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Do I Have a 1901/O-S Half Eagle?

How can I tell if I have a 1901/O-S half eagle? This overdate variety is known as Breen 6780. It can be identified via the remnant of the curve of a “0” near the upper right of the final “1” … Continue reading

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How Do I Determine the Grade on a Coin Described as ‘Uncirculated Details?’

How can I tell if my Hobo nickel is an original or a modern machined example? An extremely worn, dateless Buffalo nickel without a mint mark likely of low value is used as the host coin for most modern reproductions. … Continue reading

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World Coin Clinic: What is a Boardwalk Flan?

By Richard Giedroyc What percentage of ancient coins being sold are from older collections and how many of them are from recent discoveries? There are no hard statistics on this, however, it appears that prior to 1975 it is likely … Continue reading

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Crime Doesn’t Pay

British Treasure Trove laws are some of the most reasonable anywhere. These laws protect the landowner where something is discovered, allow museums and researchers the opportunity to study and perhaps acquire important finds, and rewards the finder. Treasure found in … Continue reading

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Iranian currency reform is at hand

It appears Iran is about to remove four zeroes from each of its bank notes in a proposed currency reform. On April 16 the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran requested the economic committee of the cabinet (Iran … Continue reading

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Does an ANA membership have to be sponsored?

I hate to make it sound crass, but the only requirement for membership in the American Numismatic Association appears to be paying dues. Is it true that at one time your membership had to be sponsored? I don’t know when … Continue reading

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Japan plans new coins and banknotes

Japan is in the process of redesigning its 500-yen coin and three denominations of bank notes. The announcement by Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso came on the heels of the April 1 announcement of the new imperial Reiwa Era that … Continue reading

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2020 U.S. Coin Digest interview with Richard Giedroyc

For nearly two decades, U.S. Coin Digest has provided a complete, comprehensive and easy-to-use, full-color guide to U.S. coins, striving to take the guesswork out of the myriad of questions surrounding how to identify and value U.S. currency. The recently … Continue reading

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