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How to tell the difference between type 1 (variety 1) and type 2 (variety 2) proof coins from 1981

There are fundamentally two types of mint marks on US 1981 proof coins. These mint marks are used on all denominations of these coins from the Cent to the Dollar. The type 2 coins are more valuable than the type 1 coins so it is helpful to be able to tell the difference.It takes some [...]

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How to tell the difference between type 1 (variety 1) and type 2 (variety 2) proof coins from 1979

There are fundamentally two types of mint marks on US 1979 proof coins. These mint marks are used on all denominations of these coins from the Cent to the Dollar. The type 2 coins are more valuable than the type 1 coins so it is helpful to be able to tell the difference.It is fairly [...]

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Where to find relevant price data for coins

As a coin store owner, customers frequently ask me where to find up to date pricing information for coins. My standard answer is that firstly if it is in print its out of date. Even the weekly price guides provide information that is at least two weeks old between publication and receipt, and the yearly journals [...]

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Mint State 70 and Proof 70 coins

The market for MS70 and PR70 coins seems to me to be upside down. In other coin markets the coins are scarcer with each passing year, but for this market the population grows each year. the '70' market seems to be bustling with activity but I don't think that it has a bright future.Each year [...]

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Why have coin prices been softening over the past few years?

One obvious reason that most people think of is that gold and silver prices have been in decline since 2012, down to about 1/3 of their value at that time. But there is another reason that is obvious but not talked about too much. That reason is the internet.The coin market is not much different from [...]

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