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06 May 2015

An Introduction to Pattern Coinage - Part 1

| Steven Roach

An Introduction to Pattern Coins - Steven Roach

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04 May 2015

A Proof-like Rarity

Coins-United States | Steven Roach

As many collectors wonder into their beloved coin shop, the saying is true how you should be prepared for the unexpected. There was no exception to this rule when I entered my favorite coin shop! Within minuets I noticed a relatively captivating glare; upon their case was a brilliant 1878 quarter with a remarkable feature, one that I've never noticed closely. The fields we're harshly marked, indicating the grade MS61, though I was astounded with the mirrored surface. The coin was designated as proof-like by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a feature that I've only noticed for the famed Morgan Dollar. As my curiosity grew quickly, I acquired this coin before the opportunity faded away.

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