A TIme of Hyperinflation

A TIme of Hyperinflation

            When one recalls nations and times riddled with hyperinflation, one of the first that comes to mind is Germany during the days of the W...
1943-S Lincoln Steel Cent (DDO)

1943-S Lincoln Steel Cent (DDO)

Recently, one of our good customers brought in an interesting find that his father had collected decades ago. The particular coin was a 1943-S Linc...
2021 Quarter-Ounce American Gold Eagle Struck with the West Point Mint Mark

2021 Quarter-Ounce American Gold Eagle Struck with the West Point Mint Mark

Bullion versions of the American Gold Eagles typically are not struck with a mint mark. However, Gerald Medel from Lakeside Coins in San Diego, Cal...
Do You Think This 1942 Cent Was Struck Over a Super Rare 1943 Copper Cent?

Do You Think This 1942 Cent Was Struck Over a Super Rare 1943 Copper Cent?

If the suspect coin was really struck a second time inside the collar, it should not have rim damage, including flattening. Notice the flattening of the rim on the suspect coin, yet the genuine double-struck flip over in-collar 1942 cent on the right does not have rim flattening anywhere on the coin.
Are you familiar with the grading scale?

Are you familiar with the grading scale?

A coin's grade indicates its general condition and amount of wear. The higher the grade, the greater its value. The coin grading standard is the American Numismatic Association's 0-70 point numeric system, also called the "Sheldon Scale." 
United States Coins - Key Dates

United States Coins - Key Dates

Almost every United States coinage series has certain dates that are difficult to obtain for one reason or another. Some dates have exceptionally l...

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