The Minting Process By Albert Sims Disclaimer: I am doing this mostly from memory and may contain some errors, for which I apologize. Some of the data and numbers I will look up from the ANA correspondence course The MODERN MINTING PROCESS, by James Wiles, Ph.D., a well written and helpful course which I…Details
The below letter was written back a few years. As a dealer/collector, I am always looking for the best value for my dollar when buying coins and submitting them for grading. It seems like everyday though, I get information about these fly-by-night coin grading services offering these unbelieveable prices for grading coins. I am…Details
Self-Slabbing Sleaze January 31, 2011 By Michael Bugeja 18 Comments The Free Dictionary online defines “sleaze” as a condition of low quality or dirty appearance. Other meanings have to do with dishonesty and ethics. Let’s focus on “low quality” as a condition of a coin. Let’s discuss ethics, too, and dispense with dishonesty as that is a state…Details
Tips on what to look for at a coin auction, from Dave Nauert Buying coins in online auctions can be fun and exciting. A wide variety of coins usually is offered and often coins can be purchased for less than at other venues. There are, however, a few things to watch out for if you…Details
Presidential $1: Benjamin Harrison 23rd President – 1889 – 1893 United States Mint image Grandson of former President William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison was born in 1833 on a farm by the Ohio River below Cincinnati. Harrison’s career was as uninspiring as the man himself. He graduated from Miami College and studied law for two…Details
The Middle Georgia Coin Club was privileged to have the professional numismatists – J.T. Stanton and Bill Fivaz at the coin show in January 2013. J.T and Bill are co-authors of Cherry Picker’s Guide volumes one and two.
My name is Sam , I am currently 12 years old. My interest is in Ancient Coins, American Coins and Silver Eagles. The above Jefferson Nickel collection 1938-1961 is my grandfather’s collection. He found all the coins in circulation (except the 1950-D) in the mid 1960’s. I check my…Details
H.R. 5977 Seeks to Extend the Hobby Protection Act June 28, 2012 By Michael Zielinski Leave a Comment A bill has recently been introduced in the House of Representatives which seeks to extend the provisions of the Hobby Protection Act to make it unlawful to support or assist anyone who violates the act along with some other modifications.…Details