June 4: Four numismatic news or coin blog articles are referenced on CoinNews every Tuesday and Thursday. These articles are not authored by us, but we recommend coin collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content. Here are today’s coin articles:
2010 Lincoln Cent Substitute Gets Nod
The American Flag gets the nod from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts for the reverse of the 2010 Lincoln Cent. The image’s strength and simplicity spoke to commission members, said Thomas Luebke, commission secretary…
How Can I Avoid Silver Eagle Coin Fraud and Other Fake Silver Coins?
Susan Headley | About.com: Coins
Avoiding coin fraud boils down to one basic point: knowledge. If you want to avoid buying fake silver coins and becoming a victim of coin fraud, you first need to learn what the genuine coin looks like… Follow these 6 easy steps for detecting fake silver coins in general…
PCGS Price Guide Provides New Feature – 2-Year Pricing History
Which coin has performed the best or worst in the past two years? The best coin performer between May 2007 and May 2009 is an 1896-O Morgan dollar, graded PCGS MS61 Deep Mirror Prooflike (DMPL). Check your closet to make sure you don’t have one lying around! The bad news is there are only three coins graded MS61 DMPL by PCGS. Not to mention…
Lincoln Label Now Available In Tier Submissions
The Lincoln Label is now available for 2009 Bicentennial Lincoln Coins submitted using NGC grading tiers. Eligible coin types include the 2009 Lincoln Commemorative Dollar in mint state and proof and the 2009 Bicentennial Lincoln Cents in mint state (both circulation and mint set or SMS issues) and proof issues. Only these coins are eligible…
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