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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel

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

By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel

PCGS Video – Counterfeit Coin Detection – Copper Coins

On July 14, 2017, Posted by , In Counterfeit Detection, With No Comments

1830 Seated Liberty Half Dollar Letter Varieties

On June 28, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,Varities Links and Articles, With No Comments

The 1830 Seated Liberty Half Dollar has two different varieties of reverse letters. Known as Normal Letters and Large Letters.

1972 Ike Dollar Earth Types

On June 28, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,Varities Links and Articles, With No Comments

the 1972 Ike dollars have 3 different varieties. The Reverse image on the Ike Dollar is from the perspective of the Moon looking at Earth. Changes were made to this image of the Earth. These varieties have to do with the relief and number of islands off the coast of…

1846 Large Cent Date Varieties

The 1846 Large cent has 3 Date Size varieties. Known as Small, Medium and Large Date. The Below photo helps to identify these varieties.  

The Jean-Antoine Houdon Bust

On April 25, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,WashingtonQuarter, With No Comments

A design specification for the obverse of the Washington  commemorative required a portrait of Washington which was to be based on a clay bust by Jean-Antoine Houdon. Per The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of the Washington and State Quarters, the design competition guidelines specified that the obverse of…

Jean-Antoine Houdon

On April 25, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,WashingtonQuarter, With No Comments

According to the George Washington’s Mount Vernon Facebook page, On August 15, 1774, Colonel Washington purchases a “large Marble Mortar,” which would later be used by artist Jean-Antoine Houdon to prepare plaster for the cast he made of Washington’s head. Click here to read a short article about Jean-Antoine Houdon.

PVC damage

On April 24, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Definition: A film, often green, left on a coin after storage in flips that contain PVC. During the early stage, this film may be clear and sticky.   Below are pictures of coin’s that had PVC damage

Proof Reverse Washington Quarters ( 1956-1964) The Ultimate Variety Part II

On April 21, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,WashingtonQuarter, With No Comments

Part II of a two part article series written by Dr. Richard S. Appel In Part I of my Proof Reverse Washington Quarters article I discussed the history, facts and questions regarding these remarkable coins. I also described their characteristics and importance as well as the controversy that continues to…

Proof Reverse Washington Quarters ( 1956-1964) The Ultimate Variety Part I

On April 21, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,WashingtonQuarter, With No Comments

  A two part article series written by Dr. Richard S. Appel I first became aware of these remarkable Washington Quarters at a coin show in the late 1990’s. At first glance I was quite taken aback and captivated as I viewed my initial specimen. Its combination of a normal…