A date and Mint mark set of Lincoln cents is a typical starting point for a collector and examples with gorgeous, original Mint red color are particularly coveted. Heritage offered the Jerald L. Martin Collection at its recent Florida United Numismatists auctions in Orlando, which included several finest-known examples. Over 40 years the collector worked … Read more
Almost every coin collector has experienced the thrill of finding something collectible in change. Whether the find is a silver dime or quarter dollar or a Wheat cent, observant collectors are rewarded for their knowledge with the occasional little treasure from an everyday transaction. Yet, 55 years after the removal of silver from circulating coinage … Read more
On Sunday, January 20th, GreatCollections will be auctioning the recently discovered Ronald Reagan Presidential Dollar with Missing Edge Lettering. The error has been authenticated by PCGS and graded MS-65.
Another major cause of post mint damage (PMD) is cleaning… Yes, cleaning your coins actually damages them.While many people think it’s a good thing to clean their “dirty” or old coins, it’s actually one of the worst things you can do. Cleaning a coin not only alters its natural appearance, but it can also remove … Read more
What is PMD? It stands for Post Mint Damage, and refers to any damage a coin has suffered after leaving the mint. The 1943 Jefferson nickel has a common form of PMD — Post Mint Damage — a hole that wasn’t there when the coin left the U.S. Mint. Common examples of damaged coins (those … Read more
A donation of $100,000 to the Professional Numismatists Guild will go entirely to the hobby’s effort to fight fakes. Half of the money came from Wayde Milas, RARCOA Chief Executive Officer in Willowbrook, Ill. Half came from Standard Numismatics LLC President Brett Charville. His firm is located in Chicago. The two had agreed to merge their firms, … Read more
Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has reached another major milestone with the 40 millionth coin certified for authenticity and grade. That particular coin, a Kano Natsuo 1 Yen graded PCGS SP64 and now with a distinctive certification number of 40000000 on the encapsulation insert label, is part of a five-coin set of historic 1869 (Meiji … Read more