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19 Aug 2018

There are Counterfeits and Then There are Counterfeits

Coins | Ancient Collector

Since we are talking about counterfeits we really need to differentiate between the different types of counterfeits. The ones of most concern to the average collector are fakes made to fool collectors into paying current prices for collectable coins. The "restrike" of the EID MAR denarius of Brutus is an example thatI have in my collection (purchased as a restrike). Also read the monthly column in The Numismatist for an ever growing list of examples.

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18 Aug 2018

My Most Recent Finds... Change, Coin Roll Hunting, and Coinstars!

Coins | Jonas's Coins

Today I have put together blog full of some of my recent finds. These are from change, Coin roll hunting, and from Coinstars. So here are all of the goodies I have found:

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18 Aug 2018

Detecting Counterfeits

Coins | Ancient Collector

The best way to detect counterfeits is to handle as many coins, both good and bad, in your field of interest. The first test is What is your first impression - Is it real of phony?

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18 Aug 2018

So You Want To Take Pictures ! Even Macro

Coins | Mike 271

Hi everyone. We all like blogs and we love to post our pictures. Sometimes that can be a problem. I have an excellent Nikon with great lenses. All but a macro lense Now my laptop is not compatible with the camera. I was not going to spend hundreds for one that I wasn't going to use. Problem. I like detail in my pictures. Good detail the kind you can't see vams with or errors with the naked eye just a loop. Can't take one through a loop. I had to beat this and get the quality and pictures with the detail I wanted you to see.

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17 Aug 2018

Cents Part Two: Large Cents Continued :)

Coins | ZanzibarCoins

Hello, I'm back! And here's the promised part two of the large cents blog post! :) Here we go!

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17 Aug 2018

1913 Liberty Nickel sells for $4.56 Million

Coins | LNCS

During the recent Stacks-Bowers rarity night sale, the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Nickel was sold for $4,56 million. The winning bidders were Bruce Morelan and Legend Numismatics. This will be the second time Bruce has owned this famous coin, having previously sold the coin to Dr. Moron-Smith.

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16 Aug 2018

Cents Part One: The Fugio Cent and Large Cents

Coins | ZanzibarCoins

Hello everyone! Here is the promised part one of my cents blog series! This will cover the fugio cent and large cents, although I cannot go super in depth on ALL the large cents because there are so many varieties, so I will talk about them all, but only go super deep on a few select ones. :) Here we go!

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16 Aug 2018

Dealing In-Person with Coin Dealers Abroad

Coins | Ancient Collector

CAVEAT EMPTOR - Buyer Beware. Having said that, I have to say that all the coin dealers I have dealt with in person abroad were basically honest. If you deal with coins sold in tourist shops, you want to be extra cautious. My younger son recently got back from Peru and brought me a very presentable 4 Real of 1806 that he bought out of a tray of "old silver coins" in a souvenir shop. The coin is real and I love it. But back in 1966 I was in a Greek coin shop and asked to see some Athenian owls. Out came a tray of fakes. I knew he had real ones, so rather than berate him for trying to pass off fakes to a dumb American, I said, "No. I was not interested in replicas that would interest tourists. I was interested in actual ancient tetradrachms." When the dealer know that he had a customer who had at least some knowledge of ancient coins, out came the real tets and I selected a very nice example for $30.00 (a very fair price for that time). I perhaps got a slightly better price than was warranted because after spotting his trying to pass off fakes, I did not accuse him of it.

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15 Aug 2018

Cents: Introduction :)

Coins | ZanzibarCoins

The cent is the smallest denomination coin in the United States. Unlike Great Britain, we have no half penny (anymore, we did have them from 1793 to 1857), so the cent is as low as we go these days. :)

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14 Aug 2018

How I Store My Coin/Currency Collection

Coins | Jonas's Coins

Looking through the archives of the ANA website, I have seen many posts of people talking about how they store their coin collections. So out of originality, I decided to make my own. So today I will be talking about how I store my coins and also upgrade some of my storage methods (by this, I mean like getting rid of a coin folder and instead using an album).

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