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- Letters to the Editor (March 7, 2017) Note’s serial number not, in fact, mismatched Had a call from Bob Campbell about a letter to the editor, which I have not seen, commenting about mismatched serial numbers on the note. Hate to break anyone’s bubble, but in checking the note, it being circulated, there’s a vertical fold on the first “6” in the left serial ...
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Please settle an argument. Is the “eagle” a real denomination for U.S. coins? The Act of April 2, 1792, established standards for the gold eagle, half eagle and quarter eagle denominations. The Act of March 3, 1849, authorized the double … Continue reading
I wrote a blog the other day on a topic that I think is important enough to repeat. I have put the complete blog text here: Trying to figure out what is important to readers is based in part on … Continue reading
Everyone loves sleepers. It does not matter what you normally collect; if you think you have spotted a coin that should be much more expensive, you are likely to buy it. We collectors just cannot seem to resist a good … Continue reading
Can I tour the mint at West Point? The West Point Mint is not open to the public due to the gold bullion there. Its high security means the address is not in the National Register listings of the National … Continue reading
By Bill Eckberg Not sure how I feel about perpetuating the discussion with Blaine Buckman, but if you want to do so … Mr. Buckman’s letter about early coppers has some misleading and incorrect information. First, The Red Book, Deluxe … Continue reading
Even when I was a kid, Jefferson nickels did not rate very highly among collectors. I might not have been able to explain it, but I got the message. As a result, the series was the last one I began … Continue reading
If there was any excitement in bullion Eagle sales this week it was probably due to the platinum version. The Mint has sold 20,000, which equals the sales figure for all of 2016. What’s more, last year the platinum coin … Continue reading
Ever since we changed to a grading system with a number of different Mint State grades, we have been learning a lot about Walking Liberty half dollars. Prior to grading them MS-65 and better, few would have thought that a … Continue reading
As I was going through a container of pre-1983 Lincoln cents, several had green corrosion (verdigris?). Does this contaminate the other cents in the container? Should they be quarantined? In my experience green corrosion on Lincoln cents and other denominations … Continue reading