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Coin Clinic: Mint Didn’t Learn High Relief Lesson

By Richard Giedroyc Since the U.S. Mint had so much trouble striking Ultra High Relief double eagles in 1907, why did they once again attempt to strike very high relief coins in 1921, these being the Peace dollars? Since when … 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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1938-D Jefferson Nickels: Low mintage at a good price

For $15.00 you can acquire a 1938-D Jefferson nickel in MS65.  In MS65 with full steps the 1938-D is $95.00 but in MS60 it is a mere $4.00.  The reason these prices look so good is that the 1938-D only … Continue reading

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Where is the 2009-P nickel?

There is an old saying about what’s old is new again. Perhaps that is why men are dressing like it is the early 1960s thanks to the popularity of the Mad Men TV series that ran for seven seasons. I … Continue reading

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Keep an eye on 1945-S full-step nickel

The 1945-S Jefferson nickel seems to have emerged as the most difficult of the wartime silver alloy nickels, at least in MS-65 with full steps. However, wartime alloy Jefferson nickels are a group where we are still learning exactly which dates are more available and which are tougher. Continue reading

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Sleepy Jefferson nickels might wake up

The recent design changes in the Jefferson nickel caused what was a previously fairly quiet part of the market to gain a little more attention. Continue reading

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1968 Canadian 25-cent struck in two metals

What is the silver content of the 1968 Canadian 25-cent coin? Continue reading

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