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Coin Clinic: Color Designations

Are the color designations Brown, Red Brown, or Red a judgment call on half cents, cents, and 2-cent coins or is there some standard a coin must reach to be identified as such? Uncirculated and Proof U.S. copper coins are … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Grading Circulating Coins

by Michael Fazzari I once gave a presentation dealing with coin grading at a club meeting in Maryland.  I thought my speech was well done and informative; yet after the question and answer period was over, a member came up … Continue reading

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