Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Condition Census 1832 LM-14 Half Dime?

This coin is in a PCGS MS-64 holder.  Brand-new (to me) today.  According to the most recent JRCS survey, finest known (and only mint state example reported in the survey) was an MS-63.  Logan and McCloskey reported an AU-58 in a Bowers and Merena auction.  So I'm thinking this is the new number one.  The slab has some scratches on it.  For a much bigger image, click on the picture!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Can You Figure Out the Year of This Bust Dime?

Steve sent in another dime for our sleuth work.  He doesn't know the date of this coin and hopes a sharp-eyed reader might be able to decipher the year or possible years that this coin could have been minted. If you click on the image, it should cause your internet browser to open up a much-larger version of the image.