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Letters to the Editor: June 30, 2020

‘W’ Quarter Find Renews Collecting Passion I would like to give my opinion on the “W” quarters program. I have been a collector for about 65 years, and in the last few years I have been keeping up on the … Continue reading

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The Mint and Coinage in 1837

by R.W. Julian  Some years in American numismatic history are more colorful than others but for the 19th century, we often think of 1873 as the most interesting. Yet 1837 has to be regarded as even more important in the … Continue reading

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1792 Half Dime

We can get into all sorts of friendly fights about this coin, pattern, etc. Actually, Q. David Bowers has a good answer to the question of what precisely the 1792 half dime is. His response is that it is a … Continue reading

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Percentages of existing examples of old series of coins

Has anyone compiled percentages of existing examples of old series of coins? Walter Breen cites a few figures: An estimated 3 to 6 percent of the large cents survived, 4 to 8 percent of the early silver, and 0.02 to … Continue reading

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Amazing half disme nears $2 million

If they gave awards for the best individual coin sale of the autumn collecting season, Brian Hendelson, president of Classic Coin Company of Bridgewater, N.J., would be the first nominee. He has just accomplished a $1,985,000 private treaty sale of … Continue reading

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1853-O half dime rarer than thought

Some coins are better than their mintages suggest and that is almost certainly the case with the 1853-O half dime. In fact, there are two 1853-O half dimes: ones with arrows at the date and one without the arrows and … Continue reading

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1846 half dime poised to rise in price

Some coins stand out from other dates around them as especially tough and perhaps even unusually hard to explain. That could be said of the 1846 half dime. Continue reading

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