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07 Jun 2024

Collecting Friends: Collecting Coins with Cub Scouts

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02 May 2024

Collecting Friends: Naming Names in Numismatics

Listen to Audio Version Image: The ill-conceived “Liberty Barking” silver dollar, Judd-1544-1/2. (Actually a mockup of Dennis’s beagle Hyacinth, by retired Whitman art director Bob Cashatt.) Dennis: A coin collector asked me about the name of the 1916–1947 half dollar: Is it “Liberty Walking” or “Walking Liberty”? Growing up as a coin collector, I.

24 Apr 2024

Collecting Friends: Half Crazy Half Dimes

Listen to Audio Version Steve: A marvelous thing about writing about coins is that you can immerse yourself in a specific area, figure out why a collector could be into it, and then share it with readers. I’ve never really been too jazzed about half dimes: just too small for my taste. But when Coin World’s Managing Editor William T. Gibbs suggested the.

23 Apr 2024

Collecting Friends: Counterfeits Overboard

Listen to Audio Version Dennis: Recently I was sorting through a hoard of coins I bought about twenty years ago and I found some counterfeit Liberty Seated pieces. One of the fakes was an 1858-S half dollar. If it were one of the 476,000 authentic halves minted in San Francisco that year, it would have been worth about $500 to $600. Ron Guth in.

29 Feb 2024

Collecting Friends: Cherrypicking

Steve: I just picked up Whitman’s newly published Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties, Volume II, and it’s wild to think that it’s been 33 years since J.T. Stanton and Bill Fivaz published the first Cherrypicker’s Guide. Now, before you correct me, Dennis, the version from 1990 on my desk has the apostrophe this way in the title, while later.

24 Jan 2024

Collecting Friends: Coins Are Where You Find Them

Coins Are Where You Find Them

07 Nov 2023

Collecting Friends: Is the 1793 Flowing Hair, Chain Large Cent Ugly or Charming?

Is the 1793 Flowing Hair, Chain large cent ugly or charming?

11 Oct 2023

Collecting Friends: What is “Americanism?”

What is "Americanism?"

06 Oct 2023

Two Bits Podcast | Metals; Part One

Join Doug and Mitch as they discuss the fundamental ingredient of coinage: metal. They consider the origins, histories, and properties of the metals used in coinage, and rank them according to how interesting their stories are. Find out why a small amount of gold goes a long way, and why silver is compelling even in a sometimes supporting role. —.

28 Sep 2023

10 Invaluable Tips For Purchasing Collectible Coins Online

The world of collectible coins is a fascinating one, filled with history, art, and a sense of adventure. In recent years, the internet has made it easier than ever to purchase these coveted items from the comfort of your own home. However, buying collectible coins online also comes with its fair share of potential risks. To help you navigate the world.

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