DATE REPORTED or REMOVED: 7/18/2017 OFFENSE: Ryan Johnson has been removed from DC Coins for refusing to prove ownership of a coin which he listed. Actually arguing that having to prove ownership was absurd. Ryan listed a 900-something dollar slabbed walking liberty half dollar and thought it odd that I…
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The 1830 Seated Liberty Half Dollar has two different varieties of reverse letters. Known as Normal Letters and Large Letters. Click Photo To Enlarge
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…
The 1846 Large cent has 3 Date Size varieties. Known as Small, Medium and Large Date. The Below photo helps to identify these varieties. Click pphoto to enlarge
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…
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.
Definition: An experimental proof surface used primarily on U.S. Gold coins in 1909 & 1910. The surface reveals more reflectivity than Matte Proofs, but less than Brilliant Proofs.
Definition: Pitting or roughness appearing on a coin as a result of that coin having been struck by a rusted die
Definition: Abbreviation for Extremely Fine.