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March 22, 2016 | Vol 16 Issue 6
 
In This Issue
  • Article:
  • Mind Your Business: An Illustrated History Of United States Coinage
  • Article:
  • The Lord St. Oswald Coins – Where Are They Now? Part VII
  • Article:
  • Difficult to Grade Coins – Part One
  • Article:
  • Extremely Rare 1879 "Quintuple Stella" Pattern $20 in Gold to be Sold
  • Survey:
  • What do you think should be done with the 1974-D Aluminum Cent, recently recovered by the US Mint?
     
    Mind Your Business: An Illustrated History Of United States Coinage
    by Phil Arnold

    The subject of historical coins may seem dense to some, but it’s a fascinating world for others. Numismatic Photographer Phil Arnold has been putting together an animated book in the hopes of opening up the fascinating world of historical coins, specifically the history of United States coinage, to everyone. Here’s a glimpse at his project, complete with photographs and pen and ink drawings, that aims to appeal to a younger audience, as well as those with no knowledge of coins.

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    1884 50C PCGS MS67

    You will not see many Mint State Seated Halves like this coin. Only 4,400 were ever minted. PCGS has graded a 67+ and a 68 higher. The last one to sell was April 2014. This coin has tremendous WOW factor. View this and other great quality coins at:

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    The Lord St. Oswald Coins – Where Are They Now? Part VII
    by Ron Guth

    President of PCGSCoinFacts.com and award-winning author Ron Guth updates readers on his continuing blog series on the renowned Lord St. Oswald Coins. In part VII of the series, Guth continues to note the current status and whereabouts of the Lord St. Oswald Large Cents.

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    Difficult to Grade Coins – Part One
    by Mike Sherman

    Grading coins is by no means easy, but some coins are considerably more difficult to grade than others. On the heels of our latest educational video, Coin Grading 102, Numismatic Expert Mike Sherman will hone in on eight notoriously difficult to grade coins, starting with Indian Quarter and Half Eagles.

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    Extremely Rare 1879 "Quintuple Stella" Pattern $20 in Gold to be Sold

    Legend Rare Coin Auctions recently announced the consignment of the extremely rare 1879 Pattern $20 Judd-1643, popularly known among numismatists as a "Quintuple Stella." One of only a small number struck, there are currently only five accounted for, including one that is ensconced in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. This major, seven-figure rarity has an insurance value of $2,000,000.

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    What do you think should be done with the 1974-D Aluminum Cent, recently recovered by the US Mint?
    • Returned to Randy Lawrence
    • Sold at Auction
    • Melted/Destroyed
    • Displayed Publicly
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    Last issue's winner of a PCGS Polo Shirt: William Mashke

    NEW IMAGES: PCGS #7198 (MS) 1890-CC $1 See All >
    NEW NARRATIVES: Ron Guth wrote about (1860) Token Hawaii-Waterhouse See All >
    NEW CENSUS: Condition Census for 1862 $20, DC See All >
     
     
     
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