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“Gradeflation” and the grading craze in general appear to have formed a numismatic bubble for modern and perhaps all coin investing. Where did all this originate? Continue reading
In a previous edition of “Coin Clinic” you discussed the American Arts gold medallion series. Is there a good reference for these medals? Continue reading
I have been buying rolls of the Presidential dollars and cherry picking them for examples with no flaws or flaws that are small and inconspicuous. I expect the majority of these coins are at least MS-67 and some should be higher. You said sellers are getting good prices for super grade common modern coins. Is this true for Presidential dollars? Continue reading
How reliable are the U.S. Mint reports as a source for mintage figures? Continue reading
Does anyone collect the bags in which coins are transported from the U.S. Mint for distribution? Continue reading
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
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
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
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