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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

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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

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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…

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