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09 Feb 2023

The 1870-S Half Dime

Coins-United States | thatcoinguy

1870 was an interesting year for low mintage coins, and the half dime denomination is no exception. This coin has only one known example (although there may be two, more on that later in the blog). Designed by James B. Longcare, this coin's design is that of all of the Seated Liberty coinage of this era.

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08 Feb 2023

1888-O Scarface Morgan Dollars VAM 1B2

Coins-United States | thatcoinguy

Avid collectors of Morgan Dollars know that there is another large niche with this series (along with Peace Dollars) besides date and mintmark: die varieties, more commonly known as VAMs. If you do not know what a VAM is, I highly suggest reading my blog on VAMs, which I published right before this blog. A basic knowledge of VAMs is essential to gain as much information as possible from this article, so I highly suggest you come back to this one.

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02 Feb 2023

VAMs: What Are They?

Coins-United States | thatcoinguy

Many of us more advanced collectors know what a VAM is, but because this term has come up in blogs in the past (and will come up in blogs in the future *ominous foreshadowing*), I think it is important to educate new collectors or people who are unfamiliar with this term so that they can better understand and appreciate the blogs written by our members that collect coins by VAM.

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