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About Prethen

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    2-3-20 cent pieces and 19th century Proofs
  1. I have 4 sets of these quarters (all kept very securely in tubes) that I spent the 10 years necessary to look through multiple rolls for each and every release to get an average grade of Gem for each coin. This set will only include the original 50 states. I have no problem release at least 2 of these sets, but I probably want to hold at least 1 for myself. When I state an average grade of Gem, that means I personally believe each coin will fall between the MS64-66 range. I firmly believe there are some super gems in the mix and definitely some that don't make the gem level (as my luck with those rolls was not great for whatever strange reason). There should be no coins with any obvious distracting marks or issues. I'm open to ideas for a trade. Obviously, the market value of these are not that high. I'd definitely entertain possible trades of silver.
  2. Please request reverse and missing coin images if you have interest in various pieces. This forum only allows a limited number of images per post, unfortunately.
  3. I'd prefer to a trade in pre-33 gold coin for all or any combination of the below coins. The prices represent approximate Numismedia pricing. Shipping will vary based on coins involved in the trade (and possibly free). If you need higher resolution photos please PM me. Some of these are scans some of which have some white specs or artifacts that, of course, are not part of the coin. 1855 Three Cent Silver VF : $120 1875 Three Cent Nickel Ch VF (SLEEPER; tougher date) : $40 1882 Three Cent Nickel (SCARCE) F+ : $175 1888 Three Cent Nickel (SCARCE) Ch VF : $85 1869 2¢ XF : $55 1870 2¢ Ch VF : $80 1871 2¢ Ch VF : $105 1931-S Lincoln Cent - XF/AU : $105 1950-D Jefferson 5¢ - Choice BU : $13 1912-S Liberty 5¢ - F+ : $200 1908-S Indian Cent - ICG VF25 : $100 1909-S Indian Cent - ICG VF20 : $500 1882 O/S - VAM 3 - ANCACS AU55 : $90 [strongly visible mintmark]
  4. I'm absolutely elated to say that the next Coin World's cover story is one written by me. "The Power of 3's", a story about the three cent denomination. I've written several articles for Coin World but getting the cover is a first for me. All unattributed photographs in the article are my own (which I guess could be good or bad). I would like to hear your candid thoughts on the article. Don't be afraid to take me to task...in fact, go for it! This article has one of the longest bibliographical lists I've ever compiled for any article/report I've done. It was a lot of work to correlate and dovetail the history (as best I could, although there are a couple spots where I couldn't find a decent way to segue as well as I would have liked) into one cohesive story about the 3-cent denomination. Also, feel free to give me some ideas you'd like to see for a future article. I have to admit that I'm a little berift of ideas at the moment and Beth Deisher (Coin World's editor) asked me to come up with some other article ideas. I usually don't like treading over the same old stuff, but I'd at least like to put a different spin on it. Other articles I've done in the past have been: Early Proofs (a 3-part series with whom I shared the byline with Mike Norse of Alaska Coin Exchange), Early Proofs (reprise for Coin Values), Collecting Three Cent Nickels, and Foreign Coins Circulating in the U.S. I hope you enjoy the article. I learned a LOT by writing it!
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    1770 Pillar Dollar
  6. For those who get Coin World, please let me know what you think about my article entitled "Foreign Coins Circulate in U.S." in the World Coins section. Normally, I would get feedback from readers who send me e-mail, but that was not included in the article this time.
  7. I hope it was okay to reply to a bunch of the museum areas and add pictures. I noticed that most areas had either no pictures or broken picture links.
  8. Here's a semi-key in a very tough to find original, problem-free, circulated condition:
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