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Coin Clinic: How Can I Determine the Value of an Error Coin?

Wouldn’t eye appeal be superior on a coin that has a better finish than another of the same grade? One person may like nicely toned coins while someone else doesn’t like toning at all. A third person might think the … Continue reading

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Coin Collecting Back on the Upswing

By Richard Giedroyc We might all like to think the value of collectible coins is immune to outside influences. These outside influences include the stock market, international exchange rates, and the bullion spot price of precious metal. When the collectible … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning Your Coin Collection (#4)

by Mike Thorne At the end of my last column, I introduced an issue that could be summarized in the following question: If I purchase only coins certified by the major certification services, why would I need to learn how … Continue reading

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Collectors and dealers are in this together

Coin values continue to be a mixed bag. A surprising number of the usually popular Morgan silver dollar coin prices remain even or have declined modestly. Likewise, there have been price decreases in areas including Buffalo nickels, Barber dimes, and … Continue reading

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Favorite Buffaloes for coin buyers

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. For historians, 1913 produced a number of momentous events. On the political front, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th president of the United States, and Richard Nixon was born. For U.S. citizens, the 16th amendment introduced the … Continue reading

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Buffalo nickels bring back memories

Assembling a collection of Buffalo nickels years ago was not hard. Many were still found in change. But if you wanted coins with dates, well, that was a bit more difficult. Buffalo nickels showed up quite regularly in the 1960s. … Continue reading

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New grading idea creates uncertainty

Uncertainty is just as unhealthy for the coin market as is it for that of stocks. Recent discussions about transitioning from a 70- to a 100-point grading system for U.S. coins could trigger harmful uncertainty should this concept begin catching … Continue reading

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