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1913-S Lincoln Cent Tough in High Mint State

The 1913-S Lincoln cent has always been seen as a better date. That said, the 1913-S was always lumped together with other San Francisco dates from 1910-1915, which was unfair to all of them, but at least today in MS-65, … Continue reading

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How hard will Mint push new $1 coin?

I ran into Doc on Sunday. He is a retired physician here in Waupaca County and a casual coin collector. He wanted to talk about the new Presidential $1 coins. Usually he wants to talk politics, so this means that some of the Mint Continue reading

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Plain edge errors found out of Denver Mint

Reports of missing edge lettering on 2007 George Washington Presidential Dollars found in Denver Mint rolls are now coming in. Continue reading

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Times change but skepticism always useful

One of the first things I was taught here at Numismatic News was that what we called grab bag ads are not permitted. They are an illegal form of gambling. You know how they work. Continue reading

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Central States sets up 250 dealer tables

More than 250 dealer booths, programs given by leaders in the numismatic community and two Heritage Signature auctions top the list of reasons to attend the 68th anniversary convention of the Central States Numismatic Society May 8-12 in St. Louis. Mo. Continue reading

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Native American commemorative proposed

A bill to require the secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue coins in commemoration of Native Americans was introduced May 17 as H.R. 2358 by Rep. Dale E. Kildee, D-Mich. The legislation appears to be designed to create an ideal companion issue to the Presidential dollars with mandates that do not interfere with the Presidential program and modifies terms of its enabling law to make the mandate more easily met. Continue reading

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Guides can list Trade dollars out of order

In some catalogs Trade dollars are listed after Morgan and Peace dollars. Date order is disrupted to clarify that Trade dollars are separate from the normal dollar series. Continue reading

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First Spouse orders at 25,000 first day of sale

The Mint says it accepted 25,000 orders from eager buyers in the June 19 sellout of the first two gold coins in the First Spouse series. Continue reading

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First 1928 silver dollars in cornerstones

The story of 1928 silver dollars being produced only for cornerstones in buildings was started because there was a time when the Treasury released them just for that purpose. Continue reading

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Silver three-cent piece outlasted its viability

If you want to collect something different, the silver three-cent piece might just be a great choice for you. Offering history and good values, the smallest silver coin in the history of the United States makes for a great deal of fun as a collection. Continue reading

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