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Washington Quarter Obverse Moto Varieties of 1934

On October 24, 2018, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

In 1934, two distinct obverse hub changes were made to strengthen the the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. The new designs are simply named “Medium Motto” and “Heavy Motto.” This created a total of three different design varieties for the 1934 P; The light motto (the original design used on…

Type B Washington Quarters, A.K.A. Proof Reverse Washington Quarters

On October 24, 2018, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Years: 1956 – 1964 Cherry Pickers Designation: FS-25-19XX-901 (A.K.A. FS-901) In preparation for minting the first Washington quarter proofs, the original reverse design was reworked to strengthen certain aspects of the reverse design. This was the first ever design change for the reverse of the Washington quarter and it created what…

Key Date Coins to the Silver Washington Series

On October 24, 2018, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

1932 D Mintage: 436,800 The 1932 D is considered the number one key coin to the silver Washington Quarter series. Although there were slightly more Denver coins produced than San Francisco, less of the Denver coins survived in high grades making the 32 D highly sought after. Even in lower…

My Latest Submissions to PCGS; Carson City Morgans and Gem Washington Quarters

On November 28, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,Grading-Blog, With No Comments

The latest Submissions to PCGS…. Click on the image of the raw coin to reveal the results 1880 CC Morgan – purchased as part of a larger collection in Spring or 2017. I had the coin verified (via digital photo) by a couple of trusted dealer\friends Grade expected is in…

Japanese Invasion Money Part 1: Introduction & Common Design Elements

On September 12, 2017, Posted by , In Japanese Invasion Money (JIM), With Comments Off on Japanese Invasion Money Part 1: Introduction & Common Design Elements

In World War II, Japan wanted to free the Pacific of European and American influence and unite the Asian nations into a greater East-Asian co-prosperity sphere.  Towards this goal, the Japanese issued “Japanese Invasion Money”, or “JIM”, to create economic control of the areas it conquered.  The notes were tied…

Counterfeit Detection: Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

On August 2, 2017, Posted by , In Counterfeit Detection, With No Comments

Posted on 1/10/2017 at www.ngccoin.com https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/5706/counterfeit-1856-flying-eagle-cent/

Counterfeit Detection: The Top 10 Most Common Counterfeit US Coins

On August 2, 2017, Posted by , In Counterfeit Detection, With No Comments

Posted on 1/12/2016 at www.ngccoin.com   https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/5045/counterfeit-coins/

Fake PCGS Slab Diagnostics

On August 2, 2017, Posted by , In Counterfeit Detection, With No Comments

BY SUSAN HEADLEY  Updated 04/04/17 https://www.thespruce.com/fake-pcgs-slab-diagnostics-4071199

Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime

On August 2, 2017, Posted by , In Counterfeit Detection, With No Comments

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   Counterfeit Detection – Die Struck Counterfeit 1916-D Mercury Dime  

How to Spot a Counterfeit Bill

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BY SHAUNACY FERRO JUNE 12, 2017   http://mentalfloss.com/article/501655/how-spot-counterfeit-bill