Big V Talks ON US Coin Collecting

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The 1893-S Dollar Revisited!

A LATE ADDITION NOTE TO MY COMMENTS ON THE 1893-S Dollar!! I fully intended to add this before but I forgot! The MOrgan dollar has these little rim frill all the way around it they call 'denticles.' It just so happened that on the real 1893-S dollar, the numbers 1 and 8 directly line up under the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 9, 2015

The 1928 Peace Dollar

The 1928 can be a hard one to pick off. The bad guys have a couple methods of making common coins in the high dollar "collectible' coins. The way that I have seen most commonly is taking a 1928 - S and scrubbing the 'S' away. This can be picked off if you look at the area where the mint mark is... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The 1893 S Morgan Dollar

The two most collected coins in the world ar the Lincoln cents and the Morgan dollars. Named for its designer, Morgan, the coin was minted 1878 to 1921 BUT there were no 1905 to 1920 coins minted.In fact, during the Wilson adminstration, millions of coins that had reports of large populations were... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Just Idling For A Day

I spent a LOT longer on the road today than I ever intended and I don't have the energy to upload and post all the photos I rounded up. However, I was going to talk about the 09 S Indian cent but in a way, I already have done so. The "S" mintmark on the 1908-S and the 1909 S Indian and the 1909-S... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Choosing A Real 1877 Indian Cent

While the 1877 Indian cent isn't a commonly counterfeited coin, it is one of the ones you need to know when you see it. Fortunately, there are some very easy to see PUP's (Pick Up Points). First thing you do is look at the reverse side of the coin. For some reason, there is a huge 'soft spot' in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Picking Off Fakes of the 1916 D Dime - Lots of Pics!

The 1916 D Mercury dime is one of the most counterfeited coins in existence due to its extremely low mintage of about 484,000 coins. This has given counterfeiters years and years to perfect their methods to fool you. An educated buyer can EASILY spot fakes within seconds on about 30% of the fakes... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Where To Go Next?

As I explained in another blog report, I've had a bad day and I am tired... but I'll use this to ask you if you have something you want me to address. My immediate plans are to next talk about the fake 1877 and 1909-S Indian cents and then the 1916 D 'Mercury' dime as these are dates that are... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The 1955 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

To error collectors, the 55 doubled die is the "King of the Doubled Dies." PCGS.com says: The 1955 Doubled Dies were created when the Mint struck a working hub and a working die together while they were both slightly rotated differently from one another. Consequently, this working die then received... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Snow... Too Much Snow!

Internet went down early today after 14" of snow. Using cell to post! Hopefully back tomorrow! Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

1922 'Plain' Die Pairs Explained

Coins that display little or no trace of the mintmark and reverse detail of equal or lesser strength than the obverse are typically from one of the three “Weak D” die pairs. Die Pair 1 may be identified by weakness in the second 2 in the date and heavy wear on the letters of E PLURIBUS UNUM. Most... Sign in to see full entry.

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