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2017-01-20 Coin and Paper Money Collecting - Old silver coin:

Hi Monica,    Thank you for the pictures.    This is not any kind of coin from the U.S. Mint.  It is something privately made -- some type of medal.  Check the edge for some kind of marking that may indicate

2017-01-19 Coin and Paper Money Collecting - 1972 quarter:

Hi Carmen,    Thank you for your question.    If it's a nice looking coin, and you like it, then keep it.  However, there were over 215 million of them minted, so it will never be considered rare or valuable

2017-01-18 Coin and Paper Money Collecting - Modern Double or Triple Die:

Hi Joaquin    Thank you for the pictures.    This is what's known as strike doubling, or die erosion doubling.  It happens when the dies get used for a long time and start to wear out.  The metal around

2017-01-18 Coin and Paper Money Collecting - Copper Wheat Penny:

Owen, it was copper all the years, the mint didn't change to the copper plated zinc until 1982.  My best guess is that someone planed off the date on your piece.  Look to see it that is so.  Or if your

2017-01-07 Coin and Paper Money Collecting - Mystery coin:

Hello,  This is outside my expertise but I can give you an answer. It was certainly issued by the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, some time around 1990-1993, and it looks like a medal for

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