Author Archives: Coins Magazine Staff

2008-D Hawaii Quarter is Damaged Goods

I received this 2008-D Hawaii quarter in a normal machine-wrapped roll of quarters from my local credit union probably in late January 2020. It was in the middle of the roll along with 39 other quarters. At first, I thought … Continue reading

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Best Ten-Cent Investment Ever

In 1970 when I was 16, I watched an older gentleman trying to put money into a vending machine. The machine wasn’t accepting his coins so I offered to help. When I removed the coins from the coin slot, they … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: Morgan and Hobo Silver Dollars

My friend gave me a box with some silver dollars in it: Morgan and Hobo silver dollars. There is an 1881-CC, 1885-CC, and an 1886-O. This is the first time I have ever heard of these coins. Dale Bowman Hebron, … Continue reading

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Collecting Budget Morgan Dollars

By Mark Benvenuto Morgan dollars have without a doubt enjoyed widespread popularity among collectors for as long as anyone can remember, for a variety of reasons. They are big, silver coins. Many of them exist in high, Mint State grades. … Continue reading

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How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Collecting?

By Mark Benvenuto There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has changed everyday life in the United States, and indeed the world, in countless ways. How we collect probably qualifies as a pretty small change, but nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Coin Finds: ‘W’ Quarters Galore

I found my second “W” quarter in the same place I found the first one back in September 2019; emptying the quarters from one of the pool tables at work. It is another Lowell design, but in a much nicer … Continue reading

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Dimes in a Penny Roll

I get my rolls of pennies from my Community Bank. This time, I found two dimes that were the same color amidst the pennies. One dime was from 1967. It was nice to have a little extra money in a … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Coins

I started coin collecting in 1969 with the help of my sixth-grade teacher, Mr. Thorn, in a small upstate N.Y. town. Back then, I was mostly looking through pocket change and, once in a while, bankrolls of pennies. Growing up … Continue reading

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Review of Beth Deisher’s Cash in Your Coins

by Mike Thorne Ph.D. Do you ever think about what will happen to your coin collection when you’re no longer around? If you’re in good health and are relatively young, then you probably don’t devote much time to this topic. … Continue reading

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Review of The Collector’s Handbook 10th edition

by Mike Thorne, PhD Have you given any thought to what will happen to your coin collection when you’re no longer around? Are any of your children interested in coins? Your spouse? Other relatives? And how much is your collection … Continue reading

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