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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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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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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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