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04 Jan 2023

Book Review of The Mega Red: 7th Edition

Library | user_95183

Hello, everyone! Today I will be writing a book review of, “The Mega Red: 7th Edition” by R.S. Yeoman. This is a great book and is extremely helpful if you need to quickly look up some information about a coin, including its mintage, value, and grade. This is an awesome book for all collectors, new and experienced, as it talks about the basics of certain coins as well as more advanced aspects of the coins, including varieties and grading.

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29 Aug 2022

No-Date Buffalo Nickels

Coins-United States | user_95183

Hello, Everyone! Today I will be talking about no-date Buffalo nickels. Although unpopular, they are a common part of coin collecting and actually have a somewhat funny theory of why the date on these coins wore off easily. With so much to know, let’s get started!

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16 Aug 2022

Book Review of 100 Greatest U.S. Coins

Coins-United States | user_95183

Hello, everyone! Today I will be writing a book review of, “100 Greatest U.S. Coins, Fifth Edition” by Jeff Garret. This is a great book if you are looking for an enjoyable, numismatic related read. It is also a great book for new collectors, as it will introduce them to the greatest United States coins and explain why and what makes these coins so popular and valuable.

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14 Jul 2022

Types of Counterfeits and how to Identify Them

Coins | user_95183

Hello, everyone! Today I will be talking about different types of counterfeit coins and how to identify them. Each way of creating a counterfeit coin has a way to be identified, although sometimes one method can be more difficult to identify than others. So, without further ado, let’s dive in!

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13 Jun 2022

The 1964-D Peace Dollar

Coins-United States | user_95183

Hello, everybody! Today, I will be talking about the mysterious 1964-D Peace Dollar. With one of the greatest stories in numismatic history, and the chance that a new auction record holder could be hidden in someone’s closet, there is a lot to talk about, so let’s dive in!

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02 Jun 2022

The Design and Selection Process For United States Coins

Coins-United States | user_95183

Hello, everyone! Today I will be going over the design and selection process for United States Coins. To get the right design to be featured on a coin, many steps have to be taken and many designs have to be seen. So, how does the U.S. Mint do it?

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24 May 2022

Doubled Die Coins

Coins | user_95183

Hello, everyone! Today I will be talking about doubled die coins and how they are made. Doubled dies are probably the most popular type of die variety on coins and there is a lot to know about them, so let’s dive in.

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23 May 2022

Coin Toning

Coins | user_95183

Hello, everyone! Today I will be going over the basics of toning on coins and how it occurs. Toning is very important in the coin collecting world, as unattractive toning can decrease a coin’s value significantly, while attractive toning can increase a coin’s value significantly. There is a lot to know, so let’s dive in!

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25 Apr 2022

Color Designations Continued: Small Cents

Coins-United States | user_95183

Hello, everyone! Today I will be talking about color designations on United States small cents. I will go over how to determine the color of a coin, how rare red and red-brown coins are on specific series, and how much value original red color can add to certain coin series. There is a lot to go over, so let’s dive in!

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11 Mar 2022

An In-Depth Look at Color Designations on EAC Coins

Coins-United States | user_95183

Hello, everyone! Today I will be talking about color designations on large cents and half cents. I will go over how to determine the color of a coin, how rare red and red-brown coins are on specific series, and how much value original red color can add to certain coin series. There is a lot to go over, so let’s dive in!

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