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- Letters to the Editor (Oct. 6, 2015) Writings of Asian languages differI am writing this in response to Klaus Schwalfenberg’s letter in the Sept. 8 issue of Numismatic News.To us Westerners, the characters and symbols of the Asian languages, specifically Chinese, Japanese, and Ko...
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It is definitely easy to overlook the 1918-D Buffalo nickel simply because a small number of its mintage were the famous 1918/17-D overdate. Of course, back in 1918, no one noticed and decades later when the 1918/17-D was discovered, it … Continue reading
It’s technically the Illinois Centennial half dollar but it is Abraham Lincoln who dominates the design and is known to many as the Lincoln-Illinois Centennial half dollar. The fact that the Illinois Centennial half dollar was dated 1918 should give … Continue reading
Even before 1893, there were clear signs that the Carson City Mint was not working out. Morgan dollars had been produced there through 1885 and then production stopped only to resume again in 1889 before coming to an end in … Continue reading
You just can’t do enough to commemorate Ulysses S. Grant was the slogan in the early 1900s. As the victorious Union General in the Civil War this was natural although Grant’s time as president was a good deal less worthy … Continue reading
It seems like the 1914-D is a very different coin to place correctly in its right place as an important Lincoln cent. Continue reading
Probably the best thing about Morgan dollars is that they are all different and you really can make no assumptions based on their mintages as to whether one is available or not. Continue reading
As silver dollars go, we probably spend less time thinking about the 1922 Peace dollar than we do any other date produced after 1878. Continue reading
Some awfully good coins receive almost no attention and that is the case with the 1864-S Seated Liberty quarter. Continue reading
It’s not an 1894-S dime, but then there are not many coins of any denomination or type in that league. Continue reading