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Coin Clinic: Canvas bags now part of Mint history

Does anyone collect the bags in which coins are transported from the U.S. Mint for distribution? Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: What’s SMS half like?

I do a lot of roll searching, primarily 50-cent pieces, looking for silver and errors. I’ve been very successful over the years, but I don’t know how to differentiate between regular circulation issues and Special Mint Sets of 1965 to 1967. Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: What’s up with $100?

I have a $100 Federal Reserve Note on which there are two violet color marks stamped on the back as well as an inscription in Arabic. Can you explain what this is all about? Continue reading

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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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