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Letters to the Editor: March 31, 2020

Artificial Rarity In the Feb. 25, 2020 issue of Numismatic News, Steve McGowan poses 10 excellent questions for the U.S. Mint concerning the “artificial rarity” it created with the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof silver eagle. I have also criticized the … Continue reading

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Silver Round Gives Nod to 1909-S Cent

The Osborne Mint has issued the third installment in its “American Legacy Collection™,” a one-ounce .999 fine silver round paying tribute to the 1909-S Lincoln cent. The portrait of Abraham Lincoln and “1909” and “S” markings feature on the round’s … Continue reading

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Largest U.S. Proof set in number of coins

Why can’t I find an exact figure for the mintage of the 1823 large cents? You have it included in the 1824 mintage. We use the same inclusive figure as is found in most reference works for 1824 in all … Continue reading

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$50,400 Buys 1909-S VDB Cent

Finding a high-quality 1909-S VDB cent is likely on every serious collector’s wish list, however, given its scarcity, no matter your level of optimism, the likelihood of just finding one is quite low. So, of course, most collectors who want … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace ‘Lincoln Cent Expert’ Sol Taylor

With heavy hearts we are reporting the passing of Sol Taylor, known to many as ‘The Lincoln Cent Expert’ in the hobby. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1931, Sol became a collector at an early age, when he began … Continue reading

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NGC grades mistakenly released Reverse Proof Cent

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation announced on April 4 that they have certified a 2019-W Reverse Proof Lincoln Cent that was mistakenly released several weeks early by the U.S. Mint. The coin was not supposed to be released until April 17. This … Continue reading

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VDB initials quietly return in 1918

Why were the initials VDB resumed on the obverse of the Lincoln cent in 1918? The initials were restored following the replacement of Secretary of the Treasury Franklin MacVeagh with William McAdoo in 1913 and the passing of U.S. Mint … Continue reading

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Give coin gift with a good story

Now that many of us are actively buying gifts for others, take a moment to consider how a numismatic present could end up creating a new collector. Gifts of coins, precious metals, and paper currency (other than the spending kind) … Continue reading

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Doubled-die found on the sidewalk

By Ron Brown I like the United States cent coin. Over the years, I have had the distinct pleasure of cherry-picking many Lincolns. But the real treat is when you find something not yet listed and identified as a new … Continue reading

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Cents bring $35,624.98 profit to finders

Both the copper 1982-D Small Date cent and the copper 1983-D Lincoln cent sold at Stack’s Bowers Galleries “Rarities Night” auction at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 3. Neither coin should exist in copper alloy, but … Continue reading

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