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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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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
For all practical purposes, the 1872 two-cent piece was the last of the line. Continue reading
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
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
Every so often it is fun to consider the wild and perhaps out of control days of the commemoratives of the 1930s. Continue reading
How does a Peace dollar with an average mintage become one of the keys to the whole set in MS-65 grade? Continue reading
It used to be that all you needed to know about the Mercury dime was the price of the 1916-D. Continue reading
It is not as valuable as many had hoped it would be, but the 1931-S Lincoln cent remains a very interesting coin Continue reading
In some respects it’s a key date and it others it is just a semi-key, but when you are talking about the best Walking Liberty half dollar you have to at least consider the 1921. Continue reading