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First 2016 America the Beautiful quarter dollar...
by Paul Gilkes More than 1,300 people, among them some 550 schoolchildren, crowded into Southeastern Illinois College’s Deaton Gymnasium in Harrisburg Feb. 4 for the official launch ceremonies for the 2016 Shawnee National Forest quarter dollar. Approximately 70 collectors and interested parties met with U.S. Mint representatives the evening of Feb. 3 at forest headquarters in...
'In God We Trust' under attack, Q. David Bowers...
by Joe O'Donnell Also this week, a pair of Market Analysis posts focused on high-priced Jefferson 5-cent coins that sold during January's FUN show were popular among our readers, as was our managing editor's strong opinion about the U.S. Mint's recent packaging problems and how they need to stop.
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Current state of certified grading of coins: Q....
by Q. David Bowers My column for last week discussed the current situation in which certified coin grades on modern slabs (but not on ones from 25 years ago) often disagree with the Official ANA Grading Standards, Photograde, and other printed guides. This is due to gradeflation.