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It is simply a legendary coin. The 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent is not rare. Continue reading
If there ever was a classic type coin, the 1853 Seated Liberty half dollar is that coin. Continue reading
It might not have the lowest mintage, but increasingly the 1917-D Mercury time is becoming recognized as a better date in the series. Continue reading
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
Sometimes you just get a hunch about a coin. Continue reading
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
Sometimes it is hard to know precisely what people are thinking when it comes to prices. Continue reading
The 1851-O silver three-cent piece has to rank as one of the most interesting dates of a very interesting denomination. Continue reading
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