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Coin Design Detail a Grading ‘Flaw’

By F. Michael Fazzari Coin grading is a subjective examination made to assess a coin’s condition of preservation. Its grade will help determine its desirability and value in the marketplace. Unfortunately, there are several characteristics on coins that ensure commercial … Continue reading

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Background on the Belleville Mint

What is the story behind the Belleville Mint? John Gibbs of Belleville, N.J., billed himself as the Manufacturer of Medals and Tokens. Gibbs produced, among other things, Hard Times tokens. Gibbs shared a building with Stevens, Thomas, and Fuller, who … Continue reading

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Glenna Goodacre Remembered

By Dennis Tucker  New Mexico artist Glenna Goodacre – well-known to coin collectors as the designer of the Sacagawea dollar – has died of natural causes at the age of 80. She passed away at her home in Santa Fe … Continue reading

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Really Look at Your Coins’ Details

By Patrick A. Heller When did you take the time to really look at a coin? I’m not talking about an inspection to ascertain the state of preservation (grade). Instead, when did you actually examine all of the features about … Continue reading

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