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Can You Find ‘Secret’ Dime Marker?

By F. Michael Fazzari There are no secrets to coin authentication. All it takes is a stereo microscope and either the diagnostics of a genuine specimen or access to known genuine coins for a back-and-forth comparison. Oh, and I’ll add … Continue reading

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The Mints of Then and Now

by F. Michael Fazzari  When a coin is made, barring any post-strike enhancement by the Mint, that’s it.  At that moment, its originality cannot be improved upon and anything that changes it, including toning and circulation wear, is considered by … Continue reading

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