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silver to gold ratio

Silver to Gold Ratio
Everyone must know we’re in tumultuous times with a looming election, COVID-19 uptick in infections, etc. Lots of people are inquiring about bullion. The 1-ounce gold eagle has a denomination of $50, the half-ounce of $25 and the 1/10-ounce of $5

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent 1856 Flying Eagle cents. By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… Date alterations are the most common type of counterfeit seen . By 1856 the half cent and large cent denominations had become extremely unpopular. They hardly circulated since their large sizes were simply too cumbersome to be useful in commerce. […]

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A Few Shared Design Elements on U.S. Coins You May Not Have Noticed

By Mike Sherman for PCGS …… From its beginnings in 1793 through the end of the 19th century, most U.S. coins have shared a common design theme. The Draped Bust design introduced on the silver dollar in 1795 ended up being employed on the half cent, the cent, the half dime, the dime, the quarter, […]

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Collect all 17 U.S. cent types

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D.
How do you feel about the lowly cent? Is it a coin you have so little use for that you won’t stoop to pluck one from the ground? After all, a cent by itself won’t buy anything anymore, and I suspect most people just throw any they acquire into a large jar as soon as they get home

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Letters to the Editor (December 4, 2018)

Coin slab photo says it all, don’t you think?
Wow, Dave, I was so excited with my new purchase that I had to send you a pic right away. It is graded MS97+*, but because it has all the major stickers on it also, it should be a higher grade. I bought it for $500, but I plan to crack it out, resubmit, and then resubmit to all the sticker companies again

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Bring on the Small Cent

By Mark Benvenuto
From the beginning of our new coinage system in the 1790s, all the way up to the 1850s, the United States Mint did a fair job of producing one-cent coins. The first few years saw some extremely large copper pieces, and indeed, after a couple of years of production, the weight was reduced. But still, these earliest coppers earned the name “large cents

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1858 Flying Eagle Cent

Spark-Erosion Counterfeit 1858 Flying Eagle Cent by NGC  ……. Spark erosion counterfeit coins aren’t made very frequently anymore because they are easy to spot once you learn how. This 1858 Flying Eagle Cent submitted to NGC for grading and authentication is a perfect example for study. This 1858 Small Letters Flying Eagle Cent was recently […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: Spark-Erosion 1858 Flying Eagle Cent

Spark erosion counterfeit coins aren’t made very frequently anymore because they are easy to spot once you learn how Spark-Erosion Counterfeit 1858 Flying Eagle Cent By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   This 1858 Small Letters Flying Eagle Cent was recently submitted to NGC for certification. It was immediately recognized as an older style of […]

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Counterfeit Detection: Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… Date alterations are the most common type of counterfeit seen on 1856 Flying Eagle cents. By 1856 the half cent and large cent denominations had become extremely unpopular. They hardly circulated since their large sizes were simply too cumbersome to be useful in commerce. […]

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CoinWeek Sponsor Video: Kagin’s Extends Consignment Deadline for March 2017 Auction

Don Kagin of Kagin’s, Inc. spoke with Charles Morgan at the Whitman Expo in Baltimore. In this video, Don offers consignors one final chance to submit their coins and collections to Kagin’s March 2017 Official ANA Auction at the National Money Show in Orlando, Florida. Kagin’s is promising an innovative auction experience, free catalogs, and zero […]

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CoinWeek Cool Coins! 2016 Episode 3 – 4K Video

  In the third episode of Cool Coins! for 2016, CoinWeek walks the bourse at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show in Dallas Texas, where we get a look at an unbelievable Lincoln cent die cap error, a cache of 19th century Japanese gold Ichibu coins, an 1857 Flying Eagle cent that shows a […]

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