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When it comes to interesting issues, it does not get much better than the 1900-O over CC Morgan dollar. Not only is the 1900-O/CC interesting but it’s also relatively available, so most can have an example of their own to enjoy. Continue reading
Sometimes things in the old commemorative program simply got a little strange. It is hard to explain why things happened the way they did with the Arkansas Centennial half dollar but it certainly makes for an interesting collection, or mini-collection. Continue reading
Don’t bother to check the mintage to find out why the 1861-D gold dollar costs $4,950 in F-12 or $41,500 in MS-60. The 1861-D doesn’t have a recorded mintage, which helps to make it one of the most interesting stories in the history of U.S. coins. Continue reading
Sometimes it is the coins themselves and their numbers in certain grades that clear up any confusion. That is the case with the 1825 large cent as the numbers known today pretty well settle the matter of whether the 1825 was once found in some numbers in the famous Randall Hoard. Continue reading
Every so often you come across a coin that is not costly or rare but is fascinating, historic and fun. The 1861-O half dollar has to be considered as a classic example of those fascinating, historic and fun coins. There is no dispute, the 1861-O half dollar is not rare. It is priced at just $35 in G-4, which is an available date price for its type of Seated Liberty half dollar. Continue reading
It could be argued that the 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle, the world’s most valuable coin and one of the most mysterious coins, continues to raise questions as we wait to see what its next move will be. Continue reading
The 1872 Indian Head cent is no longer a secret. It might be surprising to some, but for decades the 1872 Indian Head cent received very little attention as being an especially tough date. That was largely because Indian Head cents were like most other denominations not graded MS-65. Continue reading
It is hard to imagine a major American rarity that is virtually unknown, but the 1838-O half dollar might be just that. In 1838 there would be a design change as the denomination would now be expressed as “Half Dol.” below the eagle on the reverse. That change would only last a couple years before the new Seated Liberty design was introduced. Continue reading
Back in the 1950s there was a lot of interest in the 1945-S Mercury dime. In fact, there was even speculation that some 1945-S Mercury dimes with a smaller than normal mintmark might turn out to be significant rarities. Continue reading