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2016-09-19 Coin and Paper Money Collecting - V Nickel 1903:

Most likely, the reverse has worn off.  I assume the front of the coin is well worn.     When a coin is struck, the obverse die and the reverse die strike the coin blank (planchet) simultaneously.  The

2016-09-18 Coin and Paper Money Collecting - 1939 mercury Dime:

Hi Carlo,    Thank you for the pictures!    Your dime has no mintmark, which means it came from the main mint in Philadelphia.  Only the branch mints -- Denver and San Francisco -- would have mintmarks

2016-09-17 Coin and Paper Money Collecting - 2005 buffalo quarter:

Hello,    It sounds like you are talking about the orientation of the images on the front and back relative to each other. US coins are made with coin alignment or coin orientation. This means if you hold

2016-09-13 Coin and Paper Money Collecting - Reputable Dealer:

I don't have my Red Book handy, but those prices look high to me.  Honestly what some of my friends in the business have told me is to go on eBay and see what people are paying for a given coin.  Most

2016-09-08 Coin and Paper Money Collecting - Canadian 20$ bill 1954:

That is a neat error to see.  I can't say that I have seen one exactly like it before, but I also haven't extensively studied Canadian errors.  My first thought is that it should be around $300 USD.  But

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