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Why Do ‘Original Holders’ Matter?

I’ve noticed several dealers advertising coins for sale certified by third-party services as being housed in “original” holders. Can you explain why this matters? It is the opinion of some dealers and collectors that the accuracy of the grading offered … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Has the U.S. Ever Restruck Coins of Another Country?

There are now services that will “conserve” my problem coins. What is the difference between their conserving my coins and someone else cleaning them? The principle goal of conserving a coin is to remove any detrimental materials from the surfaces … Continue reading

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