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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
At least for the near future, the $5 gold coin commemorating the bicentennial of the United States Constitution seems likely to be in a class by itself in terms of sales. That makes it a readily available $5 gold with a very interesting story. Continue reading
Normally speaking, the 1855 half cent gets as little attention as a 3-year-old car gets driving down the highway. Like a middle-aged car, the 1855 half cent is just not very noticeable because it is rather common. Continue reading
You don’t hear a great deal about the 1916-S Mercury dime these days. In fact, no one has ever heard a great deal about the 1916-S Mercury dime since the time it was released. Continue reading
Some people made a lot of money on the Statue of Liberty $5 commemorative coin. Others probably ended up losing money on the volatile coin. But whatever side collectors ended up on, many would agree the Statue of Liberty $5 coin secured a spot for modern commemoratives and was a fun coin to boot. Continue reading