My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.
I've been a coin dealer since the 1980's and a coin collector since the 1960's. I specialize in U.S. Silver Coins and have an active online website -- The Working Man's Rare Coins -- http://www.workingmancoins.com -- offering information and inventory in U.S. coins.
Organizations I belong to :
American Numismatic Association Member #187770
Michigan State Numismatic Society Member #8255
Florida United Numismatics Member #19710
Monroe Coin Club Treasurer
Lincoln Coin Club Board Member
WINS Member #14
CoinMasters Member #1814
Frequently Asked Questions :
I have created a Frequently Asked Questions page on my website, where you may be able to get an immediate answer to your question. You can find the page here :
BBA from Adrian College
Two Headed Coins are not Real! They are privately manufactured novelty items, made by altering two normal coins and gluing the pieces back together. Use a magnifier and examine just inside the raised rim on both sides of the coin, looking for a seam where the pieces are joined, which can be on either side of the coin. These novelty coins sell regularly for a couple dollars.
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Hi Alberto, Thank you for the pictures. I'm sure this is due to polishing of the dies used to stamp the coins. Polishing wears away the lower relief details -- like where the beard meets the jaw
Hi Christina, Thank you for the pictures. It appears to me that what you have is known as a "missing clad layer" mint error. When the mint makes the blanks for the quarters, they take a long rolled-out
Hi Crystal, This would technically be more like a defect than an error. Over time, the dies used to make the coins wear out, and eventually they crack and pieces break off. That is what happened here
You are correct, generally speaking, minor defects like that sell for about a dollar or less -- the hard part is finding an interested collector. And these copper coated zinc planchets tend to come up
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
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