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- e-letters (January 31, 2017) We asked: Do you feel threatened by counterfeit coins? I cannot know how it would feel to find out that I purchased a counterfeit coin. Other than the expense, I imagine that the disappointment would be a great concern. The hobby is aware of the counterfeit problem. Since my major interest is collecting modern U.S. coins, ...
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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
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