice of placing a coin in the mouth of a deceased person. Continue reading
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
I’ve noticed you refer to fiat and specie money regularly in some of your answers. Are you a hard asset person? Continue reading
Are there coin dealers who directly influence, or even control the prices of coins? Continue reading
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Has anyone ever produced prototype coins for a possible currency union between Canada, Mexico, and the United States? Continue reading
Why do we commonly refer to the U.S. one-cent coin as a “penny?” Continue reading