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23 Dec 2018

Learn Your Types: Presidential Dollars

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Because of my busy week this past week, you get to read two articles in one day, this along with my article about details grades.

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07 Dec 2018

More Things To Never Do To Your Coins

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My original article got very long, so I decided to break it up. I don’t want you to lose interest.

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19 Nov 2018

Learn Your Types: Classic Head Half Cent

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The Classic Head Half Cent, designed by John Reich, is one of the many different types of "obsoleteUS coins," coins whose denominations are no longer minted. Half Cent, Two Cent, Three Cent, HalfDime, and Twenty-Cent Pieces all fall within this category. The Classic Head Half Cent was the successor to the Draped Bust Half Cent and had the same specifications, 100% copper, a23.5-millimeterdiameter, and a weight of 5.44 grams. The Classic Head Half Cent had a mintage run from 1809 to 1836, but there were large gaps in themintage. No half cent coins were minted from 1812 to 1824, 1827, or 1830. There are two proof only dates in the series, 1831 and 1836. 1835 was the last year of circulation strikes for the Classic Head Half Cent and it was replaced by the Braided Hair Half Cent in 1840. All half cent coins were significantly smaller than the large cent variants, but are still much larger than the small cents of today. In 1831, the US Mint changed the die for the Half Cent and also purchased new equipment which made the rims of 1831 to 1836 coins slightly higher than pre-1831 examples.

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12 Nov 2018

Type Set Collecting

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Type sets can be great fun and are also a great way to figure out what series or type of coins you like the best and may want to create a set of in the future. I am currently working on a type set of PCGS graded coins. Fortunately, there are lots of different types of type sets to work on. If you’re a beginning collector, you may find a type set to be overwhelming, expensive, and confusing, but there are so many different ways to collect a type set thatyoucan always make one set to your knowledge base, interests, and budget.

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24 Oct 2018

Numismatic Myths: Part III

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Myths, misconceptions, coins. New collectors and non-collectors are often led to believe something that is entirely false. Let’s debunk some of these myths today.

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17 Oct 2018

How To Sell An Inherited Coin Collection

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If you inherited a coin collection from a parent, grandparent,etc, you most likely want to know what to do with it. I understand that most people if not everyone reading this is going to be a serious coin collector. However, there are some tips here you can share with family members or friends in case they end up with a collection, possibly even your collection, and don’t know what todo with it.

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28 Sep 2018

What Got Me Into Collecting? Part I

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Everyone has their own unique story about how he or she got interested in coins and here’s mine. Many years ago, when I was probably around five, my dad bought two state quarter books, one for him and one for me. During this time, whenever he got quarter change, we would look through it to find State Quarters to fill the books. This was before the National Park Quarters, so we would find either generic Washington Quarters or State Quarters. We slowly filled up both books. I was about seven years old when the series concluded. By the time we finished our books, I was probably around eight years old. After that, my collecting run essentially ended.

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