20 Oct 2017

New 2017 Patterns Revealed by U.S. Mint

| Well worn Copper

In a new Coinweek article concerning the "Second U.S. Mint Marketing Forum," photographs of two recent pattern coins struck at the mint were revealed. One was a prototype for the new Palladium coin featuring Weinman's Mercury head. Instead of the typical legends, the words "prototype" were used. Another photo revealed a pattern reminiscent of the 1965 Martha Washington pieces. Apparently the coin was struck to test whether the mint can produce a pink hue to proof coins. Very interesting. A third coin was also mentioned- this being an octagon Gold Buffalo - which the treasury dept. rejected. Full story and images can be found at www.coinweek.com.

20 Oct 2017

just starting

| user_34717

just started a couple days ago and have been seeing other people have pictures they put on next to there username, how do you do that?

20 Oct 2017

U.S. Mint 50 State Quarters Program; Alabama, Missouri

Coins-United States | LillianDubuque

When I opened my 50 state quarters 2003 proof set for 2003, I was mesmerized by the artwork and history behind each coin. Out of the five coins that I received, Illinois, Alabama, Maine, Missouri and Arkansas, I was really struck by the reverse of the Alabama coin and the picture of Helen Keller. Coins represent so much history. No, this was not an investment (unless you bought the silver proof set) but I am really enjoying taking in the art and history behind each commemorative coin.

19 Oct 2017

Coin Thoughts #37 by "SUN"

Coins | "SUN"


19 Oct 2017

Palladium and perfect

Coins-United States | CoinLady

Great trip downtown today, including a trip to the coin shop. I spent some time there, browsing, chatting, and the conversation turned to the new palladium coin with the Mercury dime design. I saw one and held it.

19 Oct 2017

The Best Ways to Organize Your Collection

Coins | iccoins

Many collectors want to showcase and organize their coin collection in a nice, organized way that they understand. Many turn to Excel spreadsheets or other alternatives, while others turn to the special software designed specifically for coin collectors. However, there are many free and great ways to organize your coin collection. I have used all the formats below and these are my honest reviews of each, helping you to decide which one is best for you.

18 Oct 2017

Weird Nickel bump

| Conan Barbarian

i just got a nickel, 1954-S MS64, and when i was looking at it there was a slight raise to the left of the Monticello dome. it seems as though the entire middle of the coin is raised and it is an interesting error or there are wheel marks that make a cool affect of another building/dome. it was graded by PCGS and i find it odd that they didn't have a special marking on the label for wheel marks or error. but whether error or not it is still an interesting and beautiful coin.

18 Oct 2017

Silver Dollars Graded!

| Daniel M.

I have finally graded my 90% Silver Dollars


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