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Readers: What can you tell us about this stickered Kennedy half dollar featuring Chicago Cubs pitchers Kerry Wood, Mark Prior and Greg Maddux? Continue reading
Our discussion has reached the bitter argument stage. Did the Act authorizing the Stone Mountain commemorative coins actually designate them as a memorial to Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson? Continue reading
I’ve heard the telephone company used to have a lot of problems with the $5 gold pieces. Can you fill in the details? Continue reading
I’ve been told that the 1912-S “V” nickels were a last-minute idea. When were they actually struck? Continue reading
Did Adolph A. Weinman have any specific reason for picking the fasces for the reverse of the Mercury dime? Continue reading
Was there a special source for the silver used for the Washington commemorative half dollar? Continue reading
Please explain the symbolism involved in the Saint-Gaudens design on the U.S. $20 gold? Continue reading
I’ve noticed some kind of grease on the coins I’ve taken from new rolls. Any idea of the source? Continue reading
What is a “posthole bank?” I’ve seen the term in connection with stories of coin finds with a metal detector. Continue reading
Contrary to some published reports that they were widely called “silver,” “steel” or even “zinc” cents, by far the most common slang term for them was “lead” cents. The public equated them to the still common lead counterfeits of the Depression years. Continue reading