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Two types for 1917-S Standing Liberty quarter

There are two 1917-S Standing Liberty quarters, and it’s safe to say that both are interesting coins. They are also relatively available coins when you consider their mintages. That is probably because unlike later dates, some of each may have … Continue reading

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Bullion coins will survive cashless push

The cashless society concept appears to be catching on worldwide. What is your long-range view for the total demise of coins and bank notes? Coins and bank notes as we know them might but in my opinion are not likely … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: FUN convention a memorable event

By Glen D. McClary Last year was the first time I missed the Florida United Numismatists show in 10 years. The miss was due to the unfortunate closing of the airport at Fort Lauderdale. This year I traveled across the … Continue reading

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2018 looks like a good year all around

Here I go again, putting myself out on a limb to forecast what is going to happen in 2018. Making a forecast is a tradition stretching back many years. Just don’t bet the farm on any of these outcomes. 1. … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Silver Eagles fly higher than gold

January bullion sales at the halfway mark show silver at 54 percent of the January 2017 results and the gold one-ounce Eagle at 34 percent. Obviously silver Eagles are outpacing the gold, but it is still nothing to write home … Continue reading

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Curls gave Lincoln portrait texture

Is the bust on the Lincoln cent an accurate reproduction? Victor David Brenner took liberties with Lincoln’s hair, giving it the 1909 version of a permanent wave, as all contemporary photos show Lincoln with straight hair. Look at the coin … Continue reading

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Time to start my own cryptocurrency

If I wanted to get rich, I would announce the creation of my new cryptocurrency in this space. It is the latest trend. Everybody is doing it from failing dictatorships in Venezuela to failing camera film companies like Kodak. Why … Continue reading

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Mint Statistics: Many asterisks denote coins off sale

The asterisk was the most frequently used non-numerical keystroke as I put this weekly set of numbers together from the Mint’s sales report. Many things have gone off sale. Some new items have arrived. Bullion 2018 American Eagle and Buffalo … Continue reading

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1916-S half appeals for numerous reasons

Even though the 1916-S Walking Liberty half dollar is not as expensive as its low mintage might suggest, it certainly is historic. While you may not get a bargain price, you do get a coin with a lot to offer. … Continue reading

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Hard alloy created minting varieties

Why is it that there are so many date varieties within the Shield nickel series? The metal hardness of the copper-nickel and the inexperience of the U.S. Mint with such a challenging coin of such a composition were the likely … Continue reading

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