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Price of 1854-O $3 leaps up grading scale

In circulated grades the price guides would suggest the 1854-O $3 gold piece is common at least by the standards of the $3 gold coins, which are never common. Continue reading

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1982-P half looks like it can win the race

Sometimes you just get a hunch about a coin. Continue reading

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Seated dollar surprises 100 years later

One of the most interesting stories in numismatics has to be the appearance of a reported few thousand 1860-O Seated Liberty dollars paid out by the Treasury at face value during the major silver dollar release in the 1962-1964 period. Continue reading

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Strangely low prices for 1972-S dollars

Sometimes it is hard to know precisely what people are thinking when it comes to prices. Continue reading

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Only one three-cent from New Orleans

The 1851-O silver three-cent piece has to rank as one of the most interesting dates of a very interesting denomination. Continue reading

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Both 1917-D halves better date coins

There are two 1917-D Walking Liberty half dollars and both have to be considered interesting coins. Neither gets the attention it deserves. Continue reading

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First quarter eagles prove very scarce

There are many great and interesting coins of the United States and without a doubt, the 1796 quarter eagle, or gold $2.50, would qualify as both. Continue reading

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Dislike at issue boosts long-term value

For all practical purposes, the 1872 two-cent piece was the last of the line. Continue reading

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Type collectors chase 1859 Indian higher

If you have any doubts that type collecting makes a difference in the price of some coins, you are going to have a very hard time trying to explain the price of the 1859 Indian Head cent in top grades. Continue reading

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1919 Walker stuck in shadow of the 1919-D

The 1919 Walking Liberty half dollar is under a very big shadow cast by the 1919-D, which is now the key date if you consider only coins in MS-65 or higher grades. Continue reading

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