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New Orleans stopped short on Barber dimes

When people think of Barber dimes, they think of the famous 1894-S. If one does not come up for sale, then the odds are pretty good that there might be nothing printed about Barber dimes for the year as no other dates get any attention. Continue reading

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Retirement question spurs reader thought

Our weekly online poll has been a pleasing addition to Numismatic News. It encourages participation by readers in real time and it sometimes coaxes out some interesting points of view. Continue reading

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Gold Buffalo proofs lag uncs. so far in 2007

I notice that the 2007 uncirculated version presently has a higher mintage than the proof. Continue reading

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ANA nixes Washington museum

Plans for a museum in Washington, D.C., and the fund-raising effort that went with it have been abandoned by the American Numismatic Association board of governors. Continue reading

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Historic demand would boost Barber half

If you want to find the better Barber half dollars, do not get hung up with mintages. Continue reading

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Which one of me would you like to read?

I am a fan of the old Continue reading

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Heavy saving affects 1938-S nickel price

There is simply no doubt that the 1938-S Jefferson nickel should be a much better coin than its current $8.50 price in MS-65 suggests. Even the MS-65 with full steps at $165 is inexpensive. Continue reading

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List grows of proof Spiked Head error nickels to dollars

I reported upon a Spiked Head die crack on a proof 2007-S Thomas Jefferson Presidential dollar in the Nov. 13, 2007, issue of Numismatc News. What I did not say was that it was actually just one of several Spiked Heads found on proof coins submitted to me in the past year and a half. Continue reading

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Oklahoma

A first-strike ceremony symbolically beginning production of the 2008 Oklahoma state quarter was held Jan. 9 at the Denver Mint. Continue reading

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Coronet Head half eagles full of challenges

It may be difficult to assemble a complete set of Coronet Head $5 gold pieces, but it certainly is fun. Continue reading

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