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  1. Found a 1968-S cent, in uncirculated (red, original, untoned), condition.
  2. My friends, I am looking for a close-up picture of the "R" in "PLURIBUS", on a 1944-No P, Henning counterfeit nickel. If anyone can help me, I will be in your dept. Thanks, Jody
  3. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060112/ap_on_...e/nickel_launch
  4. I'll fourth that. (Can I do that?)
  5. This coin belongs to someone else. I'm asking for opinions so that I may relay them to the owner, who says that the coin belonged to his Dad, who found it in change. Both designs are incused and reversed.
  6. Very nice tributes to a great man. Franklin was a genius, and a true American hero.
  7. Good advice from everyone. Not counting errors or the normal die varieties, there were seven different types of nickels minted in 1942. The "no mintmark", the "no mintmark proof, the 1942-D, the '42-P, the '42-P proof, the '42-S (large mintmark above Monticello) and the '42-S (small mintmark beside Monticello). And I agree with the others, don't "shine" your coin. It looks like a beautiful almost uncirculated example. It'd be a shame to ruin it.
  8. December 14, 2005 WASHINGTON -- New dollar coins featuring all 37 of the nation's dead presidents will begin rolling out of the U.S. Mint in 2007 under a bill Congress is sending to President Bush. Lawmakers hope the coins -- and an accompanying $10 gold piece for collectors featuring former first ladies -- will be a big money raiser for the government like the 50-state quarter program. They also hope the dollar pieces will rev up interest in the Sacagawea dollars, which have been little-used. ''The dollar coin is a valuable educational tool -- much like the 50-state quarter series -- that will help inspire interest in the history of the leaders of our country,'' Sen. John Sununu (R-N.H.), the sponsor of the legislation, said in a statement. As of now, there would be 38 coins issued for the 37 presidents -- Grover Cleveland served two nonconsecutive terms and would be on two coins. The front of the coins would depict former presidents, but not those who are living or have been dead for less than two years, and the backs would show the Statue of Liberty. Four coins a year would be issued, beginning in 2007, in the presidents' order of service. The Sacagawea coin was introduced in 2000 but never caught on with the public. AP http://suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-doll14.html
  9. Washington - (December 2, 2005) - Redesigned Series 2004 $10 notes will be issued beginning on March 2, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Federal Reserve Board announced today. On this day of issue, Federal Reserve banks will begin distributing the new notes to the public through commercial banks. The notes will begin circulating immediately in the United States, and then be introduced in other countries in the days and weeks following, as international banks place orders for $10 notes from the Federal Reserve. Today's announcement is a signal to businesses that handle cash and use machines that receive or dispense cash, to make final preparations for the new notes. For some businesses, getting ready for the new $10 note means training cash-handling employees on how to use the notes' updated security features; for others, the change involves making technical adjustments to machines that receive or dispense cash, such as vending and self-checkout machines. In order to stay ahead of counterfeiters, the U.S. government will redesign the currency every seven to ten years. As part of its education program aimed at preparing the public for the new $10 note, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has put special emphasis on regular communication with manufacturers of cash-handling machines and their customers, to ensure they have the information they need and ample time to adjust their equipment to receive and dispense the new notes. Highlighted by images of the Statue of Liberty's torch and the words "We the People" from the U.S. Constitution, the new $10 note incorporates easy-to-use security features for people to check their money and subtle background colors in shades of orange, yellow and red. "As always, you don't have to trade in your old $10 notes for new ones. Both new notes and old notes maintain their full face value," said Federal Reserve Board Assistant Director of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems Michael Lambert. "The updated security features in this redesigned $10 note ensure that it will continue to remain a source of value, trust and confidence around the world." The new $10 note - like the redesigned $20 and $50 that preceded it - incorporates state-of-the-art security features to combat counterfeiting, including three that are easy to use by cash handlers and consumers alike: Color-shifting ink: Tilt your ten to check that the numeral "10" in the lower right-hand corner on the face of the note changes color from copper to green. Watermark: Hold the note up to the light to see if a faint image of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton appears to the right of his large portrait. It should be visible from both sides of the note. On the redesigned $10 note, it is easier than ever to locate the watermark - a blank oval has been incorporated into the design to highlight the watermark's location. Security thread: Hold the note up to the light and make sure there’s a small strip that repeats "USA TEN" in tiny print. It should run vertically to the right of the portrait. "We expect to update currency every seven to ten years in order to stay ahead of the latest digital technology available to would-be counterfeiters," said BEP Director Tom Ferguson. "Each time we introduce a redesigned note into circulation, our objective is its seamless transition into daily commerce, both in the United States and around the world." Counterfeiting of U.S. currency has been kept at low levels through a combination of improvements in security features, aggressive law enforcement and education efforts to inform the public about how to check their currency. Because the improved security features are more effective if the public knows about them, the U.S. government has been undertaking a broad, worldwide public education program that seeks to raise awareness of the changes to U.S. currency and educate financial institutions, cash handlers and the general public about those improvements. An array of free educational materials, posters, handy "take one" cards, training videos and CD-ROMs are available to businesses, financial institutions, trade and professional associations, citizen groups and individuals to prepare cash handlers and consumers to recognize the new design and protect against counterfeits. Materials are available to order or download on-line at www.moneyfactory.gov/newmoney. Since the BEP began taking orders for educational materials describing changes to the Series 2004 currency in May 2003, about 70 million pieces of training materials have been ordered by businesses and other organizations to help them train their cash-handling employees about the notes' enhanced security features. The new $10 note is the latest in the new series of U.S. currency. The new series began with the $20 note in 2003 and continued with the $50 note in 2004. The $100 note will be the next denomination to be redesigned after the $10 note. At this time, the government has no plans to redesign the $5 note, and the $1 and $2 notes will not be redesigned.
  10. O-102a 1817/4 Capped Bust Half Dollar A newly discovered numismatic rarity – the eighth known example of the Overton-102a variety of the 1817/4 Capped Bust Half Dollar Dallas, Texas: A newly discovered numismatic rarity – the eighth known example of the Overton-102a variety of the 1817/4 Capped Bust Half Dollar – will be offered by a well known auction house at their official January 3-7 Florida United Numismatists Signature Auction. The coin was unearthed by contractor George Williams, while raking fill dirt in upstate New York. It is considered the second finest survivor of the eight known examples. The discovery of this coin was reported only last month, in the October 24, 2005 edition of Coin World. Williams had ordered a load of fill dirt to backfill around some foundation work he was doing, and was raking the soil when he heard a ‘clink.’ His son Nial, 19, turned the hose on the coin and revealed the date. Williams’ fourteen year-old coin-collecting son, Cullinan, was ready with his “Red Book” when Dad arrived home that night with the coin. Searching on the web revealed more details about the rare overdate as the entire family became increasingly excited about the find. Williams drove the coin to ANACS, but a final determination had to await ANACS consultations with their experts at the Long Beach Coin Show. The discovery coin has now been authenticated and certified by a well known TPG as having XF40 details with some corrosion from what could well be nearly two centuries in the soil. An NGC VF20 example sold in July for $193,359 in a Sheridan Downey auction, and the finest known example, graded AU50, sold last year for $333,500.
  11. Yeah, Stu. I guess Doc will be back later to confirm, but the silver collored (white pot metal?) core seems obvious. Also, most evident on the obverse at 7-8 o'clock, is the bubbling that is usually associated with casting.
  12. To me, it looks like it is cast base metal plated with...copper? Do a balance test with a genuine coin to see if there's a difference in weight. It's a metal detector find, right? If so, you may have a very neat contemporary counterfeit.
  13. I have several. I like them.
  14. Nice, problem-free 2 cent type coins, in AU condition are being sold in the +/- $50-$60 range.
  15. Looks like you blew it on the retaliatory negs.
  16. I've been to these places... ...as well as the place on my avatar.
  17. This is the bill you are refering to, right? I'm pretty sure that it hasn't been acted on, because the Mint usually publishes a press release as soon as new products are authorized. The Mint has issued a Yellowstone National Park commemorative which you may be aware of. Someone else may have more info on this legislation. Good luck!
  18. Thank you, so much. I am asking on behalf of a third party, and the first place I thought to come to was CoinPeople's Russian coin forum. You people are the best. Yes, I do have a few more questions. Can anyone read the wording? I have also had someone say that it is a Nicholas I obituary medal. That is definately wrong, though, correct? Thanks again, guys.
  19. The date is 1856. I believe the bust is of Czar Alexander II, but I'm not positive. Any help is appreciated.
  20. That's a very interesting observation. I'd never thought about it like that, but you seem to be right. The differences in toning, in the protected areas, also seems to highlight the features of one coin more so than another.
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