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On September 18, 1793, George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol building, the home of the legislative branch of American government. The building would take nearly a century to complete, as architects came and went, the British set fire to it and it was called into use during the Civil War.

 

Today, the Capitol building, with its famous cast-iron dome and ...

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We are sad to announce that Ryan Archer, one of the founding admins of Hat Creek Coins and Currency, lost his battle with Leukemia on September 10th, 2019. He is now watching over our group from Heaven. Ryan was a pillar of Hat Creek, and a pioneer of Facebook coin sales. The beautiful Morgan on our group cover photo ...

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1829 Half Cent Classic Head Fake
Posted on Thursday August 29, 2019

     Fake Listed on ebay by seller jessnskip

 

 

 

 

 

 

To avoid unscrupulous sellers, we recommend ...

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The Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) award, in the form of a three-inch, antique bronze medal, is named after the late Alan “Al” Kreuzer, a Castro Valley, Calif., coin dealer who was instrumental in alerting the hobby to help identify counterfeit third-party certification holders and fake insert labels. After his death in 2016, his daughter, Chandra, donated $50,000 to help ...

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Catonsville Coin Club Gains Exposer
Posted on Sunday August 11, 2019

With most Coin Clubs struggling today to make ends meet and grow membership, CoinZip in conjunction with the Baltimore Stamp and Coin Show have joined forces to come up with a way to help. At every show space is donated by the show promoter Andrew E. Graber and a $100 donation is made to the club by CoinZip.  For maximum exposer for the club ...

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Hidden Treasures
Posted on Tuesday July 23, 2019

If you had to choose between the two 1844 Large Cents below, which would you choose? 

At first glance both look very similar, same year, about the same amount of wear, there is a little difference in color. Would it help if I told you one of them is worth more? In fact one of them is worth a lot more. 

 

 

 

 

In 1844 the US Mint in Philadelphia ...

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Be Aware! Counterfeit $100 Notes - Baltimore, MD Area

Please be aware! I was in making a deposit at my bank today and they are telling commercial customers to pay extra attention to the $100 bills being accepted as counterfeits are in the area. The 1988 and 2006 series are being photo copied. They stand out like a sore thumb if you are paying attention as the images are smeared and small text is difficult to read. The ...

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Barber Coin Collectors' Society (BCCS). www.BarberCoins.org

The BCCS is a group of several hundred collectors and dealers dedicated to the study of the American coinage of Charles E. Barber, Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint from 1880 to 1917. Social interactions at a host of regional meeting venues throughout the United States are a key element of the "BCCS ...

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Facebook Fraud
Posted on Monday July 08, 2019

Anyone that was scammed by Noah Toler is asked to call Deputy Weatherman of the Yadkin County Sherrif's Department, Yadkinville NC, at (336) 679-4217 reference complaint #19070065 for this theft ...

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2019-21 ANA Election Results
Posted on Thursday July 04, 2019

Voting members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have chosen five new candidates and four incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2019-21 election term.

 

 

President

Col. Steven Ellsworth, Ret. | Brentwood, TN

 

Vice President

Dr. Ralph W. Ross | Sugarland, TX

 

Governors

Clifford Mishler | Iola, WI      ...

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A Summary of the Latest Deceptive Struck Counterfeits 

Jack D. Young EAC 5050 

This is intended as a summary of the documented deceptive struck counterfeit US coins known to us to date. The list that follows consist of all the varieties and denominations confirmed to include at least one fake in the population of “suspect” examples, with many varieties known with multiple ones, such as the ...

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You can still find these in your pocket change! Here's my top Washington Quarters to look for form 1965 through 1989. You can find off metal planchets, doubled dies, RPM and two tailed quarters. ...

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  You are walking around at a coin show and suddenly you stop! There it is! A coin that you have been looking for show after show. It is just sitting there quietly… inside your heart is pounding faster and faster. You want to add it to your collection, but you want a good deal. Are those two desires – buying the coin at all costs and getting a good deal on ...

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Some fake US and foreign gold
Posted on Monday June 24, 2019

All of these tested correctly on either a sigma or XRF.

 

The 1904 $5 has a really bad grainy texture throughout the whole coin, and malformed stars and spikes coming out of the rim in several places.

 

The first pahlavi has spikes coming out of many places in the rim on the obverse.

 

The St. Gaudens is really bad ...


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