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Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Questions Answered by Expert Ronald Fern

SubjectDate Asked
Blank Penny3/20/2017
  Q: Re-asking with pictures; "I have what appears to be an incomplete penny. It has the lip around the ...
  A: It appears you may have a type 2 blank planchet cent (unstruck coin). Compare it to a struck cent. ...
1941 dime3/7/2017
  Q: Estimate value please.Could you please recommend a coin facility that buys old coins in the ...
  A: Pics did not download. There are numerous sites on the internet for coin values. Try entering United ...
Misprinted $5.003/4/2017
  Q: Fern, I have a $5.00 bill that I got from an ATM in the El Paso airport in the 1980's. I have kept ...
  A: Sheet partially folded over, as you can tell from top crease. Bill was cut correctly, so must have ...
1980 error quarter?1/30/2017
  Q: I came across this 1980 Washington quarter I'm fairly new to coin collecting and it appears to have ...
  A: Based on attached pics, I'd say you have a regular quarter that either had well used dies strike ...
1973 US Quarter with flaws12/24/2016
  Q: I was going through some coins and ran across a 1973 US Quarter with no mintmark. The front has a ...
  A: Likely a minor filled die error. Minimal added value to an interested collector. Result of dirt, ...
Fake penny?12/3/2016
  Q: I recently received this penny as change at a service station and beleive its fake but my family ...
  A: Based on pics provided, I'd say real, and likely PMD, post mint damage. Since 1982, cents were made ...
Proof coin11/27/2016
  Q: Good evening, This Kennedy half dollar is part of a 1972 proof set. As you will see, there is an ...
  A: As an error, it would be classified as a struck through (object) error. Debris, grease, dirt, grime, ...
1974 possible error coin. How to know its rarity and worth.11/12/2016
  Q: I have found a 1974 D dime with the US U in E PLURIB"US U"NUM is missing. I don't know if it is an ...
  A: Likely a filled or greased die error, where a foreign substance (dirt, grime, metal filings, ...
1972 Proof10/30/2016
  Q: I have better images of a 1972 cent proof I had asked about recently. Am I correct in saying that ...
  A: The pics are still not clear enough to make a good guess. There are a number of minor doubled dies. ...
197210/19/2016
  Q: My apologies for the previous question, I did not realize the question was incomplete, I was on my ...
  A: Not the best pic. Based on what I see, I'd say it's strike (machine) doubling. Check out the ...
Huge cud or added material?10/12/2016
  Q: Is this a huge die cud on this 1946 dime, or did someone try to solder it into jewelry of some sort? ...
  A: Based on attached pics, I'd say this is post mint damage, or PMD. It appears to be a blob of solder ...
1976 penny error9/1/2016
  Q: I recently asked if you could tell me something about a 1976 penny and you asked for the dimensions ...
  A: The better pics helped. This is a modified coin. Altered coins have no added numismatic value. The ...
Please look at this penny7/26/2016
  Q: It's almost twice the thickness but the same diameter as a normal penny but .3 grams heavier aswell. ...
  A: Based on pics, it appears to be post-mint damage, done after the coin was struck. Appears bent and ...
Sacajawea dollar date7/23/2016
  Q: I have a Sacajawea dollar but can't find a date. Everywhere I look it says it should be on the edge ...
  A: Not sure which design of this dollar you have, but several dates/designs have been found with no ...
What's up with this quarter7/5/2016
  Q: I wanted to know if you could tell me about this quarter? I have no idea what happened to it or if ...
  A: Cathy: PMD or Post-Mint Damage. Coin altered after striking and leaving mint. The retaining collar ...
Possible coin error6/27/2016
  Q: My friend sent me a picture of his 1974 dime wondering if there is a miniting error on it. I ...
  A: Pic is of a 74 Half Dollar. You don't say if the reverse of your coin is normal. Re-ask the question ...
2016 coin6/24/2016
  Q: I have 2 2016 misprint Dimes I was woundering is it with saving. I just started to save rare coins ...
  A: I'm guessing the reverse side of your coins are normal. That being the case, you appear to have ...
2009 Lincoln Birthplace Penny6/22/2016
  Q: I am including pictures of the penny I asked about with the "RM" stamp at lower left corner of cabin ...
  A: The "RM" is part of the die design and not stamped into the coin. The initials are for one of the ...
1918/1919 Penny6/21/2016
  Q: I have just found a 1918 P penny that has been struck a second time with the year 1919. The second ...
  A: The photos are much better. This coin needs to be looked at by an expert, but there are several ...
Dime error?6/9/2016
  Q: I have beginers leval in coin collecting and would love to know how to tell if some thing is a coin ...
  A: In order for a coin to be off center, it has to have part of the design/lettering/date, missing from ...
Token value6/8/2016
  Q: I found an 1911 Sunoco antique car series 1 coin while metal detecting has been in the ground for ...
  A: Woody: Without a photo, description of your find (weight, diameter, metal content), it is close to ...
bullion6/1/2016
  Q: I have a question regarding investment silver. I have 40 sleeves of Silver American Eagles with ...
  A: Louise: There are several ways to invest/protect yourself in silver. From "junk silver" to silver ...
error penny?4/26/2016
  Q: 1954 s penny where S mintmark and 5 from date appear to be touching, I have others where there is a ...
  A: James: Minor error. Known. Mintmarks at that time were punched into the dies after their delivery to ...
1994 misprint half dollar4/22/2016
  Q: Its a 1994 half dollar missing 4th in from in God we trust and the 19 from 1994 does not appear to ...
  A: Based on the photo, and limited data provided, your coin likely is a mint error known as a filled or ...
Is this an error?4/9/2016
  Q: You've helped me with these types of questions. I've found this nickel with a discoloration, almost ...
  A: Kyle: Not enuf data to make clear decision on this coin. Is the weight the same? Does it have the ...
Possible Lincoln penny error3/26/2016
  Q: I discovered this and thought it might be an error coin.The 5 is touching the Daily mint mark, which ...
  A: Jeff: Rather than an error, a mintmark variation. The dies were all made in Phila, and shipped to ...
w.b.e.f. token3/22/2016
  Q: i have a what I believe is to be a token of some sort. it has W.B.E.F with a 1 on front and an eagle ...
  A: Sorry. Without a photo, hard to comment, but based on the ID you indicate, perhaps the token is from ...
1936 wheat penny3/19/2016
  Q: Found 1936 wheat penny today with a missing "1". Does not appear to have been worn off but is ...
  A: Hard to say with no pic, but likely a filled die or struck on a tapered planchet. Depending on ...
Cooper 1994D dime3/16/2016
  Q: Its cooper on both sides. Weight is 2.3gm Thank you in advance for your knowledge
  A: Based on photos and information you provided, the coin appears to be normal. The "odd" coloring may ...
1983 gold plated Kennedy half dollar2/15/2016
  Q: I also have the 1983 gold plated Kennedy half dollar with the two dates 1960 and 1980 stamped on the ...
  A: Hard to give an exact answer without a photo of the coins in question, but from your description, ...
Copper nickel1/20/2016
  Q: I have a 2005 Lewis and Clark nickel without any plating. It's entirely copper. I can't seem to find ...
  A: Bill: Sorry, but based on photos, it's been plated. I'd bet the weight is the same or just a bit ...
1994 penny error1/10/2016
  Q: Greetings, Ron I came across a very unusual modern penny: it is a 1994 US cent, no mint mark and it ...
  A: You have the right to disagree. It's rather difficult to offer an exact opinion from a photo. One ...
Odd 1991 d1/9/2016
  Q: I was wondering if you have any information about a 1991 penny from the Denver mint? It appears to ...
  A: Cents struck from 1983 on were made on copper plated zinc planchets. The copper plating could have ...
1941 NICKEL11/13/2015
  Q: I have several old coins and I'm am in need of some money so I thought it might be time to check ...
  A: Debbie: Grading is important in establishing the value of your coins. There is no "O" mintmark. All ...
1961 proof penny Philadelphia mint11/9/2015
  Q: My 1961 proof penny is discolored on one portion of the coin on both sides. Could it be from the ...
  A: Brian: With no photos, hard to say, but back in 1961, proof coins were housed in thin cellophane ...
Possible token? Also grading and value of Indian head penny10/27/2015
  Q: I am very new to coin collecting and have found some interesting coins. This first coin I'm not sure ...
  A: Tasyia: Way too many questions. (1) Token is for gaming, i.e., worth a quarter, like ...
Statehood Quarter. Error??9/12/2015
  Q: My mommy began collecting Statehood Quarters when then first came out. She was getting them from the ...
  A: Ricky: Can't really tell from the attached photos. The key is the weight and thickness. Compare ...
misprinted $20 bill9/4/2015
  Q: I have a $20 that is misprinted, being that the white edges on the bill are a lot thicker on the ...
  A: Kaitlyn: Just worth $20. In order for a mis-print note to be worth a premium, part of an adjacent ...
Sunoco Gold coin7/31/2015
  Q: I have gold coins with The Sunoco Millennium Coin Series 1999on the front. On the back they are ...
  A: Anna: I know nothing about them, but they are private struck tokens, not coins. They were never ...
old medal7/25/2015
  Q: I found an old medal I can not find any information on I would appreciate any help you could give ...
  A: Scott: Shooting in the dark with o photo, size, medal type, thickness, etc. No idea. Sorry. Selling ...
Ike Dollars - Poor Quality?7/24/2015
  Q: Fern. Thank you for taking my question. When I first returned to coin collecting, about 4 years ago, ...
  A: Jack: I'm not an expert on this series. I'd think you should be able to find some nice examples with ...
1974 Kennedy Half DDO7/8/2015
  Q: I recently purchased a 1974-D, Kennedy Half dollar, DDO, coin from a respected dealer. I feel that I ...
  A: Depends on the double die and the die state. A nice 74-D EDS can bring $100 to $150. Cost to grade ...
U.S. Patent Coin7/1/2015
  Q: I find this coin outside of our home yesterday (right outside of Philadelphia) and am not sure what ...
  A: Christine: It's not a coin, because it has no date or amount, i.e., five cents, ten cents, etc. ...
2000P Copper Maryland Statehood Quarter6/30/2015
  Q: I have a 2000P Maryland Statehood Quarter that appears to be all copper. There are no signs of the ...
  A: Denis: Yes. It is possible. Usually the "all copper" coins are thinner. What does your coin weigh ...
Gold Bicentennial half dollar6/27/2015
  Q: We were cleaning out an old house and came across this coin pin. I looked it up as well as I could ...
  A: Trent: Just a normal Kennedy 50c piece someone put in a bezel, likely as a jewelry piece. If the ...
Lincoln Cent - No Reverse6/26/2015
  Q: My uncle gave me a 5-gallon water bottle filled with pennies and I'm going through them one at a ...
  A: George: I can guarantee you almost to 100% this is a manmade error done with two "normal" coins ...
delaminated quarter6/20/2015
  Q: I have a 2006 US quarter that I believe is delaminated. Can you look at the photos and tell me your ...
  A: Maureen: Based on attached pics, your coin has been altered after in was struck outside the mint. ...
Uncut $ 2.00 sheet.6/19/2015
  Q: I have recently inherited some coin collections and am trying to obtain their value...most likely to ...
  A: Charlene: Lots of information available for free online. See: ...
1968 No Mintmark Quarter6/15/2015
  Q: My name is Alex and I believe I've found a quarter that was stamped/pressed with a flaw. There is an ...
  A: Alex: There is no mint mark on the 1968 Philadelphia minted quarter. The "ring" was caused by the ...
1977 $10 bill double print6/15/2015
  Q: I have a 1977 series $10 bill double-printed on the back that my mother had kept in a protective ...
  A: Ted: Nice wet ink transfer. If a sheet fails to enter the printing press, the inked plates will ...
Error coin? 1928 cent6/11/2015
  Q: I dont know if this falls under your area of expertise, but I cant seem to find anything about a ...
  A: Josh: As with any coin related question, any and all information about the piece in question is ...
Masonic One Penny6/1/2015
  Q: The Coin has KSTWSSTK inside a Circle , Which The Circle is Inside a Shield, On the Reverse Side It ...
  A: Actually a token rather than a coin. Struck by private mints, not the U.S. mint. Likely late 19th ...
Paper currency misprints values5/21/2015
  Q: I'm just wondering how much you think these 2 bills are valued at since there are major errors on ...
  A: Here's link for you to view different types of error currency and their values. Link: ...
2006 dollar misprints5/5/2015
  Q: We found a dollar bill amongst my Dad's things. It has some misprints(?) on the back of it. We ...
  A: $200 to $300, depending on condition and collector interest. Likely the lower end, where it is $1 ...
one dollar bill error printing4/28/2015
  Q: i have a series 1969B one dollar bill with Washington's face imprinted on back of bill. He is ...
  A: Karen: Without knowing condition of note, strength of offset print, how much is offset, it is hard ...
1955D & 1969S Penny4/16/2015
  Q: I have a 1955D and 1969S penny, and I would like to know if they're DDOs, or is it just wishful ...
  A: Tosha: Wishful thinking. I can't see any die doubling. Many of the 1969-S cents are actually machine ...
1776-1976 half dollar coin4/14/2015
  Q: Mr,Fern my question is i have a 1776-1976 kennedy half dollar it has a wierd object on his neck and ...
  A: Devani: From your description, the front of your coin is normal. The is is missing the lower ...
1834 large cent varities3/6/2015
  Q: I have a Dansco Large Cent album that I have about 3/4 filled. In it, they have 5 openings for 1834. ...
  A: David: I'm not an expert on Large Cent Varieties. That said, I did look into NGC's "Variety Plus" ...
rare coins3/4/2015
  Q: My dad was a collector of coins for over 70yrs. He was the top collector in the area and had a shop. ...
  A: Mark: Do the research to find out what you have. Lots of info available online. Take the stuff you ...
Bryan Campaign Token3/1/2015
  Q: Can you help me estimate the value of this William Jenings Btyan Campaign Token? Internet says it ...
  A: Lon: Not an expert in this area. My initial impression from looking at the attached photos is that ...
1942 wheat penny2/10/2015
  Q: I have a 1942 wheat penny that appears to be miss struck. The print on both sides of the coin are ...
  A: Wendi: Sounds like an off center strike. These happen from time to time when a planchet fails to ...
2000 P Sacawajea2/3/2015
  Q: I have 8 Sacawajea 2000 P coins that were given to me by the US Mint in 1999 prior to their release ...
  A: Steve: Your coin's surface appears "normal" to me. I'm not sure if the "error" on all your coins is ...
Verifying infor1/29/2015
  Q: I have acquired a 1950 c series $20 bill D4 signed by Smith and Dillon and was told it was valued ...
  A: Pattie: Average-condition 1950 US $20 bills with no series letter, or an A, B, C, or D next to the ...
Confederate States paper money1/28/2015
  Q: I have a conglomeration of bills (10) from the Confederate States of America, all in good condition, ...
  A: John: Sorry. Know nothing about confederate currency other than there are a lot of copies. The only ...
paper money1/24/2015
  Q: I have a 10 cents paper money 1837 in perfect condition do you have any idea how much it may be ...
  A: Sarah: It's actually called Fractional Currency. It's a 5th series note. Here's one listed on Ebay ...
PROOF COINAGE1/22/2015
  Q: ARE ALL PROOF COINS FROM THE MINT GRADE 70? A COIN DEALER TRIES TO TELL ME THAT ONLY A SMALL ...
  A: Bob: That dealer is correct. Proof coins in "Uncirculated" condition range from PF60 to PF70. A ...
sacajawea coin1/13/2015
  Q: I have a Sacajawea coin 2000 p, all lettering as well as eagle on back are completely upside ...
  A: Cassie: Normal position for U.S. coins is that the obverse and reverse are 180 degrees out of ...
Value of sequential silver certificates1/7/2015
  Q: The signatures are Granahan and Dillon. Can you tell me what they might be worth?
  A: Julia: From: "Quick Reference Guide to U.S. Paper Currency Values" Most 1935 and 1957 series Silver ...
1983 D copper penny,1968 S dbl stamp penny12/26/2014
  Q: I've come across to pennies of 1980 3-D and one of the two I drop it on accident and I had a very ...
  A: Shawn: Without photos, it is too difficult to say what you have. Based on your limited description, ...
one dollar bill12/18/2014
  Q: I have a 2009 one dollar bill that has the front printed on the back also,just wondering how much it ...
  A: Condition and strength of the print determine over all value. I'll provide you a link where you can ...
Mississippi Quarter Error?12/16/2014
  Q: I got this quarter in a roll with regular quarters for laundry and thought at first it was a ...
  A: Likely "golden-washed" Clad quarter planchet. These errors occur when coin blanks are left for an ...
Possible 1943 wheat penny12/15/2014
  Q: I went through an old glass container that I had been saving my pennies as a teenager (I'm now 47 ...
  A: Susan: Regular copper cents struck during the 1940's weigh 3.11 g. The 1943 steel cent weigh 2.70 ...
1937 P 5 cent DDO DDR in one Found!11/15/2014
  Q: Sir, Thank you for all your help in the past questions. I recently was handed a 5 Cent US coin by a ...
  A: As you are aware, it is impossible to comment on a coin without a photo or actually holding it. It's ...
California Token11/2/2014
  Q: I recently inherited 25 of what I think are California Gold Tokens. I'm having trouble identifying ...
  A: Sue: I'm not an expert on these. It could be a modern copy or the real thing, if they are made a ...
State quarter error?10/27/2014
  Q: I found a circulated 1999 D mint Georgia State quarter that is odd. I put it on a paint scale ...
  A: Jesse: Your coin needs to be looked at by an expert. Based on your limited description, you could ...
2005 d nickel error? Speared head?10/16/2014
  Q: .. We all have heard of the 2005-D 5C Speared Bison...right? Of course you have;) Well the other ...
  A: Tiff: Possible die gouge. Photo not the best. Not familiar with it, but at best, likely a few bucks ...
5 and 50 errors10/11/2014
  Q: Mr. Fern, I have a federal reserve note 1950 D series with an F, I believe for placement. It has an ...
  A: Ed: Not the Mint. Bills are manufactured at the Bureau of Printing and Engraving. Can't say about ...
error coins and their value10/7/2014
  Q: Perhaps you can give me some insight regarding US error coins. I have quite a few error coins, ...
  A: Andrea: I'm sorry to say that at least two of the three coins in the photos supplied appear to be ...
U.S paper Currency Error Question9/29/2014
  Q: Let me start off by thanking you for ending my long frustrating search for possible answers on these ...
  A: Anthony: I believe they are minor print errors caused by clogging of the print plates by ink and ...
Misprint penny9/23/2014
  Q: I was just inquiring to see how much my misprint penny is worth. Its 1984 penny that has the ...
  A: Brittany: Without a photo, or seeing the coin, it is hard too say what you may have. You don't say ...
Error? 2009 US Dollar9/16/2014
  Q: I came across this bill today when a co worker traded it to me because it would not work in the pop ...
  A: John: Based on attached photos, note is likely real. It should be looked at by an expert. I think ...
Printing ink stain on $100 bill9/14/2014
  Q: I have a 2006 100 bill with ink stains covering about a third of the reverse side of the bill. The ...
  A: Diana: I'm not convinced from the photo that it is an inking error. The ink is normally the same ...
statehood quarters misprints9/13/2014
  Q: i have a south Dakota coin with a misprint it has 2 pics of Washington and the date is 2013 weird ...
  A: Randy: Without photos, too hard to tell what you may have. Based on your limited description, I'd ...
1984 T aluminum penny9/2/2014
  Q: question? I too have a 1984 D aluminum. government mistake penny. So.....now where to prove this. ...
  A: Linda: It's likely an unplated zinc planchet rather than an aluminum cent. The planchets are ...
1981 Twenty Bill8/28/2014
  Q: I have a 1981 Twenty bill with no serial numbers or seals on the front. How do I know if it is ...
  A: Kris: From the photo attached, it looks like it may be a genuine error, and could d be worth ...
penny both copper and silver sides8/27/2014
  Q: I have a 1956 penny in which the face side is copper colored and the feather side is silver colored. ...
  A: Marco: Hard to answer w/o photos, but likely altered. Sometimes people try and fool you into ...
1991 Lincoln cent strike error8/16/2014
  Q: Mr. Fern. I have a 1991 Lincoln cent which has a slanted "1" or "I" between the "O" and "D" in ...
  A: Joe: Sorry, thought I answered this question. From the photo, it doesn't look like a portion of a ...
value of silver certificate8/10/2014
  Q: I have a 1957 series silver certificate. the serial number is R08801439A. it has a blue seal. It is ...
  A: Donna: This series of the one dollar silver certificate is quite common. They sell for $3 to $4 in ...
liberty twenty dollar mcmv118/8/2014
  Q: I would like to know if it is worth any thing
  A: Marilyn: If you have a real $20 U.S. gold coin, yes. At the recent value of a troy ounce of gold, ...
(3) 1 dollar denomination bills miscut8/1/2014
  Q: Good afternoon, I received these 3 bills at my restaurant a while back and i was wondering where ...
  A: Linda: There is a strong possibility they are NOT errors. You don't say what the reverse of the ...
quarters7/29/2014
  Q: I got a quarter the size of about a nickle in change the other day and was curious about it. It ...
  A: Tanya: Without a photo or more specifics, it is hard to say what you may have. Weight is the key. ...
1997-1998 GOLD PENNY7/25/2014
  Q: I HAVE A 97 AND 98 GOLD LOOKING PENNYS THE GOLD IS DIFFERENT ON EACH AND YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE ...
  A: Peggy: You could have a zinc planchet with a different plating metal mix, or it could be plated ...
Silver looking 1985-D penny7/22/2014
  Q: I found this penny at work, looked at it all day to see if it has any paint, marks and I even ...
  A: Sherina: From the supplied photos, looks like you may have a cent struck on an un-plated zinc ...
194/ ? error?6/25/2014
  Q: Foun a 194/ wheat. Error or damage
  A: William: You're wise enough to know that things that can appear to be an error or variety are not. ...
1925 peace dollar6/22/2014
  Q: I was going through some of my grandmothers old closets and found a 1925 peace silver dollar. Just ...
  A: Tosha: The upside, your coin, if real, contains about 3/4 troy ounce of pure silver. The U.S. Peace ...
1889 Indian head error? extra 8 or S6/22/2014
  Q: Ibwas going though my collection today and found this .. I have tried but can not find anything like ...
  A: Kayla: Based on photo supplied, my best guess is that it is damaged, and not a mint error/variety. ...
i have a quarter with a dime imprinted perfectly6/7/2014
  Q: the heads side is just a regular 1965 quarter with no sign of a misprint in it turn it over to what ...
  A: Bradley: From your photo, it is likely that your coin is not an error, but altered by hollowing out ...
2$ bills bicentennial6/6/2014
  Q: we have several sets of 2$ bills, all stamped over a US State stamp on April 13, 1976 all stamped in ...
  A: Mark: You didn't say what you were interested in knowing about the $2 notes, but I'd guess it's how ...
Wartime Nickel 1943-S struck on a copper-nickel planchet?6/5/2014
  Q: Good afternoon, I have a Wartime Nickel 1943-S which seems to be struck on a copper-nickel planchet ...
  A: Roberto: To start with, the weight, diameter and thickness are key. Compare your coin to a "normal" ...
penny6/1/2014
  Q: I have a penny with no rim and just the out line of Lincoln and nothing else on either side, can you ...
  A: Valahree: Without a photo, or the weight, thickness and diameter of your coin it is too difficult ...
Paper currency value5/22/2014
  Q: I'm looking to start a collection of paper notes that are graded, and I dont have the red book yet. ...
  A: James: The equivalent currency book is "A Guide Book of United States Paper Money" (Official Red ...
Strange colored pennies5/19/2014
  Q: I have 2 pennies that odd colors from a normal penny. One is a 1982 and the other is a 1992. I have ...
  A: Blaine: From your photo, these appear to be real. The "yellowish" cent is a improperly mixed ...
1963D penny5/19/2014
  Q: I am writing in relation to a question you answered on 1/5/08. I also have a 1963D penny and it ...
  A: Sheila: Key again is weight. Possible it's plated (outside of mint) or an improper metal mix, i.e., ...
ERROR $1 BILL5/17/2014
  Q: I HAVE A $1 BILL WITH THE SEALS AND THE SERIAL #'S ON THE BACK - I BELIEVE THIS TO BE CONSIDERED A ...
  A: Beverly: The signatures are correct. Currency dates do not match the actual print time. From ...
Misprinted quarter5/16/2014
  Q: I have a 1995 quarter solid copper on the edge with no ridges and nickel on the surfaces I don't ...
  A: Alayna: Most likely an altered coin. Key is to compare weight and diameter with a "normal" clad ...
2000 South Carolina planchet error5/8/2014
  Q: This coin only has Washington's head and only a shadow of all the other copy. The edges are perfect. ...
  A: Sheila: A filled die is the result of a foreign substance, grease, grime, dirt, etc., getting on ...
Half dollar missprint5/1/2014
  Q: My sister has a half dollar she has asked me to see if I could find information on. Her mother ...
  A: Sarah: Your coin is a "magic coin" used to trick people when you guess heads or tails, for they ...
1976 Keneddy Half Dollar - One Star did not print4/23/2014
  Q: Question Dear Mr. Fern, I appreciate you taking the time to look at my question. In 1976 I received ...
  A: Don: Pictures always help. Based on your limited description, I'd say you likely have a filled die ...
contonintal currency4/21/2014
  Q: I have a contantial currency coin and I was wondering if u could help me figure out if its real or ...
  A: Beverly: The key to determining what you may have is to determine the metal composition, weight, ...
war nickel errors4/17/2014
  Q: I recently purchased a 1943 D war nickel.I noticed a few errors i am not too sure about.there is ...
  A: Fred: You don't indicate the grade, but I'm guessing it's minor in nature as far as the errors. If ...
1990 Lincoln no s4/9/2014
  Q: My husband recently passed away. He was a collector. I found a 1990 Prestige set, a 1990 Mint Proof ...
  A: Christine: You guessed right. You have a common circulation strike cent. The no mint mark coin in ...
1969s Lincoln cent4/5/2014
  Q: I have a 1969s Lincoln cent and it has some unique errors on the front the outline of Lincoln's head ...
  A: Brad: Looks like it may be struck through filled dies. A filled die occurs when grease, dirt and ...
Tennessee Quarter4/4/2014
  Q: I just wanted to inquire. My room mate just pointed out to me |I may have a misprinted 2002 ...
  A: Coline: I think you have a normal coin. From: http://wiki.answers.com "The U.S. uses what's ...
2002 US dime3/19/2014
  Q: I found a dime in 2003 that was in circulation that has no silver or whatever is supposed to be ...
  A: Vicki: Hard to say without a photo or the weight and thickness of your coin. Could be real, and ...
Confederate currency replicas3/19/2014
  Q: Do the replicas of Confederate money have any value?
  A: Mandy: Not much. Many are duplicated and sold in packs for "educational purposes". People ...
washington quarter error?3/14/2014
  Q: i found a 1990 p washington quarter that has some doubling and an area on the reverse that is ...
  A: Fred: Without a photo, hard to say. Could be real, could be damage. Try these sites. Site with ...
united states of America liberty silver draped bust coins3/14/2014
  Q: I have 5 silver looking large coins dates as follows 1791, 1798, 1800, 1801, 1804 with United States ...
  A: Tammy: Your coins are likely replicas. As a replica, it has no numismatic value. Depending on metal ...
1996 D Penny3/10/2014
  Q: The nose on this coin caught my attention. Would this be considered an error or damaged coin? If ...
  A: Kim: Kind of hard to call. One photo looks like damage, the other looks like a foreign object ...
1913 S Lincoln Penny3/8/2014
  Q: Fern, I was going through my penny jar the other day and found this wheat penny. A 1913 S! My ...
  A: Sharlene: From your photos, the coin appears to be a normal 1913-S cent in very good condition. The ...
question on value of a double die nickel3/7/2014
  Q: I have a 2012 nickel that has doubling on the 2&0 and a little on the word liberty. I took it to a ...
  A: From the photo, there is a very strong chance the doubling is flat strike or machine doubling. Many ...
indian head error3/5/2014
  Q: this coin seems to be an error. particularly, there looks like another # between the 1889 and ...
  A: Carol: The attached photos do not enlarge well, but from what I see, the coin appears damaged, and ...
Wedding gift - Coin years3/4/2014
  Q: I am not a coin collector, but my fiancé has shown interest in it, and has a few coins that he ...
  A: Kiley: None of the dates you gave are rare, or even scarce. In the cent category, all should be ...
Lincoln penny with no readable date2/28/2014
  Q: I am cataloging some coins for a friend in order to prepare for a possible sale. In doing this I ...
  A: Roger: From your description, and photo, it appears you have a filled die struck coin. A filled die ...
Repost 2003 misprint penny2/25/2014
  Q: My penny is from 2003 and on the front of the penny about half (give or take a little) of it is ...
  A: Andrew white: Based on the photos supplied, and no other data relative to weight, thickness, ...
1921S Silver Dollar2/25/2014
  Q: Would this coin be considered error or damage? In particular the grooves in the S in states, the ...
  A: Kim: Based on attached photos, no error, in my opinion. Dings, or damage, and harshly cleaned. End ...
Mckinley Dollar2/25/2014
  Q: I have an old silver dollar, the back side is definitely a Morgan silver dollar, The front has been ...
  A: Larry: I'm not familiar with your piece, but I can at least let you know about my past dealings ...
1997 quarter2/24/2014
  Q: I have a 1997 quarter that is smooth on the edge and has a very deep and sharp rim compared to a ...
  A: Tom: With no photos, and your limited description, I'd guess you have an altered coin. The key of ...
1862 Indian Head error?2/23/2014
  Q: not sure if this is an error or not. please help. thank you
  A: Carol: Not an error. Damaged coin. From the attached photos, your coin appears to have been ...
1886 indian head penny error?2/21/2014
  Q: i have no idea what to make of this coin. not sure what to make of the front and the back is as ...
  A: Carol: From the attached photos, your coin appears to have been altered, by grinding it down after ...
1863 indian head penny2/18/2014
  Q: this penny is thinner and lighter than normal and the reverse seems to be messed up. is this a mint ...
  A: Carol: From the attached photos, you appear to have a mint error. Based on date and condition, the ...
1846 large cent penny2/17/2014
  Q: I have what seems to be a 1846 large cent I picked up for a buck just because it looked different, ...
  A: Jack: From the limited description and measurements, I'd say it was altered by tapping the edge of ...
Exonumia2/1/2014
  Q: Ronald I asked about this token awhile ago, and you recommended that I attach pictures. I couldn't ...
  A: James: This is likely a generic token, about the size of a quarter, similar to arcade tokens like ...
Indian Head Pennys1/27/2014
  Q: I have recently acquired this penny and was wondering if it was an error coin. Thank You
  A: Stewart: Based on the attached photos, your coin is not an error, but post-strike damage, happening ...
1969S1/24/2014
  Q: Is this considered DDO error? If so what would be the estimated value. 2 pics should be ...
  A: Kim: No, based on the photo, I'd say it's strike doubling, and not die doubling. This type of ...
misaligned $50 bill1/17/2014
  Q: I have a $50 bill that looks like it was misaligned toward the top when printed. It is dated 2004 ...
  A: Karen: Your bill has no added value as an error. The bill appears circulated. As a star note, it ...
1990 penny1/15/2014
  Q: The penny weighs 2.5g yet where it isn't covered in green stuff it appears to be more of a nickel or ...
  A: Kim: Not an error. Damage caused likely from being buried....chemical reaction. What you see is the ...
Off Center 1995 Penny1/14/2014
  Q: I have a 1995 D off center penny. It's more off center than usual so I guessed maybe it's value ...
  A: Rudy: Based on the photo and description, what you have is a misaligned die struck coin, not an off ...
Barber Quarter die clash1/12/2014
  Q: I have a 1901 Barber quarter in VG condition with a misaligned die clash on the obverse showing two ...
  A: Gene: Got the photo okay. Downloaded it and looked at image magnified. Can't see the "U", is it ...
1990 penny with no mint mark, circulated.1/2/2014
  Q: I've been researching about this penny and I can't seem to get a straight answer, and I was hoping ...
  A: Lauren: Over 6 billion coins were struck for this mint. No mint mark indicates it was a business ...
folded and printed corner12/31/2013
  Q: I own a fresh, but slightly wrinkled, 1995 dollar bill with a single-fold and printed lower ...
  A: Jerry: Bills are printed in sheets of 32 notes and in three phases. Obverse print, reverse print, ...
Misprinted Quarter12/21/2013
  Q: I have a quarter that is stamped with eagles on both sides no face there is no date but The coin is ...
  A: Debbie: It is impossible for a modern day coin to have been struck with two heads or two tails. The ...
1998 D idk what to call it penny12/20/2013
  Q: at a glance, it looked the same thickness as any other penny. But at a closer look of the outer rim, ...
  A: Vanessa: My understanding of the minting process leads me to believe that it is most likely an ...
Mis-struck penny12/16/2013
  Q: Fern, I have a penny that I believe is mis-struck. It is smooth on both sides but there is a piece ...
  A: Cheryl: With no photo, hard to say, but from your description, you likely have a major off center ...
2009 series $1 bills12/5/2013
  Q: I have four $1 bills, next-to uncirculated, near-mint condition, with consecutive serial numbers. ...
  A: Terry: Not much, unless they have unusual serial numbers. As a group, you might get a couple of ...
1921 Morgan Dollar Lettering Error on Reverse11/27/2013
  Q: I have a 1921 Morgan Dollar, which I got from a family member, that had sat in a Whitman book for ...
  A: Matt: Likely a clogged or filled die. This type of error results from gunk, grime, grease, getting ...
1980 D quarter error11/22/2013
  Q: I have a 1980 D quarter that has a bump on the front of the quarter right on the temple of his head ...
  A: Richard: Without a photo, or more of a description, it is hard to pinpoint what you may have. It ...
1971 liberty penny11/21/2013
  Q: Above the. Word liberty it looks like a bridge above the liberty and I can't find mint mark anywhere
  A: Debby: Without a photo, or more of a description, it is hard to pinpoint what you may have. It ...
Lincoln Penny Error11/4/2013
  Q: I have come across a Lincoln penny that has an error. That I believe is not even explained on the ...
  A: Keith: With the information and photo (2 of the reverse attached with the question) you provided, I ...
1956 silver penny10/28/2013
  Q: We have a silver wheat penny from 1956 wanted to know if you could tell me more about it. It looks ...
  A: Robert: Photos help to identify what you may have, but the real key is weight, diameter and ...
Weird Nickel10/22/2013
  Q: I inherited my fathers small coin collection year ago and just recently started looking into what he ...
  A: Cheryl: From photo, looks like glue. Sometimes people try and fool you into thinking you have a ...
Observed on both side of penny10/14/2013
  Q: I have a penny (1970 s) with observed on both sides of the penny. Has any penny ever been found like ...
  A: Jeff: Without more detailed description or a photo, I can only guess what you have. Likely it is a ...
How do I leave feedback, please?10/9/2013
  Q: You were very prompt and thorough in answering my question yesterday and I cannot find where to ...
  A: Kim: Go to the "Thank/rate the expert" button and click. You are allowed to rate four areas of the ...
$100 bill, 1929 Federal Reserve bank of Chicago10/8/2013
  Q: I have a $100 bill that appears to be in very good condition with one off-center vertical crease, ...
  A: Kim: From Old Currency Buyers: "Series of 1929 one hundred dollar national bank notes have ...
1972 US Quarter; DoubleStamped9/30/2013
  Q: I have a 1972 D Mint Quarter and on the "In God We Trust" the "GOD WE" is very obvious to the naked ...
  A: Kristine: Without seeing the coin or looking at photos, it's hard to tell you if you have a real ...
coin9/29/2013
  Q: 1930-s double eagle gold clad tribute prf gem proof gold wt:31 mg series#3571466 ...
  A: Karen: Not coined by U.S. Mint, but a private one. Quantity struck, not controlled. Gold plating ...
Connecticut state quarter misprint9/28/2013
  Q: I have a Connecticut state quarter that when you flip it over the tree is 90 degrees off. It faces ...
  A: Ed: You sound like you have a Connecticut state quarter with a rotated reverse of 90 degrees. ...
Error penny9/25/2013
  Q: I have a 1982 penny that is oval shaped and about the size of a nickel, although it is copper. It is ...
  A: Gabe: I really need photos or see the coin to make a proper evaluation. Based on your limited ...
2000 Maryland Quarter9/25/2013
  Q: I have a Maryland States Quarter with missing clad reverse, this I understand. What i do not ...
  A: Ron: Only one photo was attached to your question. Normal clad quarter has a dia. of 24.26 mm, and ...
1892 Robert E Lee Morgan dollar9/17/2013
  Q: I have an 1892 silver Morgan with Robert E Lee engraving. It is guessed to be done by George T ...
  A: Samuel: Based on the photos provided, I'd say it is almost certain you have a fantasy piece, as no ...
10 dollar bill9/14/2013
  Q: I have a 1985 series ten dollar bill in uncirculated condition that has a cutting error and a third ...
  A: Mary: Looks like a nice double error. Likely worth $300 to $500 to an interested collector. Bills ...
error penny9/11/2013
  Q: I have an very interesting error penny in my possession, and looking online I think it may be one of ...
  A: Laurie: Based on the attached photo, I'd say you have a normal cent that had glue applied and stuck ...
Value of My Coin?9/11/2013
  Q: I have what I think to be a Coronet Type (Young Head) Large Cent from 1853. Can you please tell me ...
  A: Amanda: The 1853 date on a Large Cent is fairly common. Condition is important in establishing the ...
US silver dollar9/6/2013
  Q: What would the current value of a 1896 silver dollar be? Seems in good condition.s6pk
  A: R. Hartman: 1896 is a common date for Morgan Dollars in lower grades. Look on the back of the coin ...
Strange Penny9/2/2013
  Q: I have a 1983d penny that appears to be unplated. I've found many examples of unplated 1983d ...
  A: Copper plated zinc cents, struck since 1982, are known to have been struck without the copper ...
photos8/16/2013
  Q: Ronald Fern: Thank you for the suggestion about drop letter. I have sent three photos from an old ...
  A: Jerry: No photos. Dropped letters can bring up to $25. Sometimes you can think you have a real ...
odd dime ??8/14/2013
  Q: i came across a vary odd dime today at work. the dime has a copper look to it on the heads side ...
  A: Robert: From the photos, it looks like it could be a real error dime, and worth up to $75, ...
pennies8/13/2013
  Q: I have a few pennies that I have questions on First are the three of the 1990's and the 1996 also ...
  A: Walter: Photos hard to distinguish whether they are real errors or not. Coins with rings likely ...
Penny with the horse shoe on it.8/12/2013
  Q: I just reviewed the penny with the horseshoe imprinted on it. Thought it would be neat to share, ...
  A: Laura: No photo attached to the question, but your piece is likely counter-stamped after it left ...
1979 / 1997 two headed quarter8/12/2013
  Q: This past weekend, my daughter was going thru the change in my car and found a double headed ...
  A: Eric: It's 99.9999% likely it has been altered after it left the mint. Two quarters were ground or ...
Quarter Coins with smooth edge8/12/2013
  Q: In January 2012 you field a question from Steve...about a 1964 quarter with a smooth edge. I have ...
  A: Robert: OK. Same answer as before. Without a photo, or the weight, it is impossible to give an ...
$100 bill8/10/2013
  Q: I have a $100 dollar bill dated 1969 that does not have in God we trust on the back. Is it worth ...
  A: Pat: Based on the information you provided, it is difficult to value your note. The date and series ...
1998-p Quarter8/7/2013
  Q: My daughter came home today with coins she proudly found on the beach. Upon showing me the coins, ...
  A: Theresa: Looks real from photos supplied. Key is weight, diameter and thickness of coin. P mints ...
Wheat penny with heads and tails on one side8/6/2013
  Q: Ronald, Can you help me with this coin? It is a wheat penny with the head and tail stamped on the ...
  A: Irene: With no photo, hard to say for sure, but there's a good chance you have a "man-made error" ...
Error dime8/5/2013
  Q: I have a 1991 (P) dime that has a hole punched through it. It looks like a mis-struck coin (as ...
  A: Ray: Hard to say with the photos you provided. Could be an error, altered, or damaged. Altered or ...
mismarked error8/4/2013
  Q: i have a one dollar bill series 1981 with an A mint mark on it. The serial number is missed printed ...
  A: Richard: From your description, this sounds like a sheet misalignment error. They happen from time ...
1988 quarter8/1/2013
  Q: i have a 1988 D quarter with the front normal and the back is copper?
  A: Sean: Without knowing the weight and thickness of your piece, it's hard to say what you have. It ...
Twenty dollar bill7/29/2013
  Q: My question concerns a Series 2006 twenty dollar bill which I received from the bank. The back of ...
  A: Kim: Without a photo, hard to say, but my bet would be it's been altered, and not a real error. The ...
Presidential Commemorative Medallion7/26/2013
  Q: Ronald My wife's grandfather has a Presidential Commemorative Medallion. It shows Abraham ...
  A: Nick: With no photos, size, metal composition, etc., it is impossible to make an accurate reply. I ...
Kennedy half dollar7/22/2013
  Q: I have a Kennedy half dollar which appears to be perfect in EVERY respect except one......It is ...
  A: Chuck: Sorry. Likely 99.9999% altered. Die shafts are different diameters. Two reverse dies could ...
1968 s penny7/22/2013
  Q: I found a 1968 S penny with an engraving of rhode island above the date and in the engraving is the ...
  A: Tanya: These are novelties made by a private source after the coin was struck. They are considered ...
1981 Copper penny with "sterling" imprinted on it7/18/2013
  Q: I have a 1981 cooper penny with the word "sterling" imprinted (kind of lopsided) on each side of the ...
  A: Janice: Likely altered outside the mint, No added numismatic value. Sometimes you can think you ...
Exonumia7/17/2013
  Q: I have a token that I can't find anywhere! It is an American Eagle Brass Token. I have found many on ...
  A: James: With no photo, hard to say. Likely common, similar to "NO CASH VALUE". The "5" may refer to ...
1988-A one dollar bill "Repeater"7/17/2013
  Q: I want to know the value of a 1988-A one dollar bill that has a repeating serial number. The number ...
  A: Nathan: This is a limited currency collecting area, even more so with a certified or 3rd party ...
NRA classic collectors series7/3/2013
  Q: I have a NRA coin the whitetail deer. My question is not how much it worth but the background. What ...
  A: Lizzy: Tried to look for an answer, because I wasn't familiar with the piece. First, it is a token ...
Regarding 1955 lincoln cent mo mint mark7/1/2013
  Q: I recently was afforded the opportunity to cherry pick some wheat cents . I came across a 1955 ...
  A: Ralph: In the 1950's and 60's, many of the coin dies were overused and die deterioration in the ...
trade token6/30/2013
  Q: I found a Canby Pioneer Tavern token,I have been tring to determine when and where the saloon was ...
  A: Mark: I'm not familiar with your token, but found several links for you to explore. Seems token ...
1980 Quarter sounds different and weighs less.6/30/2013
  Q: So I have a 1980 quarter. I've collected coins enough to know if there is an odd sound in the change ...
  A: Kyle: Reeding apparent? Weight not that far off. If a dull sound, could be counterfeit. Don't think ...
Die doubling.6/26/2013
  Q: I wanted to know if my coin is a doubled die.
  A: Darrick: Based on photos provided, it is possible the coin is a doubled die. You didn't provide a ...
1854 Penny6/25/2013
  Q: I hate to ask this question but this 1854 penny I'm looking at actually has One Cunt printed on it. ...
  A: Barb: This is an altered coin, and it has no added numismatic value. The "E" was reworked into a ...
Misprinted 1974 dollar bill6/21/2013
  Q: My husband found a 1974 dollar bill today. It's in really good condition and then I noticed that it ...
  A: Carmey: No, only a $1. For it to be considered a collectible cutting error, part of an adjacent ...
1981 state penny collection6/20/2013
  Q: I saw your answer from 2010 about a 1975 state penny collection. I found a set of 1981 state penny ...
  A: James: These have no real collector value, as all are altered coins, having the stamp added outside ...
error coin--dime6/19/2013
  Q: Good afternoon, sir. I have a dime with the next to the last number on the date unclear and the ...
  A: Daniel: Hard to say with no photo. Could be an error, altered, or damaged. Altered or damaged coins ...
1943 Penny6/19/2013
  Q: My mother gave me a 1943 penny and she states it is made of aluminum! Did the US make penny's of ...
  A: Lee: The 1943 Lincoln Cents are 'ZINC COATED STEEL' released only in 1943. There is some value on ...
US coins/flaws6/18/2013
  Q: I have a question about a 1968 dime I found. On the side that has US of A, on it above the O in (of) ...
  A: Jerry: With no photo, hard to give you an accurate answer. Could be real error, or a damaged or ...
1970D Penny - Strange looking "0"6/7/2013
  Q: I found this penny with a strange looking date on it, and I'm not sure if it's pre or post mint, and ...
  A: Mike: Lots of folks think they have an error that turns out to be damage. Your coin falls into that ...
1993 Gold Penny6/6/2013
  Q: we weighed the penny and it comes up slightly lighter than a normal copper one. Is there some way ...
  A: Cyndi: 99.9% chance it's altered. No known "gold" cents struck by mint. Sometimes you can think ...
1998 Lincoln Penny6/5/2013
  Q: I found a 1998 Lincoln Penny in my pocket change. The front of the coin has part of the what is the ...
  A: Robert: From your description, you may have an error, or an altered coin. Altered coins have no ...
1799 dollar coin6/4/2013
  Q: Mr. Fern, I found this coin in my grandmother's jewelery box. She obviously had it mounted and wore ...
  A: Michelle: Weight, diameter, edge design (lettered), all help to establish if your coin is authentic ...
1929 coin6/3/2013
  Q: I have a 1929 Indian head nickel with a woman riding a fish on the back of it. I can not find any ...
  A: Cathy: There is no normal nickel with a reverse like yours. You likely have what is known as a hobo ...
Error on one dollar bill?6/2/2013
  Q: Mr. Fern, My wife and I have a fairly extensive coin and currency collection that came to us from ...
  A: Ken: Many people keep (hoard) coins and currency that seemingly have little to no collector value. ...
rare coin5/29/2013
  Q: Fern, My inquiry is about a rare 1804 Liberty dollar, United States coin. What can you tell me about ...
  A: Evan: 1804 $1 is quite rare. If you have one, it is likely a replica. It is well known as being ...
Selling U.S. silver coins5/27/2013
  Q: Fern I have some Liberty Standing half dollars and some B. Franklin halves I wish to sell. The ...
  A: Janet: Most common date silver coins bring melt value or a bit more. Prices fluctuate with the ...
illinois quarter5/27/2013
  Q: I have a illinois quarter that has no ribbed edge and was wondering if is was worth anything or if ...
  A: Casey: The "key" to answering your question lies with the weight, diameter, and thickness of your ...
"Iron Bridge" souvenir coin 18925/26/2013
  Q: Fern, My father had a small coin collection and in going through it recently, I found an aluminum ...
  A: Drusie: I'm not an expert on these pieces. I did find a reference for the bridge. See: ...
currency error5/26/2013
  Q: I have a 1977 $5.00 bill with a printing error. The green seal and serial number are partially ...
  A: Lori: Your bill appears to fit the general rule for a collectible error. Without a photo, or ...
National Bank Note Value5/25/2013
  Q: I recently came across a $10 note issued by the First National Bank of Biggsvile (blue seal). I am ...
  A: Margaret: I have limited knowledge of the large currency area, but you may find added information ...
gaming tokens5/25/2013
  Q: Fern, how are you,my name is Robert and i would like to know if you have any expertise in LAS VEGAS ...
  A: Robert: Casino silver strikes. Many "Silver Strikes" are of the $10 denomination and are 42mm in ...
1977 1 dollar bill5/21/2013
  Q: I have a 1977 1 dollar bill with a fold starting half way up the left side of the front of the bill ...
  A: Rhonda: Condition is important. Without a photo, hard to give an exact value. Error note likely ...
colorized quarter5/21/2013
  Q: I read a statement you had written in to someone. (Searched google) about a 2000 colored mass ...
  A: Saba: Normal mint struck quarters colorized by private firms for profit. Not a mint product. ...
$1 ERROR NOTE5/12/2013
  Q: My friend found this $1 note in her register till,and knowing I have sold some errors on ebay wanted ...
  A: Keith: Note appears to be in very circulated condition, with folds and stains. This will affect ...
1886 0, Morgan,5/9/2013
  Q: Found this Morgan, awhile back, 10+ years, has busted die mint mark, coin in good shape only, has Q ...
  A: Leland: I don't believe it to be a major VAM variety. You don't say which book you saw it listed ...
Zinc penny5/4/2013
  Q: I have a 1980 penny that is shiny silver in color. No copper cladding and does not stick to magnets. ...
  A: Ryan: One of the keys to establishing what type of cent you have is to look at the specifics. A ...
2004D DDO Cent File#0297A5/2/2013
  Q: Sir, How are you? I just found a Cent thats not listed online as yet on CCoins.A 2004D showing DDO ...
  A: Beck: Glad to see you are still active in DD search. Unfortunately, this is machine doubling and ...
coin 1853 dollar cailf gold4/27/2013
  Q: I am trying to find the value of a coin dated 1853 cailf gold. I have looked a picture's of other ...
  A: Lynn: What you most likely have is a token rather than a coin. The actual coins are quite scarce ...
Backside quarter gone4/27/2013
  Q: Whatcha think ron ? Someone altered it ?
  A: Jacob: I'm 99.9% sure you have an altered coin. I know of no minting process that could cause an ...
Unknown American Duds4/25/2013
  Q: Have to start off that I had an uncle contact me about some coins he bought and knew I had books on ...
  A: Kat: These appear to be crude imitations, likely from China. This country has had a large increase ...
Do I have an error coin? Need your help!4/24/2013
  Q: I found this 1977 D dime that seems to be blank on the back side-it is completely smooth but if you ...
  A: Lisa: I'm 99.9% sure you have an altered coin. I know of no minting process that could cause an ...
Replica Fugio Coin4/24/2013
  Q: I found this coin around 15 years ago. It is clearly marked "copy" on both sides so I know it is a ...
  A: Bob: First, 1776 was never used on the "original" Fugio cents. Your piece is likely worth about $10 ...
2004 dime4/24/2013
  Q: Ron, I have a 2004 p dime and the back is discolored and has a line around where this color is. I ...
  A: April: Photos indicate the coin is only discolored, and likely not a mint error. No added value. If ...
1982 P Lincoln Cent Zinc Error4/21/2013
  Q: I have a 1982 zinc Lincoln cent with what seems to be a date error. The "1" and "9" are struck very ...
  A: Neil: With no photo, hard to say. Likely a filled die. A filled die occurs when grease, dirt and ...
error coin4/17/2013
  Q: How do I go about authenticating an error coin ?
  A: Gary: Several grading services provide authentication for error coins. Conditions and fees vary. ...
1968-s error DD lincoln cent4/17/2013
  Q: I recently bought a 1968 mint set containing an error s-lincoln cent. Enclosed are pictures. Is this ...
  A: Gary: I'm guessing likely yes. The photos did not come attached to your question. There are no ...
1877 silver dollar4/14/2013
  Q: I have an 1877 trade dollar. It has been modified at some point in time, to open, and attached to ...
  A: Donald: You likely have what's known as an "opium dollar" or a "coin box". In the 19th Century, ...
xtra lip area4/12/2013
  Q: Ron, I came across this dime 1990, with raised area, the nose has a spike like area, the lower lip ...
  A: April: Likely a minor die clash, where the obverse and reverse dies came together without a blank ...
1999 coin4/11/2013
  Q: Ron, I hope these pictures help, this coin appears to have an extra around the mint. Thanks, April
  A: April: The extra "P" is flat field, or machine doubling. It is not a double punched mintmark. In ...
extra leaf4/9/2013
  Q: Ron, I came across this 62 quarter and it appears to have an extra leaf in the area above the mint ...
  A: April: I do not see any distinct doubling in the areas you referenced in the photo. I do not ...
1964 quarter4/9/2013
  Q: Ron, Hello, I came across this 64 quarter and it looks like another date was also on this coin. ...
  A: April: I sort of see a curved line that appears struck in rather than raised. It could be a minor ...
5 dollar bill misprint 19954/7/2013
  Q: Good afternoon, I was wondering if you could help me identify the type of error and the approximate ...
  A: Dan: Mid to late stage obverse offset on reverse of bill. Appears to be in AU/UNC condition. ...
2003 Missouri State Quarter/no copper visible4/7/2013
  Q: I have a 2003 Missouri State Quarter that appears to have "no" visible copper...? Is it possible it ...
  A: Michael: Yes. Key is weight. Clad quarters weigh 5.67 grams (0.182 troy oz). Compare the coin in ...
57 quarter4/5/2013
  Q: Ron, Hello, I found this 1957 quarter, on the back it has alot of extra, I assume it is silver, as ...
  A: April: Based on the photos provided, my best guess is that solder was added to the reverse of the ...
Scrip3/31/2013
  Q: I have scrip from The Champion Coated Paper Co, Hamilton,OH. It is 5 cents to be used at their ...
  A: Rick: I'm not familiar with this token, but found a $1 one listed on eBay by mike_felts (3720). It ...
mis-stamped coin3/30/2013
  Q: I have a wheat penny from 195? that has been mis-stamped. The wheat appears on both sides and ...
  A: Beth: Sorry to say, you have an altered coin. The "error" was man-made after it left the mint by ...
$20 bill value3/29/2013
  Q: I have a $20 bill, U.S, serial number 00687687, circa 2009, average condition. I was just wondering ...
  A: Robert: A type of currency that is popular with collectors are those with interesting or odd serial ...
1 dollar bill ser# E31673/28/2013
  Q: I have a 1988 one dollar bill. The back side is cut wrong. It's cut high, has lots of room on the ...
  A: David: Your note appears to meet the criteria of an error. Condition and the amount of the error ...
No Washington!!3/28/2013
  Q: I have just bought a lot on Trade Me (NZ) that contains 100 US quarters. While checking for dates ...
  A: Mike: My best guess is that it is a trick coin, where two normal quarters were cut in half to make ...
68 penny3/26/2013
  Q: Ron, Hello, I came across this 1968 penny that has trust doubled and around his entire face area ...
  A: April: I don't see any die doubling. I've attached a photo of a minor doubled die. Most minor type ...
base cud3/26/2013
  Q: Ron, Hello, I have this 1993d penny with the base cud missing. It appears to have no scratches in ...
  A: April: I can't tell from the attached photos, but a base of bust cud would have a raised area from ...
abe has hat3/25/2013
  Q: Ron, Morning, I came across this penny and it looks like abe is wearing a hat, do to a raise in the ...
  A: Dean: Couldn't tell from the photos if the "hat" over Abe is raised or indented. Based on the ...
face doubled3/25/2013
  Q: Ron, I have a 1984 penny and the face area looks doubled. Thanks, Dean
  A: Dean: From the photos, the face doubling likely is machine doubling. For most collectors, it does ...
55 penny3/25/2013
  Q: Ron, Hello, I found this coin which is a 1955 penny, circulated condition, on back it has extra on ...
  A: April: You have a coin with a reverse die break. Quite normal for the date. Lots of coins in the ...
42d penny3/25/2013
  Q: Ron, Hello, I came across this 1942d penny, would this be an error? Never seen this before? ...
  A: April: No. One of the keys to identifying whether you have an error coin is to understand the ...
coin value3/24/2013
  Q: I have inherited a collection of US Twenty Dollar gold coins. The dates of these range however they ...
  A: Michael: Either you have your facts wrong, or the coins may be replicas. The United States $20 ...
misprint quarter3/24/2013
  Q: i have a quarter from 1991 i think i cant really tell because on both sides on the coin its missing ...
  A: Don: A quarter. Your coin has been altered after it left the mint. It is not an error. It appears ...
Odd to me3/23/2013
  Q: Is this something rare its Washington quarter with something else over on the front side I never ...
  A: Anthony: You have an after mint product that was done to promote the past President, James Madison. ...
penny 1987d3/22/2013
  Q: Ron, Hello, I came across this 1987d penny, which appears to have the lib in liberty smaller than ...
  A: April: Don't see the extra line in the head. If raised, could be a minor die break. The difference ...
1943 s ddo steel cent great condition3/22/2013
  Q: Upon my findings within my hoard of wheat cents, I found a 1943 s mint ddo steel wheat cent. There ...
  A: Roland: It is quite unusual for a doubled die coin to have a doubled mint mark. In addition, most ...
1809 real or fake?3/20/2013
  Q: Forgot to attach pic. Would appreciate knowing if this is real or fake?
  A: Charlee: Too difficult to say without other information. The piece looks okay from the photo, but ...
coin values3/19/2013
  Q: My father died and left a "bag" bag of coins. If I take them into a coin dealer, can I trust them to ...
  A: Pam: In all honesty, there are good and not so good people in all aspects of business. To be fair, ...
Error coin nickel3/18/2013
  Q: Good evening. I was recommended to your site from another in reguards to a coin i found. It is a ...
  A: Josh: Based on the attached photo, you likely have a filled die strike. A filled die occurs when ...
misprint penny...3/16/2013
  Q: Okay i also found in my large change jar a 1981 no mint mark penny. It is silver in color perfect ...
  A: Max: Based on photos and weight, I'm guessing you have a plated copper cent. The weight is just ...
misprint nickle...3/16/2013
  Q: What are the chances this 1982d nickel could be copper with no silver coding visable on edges? How ...
  A: Max: Based on the attached photos, I don't believe you have anything special. It appears to be the ...
error coin3/14/2013
  Q: i have a penny. it is a misprint i found in change in the early 1980's. if you look closely at the ...
  A: J.D.: You have a mid-stage brockage. It is caused from a struck coin sticking to the obverse ...
U.S.Half-Dollar Potential Error3/13/2013
  Q: I was looking at this website and I found a question pertaining to a U.S. Half-Dollar with 200 years ...
  A: Megan: Dan Moore of AllExperts answered a similar question awhile back. His reply: "This is one of ...
1883 indian head penny3/10/2013
  Q: I have an 1883 indian head penny. The second 8 is incomplete and looks more like the mirror image ...
  A: Jeremy: Downloaded photo and enlarged it. I believe your coin has the date altered or damaged. It ...
Strike on U.S. large cent3/9/2013
  Q: I would like your opinion whether the date strike on the face of the Liberty Head on the 1844 U.S. ...
  A: Gordon: Downloaded photo and enlarged it. Not sure if you mean area in center of head that's a ...
doubling3/9/2013
  Q: 2nd coin shows some doubling of the rim on the obverse, distortion of Lincoln's facial features; on ...
  A: Dave: See no significant doubling in the photos. The mark you talk of in the last "A" in "AMERICA" ...
?error coins3/8/2013
  Q: I am just starting to collect. I purchased a box of cents from the bank and found 3 possible error ...
  A: Dave: It's best to try and describe the errors you think you have and reference the photo. I'm not ...
error on dollar bill3/7/2013
  Q: I was wondering what the value of a one dollar bill would be that does not have a treasury seal. It ...
  A: Joyce: With no picture, it is hard to say if you have a real error or an altered note. A real note ...
C series Ten Dollar Bill with Upside down flag3/6/2013
  Q: I recently found your reply to another person's enquiry regarding a C series ten dollar bill with an ...
  A: The note has no real value above face unless it is new and Uncirculated. The flag only "appears" to ...
DIME ERROR3/5/2013
  Q: I HAVE A DIME THAT IS STRUCK ON BOTH SIDES LIKE NORMAL, HOWEVER ONE SIDE OF THE DIME IS MISSING THE ...
  A: Joseph: The weight and thickness of your coin is critical in establishing what type of possible ...
Unknown Demopolis trade coin3/4/2013
  Q: I'm really having a hard time finding any information about this coin. Any help would be greatly ...
  A: Frank: While I do not know about this token specifically, a quick search on the Internet revealed ...
stamped coin3/3/2013
  Q: I have a coin that is stamped with 3 number 4s on he bottom left of it. I am a fairly new collector ...
  A: Tanner: From your limited description, most likely done after it left the mint, and would be ...
misprint2/28/2013
  Q: i have a 2000 half struck .us. dime. i have had it cents 2001 and can find any thing on it -$- or if ...
  A: Chad: Hard to say with no photo, but error price guide says $1000 up in UNC condition. I would ...
Faceless dollar2/26/2013
  Q: I also have a faceless dollar, see attached photo I know the history of this bill .It came directly ...
  A: James: Del Monte Note different type error. The renowned Del Monte note is an instance of the more ...
mint design on 1954 s wheat penny2/24/2013
  Q: I would like to know the explanation of why the "s" on my 1954s mint wheat penny looks like it hasa ...
  A: Richard: This is a fairly well known mint mark minor error, sometimes called the "San Jose" cent. ...
1907 twenty dollar USA gold coin2/24/2013
  Q: I dont know anything about this coin, especially a particular mint mark located to the right of ...
  A: Richard: Without the weight, diameter, and thickness of your coin, it is hard to give you an exact ...
1966 mint error dime2/23/2013
  Q: I have found a 1966 dime with a smoth edge it is in good condition all marks are readable with the ...
  A: Rober: The key to answer this question is the weight, diameter and thickness of your coin. It could ...
Wheat penny2/22/2013
  Q: I have about 60 Lincoln Wheat pennies dating from 1882 up. I have 5 dated 1919, two of them don't ...
  A: Elizabeth: In 1919, coins for the U.S. were struck at various branch mints. Denver (D), San ...
series 1950 $20 Bill2/22/2013
  Q: I was handed a series 1950 $20 bill today. Is this worth more than face value?
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, and ...
1980 penny2/21/2013
  Q: I 3have a 1980 penny that appears to be a double die reverse. In "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" It's ...
  A: Randy: Without a photo, it's difficult to give an accurate answer. There are thousands of doubled ...
fold over/cutting error 20.00 bill2/20/2013
  Q: I have a 1993 series folded/cutting error 20.00 bill in excellant condition. I would consider ...
  A: Jim: Twenty's are quite scarce. I'd say you should get from $400 to $750 for the error note. ...
2000 Maryland state quarter2/20/2013
  Q: I found this in my change today,and put a magnet to it and it stuck to it.The mint mark is a D but ...
  A: James: Only certain kinds of metal are attracted to magnets (common examples are iron, steel, ...
1977 $5 bill not completely cut2/19/2013
  Q: I have a 1977 $5 that is not fully cut, the lower right corner, looking at from front has the corner ...
  A: Doug: It sounds like you may have a cutting error. It is often referred to as a "butterfly" ...
Half minted penny/copper back/silver inside2/19/2013
  Q: We found a half minted penny that is copper on the back or tails side of the coin the inside is ...
  A: Theresa Fern Looney and Robert McPeek: Your coin is a "magic coin" made up of two different coins, ...
Misspelled half dollar2/18/2013
  Q: I have a 1972 half dollar, instead of saying " in god we trust" it says " in god we trvst". Can you ...
  A: Hope: Without a photo, it's hard to give an accurate answer, but it's likely altered or damage and ...
Joseph Barr dollars2/18/2013
  Q: I have 100 of these dollars "uncirculated" still in the band from the bank.. Are they worth anything ...
  A: Dave: This seems to be a popular subject, regarding Barr dollars. It was thought that these notes ...
currency2/16/2013
  Q: i have a 20 dollar bill american that a serial numbers that are raised on the bill. is rhis bill ...
  A: Delcelia: Depends on how much off the serial numbers are. If minor, nothing. If it goes into the ...
1983 penny2/14/2013
  Q: Was wondering if you knew anything about a 1983 d penny with a double mint mark? I've searched and ...
  A: Torey: From the photo, it appears you have a machine doubled mint mark. Other features on the coin ...
1993 Jefferson nickle2/13/2013
  Q: I have the above. The front looks perfect with all markings and edge intact however the back is ...
  A: Ted: What does your odd coin weigh compared to a normal coin? How about the thickness? Is there a ...
partially printed 10 dollar bill2/13/2013
  Q: I have a 10 dollar bill that is fully printed on the front, but on the back, only about 3/4 of the ...
  A: Shanda: You don't provide a photo or give the condition of your note, so a best guess as to what ...
Dime with 2 tails2/13/2013
  Q: I have a friend who has a dime he found 25 years ago and has been holding onto it ever since. The ...
  A: Bobby: Your friend's coin is most likely altered by taking two dimes, grinding the fronts off, and ...
Misprint?2/11/2013
  Q: I have been spending alot of time trying to find out about the coin that I have. It is a Liberty ...
  A: Sharon: This design was first struck in 1883. Without a close-up photo of the date, it is difficult ...
1.00 coin2/10/2013
  Q: Ron, Hello, I was looking at my coins today and found this dollar. The nose is wider than normal. ...
  A: April: Thanks for the photos and kind words. It appears like you may have a coin struck with die ...
a us 1985 5 dollar bill2/9/2013
  Q: It has no serial numbers. No little numbers.No seals.Is it worth anything? How much?
  A: Carrie: Hard to say without photo or seeing note. Condition is important. If real, retail would be ...
1967 SMS Kennedy Half Dollar MS662/8/2013
  Q: I'm looking at this coin to purchase thru E-bay at $25.30, but also says to "make offer". Looking ...
  A: Nancy: My personal opinion is not to purchase modern coins, raw or certified, at any price. They ...
worth of U.S.silver coins2/6/2013
  Q: I am trying to sell some 1964 and prior US silver coins. Most are Washington quarters and ...
  A: Bill: It's a matter of time ad trouble. The jewelry stores and pawn shops are at the bottom of the ...
OldCurrency2/5/2013
  Q: My dad gave e $300 worth of old currency in diff denominations. Sold the $5 and $2 bills. I was ...
  A: Sylvia: Sorry you dumped the $100's, as they may have had collector value. If you provide the dates ...
Gold or Copper Quarter?2/3/2013
  Q: I noticed this odd looking quarter in my change today. It is dated 2011, Denver mint, Vicksburg ...
  A: Scott: The key is the weight, but the attached photos tell me it is likely a copper washed quarter. ...
Token2/1/2013
  Q: Is a showcase manufacturing token worth anything? Subject: Industry & Manufacturing Advertising ...
  A: Megan: I'm not familiar with your specific token, but most tokens from this era sell for $10 to $25 ...
photo of faceless dollar bill2/1/2013
  Q: requested copy of faceless dollar bill
  A: Nanet: From the photo supplied, I believe the note was altered after printing, most likely by ...
morgan head1/31/2013
  Q: My grandfather gave me an old morgan head dollar made in1883. He found it in his corn field while ...
  A: Suzannah: The weight, diameter and thickness, along with overall appearance help to confirm if your ...
mint mark s on a 1968 half dollar1/31/2013
  Q: I just received four 1968s us half dollars and 3 have like a bold filled in s for the mint mark and ...
  A: Floyd: Where you don't say if they are normal circulation strikes or proof coins, it is hard to ...
us mint 1979 uncirculated coin set with damage1/30/2013
  Q: Sir, Here are the pictures of my p set,i am curious about the damage to my quarter, there is much ...
  A: Timothy: Damage likely caused by equipment sealing coins in packaging film. I've seen this before. ...
1871 silver trade dollar1/29/2013
  Q: I received in the mail a silver 1871 trade dollar from someone or some place in china...there was no ...
  A: Rowena: The date is a give away. This coin series started in 1873. Your coin is likely a replica ...
82 penny error1/29/2013
  Q: Ron, Hello, I found this 1982 penny, which is dirty and cirrulated condition. My question is the ear ...
  A: Dean: Don't believe it is die doubled. Maybe what is considered to be machine doubling. Does not ...
1984 penny1/29/2013
  Q: ron, I have a 84 penny, which appears to have an imprint on it. Could you give me information on it ...
  A: April: You have what is called a clashed die error. It is a repetitive error. Likely thousands to ...
error coin1/28/2013
  Q: I found a 1973 quater with a bump. The face is perfect but on the tail side is a lump but other than ...
  A: Rae: Not an error, but altered through exposure to heat, causing the clad layer to separate ...
found this coin1/27/2013
  Q: I found this 1985 d mint Lincoln penny in great condition. Upon looking at the coin You will see two ...
  A: Not a second earlobe. Different shape. May be a small die gouge. Likely many with this obverse die ...
1799 Liberty Coin1/27/2013
  Q: I have a coin, 1799 Liberty Coin. I would like to ask if you could verify if it is real or ...
  A: From the appearance of your photo, I'd say you likely have a modern day replica. There are many ...
Value of Coins1/25/2013
  Q: Mr Fern, I have so many coins I do not know what to do. Here are a front and back scan of some of ...
  A: I am not compensated anything for providing the answers to the questions by AllExperts. I do it to ...
1863 Cent1/24/2013
  Q: I found in a group of cents a 1863 that clearly says on the back side, "NOT ONE CENT" I have ...
  A: Clark: Your description, these are tokens, issued by private merchants. These were used for change. ...
pennys silver or steel1/23/2013
  Q: I have 7 pennys that are silver looking or steel , 1943 s 1982 1982 1984 D 1988 D 1992 ?
  A: Victor: The 1943 is a special, one year issue, resulting from a change in copper, due to the war. ...
two headed quarter1/21/2013
  Q: i have quarter 1974d on one side 1980 other side both sides heads is it fake
  A: George: Man-made trick coin. Obverse and reverse dies are different diameters. Impossible for coin ...
error coins???1/18/2013
  Q: can you tell me if this coin is altered or an actual error?
  A: Carla: Altered. Altered coins have no added numismatic value. Sometimes people try and fool you ...
What is the worth?1/15/2013
  Q: I've been doing research on an Indian-Head penny minted in 1907 but haven't found a clear answer. ...
  A: Sean: Based on the photo, coin has extensive wear, scratches, and appears to have been cleaned. No ...
1985 zinc penny1/15/2013
  Q: I have a 1985 penny that is zinc no letter appears under the year. Is it worth anything.
  A: Copper plated zinc cents, struck since 1982, are known to have been struck without the copper ...
1934 10 us dollar bill1/14/2013
  Q: Fern, i have four 10 us dollar bills 1934. they are all crisp, uncirculated unfolded and consecutive ...
  A: Derek: The cutting may decrease the value of your notes. Recent trends in "Coin World" give a ...
JFK/RFK token?1/14/2013
  Q: Mr. Fern can you identify this coin? I have a coin with the profile of Robert F. Kennedy over John ...
  A: It's always best to provide as much information on the item you have when asking a question. A photo ...
1974 penny1/12/2013
  Q: My neighbor has a 1974 penny with the head of Kennedy beside Lincoln's head. Any info on this?
  A: Frankie: I'm familiar with this specific coin. It is one of the more "famous" ones, "Kennedy looks ...
2007 penny1/12/2013
  Q: This one might be a better pic.
  A: b: You're right. Very good photo. Unless more than one show up, it appears that it could be post ...
Appraisal of $20.00 bill1/10/2013
  Q: I have a 1988 $20.00 bill in mint condition. This bill has no serial number. Would like to know how ...
  A: $300 to $500 retail. Bills are printed in sheets of 32 notes and in three phases. The back is ...
1941 penny1/8/2013
  Q: Can you tell me what is going on with this coin it is a 1941 penny. it looks like sand paper. The ...
  A: B: Looks like an altered surface coin,(buried in dirt for a long time, or acid treated). Altered ...
1888 Morgan Silver Dollar MS 63 PLUS1/5/2013
  Q: What is the value of a 1888 Morgan Silver Dollar MS 63 PLUS
  A: Nathan: Coin Prices says between $60 to $75 for a raw coin. Grading, along with date and mintmark, ...
us quater not struck1/5/2013
  Q: I have found what appears to be a US quarter w/ no markins/stampings on either side. If you look at ...
  A: John: Your description indicates that you may have an unstruck coin called a blank planchet. The ...
Is this error $1 note worth anything1/4/2013
  Q: My mother recently received this note as change "stuck" to the back of another crisp $1. It is in ...
  A: Alan: You appear to have a multiple error that is quite scarce. In order for this type of error to ...
1976 $2 error note1/4/2013
  Q: i have been trying for awhile to get some info on this and found some but not quit enough can you ...
  A: Dustin: You have what appears to be a partial reverse on obverse offset error. At least one sheet ...
1940D Lincoln penny1/3/2013
  Q: On the "0" digit, from about the 1 o'clock position to 7 o'clock, the curvature more closely ...
  A: Paul: Your first thought is correct. It is a damaged coin. It has no added numismatic value. The ...
1877 Indian head penny1/3/2013
  Q: I inherited this coin from my grandfather. It has been in a box for as long as I can remember. is ...
  A: Heather: Without knowing the weight, diameter and thickness of your coin, it is difficult to give ...
Paper money1/3/2013
  Q: you where the best rated, so decided to ask you, im from Europe and find banknote and cant realy ...
  A: Attila: Apparently this bank issued currency during the civil war from the state of Florida. I'm ...
One Dollar Silver Certificate 1957A1/2/2013
  Q: I recently came across a 1957 Silver Certificate. I think it is a 1957A. Since The Serial # ends ...
  A: Allan: As with any collectible, condition is important. That being said, the 1957A series is the ...
1966 kennedy half not clad1/1/2013
  Q: I have a 1966 Kennedy half with no copper core visible. The coin has the distinctive silver sound ...
  A: William: Kennedy halves were struck in 40% silver from 1965 to 1970. 1971 Was the first year with ...
Mis-Struck Dime12/30/2012
  Q: I have come across a US Dime which shows no fourth digit, but must be in the range of 2000-2009. ...
  A: Wes: With no photo, hard to say, but it could be struck on a damaged planchet or struck through a ...
Is this a Broadstrike error?12/29/2012
  Q: Its a 1983 D dime I came across. The reverse looks exactly like the obverse, brown tinted and ...
  A: Kyle: No. It is an altered coin called a "spoon" coin. Many were done in prison by inmates. The ...
1964 Aluminum? quarter12/29/2012
  Q: I got change from a store with this seemingly aluminum 1964 quarter. Its edges are pristine and it ...
  A: Trevor: Without a photo, and the weight, diameter and thickness of your coin, it is hard to give ...
postage stamped two dollar bill12/28/2012
  Q: I have a 1976 two dollar bill with a Wyoming bicentennial 13 cent Buffalo stamp postdated July 4 ...
  A: Kimberly: These were issued by various firms as well as post offices throughout the U.S. as ...
One Pound "1878" Morgan Silver Dollar Proof12/27/2012
  Q: i am wonder about what it might be worth, it say it is one full pound of copper, layered with a ...
  A: James: First, not a US Mint product, so not a coin. Made by a private firm (American Historic ...
1916 lincoln memorial12/27/2012
  Q: I also have a 1916 lincoln memorial cent. Is there more than two in circulation? What do you ...
  A: Dave: There were 131,832,627 cents struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1916. It is common. An ...
Morgan dollars12/27/2012
  Q: I am fairly new to coin collecting. I've always heard that you should buy as high of a grade as ...
  A: Zachary: Coins should be collected as a hobby, not as an investment with the idea that tomorrows ...
1972 extra metal?12/24/2012
  Q: I have a 1993 penny that is missing one planchet on the back, It is stamped on the core. It is ...
  A: B: From the photo, it looks like glue may have had an impact on the surface of the coin to make it ...
error's12/22/2012
  Q: I have a 1999 off center penny and a jefferson nickel that is in a I.G.S. case That say's U.S.MINT ...
  A: Gary: Dated, modern off center cents (30% to 80%) retail for about $6 to $10. The IGS Case may add ...
State Quarters12/20/2012
  Q: Ron, I am searching rolls of state quarters to get better at my grading skills. I found a Vermont ...
  A: Ricky: Without a photo, or more of a description, it is impossible to say what exactly you may ...
1843 images12/19/2012
  Q: here are the images of this coin did'nt know I could send it with
  A: Steven: Only one image attached. The one I have looks like an altered piece, one where a normal ...
1843 large 1c12/18/2012
  Q: I have this coin to best explain hold it up to a mirror the image and year etc is pictured ...
  A: Steven: You could have a valuable error or an altered coin. Without a photo or seeing the coin, it ...
1795 silver dollar coin12/16/2012
  Q: i have a 1795 silver dollar coin that i would like to be checked out please see picture of the coin
  A: Chris: Without weight, diameter and thickness of the coin, impossible to say, but likely 99.999% a ...
any value12/16/2012
  Q: I just received a 1981 $20 bill in a store it is in excellent shape for its age. Does it have any ...
  A: Allan: Current retail price for a 1981 $20 note in EF condition is $30, and about $45 for a new CU ...
1929 $100 gold coin certificate12/11/2012
  Q: Can you tell me the value of a1929 $100Gold coin certificate in good condition? The serial # is ...
  A: Luisa: Please check the date of your note. No $100 gold certificates were printed that year. It's ...
Massachusetts copper quarter12/11/2012
  Q: I have a Massachusetts state quarter from 2000 it's a D print. I think it's a Copper quarter but ...
  A: Jonah: From the attached photos, you appear to have a quarter struck on a defective blank. The ...
2004 michigan quarter12/10/2012
  Q: I have a 2004 Michigan state quarter mint mark D it looks like its made of silver but I can't find ...
  A: Josue: The weight of your coin will give you a clue of what you have. Do you see a clad center core ...
Cooper interior of 25 cent12/9/2012
  Q: I have a 1967 quarter with what appears to be a larger cooper core that usual, have you ever heard ...
  A: Sharon: It is impossible to say without knowing the weight of your coin. A "normal" clad quarter ...
2004 starnote 50 dollar note12/8/2012
  Q: Trying to find out where it is made and how much it is worth. Any tips Does fw d in the upper right ...
  A: Zach: As with any note, condition is important. Newer bills have to be CU (Crisp Uncirculated) to ...
1998 wide am silver lincoln cent also larger than the copper one12/8/2012
  Q: I have a 1998 wide AM lincoln cent, it is larger that the other 1998 wide AM Lincoln cent I have, ...
  A: Colleen: The attached photo makes it difficult to say what you have, but the color tells me it is ...
1909 two headed penny12/8/2012
  Q: i recently found a two headed penny on the ground walking home yesterday,, So i took it to the pawn ...
  A: Chris: Take the money and run. There is no "real" two-headed cent, as the obverse and reverse dies ...
lincoln penny error12/5/2012
  Q: I like to buy lincoln pennys and while looking at some that i had i found a 1966 that is stamped on ...
  A: Blas: If it is a legitimate error, it would have to be struck through a revered capped die or a ...
Large one cent?11/24/2012
  Q: We have a liberty one cent no visible mint mark and the date is 183. . . Yes, only three numbers. ...
  A: Dana: Hard to say with no photo, but my best guess is than it is extremely worn. A worn large cent ...
misprint pennies11/23/2012
  Q: I have these pennies i believe are misprints. Will you please answer if correct? A wheat penny 1921 ...
  A: Stephanie: A 1921 cent with no mint mark is not unusual. There were 39,157,000 cents struck that ...
Mis stamped quarter. Date unknown11/21/2012
  Q: I found this going through some change the other day. It looks like it wasn't stamped hard enough. ...
  A: Nick: Photo is poor quality, too hard to establish what you have. Two possibilities exist for real ...
1978 penny11/20/2012
  Q: Ron, I have this 1978 penny and it appears to have high areas on it, almost like a flag imprint. ...
  A: April: The photos tend to verify that you have a damaged coin, and not a mint error. Your piece was ...
double stamped penny11/20/2012
  Q: Ron, I have a penny that was stamped normally, then it looks as though the penny did partially ...
  A: Bob: You don't say if it is a copper or copper plated zinc cent. The condition is important in ...
2007 missprint11/19/2012
  Q: I was going through some pocket change and found a 2007 penny that had no tails side on it I thought ...
  A: Roscoe: Without a photo, hard to confirm what you may have. With that said, based on your ...
2003 D Silver Coin11/17/2012
  Q: I have a 2003 D Silver Penny. No misprint. Just silver. Is this penny legit, misprint? Is it rare or ...
  A: JoJo: Without a photo, or the weight, diameter, and thickness of you coin, it is impossible to say ...
1999 P nickel11/15/2012
  Q: Ron, I discovered this 1999 P nickel, the front appears to be normal just cirrculated condition. The ...
  A: April: Thanks for your question. From your photos and description, it appears that you likely have ...
error printed twenty dollar bill11/15/2012
  Q: I have a $20.00 dollar bill that is misprinted. There is no upper border on the face but the back is ...
  A: Mark: Twenty dollars. While your note is considered collectible, it does not have any added ...
1928 $20 gold clause note11/15/2012
  Q: I have a 1928 gold clause? note. It was printed in Minneapolis. Could you give any information about ...
  A: Okay. Let's go with what you've given me. It appears you have a lightly circulated 1928 Series Star ...
1981 mis-struck dime11/14/2012
  Q: Me and my fiance found a dime from 1981 that seems to have been mis-struck. On the dime itself the ...
  A: Cheyanne: Based on photos and description, you have an altered coin. It has no added numismatic ...
Coins11/13/2012
  Q: I was wondering the value on a couple of coins I have one is a 1919 D copper penny 2 silver walking ...
  A: Melinda: Circulated 1919D cent about $2.00. See: ...
Weird Penny11/13/2012
  Q: I recently found a regular penny that doesn't look quite right. The bottom of the penny is like cut ...
  A: Nick: Based on your description, you likely have an altered coin, done after it left the mint. ...
1943 Quarte flawed obverse11/13/2012
  Q: Fern, I hope you can help me with something. I have a 1943 quarter with a "crack" running in a zig ...
  A: Mark: You have what is called a lamination error. Yours appears to be of the "retained, flap-type". ...
1976 Error Dime11/8/2012
  Q: I stopped myself from spending a dime yesterday, because it seemed a bit peculiar. This funny 1976 D ...
  A: Kevin: The coin, from the attached photo, appears possibly to have been used as a charm. What I ...
barr note11/8/2012
  Q: why is barrs signature on a note from 1963, if he wasn't a treasurer until 1968?
  A: Sharon: From: http://www.ehow.com/info_7735635_significance-dollar-bill-series-1963.html Before ...
Bicentennial Quarter11/4/2012
  Q: I want to know if you have ever come across a bicentennial quarter which has a distinct star press ...
  A: Brian: No. With no picture, hard to say, but likely post mint, where you indicate "press". I'm ...
Doubled die 1958 p Lincoln cent11/3/2012
  Q: Look at the T in trust.
  A: Darrick: Possible, but the only valuable one is identified and shown here: ...
mint error or PMD?11/3/2012
  Q: i have a 1941 wheat penny with some unusual errors/damage.the entire edge looks like its been ...
  A: Fred: Likely, both. Rim is post mint, but reverse looks like an error caused by a foreign object, ...
Currency grading service10/26/2012
  Q: Is Currency Grading & Authentication (CGA) a reliable service? I am interested in a bill ...
  A: Mike: I'm not familiar with this firm, but found a disturbing article about it. See: ...
steel penny error?10/25/2012
  Q: I have a 1943 steel penny.it sticks to a magnet,the 3 is correct,but,it appears the outer coating or ...
  A: Fred: You have a normal 1943 steel cent that has rusted. From Wikipedia: "Because the galvanization ...
1988 $20 bill10/25/2012
  Q: I HAVE A $20 DOLLA BILL FROM 1988 THAT IS MISSING THE SERIAL NUMBER ALSO IS MISSING BOTH SEALS THAT ...
  A: Christian: Sounds like you have an error note that missed the final print operation. Notes are ...
possible rare find10/24/2012
  Q: do you have any knowledge of coins being found with a Rockwell hardness test mark? I have read a ...
  A: Fred: This type of error is relatively scarce. Alan Herbert, error coin expert, identifies this ...
war nickel error10/24/2012
  Q: i have 2 1943 war nickels that were very dirty,so i cleaned them up.on one,i noticed some odd ...
  A: Fred: First, never clean coins, as it can destroy the collector value. I can't tell from the ...
1 cent error?10/22/2012
  Q: My daughter found a 1985 penny. Between the 1 & 9 in the date there is a raise mark in the shape ...
  A: Kevin: I looked at your photos, but can not conclude that your coin is an error. It's possible it ...
dime with copper ring10/22/2012
  Q: I have a dime that was minted in what looks like 1992 or 1993, the last number is hard to read ...
  A: Lori: The normal dimes struck during this period are made of a layered material. The two outer ...
1974 penny10/22/2012
  Q: Ron, I came across this 1974 d, penny, The front has doubling and the date on the nine and the d, ...
  A: April: The photo helped me to identify what you have. It appears you have a late stage capped die ...
1946 penny error10/21/2012
  Q: I was wondering if this was a penny error? It looks like it is wrinkled. I'm not sure if someone ...
  A: Moreen: Took photos and enlarged them. The "wrinkles" appear to over over the design and letters, ...
Canadian 1979 error penny10/20/2012
  Q: Mr. Fern. I have toiled through eBay in the hopes of finding a like specimen of the year and ...
  A: John: I'm not as versed on world coin manufacturing processes, but your photo shows what appears to ...
1909 VDB wheat penny10/20/2012
  Q: I have a 1909 VDB Wheat Penny. There is no mint mark, yet the VDB is on the breast instead of ...
  A: Heather: I took your photo and looked at it under magnification. I believe the date to be damaged ...
Wooden Nickels10/19/2012
  Q: I have a very larg Wooden Nickel collection that was handed down to me. Is there a price guide of ...
  A: Jim: I've had a lot of wooden nickels in my collecting history. All were round or a flat rectangle. ...
Masonic chapter penny10/18/2012
  Q: My husband and I acquired a chapter penny that was mixed in with a box of miscellaneous coins. The ...
  A: Natalie: From http://coinquest.com: "I am not familiar with terminology in Free Masonry, but ...
weight of 72 lincoln cent 2.4g10/17/2012
  Q: i was wondering if you could shine some light my way. i have a 72 lincoln cent that i found by the ...
  A: Bryant: Interesting. Let's compare a Canadian Cent with an American Cent. Based on the below ...
1882 Silver Dollar10/15/2012
  Q: I have an 1882 circulated silver dollar. It is not one of those Carson City silver dollars. What's ...
  A: Bill: Along with the date and condition of your coin, the mint mark also plays a role in ...
2001 penny10/11/2012
  Q: Ron, Hello, I came across this 2001 d penny. I am wondering if the ear appears to be doubled at the ...
  A: April: Based on the photos, cent appears to have a die break at the top of the ear. Could see no ...
Value of uncut sheets10/10/2012
  Q: Greetings: I have a full sheet of uncut 32 $2.00 bills in mint condition. Series 1976. Printed in ...
  A: Anthony: I don't have up to date data of all the date, series, denomination, Federal Reserve Branch ...
1983 'D' Lincoln Penny, DDO10/8/2012
  Q: Fern; Hey, I have come across a 1983 'D' Lincoln Penny, DDO, with strong doubling of ...
  A: John: Can't really see the doubling you speak of from the photo. Based on your description, I'd say ...
$20 Dollar Off Center Bill10/8/2012
  Q: I have this 1977 series $20 dollar bill, and it is off-center on the front. The back appears to be ...
  A: Anthony: Twenty dollars. While your note is considered collectible, it does not have any added ...
1995 D penny10/7/2012
  Q: I have a 1995 D penny and was wondering it had a mistake on it. It looks to me like the circle ...
  A: Dorthy: Based on the photo and description, you likely have what is referred to as a mis-aligned ...
double ear10/6/2012
  Q: I was looking through my coins. I came across this 1984 penny, which appears to have doubling, on ...
  A: April: Can't reply on reverse w/o photo. Front looks like poor copper plating, a problem with the ...
2011 dollar10/6/2012
  Q: I came across this 2011 dollar, It has on the crown, second spike, near eye. It appears to me as a ...
  A: Dean: This looks similar to the first question you asked on the cent. Here, you likely have a coin ...
2007 penny10/6/2012
  Q: I came across this penny and it has nothing to connect the nose to the upper lip. The penny is very ...
  A: Dean: From the photos, it appears to be a coin struck from a polished die. The die was polished to ...
1990 penny10/5/2012
  Q: I have a 1990 penny, which has a raised area on the steps. Is this a fill mark? Oa an error? Thank ...
  A: Dean: You don't indicate if the front side of the coin is normal. Let's say it is. Based on the ...
1969 half dollar10/3/2012
  Q: I came across this 1969 d half dollar, it appears to be doubled around the eagle, but, seems ...
  A: April: Looked at the photos, could not see the doubling or the cud. Coin looks lightly circulated ...
1996 100 bill color shift missing10/2/2012
  Q: Just curious if this is rare and what it might be worth? My husband did verify it was real at our ...
  A: Whitney: I couldn't tell from the photo if your note is an actual error or whether someone removed ...
2007 dime9/30/2012
  Q: My name is Dean, I found this dime and it caught my eye. After looking closely at this coin, I ...
  A: Dean: From the photos and your limited description, it appears you may have a dime struck with ...
error penny 20119/29/2012
  Q: I am new to collecting and came across this coin. One picture does not capture all the errors. It ...
  A: April: Based on the description of your coin, it's a good chance you have an altered coin, done ...
2009 $19/28/2012
  Q: My husband came across this bill. It is still a bit "crisp", but definitely circulated. It has the ...
  A: Christine: Looks like an EF/AU note, with light obverse offset printing (wet ink transfer) to the ...
1908 S IHC @ Odd Wheat Back Penny9/27/2012
  Q: I have an IHC that has a "clash" on the obverse. It a partial "c" on the bridge of the nose that is ...
  A: Steve: The Lincoln Cent is altered, and called a "spoon coin". Many were done in prison by inmates. ...
1945 half dollar -not silver9/23/2012
  Q: I have a 1945 half dollar, it is not silver, it looks like lead or steel, it is in poor condition, ...
  A: Terri: The key is the weight of your coin. Compare it to a normal coin. Is it the same? Based on ...
misprinted hundred dollar bill9/22/2012
  Q: I have a 1996 hundred dollar bill that is misprinted. the lower right on front of bill with color ...
  A: Lori: You don't say what condition the note is in, but it sounds like you may have a small offset ...
2007 penny9/21/2012
  Q: we have a penny that we found that does not have any copper coatting, its looks like silver . just ...
  A: Rene: Sounds like you may have a cent that had the blank miss the copper plating process, and ...
Edges of coins.9/20/2012
  Q: What are the five silver coins that are the exception and don't have reeded edges?
  A: Tanner: Not sure where you got the number of five non-reeded silver coins, assuming you mean U.S. ...
1877 penny9/20/2012
  Q: the penny i have is not the size of a dime. it has the librety face with the headdress on the front/ ...
  A: Gail: You say your cent is NOT the size of a dime. Is it between the size of a dime and a cent? Is ...
1963 penny9/19/2012
  Q: I have a 1963 penny which I know is actually with a few cent more but I was examining it and on the ...
  A: Betty: Without a photo of the area in question, it is impossible to give you an exact answer, but ...
Miss printed $20 bill9/16/2012
  Q: Ronald, attached are pics of the 1981 miss printed $20 bill that I have. I found one on Ebay that ...
  A: Rey: You have an offset print error of medium strength. It would likely have a retail value of $200 ...
1981dollar bill error9/16/2012
  Q: I have a 1981 20 dollar note error. The left eyebrow Jackson is severely extended across his ...
  A: Ryan: Difficult to say without a photo. What is condition of note? Maybe a small board break error, ...
Miscut dollar bill9/15/2012
  Q: I have a 2009 $1 bill with a mis cut I have never seen before. I got it with my change from a gas ...
  A: Johnny: From the attached photos, you have a cutting error. It is considered collectible due to ...
dime/penny9/15/2012
  Q: I have a Roosevelt dime that looks great on the reverse side but on the head side there is a copper ...
  A: JoAnn: Without a photo, or any specifics like weight, diameter and thickness, it is hard to ...
Valuing $5 Bills9/13/2012
  Q: I have a "collection" of 29 $5 bills. All are 1963 series. One is uncirculated/crisp, the others are ...
  A: Sue: Notes in new condition are preferred by collectors. Circulated notes are worth less. There is ...
25 sequential 1976 - 2 dollar bills (8 with cancelled first day of issue stamp)9/13/2012
  Q: I have 25 sequential uncirculated $2 Bills from 1976. The first number in the sequence is 76 and the ...
  A: Sue: Many 1976 notes were specially marketed by various sources to make a profit. Any modification ...
value of $1 misprint9/12/2012
  Q: How Ronald, just wanted to know the value of a $1 bill misprint. Thanks
  A: Shanette: Likely a minor cutting error, and not unique. There are 32 notes on a sheet, and minimum ...
currency9/10/2012
  Q: I have a 1981 double printed 20 dollar bill. The back was double printed front and back. Bill is in ...
  A: Reinaldo: Without a photo, it is difficult to say what you may have. You say the back is double ...
Reversed Coin9/9/2012
  Q: I found a 2004 nickle that has a completely reversed image on the back side. The image on the back ...
  A: Kathryn: I'm not sure what you have from the description you provided. Can you ask a follow up and ...
unstamped dime9/8/2012
  Q: I have a coin that has no front or back .it is the same size and shape as a dime.the color is almost ...
  A: Lewis: Weigh your unstruck coin with a normal struck dime. If brass, likely a world coin blank. If ...
$1 bill misprint9/8/2012
  Q: I found a guy who is selling three different $1 bill that have a misprint. Here is a brief ...
  A: Caleb: Hard to say without photos and knowing condition of the errors. Generally speaking, major ...
$2 misprint value9/7/2012
  Q: I have a 1976 $2 bill and it has a misprint on the front. The misprint is the whole front picture is ...
  A: Cyonna: In order for a bill to have added value as an error, part of the design of an adjacent bill ...
2002 D Louisiana State Quarter, error?9/6/2012
  Q: Mr. Fern, and thank you for making yourself available to this service. I found a quarter that is ...
  A: Kim: The key to answer your question accurately lies with the comparison with the specifics of ...
1987 U.S. penny8/28/2012
  Q: I have a 1987 penny with a Rhode Island state stamp with the letters "RI" inside. I cant seem to ...
  A: Desirae: These are not original mint products. The state stamp was added (punched into) after the ...
1966 copper dime8/27/2012
  Q: I have a 1966 roosevelt dime that appears to have been struck on only the copper layer of the ...
  A: Richard: No. Not common. Likely the blank was punched from the end of the planchet strip, where the ...
nickel stamped on one side only8/22/2012
  Q: I found a nickel stamped on one side only should I see a coin collector
  A: Deborah: Ask a follow up question, and tell me the weight, and thickness compared to a "normal" ...
1975 penny8/21/2012
  Q: i have a 1975 penny with the number "36" stamped across Lincoln's neck area.i've looked online at a ...
  A: Emily: No to both questions, not rare, and not a mistake. Most likely done after coin was struck ...
$1 Silver American Eagle, Uncirculated8/18/2012
  Q: I was curious what a Uncirculated 2001 $1 Silver American Eagle coin is actually worth. I see ...
  A: Dalton: These pieces contain one troy ounce of .999F silver, and normally sell for about $3 to $5 ...
wooden nickels8/18/2012
  Q: I have gotten two wooden nickels and I have no idea what it is (value, or more importantly age, ...
  A: John: Generally speaking, wooden nickels sell for anywhere from about ten cents to a few bucks ...
1996 Quarter with Mis-strike8/15/2012
  Q: I have a 1996-D Quarter with the reverse set at approximately 30 - 35 degree angle of the obverse. ...
  A: Randal: It sounds like you are describing what is commonly called a rotated reverse error. This ...
10 Dollar Bill Misprint8/12/2012
  Q: A while ago I worked as a Pharmacy manager. I came across a $10.00 bill misprint that was sent to my ...
  A: Shawn: The writing and the staple holes reduces the value of the error. This error is a result of ...
panama coins8/11/2012
  Q: I have some 1955 panama coins how can i learn what they made of??? un decimo de balboa written on it
  A: Maxine: I'm not an expert on world coins. These are 1/10th Balboa coins. It appears they are the ...
Error on 50 dollar bill8/8/2012
  Q: I have a uncirculated 50 dollar bill with the reverse image of the front on the back. Front is ...
  A: Don: Photo would help. Value depends on condition, date and strength of the off set print. My best ...
Improperly cut 2007 Roosevelt dime8/7/2012
  Q: Greetings, I was wandering if you could provide any information on this 2007 Roosevelt dime? The ...
  A: Benjamin: Took both photos and downloaded them on my PC, then looked at them under magnification. I ...
miss-printed penny/dime8/6/2012
  Q: I found this coin in my till at work. it was in with my pennies. i noticed it, because it was the ...
  A: Lori: I've answered similar questions like yours before. These are novelty items (man-made, not ...
Silver 1950 penny8/5/2012
  Q: Ron, I saw a post 2 yrs back about a silver 1950 penny. One should not exist from what I read. ...
  A: Jim: Photos can help to identify what you may have, but the real key is weight, diameter and ...
US Penny Error?8/4/2012
  Q: I have just found a penny the size of a very small watch battery. Have you ever seen one before or ...
  A: Paul: This is likely a novelty item, privately made, and not a mint product. It has no added ...
misprinted $208/2/2012
  Q: Mr. Fern, I have a 1928 B $20.00 bill. With no green ink on front (no seal or serial Numbers). There ...
  A: Holly: The error note is quite scarce, but the staple holes, and (unfortunate) teller initials ...
1988A 5 dollar misprint8/1/2012
  Q: Along the left front on the bill is the reverse of the back of the bill, it covers about half of the ...
  A: Terry: The fact it's circulated impacts the value. It sounds like either a small piece of the ...
10.00 error note7/31/2012
  Q: I have two consecutive number 10.00 bills, in absolute pristine condition. Not one fold or blemish ...
  A: Tova: These sell for around $300 to $500 each to interested collectors. Consecutive serial numbers ...
1946 mis stamped penny?7/29/2012
  Q: I have a 1946 penny that on the reverse side (which should have the wheat) is completely blank and ...
  A: Will: Without a picture errors can be difficult to confirm. From your description, my guess would ...
1857 F.E. cent7/27/2012
  Q: I have several old coins and would like to know the value and would be intrested in selling them. ...
  A: Lisa: Grading is very important in establishing value. Average circulated examples (Good to Very ...
margin error 2006 dollar bill7/26/2012
  Q: I have a 2006 dollar that was miss cut on the edge it is longer than any other dollar. D99638881A is ...
  A: Annie: I've had similar questions answered before. In order for it to be a collectible error with ...
1818 US Large Cent with error.7/24/2012
  Q: Could you evaluate the 1818 large US cent coin in the picture please? I'm interested of course in ...
  A: Charles: No photo was attached with your question. According to http://www.coinfacts.com, there are ...
1922 peace dollar with mint7/21/2012
  Q: I have a 1922 peace dollar with a mint on the back. I'm not 100% but it looks like an "s". The coin ...
  A: Christine: This is what is called a "common date", with millions struck, so the value is primarily ...
Bryan dollar7/21/2012
  Q: I have what I believe to be a Bryan dollar on the front it just Hasan picture of liberty and the ...
  A: Eli: Sorry. This is a free site. I'm retired, and DO NOT e-mail or call private people I don't know ...
misprinted $100 bill7/21/2012
  Q: I have a 1996 $100 bill where the security strip is on the wrong side and the water marks are ...
  A: Chet: A search of the Internet indicates they are scarce to rare. In 2006, Heritage Auctions sold ...
DOLLAR BILL7/18/2012
  Q: I asked you last night about a dollar bill that is about 3/16 of an inch smaller than a normal ...
  A: Fred: You can attach an image to your question. I don't understand if you mean the actual note is ...
error coin7/15/2012
  Q: i have a 1938 wheat back penny with a slanted 8. is this a error coin.
  A: Gerald: Without a photo of the coin in question, it is impossible to give you an accurate answer, ...
1970's DDO?7/13/2012
  Q: I lost my last experts name & feel bad to ask another when he was so helpful,but am I wasting your ...
  A: Cathy: Never be afraid to ask a question. I downloaded your photo and enlarged it, but could not ...
Online Grading Resources7/5/2012
  Q: I've been an avid coin collector since childhood but paused when I got married and started a family. ...
  A: Jim: The easiest way is to jump in and find out for yourself which sites suit your needs. Terms ...
1983s quarter7/1/2012
  Q: I came across a 1983s quarter that looked different to me so I kept it looked it up on the web. ...
  A: Karen: What you describe is a Proof Strike quarter. The "S" mint quarters are special proof issues. ...
1800 & 1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollars6/30/2012
  Q: My Father left me some old coins, they have been sitting in storage for a number of years. I have ...
  A: Harry: There's a very high chance two of the three coins (1800 and 1804) you speak of are copies or ...
1776 continental curency coin6/24/2012
  Q: I have been researching a coin i bought in a yardsale for a week now and i notice that the chances ...
  A: Brandon: Can't tell from photos alone. You need to take it to a dealer. The key to determining what ...
campaign medal6/23/2012
  Q: Can you tell me the value of a 1896 McKinley/Bryan campaign medal? It has a revolving disc to change ...
  A: Tom: Without a photo or the condition, I'd only be a guess, but likely between $100 to $250. Check ...
1969S Penny6/21/2012
  Q: I posted videos on youtube of my coin and a Man from National Coin Brokers wants me to send him my ...
  A: Jesse: No way to verify what you have with the data provided. No reference to the video, no photos, ...
$20 1996 error6/18/2012
  Q: I have a $20 1996 bill that is missing the federal stamp with location identifier number/letter on ...
  A: Ryan: Bills are printed in sheets of 32 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, ...
1929 twenty dollar bill/two dollar bill6/16/2012
  Q: Mr Fern: I have taken over my mother's currency collection. One bill is a 1929 $20 dollar bill, ...
  A: Mary Anne: The 1929 note is likely a piece of small currency called a National Bank note. Some are ...
my penny from 19456/15/2012
  Q: I own a penny that doesn't show if it was made in Denver or in San Francisco. What do you think i ...
  A: Angel: No mystery here. Your coin was struck in Philadelphia. There was no mint mark on the coin ...
Misprinted $5 bill6/14/2012
  Q: Mr. Fern, I have what I believe to be a misprinted $5 bill. It is a series 1977, Washington DC ...
  A: Cindy: I don't understand what the error on the $5 bill is from your description. Bills are printed ...
1776 Continential Curency6/12/2012
  Q: I found a 1776 Continential Curency Dollar in an old suitcase belonging to my late step-father. It ...
  A: Mickey: The key to determining what you may have is to determine the metal composition, weight, ...
scale for coins6/11/2012
  Q: need a scale to tell the difference between a silver coin vs a silver clad coin. Do you have any ...
  A: John: You can usually tell by the edge. Silver clad have a darker center, where clad have a copper ...
1958 DDO,DDR?6/11/2012
  Q: I think I found a 1958 DDO,and DDR in one.Appreciate your help and guidance. The Date shows ...
  A: Beck: First, 1958 cents have no zinc coating. Downloaded both photos and viewed them under ...
1995 Dollar Bill Note w/ blank back6/10/2012
  Q: I have a 1995 series one dollar bill note with the back completely blank. It's not in mint condition ...
  A: Eddie: Date, series, serial number and condition play a role in establishing the value of your ...
wheat penny6/6/2012
  Q: I found a 1919 wheat penny with an S below the date, it's not in really good shape but not to bad ...
  A: Lynnette: Low grade 1919S cents sell for about $0.25, with a mintage of almost 140 million struck. ...
Follow up to add photos Re: Error 1006/4/2012
  Q: Fern, Here is a follow up with attachment photos. Thank you very much for your time. Dawn
  A: Dawn: Thanks for the photos. Likely not rare, and caused by extra ink on the plate. This allowed ...
error 100 dollar bill 20016/4/2012
  Q: I have an error 100 dollar bill, 2001. There is a duplicate face of the president on the right end, ...
  A: Dawn: Without seeing the note, or a photo, it is difficult to say what you may have and what it is ...
error on 2000 dime back6/2/2012
  Q: i have a dime and it has like nipple on it like from the machine..sticks up on the back looks like ...
  A: Rick: Without a photo and/or seeing the coin, it is close to impossible to pinpoint what you have ...
1950S STEEL CENT5/28/2012
  Q: I READ YOUR ANSWER TO QUES RE A 1950S STEEL CENT. I HAVE ONE AND IT IS IN UNCIRCULATED CONDITION. IT ...
  A: Toby: Based on your limited description, I'd guess it is plated, and worth a couple of bucks at ...
Vaule5/28/2012
  Q: I have a one dollar bill series 1988,with the serial # on the back of the bill. Both numbers are on ...
  A: Bernard: Bills are printed in sheets of 32 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, ...
how much a coin is worth5/26/2012
  Q: its a 1834 nickel with a "V" on the back
  A: Debby: Go back and look at the coin. The "V" nickel series was struck from 1883 to 1913. No 1834 ...
Money clip5/25/2012
  Q: I have a money clip that has a U.S. gold coin on it. It has the name 'Simmons' on the back. It has a ...
  A: Barq: The "gold" coin in the photo is an Indian cent, struck in copper, and likely plated after it ...
$20 bill5/24/2012
  Q: i have a misprinted 20 has a paper "stem" coming off a corner has green and yellow on it wondering ...
  A: Randy: Looks like a small cutting error called a "butterfly". Worth about $30 to $40 to an ...
1988 DDR?5/22/2012
  Q: I found this 1988 Penny and it shows DDR Qualities.Is this a DDR? Coppercoins.com shows only ONE ...
  A: Beck: Although your photo is fuzzy, it appears this may be a true doubled die reverse cent. I again ...
Blank Penny5/22/2012
  Q: Today I found a penny it has nothing stamped on it, front or back.is it worth anything?
  A: Christine: If it is an unstruck cent blank, it would weigh the same as a struck coin, but be ...
1969 Penny Question?5/19/2012
  Q: How are you? I found this 1969 Penny,and it shows sometype of Doubling on DATE.Is this a DDO? The ...
  A: Beck: Things are fine, thanks. Downloaded photo and enlarged, but could not tell. Sorry, but I'm ...
John Devine5/17/2012
  Q: What year did Lonesome John pass away? Thank you. Bob
  A: Bob: You've got it wrong. The error expert that recently passed was Arnold Margolis. "Lonesome" is ...
back side of dollar bill5/15/2012
  Q: I have a series 1969 dollar bill which looks normal on the front side. However, the back side is ...
  A: Audrey: Based on your description, I do not believe your bill to be an error, but rather altered. ...
1969 Dollar E00002369A David M Kennedy actually signed by David M Kennedy5/15/2012
  Q: As the subject reveals I have a 1969 Dollar bill with serial # E00002369A. The signature of the U.S. ...
  A: Mike: Your note is collectible, but the value has been reduced due to the fold. On the plus side is ...
buffalo nickel5/15/2012
  Q: we've obtained an American buffalo nickle.no date on the coin,possibly an 'E' mint mark?pretty good ...
  A: Bruce: Dateless Buffalo nickels are sold for a few cents over face. The coin was struck from 1913 ...
penny5/15/2012
  Q: i have a new looking penny with the date stamped 200 and below the date the letter d ,on the back of ...
  A: Robert: Go back and look at the date again. It is likely a 2010. The "D" below the date signify's ...
Double Die 1861 half?5/14/2012
  Q: Ronald, I am wondering if the coin I have is double die. I could not find resources online ...
  A: Jeremy: Great photos. I'm impressed that you were able to post more than one with your question. ...
Money Value5/12/2012
  Q: I cashed my check today, and recieved 31 twenty dollar bills. The bills are in consective order with ...
  A: Matt: A 2006 $20 FRN star note in UNC condition is worth about $25 to $30. The consecutive serial ...
1999 one dollar bill5/11/2012
  Q: i have a 1999 dollar and the state california is spelt calipornia i took it to are coin dealer its a ...
  A: David: Likely a minor error caused by paper or thread trapped on the printing plate surface, ...
just ordinary or ?5/10/2012
  Q: Fern, Is this 1969s the DD one? I have been told that the DD is very noticeable, but ...
  A: Brandi: From the photo, there is a very strong chance any doubling is flat strike or machine ...
1967 off-color quarter5/10/2012
  Q: Mr. Fern, I recently ran across the pictured 1967 quarter. Have done a little research on color, ...
  A: Laura: Based on the photo, your quarter had something plated or painted over the surfaces. In does ...
Lincoln Memorial cent-1981d5/9/2012
  Q: Here is a 1981d Lincoln cent. As you can see a portion of the coin is flattened. When viewed from ...
  A: Dan: This appears to be an altered or damaged coin, as the rim around the coin is part of the ...
mint error?5/9/2012
  Q: There is an elevated layer of "material" near the eyebrow, above and below the nose, and near the ...
  A: Dan: Sorry, can't really tell from the photo, even with enlarging it. If it is clear, it may be ...
mint error?5/9/2012
  Q: I had asked a question about a 1989d Washington quarter on 5/8/12. I tried to send a picture of both ...
  A: Dan: Took photos, downloaded and enlarged to view. Tough call, because coin is circulated and a ...
Louisiana quarter error?5/8/2012
  Q: I was wonderinf if this is a mint error? I have sent a photo of the reverse of the coin Thank you, ...
  A: Dan: Looks like it may be struck through filled dies. A filled die occurs when grease, dirt and ...
1989-d Washington quarter mint error?5/8/2012
  Q: I was wondering if this is a mint error? I sent a photo of the obverse and the reverse. Thank you, ...
  A: Dan: Only the reverse photo was attached with the question. Based on the photo, it appears that you ...
NECA Elongated Coins5/5/2012
  Q: I have elongated 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 cent coins from NECA's 7th Annual Error-A-RAMA held at the ...
  A: Al: I was there, but do not recall who actually designed and rolled the coins. Lonesome John Devine ...
1960 LD,SM Date Penny5/5/2012
  Q: I found a nice 1960 cent.And it shows some type of Doubling.I took the best pic to show it to you. ...
  A: Beck: Photo was a bit blurry, but it looks like it may have die doubling. As I stated in prior ...
mis-struck roosevelt dime5/5/2012
  Q: obtained a dime that possibly may be mis-struck on the head side.The back or the tail side is ...
  A: Kevin: Based on the photo and your description, you have an altered coin. Someone took a real dime ...
confederate states5/4/2012
  Q: I have one 500 dollar bill, two 100 dollar bills, two 5 dollar bills, and one 1 dollar bill. I was ...
  A: Devin: You need to provide much more information for anyone to be able to tell you what you have ...
2000 Virgina Error Quarter5/1/2012
  Q: I have a 2000 Virginia Quarter with the print on the back however the front is completely blank and ...
  A: Cindy: Always try and give as much information on the items you are asking questions about and/or ...
misprint quarter5/1/2012
  Q: i have a quarter that is missing the two middle numbers and had the letter N on the neck is this a ...
  A: Gloria: Always try and give as much information on the items you are asking questions about and/or ...
error on 1968 Kennedy Half dollar coin?4/30/2012
  Q: We are going through coins my father in law recently left. One we came onto is a 1968 Kennedy Half ...
  A: Michael: Your coin two headed Half is likely a "magic coin" used to trick people when you guess ...
Rare pennies4/29/2012
  Q: I have a couple of 1990 unminted pennies, are they worth anything on the Internet it talks about a ...
  A: Ritchie: I'm not sure what you mean by 1990 unminted cents (pennies). All modern cents are worth a ...
Clipped Planchet?4/28/2012
  Q: Is there any definitive way to tell if you have a authentic clipped planchet or just a damaged coin? ...
  A: Kyle: Yes, there are several distinct ways to tell if a clipped planchet is a real error or an ...
Jefferson nickel mintmark errors?4/27/2012
  Q: i have a few nickels(71,74,78&79)with what looks like misplaced or faded m/m.one or two look like ...
  A: Fred: Minor variation of mint mark location and position was relatively common before the 1990's. ...
1776-- 1996 gold coins4/26/2012
  Q: I have a set of 3 coins in a plastic container of U.S. Theres a quarter half dollar and dollar ...
  A: Mariano: These are NOT U.S. mint issue coins, but rather coins plated by an outside source after ...
marks on nickel coin4/26/2012
  Q: I found this 1964 nickel coin in my change. Do you think these marks are made in the mint or ...
  A: Ellie: The coin is damaged. Done after it left the mint. Likely caught in a counting device. ...
Misalignment error4/25/2012
  Q: I have 2003 $1 bill that the front and back are misaligned, the back is offset high and to the right ...
  A: Chad: Probably not. In order for a bill to fit the general rule for a collectible error of this ...
1983 penny with no mint recorded4/25/2012
  Q: Good Morning, I have 100, 1983 pennys and 25 have no mint recorded. Are these any more valuable ...
  A: Barb: 1983 was the first year for the entire mintage to be struck from copper plated zinc ...
US Oregon Quarter4/25/2012
  Q: I have a 2005 Oregon quarter that is about 2 times the thickness of a regular quarter. There is a ...
  A: Myra: From your limited description, it is likely and altered or damaged coin. The fact you say it ...
1921 morgan coin4/24/2012
  Q: i think i got a morgan 1921 coin but above the eagle is type is in god we trust but under that it is ...
  A: Declan: Always provide as much information as possible, and/or attach a photo, when asking a ...
I need Help4/24/2012
  Q: I have a $50 dollar bill that is off centered and it a series 2004 a is it worth anything more than ...
  A: Shannon: Your bill could fit the general rule for a collectible error of this type. Without a ...
coin question4/23/2012
  Q: I have a keelboat handshake nickle two 2004 handshake nickle also a 2008 nickle with liberty over ...
  A: Queen: In order for most modern nickels to be worth more than face value, they must be in new, ...
1996 Quadruple Reverse Strike DDR,DDO?Pictures4/23/2012
  Q: I have the pictures for the Penny I mentioned before.Its a 14 MegaPixel pic.I have a few more,Please ...
  A: Beck: Thanks, but no need to send more photos. The one attached to the question is sufficient. In ...
Mint Mark Error4/22/2012
  Q: I have a nickel that I found in a roll of uncirculated nickels. If you look at the picture you can ...
  A: Maria: You have what appears to be a "Dropped Letter" error. This is classified as a struck ...
1970D mint obverse& "FS" initials obverse4/22/2012
  Q: I have run across two of these and they both stuck me as strane.It is my undstanding that the mint ...
  A: Mark: Your coins are likely normal. I'm not sure what you mean by "die break". From Wikipedia: ...
5 dollar coins4/21/2012
  Q: I have the complete collection of presidential 5 dollar coins up to Goerge W. Bush my question is ...
  A: Jose: It always a good idea to provide as much information and/or a photo when asking a question. ...
1928 D $5 Silver Cert Misprint4/20/2012
  Q: Mr. Fern, I have a 1928 D series $5.00 Bill that is missing the serial number and seal (I think that ...
  A: Bob: Hard to say on earlier notes. Condition, of course, is a key issue. The normal note in average ...
2000 P Massachussetts quarter error4/19/2012
  Q: I found this 2000 P Massachussetts quarter. Under his chin there is what looks like a bulge. Would ...
  A: Laura: I can not tell from your photo, but there is a high probability your coin may have been ...
two tailed quarter4/18/2012
  Q: fern after reading your remarks on how the two tailed coin would sound and have a seam tht was ...
  A: Rick: Sorry, not that I'm aware of. Check the weight. A normal clad quarter weighs 5.670 g (0.182 ...
Curious about the value of these bills4/18/2012
  Q: A family member came across these bills recently.Some of the bills are in very good condition, but ...
  A: Mike: Way to many to answer individually. Condition, along with the date and series, plays an ...
mis-print $504/18/2012
  Q: I have a $50 dollar with the date that reads 200 instead of 2001 or later. Does it have extra value?
  A: Danny: Without a photo of your note, it is hard to say. Condition of you note would play a major ...
ele4/17/2012
  Q: I have some one dollar bills the serial numbers start with 00 and have a star at the end, does it ...
  A: Calvin: Condition, along with the date and series, plays an important part in establishing the ...
1861 confederate half dollar ,Help!4/16/2012
  Q: I have a half dollar of Confederate State Of America dated 1861.I have no idea it is fake or not.If ...
  A: Mohamed: From your attached photo, you appear to have an off struck replica and possibly a ...
Utah Statehood Quarter4/15/2012
  Q: ....I am again attaching a photo of the date on the quarter. There is something inside the zero's ...
  A: Barb: That helps me to focus on your question. I downloaded the photo and looked at it under ...
Quadruple Strikes on Cents Question?Help!4/15/2012
  Q: How are you? I have found a Penny that is 4 Strikes in One Penny.My question is not about the ...
  A: Beck: Yes, but they are quite scarce. I believe there has even been a documented case of a cent ...
Wooden Nickel4/12/2012
  Q: I was given a wooden nickel and have no clue what it's worth (if anything). It is round. On one side ...
  A: Lena: I'm not familiar with your wooden nickel, but I'll answer as best I can. I've had a lot of ...
misprinted 5 dollar bill4/11/2012
  Q: I have a series 1977 A five dollar bill that has the back side of the bill printed off center so ...
  A: Mary: Your bill fits the general rule for a collectible error of this type. Without a photo, or ...
1970 S Nickels4/11/2012
  Q: I just finished reading an answer you gave in 2010 on a similar subject but can't help wondering if ...
  A: Joshua: Most likely, yes. From "Coin Help": "Until the mid 1980's all working dies produced at the ...
cwt4/9/2012
  Q: I just bought a cwt with a Indian on the front and 13 stares with a date of 1862-- the back says H. ...
  A: Arlin: From your description, it is likely an R-2 rarity, with a Fuld ID. of F-165G-1a. The date ...
1973 Quarter No Mint Mark4/6/2012
  Q: Is a 1973 quarter with no mint mark (I assume it was minted in Philadelphia)worth more than a 1973 ...
  A: Sagan: No. There were 346,924,000 1973 and 232,977,400 1973D coins struck. They are worth about the ...
$20.00 1934G4/6/2012
  Q: When my husband passed I found this bill in a book. My eyes are not deceiving me, it is a 1934G. ...
  A: Joanne: That is correct. 1934 $20 FRN's were printed with no series and in A-D series. You are ...
ERROR ON A 1975 PENNIE4/5/2012
  Q: I WAS GOING THREW MY CHANGE.AND REALIZED I HAD A 1975 PENNIE WITH A SYMBOL ON THE FRONT AND BACK.I ...
  A: Charity: I'm not familiar with this 1975 coin. One of the more "famous" ones, "Kennedy looks at ...
yellow penny4/5/2012
  Q: I have found a yellow penny too 1986 D does any one know about these coin others have found them too
  A: Brad: Actually, they are called brass colored cents. They are a result of an improper mixture of ...
U. S. Constitution Coins4/4/2012
  Q: I have two sets that contain a Silver Dollar and a gold Five dollar. They are encased in plastic and ...
  A: John: The proof coins have frosted surfaces and are struck twice. The uncirculated coins are struck ...
1964-1999 quarters4/1/2012
  Q: i have been looking for values of 1964-1999 quarters and some of the websites say that they are ...
  A: Johnathan: It depends on date, mintmark, condition, and metal composition. The 1964 is made of 90% ...
Rare or not3/30/2012
  Q: I recently inherited this one dollar bill that was in my mother's safety deposit box. It was in an ...
  A: John: Sorry. I don't see a thing wrong with the note from the photo attached to your question. ...
dollar bill error3/28/2012
  Q: As you can see, my dollar bill is cut wrong on the right side of the bill. The bill is the exact ...
  A: Jamel: No. Only a dollar. For it to be considered a collectible cutting error, part of an adjacent ...
Quarter no ridges3/27/2012
  Q: I got your reply that you did not understand what no ridges meant. I do not know what reeding is but ...
  A: Jeff: The reeding comes from the retaining collar on dimes, quarters and half dollar coins. It is ...
mis struck nickel3/27/2012
  Q: I have a nickel that was very mis struck with only the "d" from god and "we" on the edge. I doubt it ...
  A: Vonnie: From your limited description, I can't say what is wrong with your nickel. It may be a ...
us dime3/26/2012
  Q: I have a 1971 d mint dime. The dime has a place on the front and back where the faces are bubbled ...
  A: Forrest: Rather hard to say without a photo, but there is a high probability your coin was damaged ...
selling coins3/25/2012
  Q: What is melt value where do dealers or ordinary peope turn coins in for melt? is the is like ...
  A: Michael: Try and ask one question at a time. This has at least four distinct questions. I'll answer ...
misstruck dime 19653/24/2012
  Q: would a 1965 dime that has extra metal in the middle of the neck so that it eliminates some of the ...
  A: Shirley: Really hard to say without a photo. Could be real or altered/damaged. An altered or ...
Flaws in the new quarters3/19/2012
  Q: I have a New York, 2001 quarter and the edges are raised up and around the outer edge is smooth, can ...
  A: Joyce: I can't really tell from the description or the photo you supplied what you have, but it may ...
2006 1 Dollar Bill3/19/2012
  Q: I noticed you answered a question about 3 years ago regarding the 2006 1 dollar misprint and I ...
  A: Jason: Best bet would be to sell to an error specialist, put on ebay, or place in a major auction. ...
US nickel minted on a US penny die3/18/2012
  Q: I found a penny/nickel in my change. It is a US Monticello nickel but it was cast as a penny would ...
  A: Ashley: From the photo and description in your question, you likely have a nickel struck on a cent ...
10 cent error?3/17/2012
  Q: First thank you for you're time. I have a 2007 (D) ten cent dime its bulged on both sided it also ...
  A: Ray: Based on the photo and your description, you likely have an altered coin that was either in a ...
1996 $100 Bill3/16/2012
  Q: As soon as the new $100 bill came out in March 1996 I went out and got a handful of them and put ...
  A: Craig: There is lots of information available on the Internet. Your new version 1996 $100 FRN's in ...
silver dollar3/12/2012
  Q: This is a little off track but very important to me. I have a very nice 1939 silver dollar I just ...
  A: Ted: I answered one similar to this in the past. Your question threw me because of the date on the ...
100 dollar bill3/12/2012
  Q: I have a 100 dollar bill fromthe series of 1914 federal resever bank 2-B new york. in good condition ...
  A: Natasha: I'm not sure if your attached photo is black and white. The note should have colors. A ...
one-sided nickle3/8/2012
  Q: I have a nickel that has the back of it correct but, the front is shaved with no date or head. There ...
  A: Rhonda: With no photo or weight and thickness of your coin, hard to say. Could be real and an ...
1957 $1 Silver Certificates3/7/2012
  Q: I have 32 uncirculated, sequential 1957 Silver Certificates (F77029151A to F77020183A) with a blue ...
  A: Sally: Lots of information available on the Internet. Your 1957 Silver Certificates in UNC ...
1865 2 cent piece with name stamped3/5/2012
  Q: Sir, I recently found a 1865 2 cent coin with the name C.B.Delany stamped on both sides in Easton ...
  A: Roy: Being able to identify counterstamped coins is an art in itself. The coin may have been marked ...
1983 Penny Question?3/4/2012
  Q: I just today found a 1983 Penny in MS-RED condition and it has the Geographic (layout)Island of ...
  A: Beck: Without a photo, only a guess. I know of no mint struck cents with state images on them. Is ...
Miss print Susan B Anthony coin3/2/2012
  Q: I was wondering if I had a rare Susan b Anthony coin. If you look at Susan b Anthony face is to the ...
  A: Joshua: I think you have a normal coin. From: http://wiki.answers.com "The U.S. uses what's ...
1967 "silver looking" dime2/29/2012
  Q: I was going through a box of dimes I got from my bank looking for the occasional stray pre-1965 ...
  A: Richard: It's possible they are errors, plated coins, or altered coins. Altered coins have no added ...
coin type medallion2/29/2012
  Q: Took this as payment for some work done for a friend. (not much work involved LOL) tried looking ...
  A: Bob: I also looked on the Internet and had some luck. Your piece was struck by a private mint in ...
Freemason penny2/26/2012
  Q: I cant identify a free mason penny or find anything about it. it has a sun and the balance symbol ...
  A: Taylor: This is a very specialized field of numismatic collecting. The knowledge I have is limited, ...
error2/21/2012
  Q: i don't know if you remember me, but we met in the mid 1980's. my wife was the advertising manager ...
  A: Ken: You don't give a last name, and my memory isn't what it was in the 80's. I know several Ken's, ...
1994 penny with forehead scar2/21/2012
  Q: I am totally new to this. Just a few days. But I have looked at so many pennies. I found a 1994 ...
  A: Lori: Without a photo, or more of a description, it's hard to say what you may have, but the fact ...
Copper Quarter2/20/2012
  Q: I recently acquired a 2005 Minnesota copper quarter. I was wondering if you knew anything about it. ...
  A: Lindsey: I really need more information on your quarter. Things like weight, thickness, and a ...
Washinton Quarter 19882/19/2012
  Q: i have a coin Washinton Quarter 1988 with inversed back i mean opposite direction ( upside down ) ...
  A: Ayman: You could have a normal, error, or altered coin. It is hard to say with the information you ...
1998 S penny2/18/2012
  Q: I have a 1998 s penny that I came across, it is as thick as a nickel and is very shiny, it looks ...
  A: Jessi: Lot's of possibilities. Could be real or altered. I can't tell from the photo. As an ...
Grading of GEM coins2/18/2012
  Q: I recently purchased a roll of Franklin half dollars from Ebay. They were described as GEM Brilliant ...
  A: Trevor: Coins advertised as GEM Brilliant Uncirculated should not be spotted. See: ...
What the heck?2/16/2012
  Q: Got this $1 bill in some change, 2006 series and noticed the 1 number, the 6, in the serial number ...
  A: Roger: Probably the result of a clog from lint or a very small speck of paper on the print ...
Dollar Bill Error2/14/2012
  Q: My wife got this bill from a fresh pack of bills at the store she worked at. Could you tell me what ...
  A: Mark: Based on the photo, you have a nice face print error where the sheet was mis-printed when the ...
One Cent 1970s2/12/2012
  Q: Greetings Ronald: Thanks for your time to answer my question. I have a One Cent 1970s, and I wonder ...
  A: Maria: I can not say if you have a large or small date 1970S cent with no photo, but I can give ...
coins2/12/2012
  Q: I have a 2000 dime but is clearly marked 200 p how much do you think it would be worth a little back ...
  A: Demetri: This could be an error or an altered coin. As a real error, it would likely be worth $5 to ...
bank of england £20 note2/12/2012
  Q: I noticed an answer to a question where you said if the note had been aligned off centre it could be ...
  A: Bryan: I'm not current on world coin or currency errors. I suggest you ask an AllExperts volunteer ...
Nickel with Montecello on both sides.2/12/2012
  Q: I have a nickel with monticello on both faces of the coin, but no date. The coin looks real and in ...
  A: Harvey: Likely it is a magic coin. It is not possible for a coin to have two heads or tails. The ...
smear on one dollar bill2/11/2012
  Q: I was curious if this is a real smear and its approximate value.
  A: Carol: It's possible. If real, likely worth about $10 to $25 to an interested collector. I believe ...
Misprinted One Dollar Bill2/10/2012
  Q: I received a $1 bill 34 +/- years ago, while Bartending. I noticed that it was cut wrong, and the ...
  A: Gaylon: Sounds like you have a nice face print error where the sheet was mis-aligned when printed. ...
School project2/10/2012
  Q: This is Andrew Jacob waltzer. Sorry for the delay but as a matter of fact I need someone who knows ...
  A: Andrew: OK. An in person interview is not possible. I live in CA. Let's try e-mail to start. If we ...
1940 Quarter2/10/2012
  Q: first off thank you for looking at my question. I have a 1840 quarter and was reading that there is ...
  A: Will: Which is it? 1840 or 1940? I'm guessing it's a 1840-O seated liberty quarter. Ebay has one in ...
HONG KONG COIN SET 19972/8/2012
  Q: I am trying to value the Coin Set I have which was issued in 1997 to commemorate the Handover to ...
  A: Doug: World coins are not my strong point. I passed on the question the first time. I suggest you ...
1970 s DDO? New Varaiety!2/6/2012
  Q: I found a 1970 s Penny that shows Doubling.I realize that there is a example of one on the LCR's ...
  A: Beck: I can't see the doubling you speak of on the attached photo. I'm not familiar with all the ...
1968D Penny Yellow tint1/31/2012
  Q: My wife received a 1968D penny in some change. I have collected many pennies in the past, but have ...
  A: Jon: There are known incidences of coins being struck by mixed metal copper planchet. They can ...
1983 penny1/30/2012
  Q: I WAS GOING MY PENNY AND HAD A PLAIN 1983 PENNY I THINK IT IS MADE OF LEAD IT WAS MIX IN WITH 1943 ...
  A: Ed: Since 1982, the U.S. Cent has been made on a copper plated zinc planchet. The blanks are made ...
coin identification1/29/2012
  Q: I have just acquired a "big" box of coins from all over the world, along with a collection of US ...
  A: Jack: Lots of information available on the Internet. Try to group the world coins by country. ...
Roosevelt Dime1/29/2012
  Q: I have a 1972 D Roosevelt dime in very good condition. On the bottom of the reverse side, the ONE D ...
  A: Dan: Without a photo, it is hard to give you an accurate answer, but based on your description, it ...
1943 copper penny1/28/2012
  Q: my parents held on to this in their collection since 1957. I wanted to find out if it was real to ...
  A: MD: Only the obverse photo was attached. I downloaded it and looked at the photo under ...
Print error1/28/2012
  Q: I have a 10 dollar bill with no print on the back, it is non circulated in excellent condition. I ...
  A: Timothy: A photo of your notes would be nice to help establish what the errors are worth. Condition ...
misprinted coin1/27/2012
  Q: I just found a 2011 Chickasaw quarter that has been misprinted. It is some what double stamped but ...
  A: Jamie: With no photos, it is hard to tell you what it is. It could be an error or an altered coin. ...
OLD AMERICAN COIN1/26/2012
  Q: Respected Sir, I have an old American coin. It Says LIBERTY on the top with a female face in the ...
  A: Harun: You don't give enough information to really pinpoint what you have. Weight, size, diameter, ...
1985 10 FRN Error Note1/25/2012
  Q: I have an 1985 10 FRN Error Note, the error(s) being a darker than usual Boston Bank Seal and no ...
  A: Stephen: A photo would be nice, as I'm not quite sure what the errors are. A bill with missing seal ...
1833 liberty silver dollar1/25/2012
  Q: how much is a coin worth
  A: Rob: Condition, date and mintmark help establish the value of a coin. You don't say whether your ...
cdn info1/24/2012
  Q: i have what i think are 4 100$ bills that i think are misprinted do you have any advice or guidance ...
  A: Scott: Can't really see much from the attached photo. You don't say where the lines/slashes are or ...
Error Dime1/24/2012
  Q: I am not a coin collector, but my husband is. I found a 1976 D dime with the 'M' missing in 'ONE ...
  A: Alyssa: The coin is not worth sending to him. The photo is rather fuzzy, but it looks like you have ...
Misprinted $20 Bill - with attachment1/23/2012
  Q: I asked a question about the value of a misprinted $20 bill and forgot to attach the images. I've ...
  A: Phil: The photo you sent is sufficient. It appears you have a nice second phase print error where ...
1991 P 1 Ct Right Side Memorial1/20/2012
  Q: I previously submitted a question (2012-01-19 1964 P 1 Ct) and wanted to provide a rating but could ...
  A: David: I'm not an expert on all doubled die coins. There are six to seven different classes of ...
1964 P 1 Cent1/19/2012
  Q: Please see attachments showing obv,rev and 2 rim shots. There is some disagreement among our little ...
  A: David: Based on the photo, it is neither. You have an altered coin. Someone has put your coin to a ...
1964 quarters1/18/2012
  Q: I've read your responses regarding the 1964 quarters not being accepted by modern day vending ...
  A: Deanne: That's possible. Weight and metal composition are different. Quarters dated 1964 and before ...
1957 wheat penny on stamp on back1/16/2012
  Q: Yes sir i have a 1957 wheat penny that is not stamped on the back and lincolns head is also no fully ...
  A: Marvin: With no photos, or diameter, thickness and weight of your coin, it is hard to tell you what ...
Error on Back of $1 1935 Silver Certificate1/13/2012
  Q: Please examine the error on the back of this 1935 $1 Silver Certificate. The word "one" is missing ...
  A: Norma: I looked at your note under magnification, but could not tell if the paper in the area where ...
NYC Subway token Small Y NOT cut out1/13/2012
  Q: Happy New Year. I hope you enjoyed your vacation. I came across a small Y NOT cut out 1953 New ...
  A: Daniel: Thanks. It wasn't much of a vacation. I just wanted to stay away from the hobby for a few ...
two obverse nickel1/12/2012
  Q: i found a 1945 nickelobvers that has a 1946 obverse coin seems real what are the chances
  A: Derrick: Slim to none. The obverse and reverse dies have different diameters and mounting or ...
1979 error(?) Kennedy half dollar1/9/2012
  Q: Have you ever heard of a 1979 Kennedy half dollar that was missing half of the 9 and all the 7 in ...
  A: Wayne: Without a photo or a description of the edge and reverse where the oddity is, it would be ...
1972 s Eisenhower $1/5/2012
  Q: I just purshased An Anacs graded ms 67 1972 s Eisenhower dollar that is a standard matte/ satin ...
  A: Greg: The Silver Ike surface variations are new to me. It is possible that either a uncirculated ...
1964 quarter raised edges1/4/2012
  Q: I have a 1964 washington quarter with the edge raised all the way around backand front making it ...
  A: Steve: Without a photo, it is hard to say what you have, but from your description, I'd say it is ...
1958 DDO? God Bless!1/4/2012
  Q: (Friend).Its nice to see you back from vacation.How was Christmas? New Years Eve? Well,I got ...
  A: Beck: Christmas and New Year's were fine. I needed some time away from answering coin questions. I ...
one dollar bills12/25/2011
  Q: I have 12 one dollar bills mint marks A thru L 5-1963 4-1981 3-1977 they have been circulated and ...
  A: Jeff: Thanks for the question. Most modern, circulated currency like yours is only worth face ...
2009 Sacagewa dollar12/25/2011
  Q: I'm no coin collector so let me apologize if I am wasting your time. I got 20 Sacagewa coins from ...
  A: Kevin: Thanks for the question. I found a site showing your dollars and one with mention of the ...
currency12/23/2011
  Q: I received a 1950 $100 Bill it is a B series and wonder what it is worth
  A: Tony: Thanks for the question. Bills are printed in sheets of 32 notes and in three phases. Reverse ...
a quarter12/23/2011
  Q: i was just shown a 1980 and 1989 with heads on both sides. Is it real?
  A: I get questions like yours every once in a while. The vast majority of these two headed or tailed ...
1940 s wheat penny12/23/2011
  Q: the penny has an error. the lib in liberty is completely missing. it hasnt been rubber off by human ...
  A: James: Thanks for the question. The value of a coin error depends on error type, date, mintmark, ...
1977 $20 offset transfer12/22/2011
  Q: My Mom entrusted me we these 1977 consecutive s/n offset transfers to find their value. They are in ...
  A: The pictures were not attached with the question, but based on your description, they are likely ...
1 sided uk 2p piece12/21/2011
  Q: You recently answered a question from myself and i have only just seen your e-mail you asked me to ...
  A: Wayne: Thanks for the photo and added description of your "odd" coin. With no lathe and grinding ...
mis-struck quarter12/21/2011
  Q: I have a 1978 mis-struck quarter in good condition, is there any value to it? I can send you photos.
  A: Jeff: Real mis-struck quarters are worth as little as double face (partial collar) to hundreds and ...
1958 DDO?12/20/2011
  Q: I found a 1958 Penny.Its in a VF Condition.I checked the site on Linclonresourcecenter for a Pic of ...
  A: Beck: As I've said before, there are thousands of die varieties on the Lincoln cent, and most are ...
ddo?12/18/2011
  Q: error description.
  A: Darrick: Some of the photos have the appearance of minor doubling, but it is not normal for the ...
coin worth12/17/2011
  Q: I have two coins that I am wondering about. 1. One (well used) 1959 aluminum 5 Zlotych coin... ...
  A: Brandi: Thanks for the question. I'm not competent on many world coins. I believe your 1959 ...
Double headed coins12/17/2011
  Q: I currently have a 1981 double headed quarter that is identical on both sides, LIBERTY on the top,IN ...
  A: Scott: Thanks for the question. Likely it is a magic coin. It is not possible for a coin to have ...
two headed quarter12/16/2011
  Q: I Read your answer about the different sound that a two headed quarter will make when dropped on a ...
  A: Eileen: Hard to say, but it is not possible for a coin to have two heads or tails or a coin with ...
coins12/15/2011
  Q: I have been looking on eBay at unsearched rolls of wheat head pennies and after some thinking, I ...
  A: Aaron: Tough question. General rule is to buy the best grade and toughest date coin you can afford. ...
about my penny12/15/2011
  Q: I have a penny that only has imprint of Lincoln no dates no ridges on it. On the back is just a ...
  A: Christy: With no photo, hard to say. Could be an error, such as a thin planchet or a die trial. ...
2004 Wide AM Found!12/14/2011
  Q: I have found a 2004 Wide AM.Its not in Good condition,some Blobs in front,Lincolns face is Clear,and ...
  A: Mirza: As I told you before, I'm not an expert on the close "AM" varieties, but you can find all ...
1977 DDO?12/13/2011
  Q: I found this on the sidewalk a few months ago? And even from a distance of 4 feet I could see the ...
  A: Beck: Keep looking. I believe this to be an altered coin. Die doubling does not happen on the ...
Mis made 1942 half dollar12/13/2011
  Q: I have a 1942 Walking Lady Liberty Half Dollar,it seems like it is split in half and put back ...
  A: Gwendolyn: Thanks for the question. Yes. Your coin may have been struck on a defective blank that ...
1998 Penny Errors? Letter Doubling!12/12/2011
  Q: I found this in a ROLL.. They say if you cant see the error with your naked eyes,It may not be even ...
  A: Beck: Took photo and enlarged it. I believe what you see as the top of the letters "In God We ...
One sided penny12/12/2011
  Q: It is a 1969d penny in the front it a normal picture of lincoln and everything else but the back ...
  A: Kip: Without a photo, it's hard to say if the reverse of your coin was altered after it left the ...
20 missing treasury stamp12/12/2011
  Q: I also have a $20 missing the treasury stamp. 2004 A GK54225149B K11 The best actual appraisal ...
  A: I do not buy and sell through the AllExperts site. I do not feel it is a professional thing to do. I ...
1855 Blake & Company Gold $2012/11/2011
  Q: My father has a total of three of the above coin. He is guessing that two of them are probably ...
  A: I've answered a similar question like yours several times. Without more of a description, I'm going ...
Mis-struck Penny12/11/2011
  Q: I obtained a photo of the 1967 penny with a smooth back side I just emailed you about. The photo is ...
  A: Ryan: From the photo, the reverse of your coin appears to have been altered after it left the mint. ...
One Sided $2012/10/2011
  Q: Many years ago I was withdrawing money from an ATM. I receieved three sequential twenty dollar ...
  A: Joshua: A valuable error! Worth likely between $300 to $500. Best place to sell would be an auction ...
hope you can help me12/10/2011
  Q: i have a 1990 quarter double die on "In God We Trust" you cant see it that good ...hope you can tell ...
  A: Gerardo: Looked at your photo under magnification. The "In God We Trust" looks normal to me. I do ...
Silver dollar12/10/2011
  Q: My Grandfather gave my a Morgan silver dollar dated 1881. What would this coin bring in today's ...
  A: Clint: Date, mintmark, and grade all go into establishing the value of your coin. You don't give ...
1922 usa centavos12/9/2011
  Q: I have a 1922 size of a quarter and it has a guy with hand on anvel? eagle and light house. I saw ...
  A: Katherine: You don't say whether your coin is copper or silver in color, nor any wording, but I ...
1959 D Penny Errors12/8/2011
  Q: In my Linclon Penny search Today I found a 1959 D.They say if you can't see the Error with your ...
  A: Beck: Minor variations of the date and mintmark are fairly common for cents struck in the 1950's ...
US Currency, 1 and 2 Dollar Bills12/7/2011
  Q: Ronald: Please permit me to ask more than one1.Do Series 1963 'B' 1 Dollar bills with facsimile ...
  A: Doug: 1. 1963B $1. No. Not scarce, no added collector value, unless uncirculated, then up to $3 ...
1911 High Grade Penny?12/6/2011
  Q: Friend..About a few months ago I had found a 1911 Penny it looked very dirty and all rusted and ...
  A: Beck: You are likely right on why coin had "shine" under the crud, but unfortunately you've likely ...
Mattie PROOF Lincoln Cents of 1909-1916?12/5/2011
  Q: I am trying to learn about Mattie Proof Linclon Cents.All I can find on the NET is that they were ...
  A: Mirza: Try the following link: ...
1998 (Close AM) No S Mint Mark Question?12/4/2011
  Q: I found a 1998 Penny as I was searching.I immediatley saw that it looked extra nice for its ...
  A: Mirza: I'm not an expert on the close "AM" varieties, but you can find all about them at the ...
New York State Quarter12/4/2011
  Q: I have in my possession, a 2001 NY state quarter with a colored picture of a man over George ...
  A: John: With no photo, it is difficult to say what you may have, but I can almost certainly say it ...
error quarter12/4/2011
  Q: I was wondering if this was a error quarter? Thanks. ...
  A: From the photo, it looks like your quarter may have a slight mis-aligned die. It has a retail value ...
one sided uk 2p piece12/2/2011
  Q: it is completely blank.Someone tells me an error of this magnitude is Very rare and makes the coin ...
  A: Picked this question up from the pool. It could be an error or an altered coin. If you could re-ask ...
1964 Pennys Simple Question?12/2/2011
  Q: My Question is very simple.Have you ever seen or heard of 1964 or in that era coins MARKED with big ...
  A: Mirza: Coins with engraving or counter stamping are altered, and not errors. The U.S. Mint did not ...
1936 buffalo nickle12/2/2011
  Q: i have this 1936 buffalo nickel and the one side is flat does not appear to have been hit on that ...
  A: Based on your description and photo, your coin appears to be damaged, and not an error. This flat ...
fifty cent piece12/1/2011
  Q: two years old a friend I worked with gave my a fifty-cent piece they had popped it apart and the ...
  A: It is impossible for this combination to happen inside the mint. It is an alteration done most ...
2011 Penny Digital Bricks Error11/30/2011
  Q: Sir...How are you? I just found this 2011 with some ADDED Features.I did show it someone who ...
  A: Mizra: The only thing I see is on Lincoln's head, and it looks like it cold be a small number of ...
Value of series 1934A $5USD Hawaii note11/30/2011
  Q: I have a US $5 dollar bill, series 1934A. It has Hawaii written on both sides of the bill and a ...
  A: Based on the information you provided, and with no photo, I'm guessing you have a circulated note. ...
fixing coin11/30/2011
  Q: I have a 1896 Morgan coin with a dent in it. I was wondering if there was any way to fix that ...
  A: The coin is not worth "fixing". Only scarce to rare coins qualify, due to the expert "fix" price. ...
relatively new $100 without "In God We Trust"11/28/2011
  Q: I have a relatively new $100 bill without "In God We Trust" on the back. Is this worth more than the ...
  A: Based on the information you provided, it is difficult to value your note. The date and series of ...
I found this coin11/27/2011
  Q: I found this penny/dime looking coin. I was wondering what it is and if it is worth anything. The ...
  A: Morgan: It's difficult to give you an definite answer without a reverse photo of the coin in ...
1934 twenty dollar bill11/25/2011
  Q: what is a 1934 twenty dollar bill (a) series worth
  A: You did not provide the serial number or the condition of the bill, so I can't say if it would have ...
How much is my error bill worth?11/18/2011
  Q: It has not been circulated, my mother found it when she was a cashier. It came from a wad of fresh ...
  A: Zuzanna: A wild and valuable error! Worth likely between $300 to $500. Best place to sell would be ...
penny 1993-D11/17/2011
  Q: I am interesting in your opinion about "D" in "D". What is your explanation? Are there: 1. DDR? 2. ...
  A: Kalin: The photos are not the best, but I tried to enlarge the image. I believe the "D" mint mark ...
10 dollar 1950 c series11/16/2011
  Q: I have a 1950 10 dollar C SERIES bill # B86100490H , with backside showing upside down flag on ...
  A: Tanks for the question and photo. The flag only "appears" to be flying upside down, and is an ...
response from past paper money question11/16/2011
  Q: What I have is a Federal Reserve Note which Is a $10.00 1934 bill and the number is L58747600A... A ...
  A: The serial numbers are not special on any of your currency and do not add to the value. The silver ...
Delaware state quarter11/15/2011
  Q: I have a Delaware state quarter which of course has the horse and rider on the back.On my coin ...
  A: Wally: The manner in which you describe your coin tells me it is a normal strike. U.S. regular ...
1990p quarter error11/15/2011
  Q: thanx for you time. I have here a 1990p quarter with the obverse showing an incused image of ...
  A: Kyle: Based on photo, this is an altered coin and not an error. Looks like clear glue where dime ...
paper error11/12/2011
  Q: I have a paper dollar, 2004 series, that has the federal reserve seal printed on the right side ...
  A: From your description, your 2004 $1 FRN seems to be a third phase print error. It would likely have ...
1896 S Gorham/Spaulding silver cartwheel11/11/2011
  Q: I recently purchased this coin on ebay and have learned a little history about the coin. I know that ...
  A: Without a photo, I can not pinpoint exactly what you have, but can tell you it is a "So Called ...
1968 d us Quater Errors?11/10/2011
  Q: I just found a Quater...1968 Double Strike.Mint Mark Clear Doubling.I compared it to other Quaters ...
  A: Mizra: OK. If real, $300 to $500 is a possibility. If fake or manufactured outside the mint, worth ...
nickel11/8/2011
  Q: i have a 1999 nickel that is the size of a quarter..is there any value?
  A: The value depends on if it is real or a manufactured error. You don't explain much about your coin ...
A 1988 $20 bill mis-cut resulting in a mis-print.11/7/2011
  Q: I have a 1988 $20 bill that is normal on the back side but nonaligned on the face side. There is no ...
  A: The description you gave of your note is adequate, but a photo would help. With the data you ...
$10 dollar bill11/5/2011
  Q: I have a 1950B $10 dollar bill never been folded in perfect condition- B050455245H do you know if ...
  A: The serial numbers are not a low or unusual number, so have no added value. Your UNC 1950B $10 ...
1952 Roosevelt Dime Obverse Wheat Penny10/27/2011
  Q: I have a circulated 1952 Roosevelt silver dime that has an obverse that is a copper wheat penny. ...
  A: Your coin is a "magic coin" used to trick people. It is an interesting conversation piece, and they ...
a "lump" on my coin10/26/2011
  Q: I have little knowledge of coins but i have came across a 1971 $1 piece with, I believe is ...
  A: I'm guessing from your description, you likely have an altered coin or a coin that was in a fire ...
1974 kennedy reverse die10/25/2011
  Q: I recently came accross a 1974 kennedy half dollar with no mint mark and appears to be a DD on ...
  A: Rick: I'm not aware of any reverse doubled die for the 1974P Half. For die rotation, check: ...
2004 $20 bill without stamp10/21/2011
  Q: My $20 bill doesn't have the Department of Treasury stamp on the right side.I was wondering how much ...
  A: Ramsey: Thanks for giving me the opportunity to answer your question. Bills are printed in sheets ...
error on a 1997 half doller10/20/2011
  Q: The error is on the back of the coin with the eagle at a 1/4 turn. Not sure if its real. If its real ...
  A: Jay: If real, it could be worth $50 to $100 or more. Look closely at the edge and the area along ...
2 1/2 dollar coin10/17/2011
  Q: I inherited a coin collection from my grandfather. In the collection was what I thought was a 2 1/2 ...
  A: Without a photo or the weight, diameter and thickness, it is hard to say what you might have, but it ...
1998 Silver Penny10/16/2011
  Q: I found a 1998 silver penny..Its very unusual looking..Its the size of a dime..its weighs 2.2 ...
  A: The copper plated zinc cents (struck in 1982 and on) are known to have been made without the copper ...
mis-struck penny10/15/2011
  Q: I have a penny that is not even half stamped front and back are right and high. U can only see the 1 ...
  A: Samuel: From your description and photo, you seem to have what is called an off center struck cent, ...
1855 20dallor gold coin sac.californai10/12/2011
  Q: How much is a 1855 20dollar coin is worth.
  A: I've answered a similar question like yours several times. Without more of a description, I'm going ...
$2 half sheet paper money10/8/2011
  Q: My sister bought me a half sheet of $2 bills uncirculated from the world reserve monetary exchange. ...
  A: They are worth at least face value plus a premium for the half sheet. I don't have up to date data ...
1904 Ye Mystic Drewe of Gasparilla Medal10/5/2011
  Q: I have one of these in almost perfect condition, but it has in a plastic sleeve. I have read the ...
  A: With specialty items, such as your medal, either a photo, or more of a description, like the size, ...
1945 penny10/2/2011
  Q: I recently went to a coin appraisal at my bank and a Mr.Lisi, of Lisi & Lisi Coin, Sterling, MA told ...
  A: It's always difficult to offer an opinion on a coin without a photo or more of a description. Things ...
1943 S error9/30/2011
  Q: i have this 1943 S penny and it don't look right, the (L I) are off and the (R T Y) look funny so ...
  A: Your coin is a one year type, struck only in 1943, due to the shortage of copper during WWII. The ...
1972-P Die Clash9/29/2011
  Q: I have heard of several 72-d die clash's but none of the 72-p die clash. I am speaking of the ...
  A: No, I'm not aware of your die clash on the Lincoln cent for that date and mint mark, but that type ...
1996 $20 bill misprint9/28/2011
  Q: I have a 1996 twenty dollar bill with the face side appearing normal, but the "20" on the upper ...
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 32 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, and ...
wooden nickel9/25/2011
  Q: i got a wooden nickelit says good for 5cents in trade at a@w
  A: I'm not really sure what you want to know about your wooden nickel from A & W, but I'll answer as ...
Uknown Ohio Mint Coin9/24/2011
  Q: Found a coin in our grandfather's collection and have no idea what it is. It's sealed in a ...
  A: Your piece is actually a three cent silver coin struck by the U.S. mint from 1851-1873. The "O" is ...
1963 faded ink dollar9/23/2011
  Q: i saw the artical about the faded back on that dollar. i have one and there are parts that are a ...
  A: Mat: Black ink (front) is not affected by the bleach. Green (back) ink is. As far as why your ...
1941 wheat penny9/23/2011
  Q: How much do you think a 1941 penny worth?My 1941 penny is in good condition.And how much do you ...
  A: The grade or condition, along with the date and mint mark help to establish the value. The 1941 cent ...
Parsons Assayers 1860 Twenty Dollar Gold Bar9/20/2011
  Q: I just wanted to know about my 20 gold piece. I Was 10yrs old at the time Im 54yrs old now. I was ...
  A: This question, worded very close to yours, was asked in 2009 by a person who was nine when he found ...
1 dollar bill with color9/19/2011
  Q: I have a 2006 one dollar bill that has pink and green around the leaves and numbers on the border. ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. You did not provide a photo with ...
$100 star note - low serial number/binary9/19/2011
  Q: I am hoping you can help me in estimating the value of the note I have in my collection. I have ...
  A: I'm not up to date on this specific date as far as value, but I believe where your note (from the ...
$2.00 bill with a white back9/19/2011
  Q: My uncle has a $2.00 bill that as nothing on the back of the bill, it is all white
  A: It sounds like you have a nice error bill. This would be a bill that was missing the first printing ...
2 different coins9/18/2011
  Q: I have a 1978 One dollar coin i was trying to figure out what its worth i see you have alot listed ...
  A: Both of your coins are modern issues, and likely only worth face value, unless they are special Mint ...
Balfour apollo 11 medal in 10K gold9/16/2011
  Q: Ronald: I have an Apollo 11 Balfour medal in 10K gold. It was purchased from Southern National ...
  A: With specialty items, such as your medal, either a photo, or more of a description, like the size, ...
The Federal Union Civil War Token9/15/2011
  Q: I Have a Army Navy Federal Union Civil War Token I have been researching for months but can't find ...
  A: You have what is called a Civil War Patriotic Token. They were struck by private mints to help the ...
several state quarters9/15/2011
  Q: I have a book ("Strike it Rich") that says 4 state quarters (PA, CT, NJ, DEL) are worth more than ...
  A: My guess would be in uncirculated condition and proof. All of the state quarters were struck in the ...
error note9/14/2011
  Q: i have a 2006 $1 FRN. circulated. its missing green treasury seal rightside serial numbers.and the ...
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 32 notes and in three phases. Obverse print, reverse print, and ...
masonic pennies9/13/2011
  Q: Ronald. I collect masonic tokens, chapter pennies, grand lodge tokens, and etc. I wanting to know ...
  A: I know of no specialized group collecting or trading just that type of Exonumia, but I can provide ...
coin9/13/2011
  Q: i got a assayers blake &co 20 dolls califorina gold sac and ive seen theres alot of them out there ...
  A: Blake and Co. were assayers in 1854 in California. It is also the year the San Francisco mint ...
2009 P&D PCGS Lincoln Bicentennial BU Set9/13/2011
  Q: Somehow in my Lincoln bicentennial collecting stage, I came across a set of the 2009 P&D PCGS BU ...
  A: I'm not familiar with these sets, but did find one exact example on eBay listed for a Buy Now price ...
how much is my coin worth?9/13/2011
  Q: i have a 1943 Walking Liberty half dollar in excellent condition. I was wondering if you could tell ...
  A: Here's a link I refer to, as the silver value changes daily. ...
1993 silver penny9/12/2011
  Q: I have a 1993 silver penny at home and I am looking to see if it is worth anything. It is not steel, ...
  A: Copper plated zinc cents, struck since 1982, are known to have been struck without the copper ...
Uncut U.S. Paper Currency9/12/2011
  Q: I thank you in advance for any information you can provide me. I have several sheets, in uncut ...
  A: You are right, you provided too much data, but better too much than not enough. I don't have up to ...
gold coin9/11/2011
  Q: ICG Certified #305 of 849- what I want to no is -is my coin worth trading for a 5oz silver coin-I ...
  A: I checked eBay and found several similar slabbed PR 70 pieces offered for between $333 and $425, so ...
ONE DOLLAR SILVER CERTIFICATE9/9/2011
  Q: What is the worth of a silver certificate dollar bill series 1957 B signed by C. Douglas Dillon. ...
  A: Your 1957B $1 Silver Certificate in Uncirculated condition would have an approximate retail value of ...
1975 penny with a sword inside a crown emblem stamped above the date9/8/2011
  Q: Is this a rare coin or was this just an alteration? I have other 1975 coinns and none of them look ...
  A: You are right, the coin is an alteration. I'm not familiar with this 1975 coin. One of the more ...
Bryan token9/7/2011
  Q: Mr. Fern, I was wondering if this token has any worth to a political memorabilia collector. I have ...
  A: What you have is most likely a token struck during the campaign of 1896 to elect William Jennings ...
2001 $100 print error9/7/2011
  Q: back side is good but front side is printed right up at the top of the bill leaving no boarder along ...
  A: Based on the information you provided, as I understand it, the error you speak of is not severe ...
One dollar bill9/6/2011
  Q: I was not sure who to pick in this so if you are not knowledgeable in this area I am sorry for the ...
  A: From your description, and photo, your 2009 $1 FRN seems to be altered by adding the stamp after it ...
dime with error9/6/2011
  Q: I HAVE A DIME WITH A COPPER COLOR ON THE FACE AND A NORMAL SILVER BACK. THE EDGE LOOKS LIKE A PENNY ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
Misprinted one dollar bill9/6/2011
  Q: I am wondering about the value of a misprinted 1969 US one dollar bill? Looking at the face of it, ...
  A: Based on the description you provided, you have a fairly common second print error, where at least ...
??9/4/2011
  Q: I found an 1952 pennie with letter s under date how much is it worth
  A: Your coin is not that unusual. Your coin was struck in San Francisco. Condition, date and mint mark ...
1926 Lincoln Penny9/3/2011
  Q: I have a 1926 Lincoln penny with the reverse side missing. The obverse (head) side appears normal ...
  A: I get ones like this from time to time. Your coin is likely half of a "magic coin" used to trick ...
confederate half dollar coin9/3/2011
  Q: I have a coin on one side is a woman who appears to be holding a flag and sitting behind a shield ...
  A: From your description, you appear to have a replica and possibly a restrike. The replicas appear ...
1934 $10 bill9/3/2011
  Q: I have a Series of 1934 Ten Dollar Bill. There is a B in the upper left hand corner on the front ...
  A: Most circulated Federal Reserve Notes (like yours) from more modern series are worth no more than ...
1999 pennsylvania state quarter error8/31/2011
  Q: Mr. Fern, I have found a 1999 D Pennsylvania state quarter error. The obverse is normal, the reverse ...
  A: State quarter errors, especially major ones, are very collectible and some quite valuable. With odd ...
2002 P Roosevelt Dime Misstrike?8/30/2011
  Q: This Roosevelt Dime has a crescent that runs from the chin to behind the ear, below the jaw line and ...
  A: The obverse circular marking (which I suspect is damage after it was struck and left the mint) to ...
$20.008/29/2011
  Q: I have $20.00 bills 1950 Series C. One has St. Louis and one has Chicago. Are they worth more than ...
  A: Thanks for re-asking the question with the added date information. Now I can answer you more ...
Foxwoods Casino Tokens8/29/2011
  Q: I sent a detailed description of two Foxwood tokens that I cannot find anything about. The request ...
  A: Joseph: I did not get your detailed description of the Foxwoods Tokens, so I'm shooting in the dark ...
follow up on the Jefferson8/27/2011
  Q: Ron. Well, it passed the glass table test. The sound seems identical to a normal nickel. (of course, ...
  A: Ron: Thanks for the follow up and the obverse photo. It looks normal, and I see no distortion. ...
danbury one ounce proof ignot8/27/2011
  Q: (1-4) that says one ounce proof ingot on the cardboard it came on. I keep seeing others that say, ...
  A: I've answered similar questions like this before. While I'm not familiar with the differences ...
misaligned 1990 series $20 bill8/25/2011
  Q: I have had in my possession for many years a 1990 series $20 bill which I believe to be misaligned. ...
  A: Based on the information you provided, as I understand it, the error you speak of is not severe ...
82 Jefferson broadstrike error8/25/2011
  Q: I have an 82 P Jefferson which I think is probably a broadstrike error but I'm not sure. The obverse ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
fractional gold coins8/25/2011
  Q: Have 1858 one half dol. 13 stars on front womens head on front back california on top gold on ...
  A: What you most likely have is a token rather than a coin. The actual coins are quite scarce and were ...
the legacy of champions8/22/2011
  Q: I have (The legacy of champions set) Dale Earnhardt, Hamilton collection. No one seems to know ...
  A: This was a tough one for me to answer, and I wasn't able to find out a lot of information, but ...
2004 texas state quarter8/22/2011
  Q: i have a Texas state quarter that has a gold tone look to it.why is this and is it some type of ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
State Quarter mis Strike?8/21/2011
  Q: I have just gotten a State Quarter that appears to be a miss strike. It is a Massachuttes, Very ...
  A: State quarter errors are very collectible. From your description and photo, you likely have an ...
1979 penny8/21/2011
  Q: I have this 1979 penny that has the reverse side printed on the obverse side. the back of the penny ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
2006 mismatched S/N's8/20/2011
  Q: I have three US 2006 $1 star notes. The serial numbers are consecutive but differ from the right ...
  A: From wikipedia: "A star note is a bank note that has an asterisk (*), or star, after the serial ...
coin grading services8/19/2011
  Q: Fern Hope your doing well. Haven't asked you a question since April. My question is this: Is ...
  A: NACS is not recognized as a reliable Third Party Grading Service. A Third Party Grading Service or ...
misprint dollar8/18/2011
  Q: Can you give me any idea what a misprinted dollar bill is worth, it is from 1974, the front seals ...
  A: Based on the photo and description you provided, you have a fairly rare final print error, where at ...
Unique dollar bill8/17/2011
  Q: I seen a young lady asked u a similar question. I have a 2003 one dollar bill that is double struck ...
  A: From the data and the photo of the error you provided, you likely have a partial offset of the front ...
2.00 bill8/17/2011
  Q: i have a red stamp 2.00 bill, series of 1928 g, was wondering why it is different from the others ...
  A: Your note is not unusual or rare. In circulated grades the note has very little collector value ...
1968 Dime8/16/2011
  Q: I have a 1968 dime (D),It doesn't look like it was pressed evenly, there is a slight ledge going ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
Silver Round Error8/16/2011
  Q: On this silver round I understand how the broadstrike and the double strike error occurs, what I'm ...
  A: Dave: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. I believe what you are referring to is ...
1924 USA Penny with Possible Double Dye?Front Picture!8/15/2011
  Q: In my Quest for Treausers I found a 1924 USA Penny.I feel that its a Double Dye front/Back both!Wow! ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
Checking to see How much is my 1920 s Worth?8/15/2011
  Q: just wondering how much is my Pretty Penny Worth? I am attaching a Pic of the Front.It only lets me ...
  A: No need to send a reverse photo. Condition is very important in establishing the value of your ...
token8/14/2011
  Q: from what i can tell this is from 1904 st louis exposition.token reads " St Louis Exposition Awarded ...
  A: This was a tough one for me. I have not heard of your specific item, but know that there were a lot ...
misprinted $50.00 bill value8/13/2011
  Q: I have an uncirculated, crisp, misprinted $50.00 bill from Series 1981 A. The serial #'s and stamps ...
  A: This is a very scarce error. Your 1981A $1 FRN would likely have an approximate retail value of ...
$1 note 1963 B series8/13/2011
  Q: I have a bill that I thought was a fake because it just looked different than all my newer bills. ...
  A: Your note is not unusual or rare. According to BEP records, notes of this series were delivered to ...
$100 bill misprint8/13/2011
  Q: I received a $100 bill from the bank today that has a misprint and I wanted to see if it had any ...
  A: You likely have an error where the sheet was misaligned during the final printing process. There ...
I have a 1947 penny that sound like a ZINC penny? Why? Vaule?8/10/2011
  Q: How can it be possible? But its True? Did I strike it RICH? Please tell me..any advise, history,..I ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
Paper penny8/10/2011
  Q: I would like to know the value of a paper penny I have from Boise, Idaho. Front and back are ...
  A: I couldn't find much about your piece, but believe it to be related to the WWII Ration Coupons. I ...
1978 Error Penny8/10/2011
  Q: I was wondering if you could help me with this coin. I think it may be a 1978 - 8 over 7 penny. I ...
  A: From the photo, your coin appears show normal wear and coloration. The "fat" D is within the range ...
dollar bill8/9/2011
  Q: I have a dollar bill that is folded at the lower corner. The serial number is printed on the folded ...
  A: It's hard to say without knowing the date, series, or condition of the note and seeing a photo of ...
Discolored Penny8/8/2011
  Q: Recently I came across a oddly colored penny. It seems like a faded copper or a brighter gold-ish ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
US gold 20$ coin8/6/2011
  Q: I have a gold, 1924 double eagle 20$ coin. I noticed that the motto around the edge is misspelled, ...
  A: Without a photo of the edge, it is rather difficult to give an exact answer, but at best, this would ...
$20 misprint8/6/2011
  Q: how much is a 1996 $20 bill that has ink above the normal green one its like ink from another $20 ...
  A: It's hard to say without knowing the condition of the note and seeing a photo of the error in ...
Washinton Quarter8/6/2011
  Q: I was going through some loose change and found a double-headed Washington Quarter, with two ...
  A: Your coin is most likely a "magic coin" used to trick people when you guess heads or tails, for you ...
10dollar bill 19348/4/2011
  Q: I have a 10 dollar bill that is 1934 and I want to know how much it is worth. It has the serial no. ...
  A: There have been a number of small changes to our currency over the years, and the modern notes ...
Possible misprint on 2006 $1 bill8/4/2011
  Q: The bill is from the Fed Resv Bank of NY. Its seal to the left of Washington's portrait reads ...
  A: It's hard to say without knowing the condition of the note and seeing a photo of the error in ...
value of 2 paper bills8/3/2011
  Q: I have two paper bills I would like to know if they are of any value. The first is a June 13 1922 ...
  A: I'm not familiar with Philippine currency, but did find two completed listings where the bill was ...
5 dollar 1915 indian head coin8/2/2011
  Q: There is an L stamped just above the date. Is this a rare coin or a remake. Thanks
  A: Your coin is likely real. I think you may be referring to the designer's initials, "BLP", and not ...
Double Error 1995 $18/1/2011
  Q: I hope you can help. I used to be a bartender. One day in the bar drawer we had a bundle of brand ...
  A: This is a fairly rare double error. Your 1995 $1 FRN would likely have an approximate retail value ...
1977 dollar bill7/31/2011
  Q: I have a 1977 $1 dollar bill with no seals or serial numbers on the front side. The bill is in ...
  A: This is a fairly rare error. Your 1977 $1 FRN would likely have an approximate retail value of ...
1977 Dime no P7/31/2011
  Q: I have found a 1977 dime without a P or any other stamp above the date. I have seen that the 1955 ...
  A: Your 1977P dime does not have a "P" mintmark. This is normal for that year. Your coin has no added ...
error printed currancy/dime7/30/2011
  Q: was there any error print on a dime? for example no marking on either side. but has half copper, and ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
Lincoln Penny 19737/30/2011
  Q: I found this penny by its feel. Much rougher than usual especially the depth of the surrounding rim ...
  A: There is usually small differences in the date and or numerals as well as the lettering on both ...
1883 faked 5$ gold coin7/30/2011
  Q: Sir, I have an 1883 5$ gold coin/faked nickle. I have done some reading and I cannot tell if ...
  A: You likely have what is commonly called an 1883 "Racketeer" Nickel. The coin is a real 1883 "V" five ...
1918 Half Dollar7/29/2011
  Q: I'm sending you a scan of the back of the half dollar now. I couldn't send 2 scans for 1 question, ...
  A: Your coin is struck in 90% silver, and at the present value of silver almost $40.00 a troy ounce, ...
Value or stories7/28/2011
  Q: I have a $20 Jackson, 1928 Series A, Signed by Woods and Mellon, Says "Redeemable in gold on demand ...
  A: Your note is fairly scarce. The Series of 1928 was the first issue of small-size currency printed ...
sequential 1957 B notes7/26/2011
  Q: I have some one dollar silver certificates that are almost sequential, and seem to be uncirculated. ...
  A: Your 1957B $1 bills would likely have an approximate retail value of $8.00 each in Uncirculated ...
1977 $1 Fold-Over Print Error7/26/2011
  Q: I have a 1977 $1 bill that went from the bank, where my mother worked in late 70's/early 80's, to my ...
  A: This is a scarce error. Your 1977A $1 FRN would likely have an approximate retail value of between ...
2011 penny error7/25/2011
  Q: I also found a 2011 penny with a circle in it. The penny is new and found in my wife's change purse. ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
value of double staped dime7/25/2011
  Q: We have a 19?? dime that is stamped as a dime and a penny on both sides. It is the same weight and ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
miscut dollar7/25/2011
  Q: The dollar bill in question is a 1981 series a that is uncirculated, kept in a plastic sleeve tucked ...
  A: Without seeing the the reverse, I'm going to say you have a made up error. I'm guessing the back to ...
Copper pennies7/25/2011
  Q: I have a question on the 1983 penny. As I take it in 1982 they started making pennies out of copper ...
  A: Cents struck after 1982 in copper are very scarce to rare and likely worth up to several thousand ...
2009 one dollar bill with second and third misprinting, and some smearing.7/24/2011
  Q: This bill has been circulated, but seems to have three errors to it. On the second printing it has ...
  A: This also is a very rare error. I do not believe there is much of a distinction as to which is the ...
Misprinted $5 bill7/22/2011
  Q: Fern, Like many other people I have a misprinted/cut $5 bill and wonder what it might be worth. It ...
  A: This is a very scarce error. Your $5 FRN would likely have an approximate retail value of between ...
1935E Misaligned front of bill and an offset print and cut on back7/21/2011
  Q: This bill has been circulated, but I find it an odd bill. Misaligned on the front, and cutting error ...
  A: This is a very scarce error, but not as rare as the previous $1 error. Yes, it would be considered a ...
1977 second print double overlay print, diffferent plate numbers7/21/2011
  Q: I have a 1977 error note that I would like to sell. What is my best avenue for doing this, and ...
  A: This is a rare error. Your 1977 $1 FRN would likely have an approximate retail value of between ...
selling coins7/20/2011
  Q: My question refers to whether I should sell my silver coins I have. I have several silver dollar ...
  A: The value of your coin depends date, mint mark and condition. The mint mark for a Morgan Dollar (the ...
1984 P Dime7/20/2011
  Q: I have a 1984P dime that was punched from the back with a crack the O from the reverse is on his ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
seated liberty 18437/8/2011
  Q: Fern. The silver half shows a seated woman holding a flag in her left hand, looking over her right ...
  A: From: http://www.us-coin-values-advisor.com/Seated-Liberty-Half-Dollars-key-dates.html "The Seated ...
1914 100 dollar bill note7/8/2011
  Q: I have a 100 dollar federal reserve note from 1914 7-G series. It is larger than current bills. It ...
  A: Your note is from Chicago, is identified as a FR-1108, and quite scarce. You don't give the ...
2001 Vermont Quarter7/7/2011
  Q: I have a 2001 Vermont Quarter with a colored back side. I thought it was painted, but when I looked ...
  A: These colorized quarters are made by private firms (for a profit) after the coins were struck at the ...
Key Date7/6/2011
  Q: I have seen ads for various silver dollars with "Key" dates. I wish nto know what a key date is and ...
  A: A coin is called a "key date" because the date or date and mint mark combination is especially rare ...
mis print of 100 dollar bill7/5/2011
  Q: I have a 1996 100 dollar bill with the hologram (of president head) printed on the left side. Is ...
  A: You likely have an error where the sheet (with the preprinted security information already on) was ...
1964 nickel7/4/2011
  Q: I found a 1964 nickel with some errors. The nickel is a little bigger and thinner than others. The ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
!964 Lincold Head Penny7/3/2011
  Q: Sir, I saw where Papajack answered this same question on August 2nd, 2009. However, I find I am not ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
1976 $2 star note uncut sheet (16) A7/2/2011
  Q: Value of 1976 $2 star note uncut sheet (16) A (Boston)
  A: Collector value of these notes depends on date, series and condition, including amount of wear, any ...
Currency7/1/2011
  Q: I have a 1996 $100 bill that is cut wrong on the front but perfect on the back. Basically a small ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. Bills are printed in sheets of ...
1862 Ten Cents Summit County Bank Note6/30/2011
  Q: I just recently acquired this bank note and I don't know much, if anything about it. I've looked all ...
  A: From your photo, the note you have is unnumbered (upper left hand corner), so it was never issued ...
100 bill6/29/2011
  Q: I have a 100 bill-it has a red seal and a star next to the series 00005134A it is also dated 1966-it ...
  A: A star note is a United States bank note that has an asterisk (*), or star, after the serial number. ...
1934 $20 bill Minneapolis, MN mint6/28/2011
  Q: I have a 1934 $20 bill from Minneapolis, MN mint. It is in excellent condition. It looks like it is ...
  A: Series 1934A $20 bills are quite common, so there isn't much of a premium over face value, ...
1889 Silver Dollar6/28/2011
  Q: This coin has no mint mark can you please give me more information about the VAM varieties.
  A: I'm not quite sure if you want to know just the varieties for the 1889P Morgan Dollar, or VAM ...
Error Note6/28/2011
  Q: Fern, I have a question about a $20 error note. The bill is a 1981 series A. The obverse side of the ...
  A: A star note is a United States bank note that has an asterisk (*), or star, after the serial number. ...
$5.00 Nat'l Bank Note dated 1923 from Franklin National Bank of Jersey City6/27/2011
  Q: Fern, I asked a question a few months ago about what a large blue seal $5.00 National Currency bill ...
  A: I would recommend you get at least two estimates from professional coin dealers (PNG) or (NGC). I've ...
dollar bills6/27/2011
  Q: I have a sheet of 32 $1 bills, printed 1981 all E notes, in a glass frame, is it worth anything
  A: I found one sheet of 32 posted on ebay for $288.88. See: ...
pennies6/27/2011
  Q: I have a 1969d wondering was they error? If so what would it be worth?
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
1935F series6/26/2011
  Q: I understand that the F is the order in which the bill was printed. A being 1st, B being 2nd,and so ...
  A: I'm guessing you mean a 1935 F Series $1 silver certificate. Each denomination and series had a ...
Large Cent error's6/25/2011
  Q: I have started collecting Large Cent's and have noticed the year 1830 and 1833 Coronet have Die ...
  A: I'm not an expert on U.S. Large Cents or the different varieties. These are classified as varieties ...
error coin6/24/2011
  Q: I have a 1911 Liberty nickel that is only struck on one side and wonder if it has any value. thanks
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
1964 Kennedy half dollar double face6/23/2011
  Q: What could be the value of a real 1964 AU Kennedy half dollar? Thank you in advance.
  A: I get questions like this from time to time. I'm guessing you mean your coin has two heads, one on ...
President U S Grant 15th Admendment Political Token6/21/2011
  Q: I have found this political token in a box of old coins, there are a few different tokens, but the ...
  A: I'm not familiar with your token, but I believe I found one listed (under 15th Amendment token) and ...
quarters6/19/2011
  Q: i have 2 quarters on the head side under liberty and extending to the bottom of georges neck on both ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
Aluminum Penny?6/19/2011
  Q: We got back from vacation the other day and I was looking through my change and found something ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
1958p lincoln cent error6/19/2011
  Q: Mr.Fern I want to know if this Lincoln cent was a variety/error,Lincoln's lips appears to be doubled ...
  A: I really can not pick up the doubling very well from the photo you sent. I'm not current in all of ...
1964 Kennedy half6/19/2011
  Q: I own a 1964P coin that displays the characteristics of the accented hair variety on the reverse but ...
  A: I know of no normal production strike with accented hair. Your coin should be looked at by an ...
Have error printing, etc of 1985 $20 bill6/18/2011
  Q: I have a series 1985 $20 bill with the following conditions: 1. Bill is uncirculated. 2. Bill is ...
  A: From your description, it seems like you have a sheet alignment error that resulted in a cutting ...
silver certificate bill with south pole stamp6/18/2011
  Q: am going through an old inherited coin/currency collection of a grandparent and trying to document ...
  A: Check your notes date and series, The is no 1935A. A 1934A and a 1953A exists. Your $1 bill with ...
2003 Alabama D6/18/2011
  Q: I have what looks like to be a slightly (not even 5%) backside off-struck 2003 Arkansas D quarter. ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
odd coin6/18/2011
  Q: a friend found a 1999 quarter that appears to be all of the clad, it shows no copper. I saw several ...
  A: You did not say if your coin has a mint mark. If your coin has an "S" mintmark on the obverse, it is ...
1.00 Silver Certificate6/16/2011
  Q: I have a 1.00 silver certificate bill series 1957B what is this worth? Thank you ahead of time even ...
  A: Your 1957B $1 bill would likely have an approximate retail value of between $2.50 in Very Good ...
$20 bill printing error6/16/2011
  Q: I have 6 consecutively numbered Cleveland mint 1993 $20 bill printing errors (or so I have been ...
  A: From your description, it seems like your either have an obstruction or a board break. If you want ...
SF Mint Assy Office Bag of $50 in 1972 Pennies6/15/2011
  Q: My wife and I just finished making an extensive computer inventory of 2 large cases of coins which ...
  A: First, a jewelry store is a bad idea. I hope you did not accept his offer. You wouldn't go to a coin ...
1861-half dollar6/14/2011
  Q: My husband found an 1861 confederate half dollar, it has the seated liberty with the date of 1861 on ...
  A: With unusual coins like yours, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, ...
error note6/12/2011
  Q: i have a 20 dollar bill,that is missing the second print. It is in real good condition,and was made ...
  A: You do not indicate the actual grade, but notes in Extra Fine to About Uncirculated condition with ...
1941 dime w/ penny back6/11/2011
  Q: I was looking thru my grandmothers coin collection and came across some thing weird. I was hoping ...
  A: Your coin is a "magic coin" used to trick people. It is an interesting conversation piece, and they ...
Bicentinnial Quarter6/9/2011
  Q: Is this an error? The coin has been circulated but is not worn. The ridges still have good detail. ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with odd or unusual coins, always provide as much information ...
quarter6/9/2011
  Q: I have a 1982 quarter in good to fair condition, but behind george washingtons head underneath his ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with odd or unusual coins, always provide as much information ...
unusual dime6/8/2011
  Q: I have a 1967 dime that is unusual and I wonder about it's value. The dime is in excellent condition ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
About your "Delaware penny"6/8/2011
  Q: I saw your question about a 1976 penny with Delaware on the front. I was just wondering if you ever ...
  A: There is limited added collector value to it since the cent was modified by a private entity after ...
Bicentennial Quarter6/7/2011
  Q: I have a Bicentennial Quarter that is missing the front part of George Washingtons neck, and the ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
question on Eisenhower Gold Dollar with mini coins6/7/2011
  Q: I have three collections of various coins from all over the world. Majority is from relatives in WW ...
  A: I'm not familiar with these coins. One of the more "famous" ones are struck on Lincoln cents, ...
1943-s steel penny6/7/2011
  Q: I have several of 1943-s pennies where the 4 is almost gone and 1 where the 4 and 3 are almost gone. ...
  A: The photo that came with your question suggests you have a filled die error. A filled die occurs ...
U.S. state quarters6/3/2011
  Q: I came across a Massachusetts State Quarter, Philidelphia Mint, with the backside completely ...
  A: From your description, you likely have what is called a colorized quarter. It is not rare. These are ...
1953 A Red Seal $56/2/2011
  Q: I obtained a $5 bill dated to 1953 with a red seal and serial number (B 87190864 A). It seems to be ...
  A: A United States Note, also known as a Legal Tender Note, is a type of paper money that was issued ...
1934 $100 Bills6/2/2011
  Q: I have 4 $100 bills from 1934. 3 of the 4 are in pristine condition. The 4th is in excellent ...
  A: Your 1934 $100 bills are Federal Reserve Notes. The Crisp Uncirculated notes would have an ...
1789 Washington Cent.6/2/2011
  Q: My dad gave me this coin as a wedding gift the pictures I am attaching are of a replica but the one ...
  A: I'm not familiar with the early US pieces. I'll answer the best I can. Perhaps some of the links I ...
son found a coin6/1/2011
  Q: My son found a coin that say good for one pack of cigarettes is it worth anything
  A: When asking a question, especially with tokens, always provide as much information about your piece ...
1968 lincoln penny5/31/2011
  Q: i have a 1968 Lincoln penny in very good condition. but looks like it's silver. around the very edge ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
Silver certificates5/30/2011
  Q: I have two silver certificates. One is a US series 1935 A with HAWAII stamped at both ends on the ...
  A: Condition is always important in establishing the value of your notes and coins. Without photos, or ...
Paper money5/29/2011
  Q: I have a 1950 d series bill that has what looks like a finger print or smudge on grants face just ...
  A: From your limited description, it sounds like you may have either a solvent or ink smear. You really ...
Thw Republic of Texas & Government of Texas paper bills5/28/2011
  Q: I have a Government of Texas promissory note for $10.00 dated Nov 1 1838 and a Republic of Texas for ...
  A: When asking a question, always provide as much information as possible. Things like the wording, ...
$2.5 indian quarter dollar 1911-D5/27/2011
  Q: I have recently bought a 2.5 indian quarter dollar 1911-D coin. I knew that it could be worth a bit ...
  A: Buying a previously mounted coin, especially a rarer date, is not a good idea. If you paid any type ...
Quarter Question5/26/2011
  Q: I have been researching a lot lately and found this quarter from Wisconsin in 2004. Now, I have ...
  A: These colorized quarters are made by private firms (for a profit) after the coins were struck at the ...
Misprint 100 dollar bill?5/25/2011
  Q: I have a 1996 one hondred dollar bill in whitch Ben Franklin's face is orange. I was wondering if ...
  A: From your description, it sounds like the orange color is likely caused by a bleaching agent, when ...
1966 dime5/25/2011
  Q: cant tell if it is silver or silver plated..the finish is very bright, dull silver ...
  A: The easiest way to tell what you have is by comparing the coin to a known clad or silver coin. Prior ...
1934 $10 Bill5/24/2011
  Q: I recently got a 1934 $10 from the post office and I wanted to find out if it is worth anything ...
  A: Your 1934A $10 bill is a Federal Reserve Note, and would likely grade no better than Very Good ...
1925 stonemountain half5/23/2011
  Q: I recently purchased this coin on ebay. What I would like to know if it is a genuine counterstamped ...
  A: Some examples were counterstamped with a state abbreviation and a number. These are scarce and ...
Dollar bill5/23/2011
  Q: I have a one dollar bill with a blue stamp NOT green on the right side and on the left it says, THIS ...
  A: You have a Silver Certificate. Your 1957 $1 bill would likely have an approximate retail value of ...
Odd Nickel Errors5/22/2011
  Q: Sir, I have two coins in my collection that I am certian are errors. My question would be, "are ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
1990 Penny5/22/2011
  Q: Papajack answered a question on 7/23/07 regarding the value of this rare coin and stated that in ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
U.S. bills5/20/2011
  Q: I have a 2003 issued $5 bill ant the ink is so thick it looks smeared. Is there any added value to ...
  A: Without photos, or knowing the condition of your notes, it is hard to give you an exact value of ...
Federal reserve notes5/20/2011
  Q: I came across 4 different bills a few days ago, they are all in great condition an kept in plastic. ...
  A: Your serial number is not special or unique enough to add to the value. It is difficult to give you ...
Silver Troy Ounce coin5/19/2011
  Q: I have a one troy ounce silver coin. On one side is an eagle and a sunrise at the bottom of the ...
  A: This sounds like one of the countless silver bullion pieces produced during the 1980's. They are ...
1985 $1 bill minted in san fransisco5/18/2011
  Q: I have a 1985 $1 bill w/a star at the end of the serial# "L01188873*" i saw an answer to a similar? ...
  A: I'm not sure which answer you are referring to, so I'm unable to review it, but condition and date ...
Giant Silver Certificate5/16/2011
  Q: I have a Giant Silver Certificate that I found when my great grandmother died. It was hidden behind ...
  A: Your currency is the correct size. From the photos you attached, your 1957B $1 Silver Certificate ...
Series 1950 C Twenty Dollar Bill5/12/2011
  Q: I received this bill as payment from a customer. The Secretary of the Treasury on this bill is C. ...
  A: No, your note is real. According to BEP records, notes of this series were delivered to the Federal ...
1950 $20 bills5/12/2011
  Q: ..two have stars (signed preist & anderson series b /  and priest and humphrey series a) of the rest ...
  A: Your 1950 series A and B $20 star notes have an approximate retail value of about $70 each in very ...
penny5/12/2011
  Q: I recently found a penny that appears to have never been stamped. No head or tails but does have the ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
colored quarters5/12/2011
  Q: i found a colored quarter from massachusetts and looked it up... realized its pretty common BUT i ...
  A: These colorized quarters are made by private firms (for a profit) after the coins were struck at the ...
penny5/11/2011
  Q: i have a question about a penny its a 1948 i think the 8 is messed up so it looks like a B kind of ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
EISENHOWER 1972S UNCIRCULATED-80 DOLLAR COIN5/10/2011
  Q: I HAVE THIS COIN and am trying to find the approx value of it. it has the eisenhower head on the ...
  A: This coin generally changes value based on the cost of a troy ounce of silver. See: ...
Value of a 1934 silver certificate5/9/2011
  Q: I have a 1934 Silver Certificate one dollar bill and I would like to know what the value is, if any. ...
  A: Your 1934 $1 Silver Certificate would grade no better than Very Good condition, and have an ...
1969 $100 star note5/9/2011
  Q: I have a 1969 star note, it is very crisp, no folds, tears or bends. If I am understanding it right, ...
  A: I'm not a selling service, but can give you a few areas to consider in getting rid of your note for ...
cent on dime planchet5/5/2011
  Q: hi yes i have a cent lincoln and on back the wheat style but no room for the wheat and you can see ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
misprinted ten dollar bill5/5/2011
  Q: I have a 2006 series ten dollar bill with half the face double printed. can you tell me what ...
  A: I'm not quite sure what you mean by half of the face being double printed. Is it the same design, ...
identification of mint5/4/2011
  Q: I'm very new to coin collecting. I recently won some auctions on eBay for an 1896 P silver dollar, ...
  A: The mint marks are located on the back of the coin, under the eagle's tail feathers. Coins were ...
2 1959 pennies very good shape5/3/2011
  Q: what is the vale of 2 1959 pennies in very good shape?
  A: A recent issue of "Coin Values" indicates the retail value of your cent to range from $0.05 to $0.20 ...
$20 Bill5/3/2011
  Q: Iwas going thru some cash I had and a $20 bill looked a little odd and different, so I took time to ...
  A: A recent issue of "Paper Money Values" indicates the retail value of your note to range from $25 to ...
US 2 cent piece5/2/2011
  Q: In reference to the 1864, 2 cent piece, is there a reference that shows the difference between the ...
  A: The differences between the 1864 Two Cent large and small motto is not easy to distinguish. In 1864 ...
1890 silver dollar4/30/2011
  Q: I have an 1890 morgan silver dollar with an "o" mint mark. Where was it minted? Thanks
  A: An "O" mint mark indicates your dollar was struck at the New Orleans branch mint. Over 10 million ...
2005 DIME "CUD" ERROR4/28/2011
  Q: I CAMe ACROSS A 2005 ROSEVELT DIME THAT HAS A FLAW ON THE REVERSE SIDE. I AM CURIOUS IF THIS TYPE ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to ...
Mis-printed dollar bills4/28/2011
  Q: I have 3 1977 crisp one dollar bills with part of the back printed in the corner of the front. How ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. Ebay is a good place to check. ...
Republic/government of Texas Paper Money4/27/2011
  Q: I have 3 paper bills from Texas Gov/Republic of Texas. I wanted to know if they are fakes are the ...
  A: I appreciate your providing as much information as possible. Things like the wording, signatures, ...
2004 $20.00 Bill4/27/2011
  Q: I have a 2004 $20.00 bill. That is missed cut at the top and has a star behind the serial ...
  A: Your note is likely worth more as a replacement or star (*) note than an error. You didn't provide a ...
mispinted $204/27/2011
  Q: I have a 2004 A 20 dollar bill that is missing the green seal. It is in very good condition. Can you ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of a note. Your saying the bill is in very ...
state quarter color change4/26/2011
  Q: I have collected state quarter rolls from the mint and my bank. I have stored them in "coin safw" ...
  A: Your coins were likely contaminated in some manner prior to storage. This contamination could cause ...
Morgan Error Coin4/25/2011
  Q: I have an 1884 Morgan Silver Dollar with a 170 degree reverse rotation. Is that rare? I'm trying to ...
  A: Rotated die errors, especially major ones, are quite collectible and sometimes rare. I found a ...
20 dollar4/24/2011
  Q: I have 20 dollar bill of 1990 I want Know How mush is the cost now
  A: You really need to provide as much information as possible when asking a question. The grade of your ...
Mis-printed 1981 dime4/23/2011
  Q: I found a 1981 dime that has an extra piece of metal on the back of it, right in the center. It ...
  A: Without specifics, like the actual weight, diameter, and thickness, or photos, it would only be a ...
request appraisal4/22/2011
  Q: I would like to know the value ofin 2 MINT USA 1$ BILLS from 1974 lacking both the green serial ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. Ebay is a good place to check. ...
Large $5.00 Blue Seal National Currency4/20/2011
  Q: I have a large $5.00 national currency bill drawn on the Franklin National Bank of Jersey City with ...
  A: I'm not too knowledgeable on thus series of currency, but I'll try and answer as best I can. You ...
another "ridgeless" dime4/20/2011
  Q: You answered a previous question someone asked about a "ridgeless" dime. Today I found a 2007D dime ...
  A: Without specifics, like the actual weight, diameter, and thickness, it would only be a guess, but ...
georgia state coin4/20/2011
  Q: my georgia state quarter has one side that is upside down depending on which way you hold the ...
  A: Normal die rotation on U.S. coins is for the obverse and reverse to be opposite, or upside down, ...
Miscut 1988 dollar bill4/19/2011
  Q: I recieved a miscut dollar bill as a child from a magician. I have spent hours trying to find a ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of a note. Ebay is a good place to check. ...
1923 gold one dollar coin4/19/2011
  Q: I have a one dollar gold coin 1923....eagle ( full view ) on rear, woman's head on front. What is ...
  A: Philip: Thanks for your question. You don't mention the size of your coin, but there were no ...
Penny error?4/18/2011
  Q: i have a 2011 penny with a circular cut/imprint on it. Is this an error or do you believe it was ...
  A: From the photo, the circular imprints appear like damage, perhaps the coin was caught in a counting ...
1935 G Series Silver Certificate with "In God we Trust"4/18/2011
  Q: I had several silver certificates in my safe deposit box and I decided to get them out to see what ...
  A: You are correct, "In God We Trust" was not imprinted on currency until 1957, but I did find that ...
1883 Carson City Silver Dollar4/16/2011
  Q: We have an 1883 Carson City Silver Dollar in a plastic block in a blue US of A box. The card with ...
  A: There were a number of sales by the GSA offering the CC dollars starting in 1972. From ebay guides: ...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt coin4/15/2011
  Q: Ran into a gold coin while going through a deceased relative's belongings.Sorry I'm not able to send ...
  A: I'll answer your question as best I can, If you want to attach a photo and ask a follow up question, ...
penny with same side4/15/2011
  Q: I happen to find a copper penny with tails on both sides and was wondering how much it could be ...
  A: I get questions like this from time to time. Your coin is a "magic coin" used to trick people when ...
1964 penny4/14/2011
  Q: I found this 1964 penny with this mark, the front is raised and the back is indented. I was ...
  A: Your coin was modified after it left the mint. Why, I'm not sure, but it has no added numismatic ...
Keeping Coins Polished !4/14/2011
  Q: Greetings ! Hoping all is well. I have a huge coin collection...most of them in great shape. ...
  A: I answered one similar to this in the past. I'd personally not suggest you clean coins, but should ...
1943 steel wheat back penny4/14/2011
  Q: I'm just wondering if my 1943 penny is real. The coin was given to me and is incased in a cardboard ...
  A: Your coin is likely real, but has a corrosion or plating problem. This is normal for the type. ...
185th anniversary coin value4/12/2011
  Q: I have a Thomas Jefferson dated 1985 in the front face and 185th anniversary double eagle dated ...
  A: The item you describe is likely a medal or token and not a coin. Coins are issued with a ...
1975 penny4/11/2011
  Q: I have a 1975 penny that has a liberty bell and a us map on the front. Is this penny fake? it also ...
  A: I'm not familiar with this specific coin, but I am aware of Lincoln cents having images stamped into ...
Error coins4/11/2011
  Q: My late father had a coin collection. Although he enjoyed his coins, I would not called him an ...
  A: While you provided adequate descriptions of your coins, with no photos, it's hard to say what you ...
Missing a letter4/10/2011
  Q: I have a 1998 D Kennedy Half Dollar and the Letter D is missing in the word dollar. Is this a ...
  A: With the limited description and no photo, it's hard to say what you really have. It could be a real ...
Lincoln Penny Laminate - Debris???4/9/2011
  Q: Mr. Fern: I have been holding a few pennies for a while and would like to know if I am looking at ...
  A: I believe your coin to be altered after it left the mint. I know of no process that could or would ...
1935 silver penny4/8/2011
  Q: I have a 1935 wheat back penny that is silver in color. The thickness is the same as other 1935 ...
  A: Based on the photo and the information you provided, it is likely you have an altered coin. The ...
maria theresa tokens4/7/2011
  Q: we dug this token up 20 ish yrs ago it is dated 1760has a lady facing right on the front and a ...
  A: Your piece is likely a restrike of the original coin minted in 1780. It was struck in .833 fine ...
5 dollar bill4/6/2011
  Q: I have a 1988 A series 5 dollar bill I was offered $28 is that a good deal. Also I have a red print ...
  A: A recent issue of "Paper Money Values" shows a 1988A $5 FRN in CU (Crisp Uncirculated) condition to ...
1944 half dollar4/5/2011
  Q: I have a coin dated 1944, Back has a profile of an eagle with United States of America at the top ...
  A: The Walking Liberty Half Dollars were minted from 1916 to 1947. The coin is named after its ...
value of a reprinted bill4/4/2011
  Q: Mr. Fern and thank you for your time. I have a $20.00 bill with an asterick after the serial number. ...
  A: What you actually have is a replacement note, not a reprint. The original note was either damaged or ...
$2.00 Bills4/4/2011
  Q: I have a block of $2.00 bills that my Mom bought back in 1977, they are still in the plastic wrap ...
  A: I'd say your block of $2 bills would have some added value. Part would depend on the serial numbers ...
1968 S US penny4/3/2011
  Q: I have a 1968 S penny. It is in good condition.It said on my penny folder that they made 261.3 ...
  A: You are right on the mintage, but that's still a lot of coins. A recent issue of "Coin Values" ...
1976-D4/3/2011
  Q: I have a coin that looks like steel but is not. I tried it against a magnet and it will not stay. ...
  A: It is always best to provide as much information as possible or to attach a photo when asking a ...
1988-d penny4/3/2011
  Q: I have about five 1988 pennies all of them the D is aligned under the 9 but I have one where it is ...
  A: Your coin had the mint mark placed on the die by hand after it was made. Minor variations in the ...
misprint4/2/2011
  Q: i have a misprint one dollar bill printed off center to the top on both sides. The bill is ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. It appears to be lightly ...
1932 silver certificate dollar4/1/2011
  Q: My 1932 silver certificate paper dollar has a HAWAII stamp on the front and a BIG Hawaii stamp on ...
  A: I picked up this question from the pool. I think I can answer it for you. First, look at your bill ...
1969 D Lincoln die clash4/1/2011
  Q: I know almost nothing about error coins. I have only about four that I have come across "by ...
  A: From your description, you sound like you likely have a clashed die error, but it also could be an ...
Fold-Over Error Note3/31/2011
  Q: I have a series 1988 A Five Dollar Bill. In the upper right hand corner of the Obverse side it is ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. Ebay is a good place to check. ...
1 dollar bill misprint3/30/2011
  Q: I have a series 1995 1 dollar bill with the serial numbers and both seals printed on the back of the ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. Ebay is a good place to check. ...
misprint3/30/2011
  Q: I have a misprinted coin one side is a dime and one side is a penny the (both penny and dime side is ...
  A: Your coin is likely a "magic coin" used to trick people when you guess which hand has the penny, it ...
1995 dollar bill3/29/2011
  Q: I have a 1995 one dollar bill that hasgreen printing on one end of the bill face. It appears to be ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. You sound like you have a ...
CGA grading services3/29/2011
  Q: Mr. Fern Sir I realize this question is not what you would expect. You have helped me in the past ...
  A: Two other auction firms come to mind. Lyn Knight at: http://new.lynknight.com/Home.Asp and Stack's ...
american cent3/28/2011
  Q: I have two old 1 cent pieces I was wondering what they were worth. One is a 1847 and the other is ...
  A: Condition, and date, along with collector interest, help to establish the value of your coins. If ...
1955 double die penny3/28/2011
  Q: To the point a 1955 dbl die in a NGC case graded UNC with environmental damage. What is the ...
  A: In my opinion, it would reduce the coin at least one grade, but I would suggest you get a coin at a ...
1991P Misstruck dime3/27/2011
  Q: I have a 1991P Roosevelt Dime that appears to be about 65-70% off center although date is still ...
  A: From your description, you sound like you likely have a off center striking error. An off center ...
1966 kennedy SMS Rotated die error3/27/2011
  Q: I have a '1966' Kennedy 'Rotated die' obverse error coin. The rotation is approx 90 degrees. I ...
  A: You are welcome for the information. I'd say from the photo that you have about a 45 degree ...
Miss Struck Dime 19673/26/2011
  Q: I was given my grandfathers coin collection. None of the coins are worth very much. However I ...
  A: From your description, you sound like you likely have a misaligned die error. Misaligned die struck ...
Misprinted U.S. $203/24/2011
  Q: I know it's difficult to estimate value of misprinted bills as they all are somewhat unique. But, ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. Ebay is a good place to check. I ...
US Coin Grading Services3/23/2011
  Q: Good Afternoon Robert. I have a quick question about coin grading services. I see on ebay that ...
  A: In my opinion, if you live in a large metropolitan area, your best bet would be to go to a major ...
Error Note3/23/2011
  Q: I'm trying to find out if an error note I received from an ATM machine has any value. The note is a ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. Your note is likely real. ...
i have 3 pennys3/22/2011
  Q: i have 3 pennys one is 1943 ,1942 1nd 1930 ,you think ,have some value?
  A: Date mint mark and condition all go into establishing the value of your coins. You did not provide ...
u.s. grant token? medal?3/22/2011
  Q: I have tried finding this medal, token? all evening and can find nothing similar on the internet. ...
  A: You have what is called a campaign (election) or political token. One just like it sold on eBay ...
Misprinted $1.00 2009 bill3/21/2011
  Q: I am the bookkeeper for a nonprofit social service agency. An elementary school had a bake sale to ...
  A: Condition is important in establishing the value of your note. It looks lightly circulated. You ...
Liberty Dollar3/21/2011
  Q: I have a 1884 D Morgan Liberty Dollar in fairly good condition with some discoloring. I was ...
  A: It's important to provide as much information as possible when asking a question. The date, mint ...
lincoln cent error3/20/2011
  Q: i have a lincoln cent and the date 196? the last number is messed up . I look at alot of change so ...
  A: From your photo, your coin appears to have been damaged after striking. The last digit in the area ...
1995 D Penny3/20/2011
  Q: this coin appears to have some degree of doubling throughout the front side, maybe even on Lincoln's ...
  A: Doubled die errors can be found in circulation, some quite dramatic and rare. Most are not valuable. ...
error note3/20/2011
  Q: I have been collecting coins and currency for about ten years,and have some knowledge of ...
  A: For the first part of your question, I've seen this type of item before. The date, series, ...
Care of Coins, Money3/18/2011
  Q: Just inherited a coin collection. Concerned about handling the coins. Should I wear gloves? ...
  A: You've basically answered your own question. If you have what you expect to be collectible coins, ...
$20 star note3/18/2011
  Q: I just recently found $20.00 star note. Its series 2004. Serial # EB00303361*. I have done a ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. The fact it has writing on it ...
A roll of uncirculated 1991d pennies3/18/2011
  Q: I have this roll of uncirculated 1991d pennies are they worth anything today
  A: The 1991D Cent mintage is 4,158,442,076, making it no more desirable as a collectible coin. That ...
A 1799 Silver Dollar3/17/2011
  Q: Hey Ronald! Quick question, I have a 1799 Silver Dollar I want to know if it's real or fake. Thank ...
  A: From the appearance of your photo, I'd say you likely have a modern day replica. U.S. dollars were ...
American eagle commemorative collection3/16/2011
  Q: I received this collection from a family member, and neither of us has any idea what it is worth or ...
  A: I'm going to guess that it is a "special" set that was put together by a private company, and not ...
1966 Kennedy half dollar3/16/2011
  Q: I am wondering if it is known if any 1966 halves were possibly minted on 90% planchets by mistake? ...
  A: Your coins are likely 40% silver. The key is the weight and edge appearance. The 90% coin weighs ...
new deal coin3/15/2011
  Q: I found a coin that says new deal and good luck on both side. The front depicts head of donkey the ...
  A: I'll answer your question as best I can, If you want to attach a photo and ask a follow up question, ...
1998-d dime3/15/2011
  Q: Hey Ronald, Thanks for the quick reply on my question about the dime. The diameter has not been ...
  A: I can see that the coin looks the normal diameter. The only explanation I have that it is possible ...
1998-D dime3/14/2011
  Q: Hey there, I found a dime while going through my change that seems a bit odd. It has no reeded edges ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
US Currency3/13/2011
  Q: I was reading up on currency and discovered that there are 832 notes of each serial number. I ...
  A: I'm not up to date on how the serial numbers get their designations or how many of each there are, ...
copper colored 2000 Massachusetts quarter3/12/2011
  Q: I have a copper colored 2000 Massachusetts quarter, minted in denver. I have attempted to clean it ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
1853 half dollar3/12/2011
  Q: I have been collecting coins for about 35 years on a strictly amateur basis, meaning that I don't ...
  A: The 1853 half dollar with no mint mark was only struck with the arrows at the date and rays on the ...
value of seven 1 dollar bills from 19633/11/2011
  Q: A family member left these along with a bunch of currencies & coins and I am wondering if there is ...
  A: Your bills are 1963 Series B $1 FRN's. Joseph Barr was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from December ...
1964 P Kennedy Half3/10/2011
  Q: If this looks familiar, its because I asked this question about 2 weeks ago and you had some trouble ...
  A: I am able to see at least part of what you are trying to find out about. From my perspective and ...
1904 St. Louis Expo Coin/Token3/10/2011
  Q: Is this an coin or a token? My local coin dealer could not find this exact coin online but found ...
  A: What you actually have is called a "So Called Dollar", and not a coin. Coins are issued with a ...
1976 nickle3/9/2011
  Q: Sir, I recently acquired a 1976 proof mint set of all 5 coins. I took it out to admire the coins and ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
1963 kennedy dollar value3/8/2011
  Q: I have 12 1963 Kennedy dollar bills A through K I was wondering is this worth a lot of money? and ...
  A: First, for the dollar bills. Sorry, there is no Kennedy $1 bill. Washington is on the face of a one ...
1957 franklin half dollar3/8/2011
  Q: On my half dollar the liberty bell on the back of the coin has a J in it, and i could not find ...
  A: Your coin is not likely fake. You do not say where your "J" is located on the back, but what I ...
penny3/7/2011
  Q: i have a penny with a head on both sides its 1973 i was wondering if its worth anything thank ...
  A: I answered one like this a few days ago. Your coin is likely a "magic coin" used to trick people ...
1934 US ten dollar bill3/7/2011
  Q: I have a 1934 ten dollar bill that the front white border is aprox. 3mm at the top and only 1 mm at ...
  A: Your note is likely real. During the printing, sometimes the sheets were slightly mis-aligned, ...
1934 $100 bill3/7/2011
  Q: I have a 1934 $100 bill fed reserve bank of Boston Mass # A03127465A. Not sure what other info you ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. A recent issue of "Paper Money ...
2006 one pound coin3/5/2011
  Q: I have just got a one pound coin in my change and notice that on the back of it is the word ...
  A: Anytime you see the word "copy" or "replica" on a coin, it is what it says, and not real. A ...
1950s penny3/5/2011
  Q: i have 1950s penny the c of the cent looks weared is it worth some money pls help me thanks
  A: From your limited description, your coin either could be a real error, like a filled die, or an ...
1994 penny3/5/2011
  Q: I got this penny from the bank....as you can see it doesn't appear to be copper....it weighs approx. ...
  A: The weight is what I'd expect for a zinc blank that is missing the copper plating. The normal blank, ...
1999 Connecticut quarter reeding3/4/2011
  Q: here is the picture of the side of the quarter
  A: I get one's like these from time to time. From your photo, it is likely that your coin is not an ...
Currency Value3/2/2011
  Q: I have some old american dollars. they are from teh 1929 series and also have a gold certificate in ...
  A: Not all of the currency you attached a photo of is from 1929, only one of the one hundreds, a ...
2010 Kennedy half dollar3/1/2011
  Q: I have a 2010 Kennedy half dollar with Kennedy's picture on both sides.....Is this a misprint?
  A: I get ones like this from time to time. Your coin is likely a "magic coin" used to trick people ...
1789 1st President USA George Washington Medal3/1/2011
  Q: Both sides of this medal are the same. It has a picture of George Washington, at the top it reads ...
  A: There were a number of similar questions about this piece, and the general response is that they are ...
Apollo 11 coin2/28/2011
  Q: My mother worked at the Kennedy Space Center in Fla. They gave her a coin that has "THE EAGLE HAS ...
  A: Your item is likely either a medal or token, and not a coin. Coins are issued with a denomination ...
penny2/28/2011
  Q: I found a penny that is a 1975. On the front it has a Georgia stamp on it. Is it a misprint? Thank ...
  A: I'm not familiar with this specific coin, but I am aware of Lincoln cents having images stamped into ...
1981 20 dollar bill2/27/2011
  Q: 1981 20 dollar bill with seals and series printed in the reverse side.
  A: I've answered ones like this before. Bills are printed in sheets of 32 notes and in three phases. ...
1929 ten dollar bill2/26/2011
  Q: I have a 1929 ten dollar bill.It actually says Series of 1929. Where it would normally say Federal ...
  A: I'm not quite sure what you want to know, but you likely have a piece of National Currency. The ...
rare wheat penny?2/26/2011
  Q: i have found a wheat penny that has same obverse and reverse. the wheat ears are on both sides of ...
  A: I've answered ones like this before. Your coin is likely a "magic coin" used to trick people when ...
1950B $10.00 bill2/25/2011
  Q: I have a 1950B $10.00 bill that was miscut and misprinted. the corner of the bill was folded when it ...
  A: I answered one like this the other day. It sounds like you may have a scarce second print and ...
1999 lincoln cent2/25/2011
  Q: Ron, I found this coin that appears to have a 'growth' of some sort on the back of Lincoln's head. ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
1980 Penny Error?2/25/2011
  Q: A previous question asked about a 1980 penny where the 0 in 1980 looks like a backwards D. The ...
  A: Without a photo or actually seeing the two coins in question, it is impossible for me to give you an ...
1916 Lincoln Memorial Penny?2/24/2011
  Q: I have a Lincoln Memorial Penny dated 1916. The Lincoln Memorial Penny first minted in the 1950's, ...
  A: You are right. The memorial reverse was first minted in 1959. Without a photo or more of a ...
1.00 1935 bill2/24/2011
  Q: I have a 1935 f series 1.00 bill. The unusual thing about this bill is how much it is "offset." Over ...
  A: I've answered ones like this before. Bills are printed in sheets of 32 notes and in three phases. ...
1965 reverse overlay dime2/24/2011
  Q: I have a 1965 reverse overlay roosevelt dime that i have identified through a website that i cannot ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
2004a $10 atlanta 16 sub. star sheet2/23/2011
  Q: Sir: I am thinking of buying a 16 subject sheet of 2004a Atlanta stars. The sheet is not graded. ...
  A: I had to do a little research on this note and series. This is what I found: The 2004A $10.00 ...
Sacagawea USA Dollar coin2/23/2011
  Q: I have a Sacagawea USA 2000 (p) dollar coin, and I have a question....when you look at both sides of ...
  A: Alignment of obverse and reverse on United States coins is 180 degrees off, or the back is upside ...
$10 error note2/22/2011
  Q: I have a $10 error note from 1985. It appears to be uncirculated as it is crisp and flat. It has one ...
  A: It sounds like you may have a scarce second print and cutting error. It is often referred to as a ...
buffalo nickel2/22/2011
  Q: i have a 1916 buffalo nickel with no mint mark but there are 2 large sized capital D's one just to ...
  A: I'm not sure what you want to know about your coin. Based on your description, it sounds like you ...
MS PL2/22/2011
  Q: I have a 1999P Susan B. Anthony Dollar graded by NGC. It is MS66PL but in their price guide they ...
  A: Pricing and values of modern business strike as well as proof coins minted in large quantities can ...
Kennedy Brothers Token2/21/2011
  Q: I have what appears to be a gold token, with the Kennedy Brothers side profiles facing left. One ...
  A: I answered one similar to it a few days ago. It's always best to provide as much information on the ...
Rare coin2/21/2011
  Q: I came across a silver looking coin, on it it says sacajawea. coin has embossed art of mother holing ...
  A: Always try and provide as much information as possible when asking a question. The description or ...
Value of Barr Dollar2/21/2011
  Q: I have several Barr Dollars which are new and in perfect condition. These dollars are personally ...
  A: This seems to be a popular subject, regarding Barr dollars. It was thought that these notes would ...
dollar bill2/21/2011
  Q: what occurred when a one dollar bill has a reverse side in a yellowish ink and in the obverse side ...
  A: From your description, it sounds like you may have several things going on with this note. One, the ...
gold coin2/19/2011
  Q: I have a coin that states 'America's first $20 gold coin' It's dated 1849 and has the following ...
  A: With the photo you provided, I'm guessing your coin to be a replica of the first original $20 gold ...
copper nickel2/19/2011
  Q: I have a 2005 Nickel that looks like it's all copper, is it worth anything?
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
New Nickel error2/18/2011
  Q: Attached is a picture of a nickel I discovered was in my cuppholder in my car. What is the line ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
kennedy error2/18/2011
  Q: I have searched boxes upon boxes of kennedy halves. So many that I started looking for errors. ...
  A: There were hundreds if not thousands of minor doubled dies made during the 1960's and 1970's. One of ...
2003 Missouri D state quarter2/17/2011
  Q: I can't seem to find information on what type of error this coin is, or if it is one. Could you ...
  A: I believe you can only attach one photo at a time, but I'll check. You can send a follow-up question ...
the brothers kennedy coin2/16/2011
  Q: I have a coin, the top says THE BROTHERS KENNEDY it has side profiles of both John and Robert with ...
  A: It's always best to provide as much information on the item you have when asking a question. A photo ...
one dollar bill2/16/2011
  Q: i have a one dollar bill with the federal reserve seal, that is always on the left, partially over ...
  A: While you do not mention the date, series, or condition of your note, it sounds like you may have a ...
$10 Misprint2/16/2011
  Q: I was a teller in a bank in the 80's. In a shipment of new bills, I discovered a $10 that had ...
  A: It sounds like you may have a very scarce first print error. Condition is very important in ...
collecting2/16/2011
  Q: Two questions: 1. How do you keep paper to last forever? 2. How do you keep your coin to last ...
  A: First off, I would never recommend trying to clean coins or paper items. That being said, there are ...
$20 Bill2/15/2011
  Q: I have a 1993 series $20 bill that the front side is not centered on the paper like the back side ...
  A: I've answered ones like this before. Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. ...
Value of 1888 silver dollar2/14/2011
  Q: My dad left me with coins (He died 15 yrs ago) and I was wondering what the market value to "sell" ...
  A: I am not compensated anything for providing the answers to the questions by AllExperts. I do it to ...
5 cents without a mint mark2/14/2011
  Q: I got this coin of 1978, without a mint mark in the right lower corner, near de year. Is this ...
  A: Your coin is normal. From Wikipedia: "From 1965 to 1967 no mint marks were used regardless of where ...
1974 Penny Error2/13/2011
  Q: I came across a 1974 penny with an error on the bottom on the face side. It says 'In God We Trust', ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
coin17912/13/2011
  Q: My father has a one silver dollar coin that is very small and thin. Is there any way you can provide ...
  A: Based on your description, and with no photo, it is difficult to be able to say what you may have, ...
silver Hawaii certificate2/13/2011
  Q: I was able to purchase a silver Hawaiian certificate.However, mine has an inscription in pen."Happy ...
  A: These notes are sometimes still found in circulation and are worth about $35 each in average ...
FDR commerative token2/12/2011
  Q: I have a Franklin D Roosevelt commerative token and cannot find its value anywhere. I've seen a ...
  A: From your description, it sounds like you may have a political token. Many of these were struck by ...
1 pound silver dollar 12 Troy ounces .999 fine2/12/2011
  Q: Sorry, I think I did not put that it as a 1 pound silver coin in the Title. Bernard Thankyou
  A: Just multiply the spot price of silver times 12 for the value of this item. It is not likely that it ...
1 troy pound silver coin2/12/2011
  Q: I purchased this from the Washington Mint about 10 years or so ago. It is a .999 fine silver and is ...
  A: Your description of the piece tends to verify that what you have is a one troy ounce .999 Fine ...
Token or coin?/2/11/2011
  Q: Ron, I have a coin/token that reads "good for 3 Pack". My grandfather gave them to me back in 1965 ...
  A: I've answered similar one's like this before. You likely have a cigarette token. I found several ...
Reeded Edge Lincoln Cent (1944)2/11/2011
  Q: Good morning Mr Fern, Is it possible that what I've found is authentic? Where would the reeding ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
errors in currency2/11/2011
  Q: I am a former bank teller and have some error currency. The first group consists of 7 sequenced one ...
  A: I'm not quite sure what you are asking. You indicate you have some error currency. The normal ...
1863 Penny2/10/2011
  Q: I found a 1863 penny. On one side it says Union For Ever. On the other side it says First in War, ...
  A: I just answered one similar to yours. You have a Patriotic Civil War Token. They were struck by ...
Penny?2/10/2011
  Q: What are your thoughts on this penny? I took pictures next to a 1942 Penny for comparison. I am ...
  A: From your description, and the attached photo, your coin looks like it may be a rolled thin planchet ...
civil war token2/10/2011
  Q: i just came across a 1863 token in my pennies its a dr. e. hause from tecumsch michigan can you give ...
  A: You have what is called a Civil War Store Card Token. They were struck by private mints to help the ...
morgan dollar error2/10/2011
  Q: I have an 1888 O morgan in fine to very fine condition.On the reverse,it has been struck 3 or 4 ...
  A: From your limited description, and with no photo, it is really hard to confirm what you may have. ...
us 1 dollar bill2/9/2011
  Q: have a 1993 one dollar bill that is printed on the front side but the back side has no printing-- ...
  A: Yes, it sounds like you may have a nice error note. Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in ...
Penny with weird stamp2/9/2011
  Q: I found a penny quite a few years ago and until recently finding, forgot about it. Its a 1975 ...
  A: I'll try and answer your question with the information you provided, but if you want to ask a ...
$5 Silver Certificate2/8/2011
  Q: I have a $5 Silver Certificate from 1953...and I understand they are worth about $8...but this one ...
  A: With any error note, the condition and type of error help establish the value. Bills are printed in ...
2 dollar notes2/8/2011
  Q: I have a sheet of 16 $2 star notes in mint condition series 1976. I'm interested in knowing the ...
  A: I've answered one like this before. Collector value of these notes depends on date, series and ...
1923 Peace Dollar2/7/2011
  Q: There are no marks on my 1923 Peace dollar. How do I know if it is worth anything or not?
  A: I'm not sure what you mean by marks. The silver dollars did not have metal content identified on the ...
coins2/7/2011
  Q: i have a 2007 p dime with a complete copper tone edge no ridges is it worth any thing ? i also have ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
1934D 5 dollar silver certificates2/4/2011
  Q: I have an uncut sheet of 12 (6x6) 1934D 5 dollar silver certificates.. serial numbers are ...
  A: A recent issue of "Paper Money Values" gives a retail value of $35 for an individual 1934D $5 UNC ...
2002 tennessee quater2/3/2011
  Q: i found a 2002 Tennessee quarter with the silver clad missing on the heads side ive seen where allot ...
  A: State quarter errors, especially major ones, are very collectible and some quite valuable. You may ...
potential value of error penny2/3/2011
  Q: Good Day, Ronald. Let me thank-you, in advance, for your help. Recently I came across a 1980 Lincoln ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
mistake double printed us one dollar bill2/3/2011
  Q: I put a dollar bill on Ebay, 1981, which was double struck on the front. I cannot find anything ...
  A: You have a quite unusual double printed obverse error. There is at least one sheet that was somehow ...
look at B in liberty2/2/2011
  Q: whats going on with B at liberty?
  A: Based on the photo, likely a die chip that caused the "B" to appear to be filled when it was struck. ...
medals2/2/2011
  Q: thats what it says on it and it looks like its bronze or something of the sort if u have any info on ...
  A: I found a listing for a set of 18 on the web. They were limited to 7,000 of each medal. Here's the ...
lincoln cent2/1/2011
  Q: What is your opinion about this coin?
  A: Rogerio: You need to get a book on error coins or look at the links I provided you to establish ...
framed coin set2/1/2011
  Q: I have 3 framed Norman Rockwell coin set/frames.Copyright 1974 The Kennedy Mint. One is a larger ...
  A: I was not familiar with these sets, but found more than one site selling them. My guess is that they ...
susan b anthony dollar set1/31/2011
  Q: Good evening Mr. Fern: My mother collected coins. Unfortunately she past. She has left me with a ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Almost all of the SBA dollars are only worth face value. ...
error coin1/30/2011
  Q: This is another Lincoln error I would like submit you. Is it a real mint error?
  A: From your photo, it appears to be a poor quality (rather than error) copper plated zinc cent. ...
1860 INDIAN HEAD PENNY1/30/2011
  Q: Coin is in excellent conditions with a few scratches. Very high is all details. Only problems is I ...
  A: Let's see if we can try to explain some of the possibilities for a color difference in your coin. It ...
Single alloy coin1/30/2011
  Q: I have 5 State quarters, that appear to have no copper in them. when you look at them from the side ...
  A: I've answered one similar to this before, but not with five different quarters. It's possible you ...
1936 Penny1/30/2011
  Q: I have a 1936 penny with a missing 1. It has 936 instead of 1936. I've looked on other sites and ...
  A: Hard to say without a photo or actually seeing the coin. It could be a filled die and or a damaged ...
State Quarter anomaly1/29/2011
  Q: I have a 2000 Massachusetts quarter that was apparently off center when the die struck it. On each ...
  A: It sounds like you may have a minor off centered strike state quarter. This would have a approximate ...
1985 misaligned print $5 bill1/28/2011
  Q: I have $5 bill that is perfectly aligned on the reverse side, however, is aligned to the left edge ...
  A: I've answered ones like this before. Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. ...
lincoln cent error1/28/2011
  Q: I have this 1990 no S lincoln cent with the errors you can see in the photo. I suppose it can be ...
  A: Only the reverse photo was attached. Based on that, your coin does not appear to be a Proof strike. ...
1805 large S/stamped and a token ( I think)1/27/2011
  Q: I have an 1805 cent large"S" draped bust with the name "Stanton" stamped through the face and the ...
  A: On the 1805 Large Cent, sounds like you have a counter stamped coin. This was done after it left the ...
1953A $5 Note1/27/2011
  Q: How much is a $5.00 bill worth 1953 A. red seal
  A: Condition is a key factor in establishing value. A recent issue of "Paper Money Values" shows your ...
1996 US $100 bill1/27/2011
  Q: Hello there i live in canada but recently come back from the US with a Unique $100 bill i took it ...
  A: I've answered ones like this before. Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. ...
small diameter penny1/26/2011
  Q: I found this 1978 Lincoln cent while going thru my spare change the other day. Never seen a penny ...
  A: Based on the photo, you have an altered coin. Your coin appears to be genuine, but altered after it ...
1876 Seated Liberty quarter1/26/2011
  Q: I am not sure exactly what I have and hope you can help. It looks an 1876 Seated Liberty quarter ...
  A: I'm guessing you have two separate seated quarters that were ground or cut in half and glued ...
Seated Liberty Silver Half Dollar1/26/2011
  Q: I have Seated Liberty Silver half dollar with a New Orleans mintmark but someone has ground off the ...
  A: It was common in the 1800's for a friend/lover to polish the back of a silver coin and engrave it ...
2 $100 DOLLAR BILLS SERIES 2003 AND 19961/25/2011
  Q: ONE BILL HAS A STAIN ON 1/2 OF THE BILL ACROSS IT 1996 SERIES THE OTHER IS STAINED ACROSS THE ENTIRE ...
  A: You can send a photo to coingye@yahoo.com. Inking error are fairly common on currency. Most ...
1963 Kennedy one dollar bill1/25/2011
  Q: How rare is a 1963 Kennedy one dollar bill with no serial # and no seal with a red ink back and what ...
  A: Sorry, there is no Kennedy $1 bill. Washington is on the face of a one dollar bill. If your has ...
mis-stamped quarter possibly?1/25/2011
  Q: I have this quarter that looks to be 'center stamped' only on the head side of the coin. There is an ...
  A: You have a damaged coin. It has no added numismatic value. It appears the coin was either altered or ...
1992d close am1/25/2011
  Q: Hey, Today I decided to start collecting my Change, I went out and bought "a guide book of united ...
  A: Never clean a coin. You could destroy it's value. I found several Internet references on the 1992 ...
Silver Coins1/24/2011
  Q: What is the value of these coins? 1951-D Silver Quarter 1952-S Silver Dime Thank you!
  A: On silver coins (mainly dimes, quarters, and halves struck from 1964 and before) you need to know ...
Silver Penny1/24/2011
  Q: i read about the 1956 D silver wheat penny. i too have just come across one, and i am pretty sure it ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
1859 indian head cent1/23/2011
  Q: A few years back I inherited my grandfathers coin collection and over time I have sold thousands of ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
1950 $20 star1/23/2011
  Q: i have a 1950 series a $20 star note, serial E04222806, richmond, va, signed by priest / humphrey. ...
  A: Grading your note is critical. A recent issue of "Paper Money Values" shows your piece to have a ...
Odd-shaped dime1/23/2011
  Q: A 1977 dime has a defective shape. The rim (edge) of the coin is made of copper (I believe)and the ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
silver one dollar coin 19211/22/2011
  Q: I have a one dollar siver coin from 1921 with a lady on it that says liberty. I want to know how ...
  A: On silver coins, you need to know the "melt value" of the coin. Silver prices have gone above $30 a ...
1955 s penny1/22/2011
  Q: I have a 1955s penny which the word liberty is misspelled. The word liberty is spelled "Libierty." ...
  A: Yes, this is a minor die chip error that is repetitive and at times becomes larger as the die breaks ...
printing error1/22/2011
  Q: I have a 2003 series dollar bill with a smug in the federal reserve seal.Does it have any value?
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, and ...
1991 Lincoln Penny1/20/2011
  Q: I have a 1991 Lincoln penny that has a bust of, what appears to be JFK, stamped in the space above ...
  A: I am aware of Lincoln cents having images stamped into them after they leave the mint. One of the ...
1944 penny & 1935 F series silver certificate $1 bill1/19/2011
  Q: I was given a 1944 "silver" penny with the Masonic symbol stamped on it & a 1935 F series silver ...
  A: It is always wise to provide as much information as possible. Size, weight, thickness, and condition ...
1999 Penny/Dime overlay1/19/2011
  Q: I have a coin, silver in color, appears to be the size of a dime. The stamp easiest to see is the ...
  A: You did a good job in trying to explain what you have. A photo would help. With odd or unusual ...
surface flaw1/18/2011
  Q: I am attaching a photo as you suggested. This photo shows the larger bump clearly but not the ...
  A: This appears to be something in either the planchet or on he die surface. I do not believe it should ...
1979 Quarter1/18/2011
  Q: I found a 1979 quarter without ridges and missing "In God We Trust" and mint stamp. Is this an ...
  A: Hard to say what you may have without a photo or more information. With odd or unusual coins, it is ...
40's 50's 60's dimes1/18/2011
  Q: I just sold 222 dimes for $377.40 did I get a fair price?
  A: On silver coins (mainly dimes, quarters, and halves struck from 1964 and before) you need to know ...
Uncut sheet $2 bills1/18/2011
  Q: I have an uncut sheet of 32 $2 bills from 1976 and am wondering the value?
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, and ...
Misaligned Serial Letter on 1934 $5 Bill1/17/2011
  Q: I grabbed a bill out of circulation about 20 years ago, not just because it was an old silver ...
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, and ...
1 dollar star note miscut1/17/2011
  Q: I came across a 1985 1 dollar star note in receiving change. I was wondering if it might be worth ...
  A: I've answered ones like this before. Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. ...
penny1/17/2011
  Q: I have a question about a 1980 penny that I received in the early 80's. This penny is silver in ...
  A: First off, never destroy a coin that you think is odd or unusual. Any value of one of the two coins ...
1975 no mint dime1/17/2011
  Q: I'm nervous to get ahead of myself but I believe I have a 1975 no mint Roosevelt dime. There is no ...
  A: Your 1975 "P" dime does not have a mint mark. The 1965 and 1978 dimes also did not have a "P" mint ...
Ginger Cigarette token1/16/2011
  Q: Ronald..I'm Ken from South Texas. I hope you are well and happy! My question is this: on the token i ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with tokens, always provide as much information about your piece ...
1853 california fractional gold half dollar.1/16/2011
  Q: My grandmother and I are trying to learn the value of a coin she said her mother in law gave her. it ...
  A: What you most likely have is a token rather than a coin. The actual coins are quite scarce and were ...
1987 dime1/16/2011
  Q: I am attaching a picture of a 1987 Philadelphia dime. It looks like a double strike to me. Could ...
  A: Based on the photo you supplied, your coin does not appear to be a normal double strike. Double ...
surface flaw1/15/2011
  Q: I have a 1996 silver proof Eagle purchased from the mint. It has what appears to be two bumps in the ...
  A: Collectors are always looking for the most perfect items to go into their collections, so, for many, ...
1977 misstruck dime?1/15/2011
  Q: I was going through my change and found what appears to be a misstruck P dime. The front side ...
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
Coin Value1/15/2011
  Q: .. I have a 1971 sterling silver bullion and I am intrested in the value of it. On the front it has ...
  A: Your description of the piece tends to verify that what you have is a one troy ounce .999 Fine, ...
1976 Kennedy Half Dollar1/14/2011
  Q: My Dad has a 1976 Kennedy Half Dollar that he thinks might be worth something. The only part of the ...
  A: It sounds like you may have either what is called a greased or filled die error. This is where dirt, ...
1989 p mint quarter1/14/2011
  Q: i have a 1989 p mint quarter that was misstruck it is off center i was wonder its value
  A: With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
1953 NYC Token (Uncut Y)1/13/2011
  Q: I have what appears to be a rare 1953 token for the NYC subway. It is the smaller dime-sized one and ...
  A: I'm not very familiar with the specific token, but I remember seeing them offered from time to time. ...
miss print1/13/2011
  Q: Ronald I found a quarter today that has heads on both sides but with different dates 72 and 65 would ...
  A: Your coin is most likely a "magic coin" used to trick people when you guess heads or tails, for you ...
1989 US quarter mis-strike1/12/2011
  Q: I have a 1989 US Quarter that is missing the last 9. Is there any worth to this coin?
  A: It sounds like you may have either what is called a greased or filled die error. This is where dirt, ...
Errored Connecticut State Coin1/12/2011
  Q: I have an off centered Connecticut state quarter. Is this real or a fake error? If it is real what ...
  A: It looks like you may have a real state quarter error, but I'd like you to ask a follow-up question ...
half dollar coins1/12/2011
  Q: what is the value of a half dollar coin dated 1923
  A: On silver coins (mainly dimes, quarters, and halves struck from 1964 and before) you need to know ...
Gutter Folded $100 bill1/11/2011
  Q: I'm hoping to get an estimate of the value of a $100 bill I've got that was folded (creased in to a ...
  A: It seems like you did a lot of the preliminary research, and you are "right on" on the added value ...
Uncut Sheet of $10 Star Notes1/11/2011
  Q: I have an uncut sheet of 16 1995 Atlanta FRN $10 STAR * Notes. I got it from the BEP and I have the ...
  A: Star notes are replacement notes for either errors or damaged notes. Star notes are rarer than ...
misprint1/11/2011
  Q: I have a dollar bill that is green on one side and yellow-gold on reverse,is it worth anything?
  A: You do not say the date, series or condition of your dollar bill, but I've seen this type of item ...
1985 silver-ish- penny1/11/2011
  Q: I round a 1985 silverish penny in my bank. It has not been painted this color. I have inspected it ...
  A: It sounds like you may have a cent struck on an unplated zinc blank. The key to what you have is ...
currency1/11/2011
  Q: Are there organizations for individuals to sell, buy, or trade old currency.
  A: You don't say if you are interested in just U.S. currency or world currency, but there are usually ...
1953 S Lincoln wheat cent1/10/2011
  Q: I am reorganizing remounting of my US cent collection using a microscope. I found a 1953S penny that ...
  A: Your coin is not that unusual, as many working dies were made to strike cents in the 1950's, each ...
Lincoln Penny with no obverse1/9/2011
  Q: I recently came into possession of a penny w/ no obverse. I know that it is from 1960-1974 as my ...
  A: From your description, you sound like you may have a late state brockage error. It also could be an ...
Curious of value of ...1/9/2011
  Q: I have a sheet of (4)uncut 2 dollar bills, in a plastic covering, with description, and ...
  A: with the smallest amount of four bills. Uncut currency sheets are available from the Bureau of ...
misprint of $1.00 bil1/9/2011
  Q: I have three $1.00 bills that are printed correctly with all information on the front of bills with ...
  A: You likely have a valuable major error! A lot depends on the condition of your note as well as the ...
Delaware Statehood Quarter1/9/2011
  Q: I have a 1999 Delaware quarter, that the horse and rider is not facing you when the quarter is ...
  A: You sound like you have a Delaware state quarter with a rotated reverse of 180 degrees. Normal die ...
$11/9/2011
  Q: My son has a 2006 dollar bill with George Washingtons face printed on the front side twice. It is ...
  A: Without a photo, or more of a description, it is impossible for me to say what you may have. Is the ...
1976 d quarter is prooflike1/8/2011
  Q: my cousin gave me a 1976 quarter to sell i brought it home it looks exactly like a proof but I ...
  A: I know of no "D" mint 1976 quarter struck on a blank intended to be proof coin. The blanks are sent ...
us coins1/8/2011
  Q: I have a variety of US coins that I would like to sell but I do not know where to start. I live in ...
  A: I'm guessing there is, but it would be in your best interest to get an idea of the value of your ...
One Sided Quarter1/8/2011
  Q: I found a quarter and it only has the heads side. here is the description of the quarter, the heads ...
  A: Based on your description, you likely have a coin that was altered outside the mint. I've seen ...
1997 Lincoln penny1/7/2011
  Q: I just received a penny in change which other that the material, looks like any regular 1997 Denver ...
  A: You could have a zinc cent that was struck with the copper plating missing. The U.S. Mint vended out ...
100 1935D silver Certicate1/7/2011
  Q: I have read that this bill goes for 1.50 to 3.00 each I have 100 of these in numerical order with ...
  A: As with any collectible, condition is important. A recent issue of "Paper Money Values" magazine ...
lady liberty1/6/2011
  Q: I have come across a silver dollar from 1903. CC is the mark on the back. But when i try to look it ...
  A: There was none minted that year, so you likely have either an altered coin where a mint mark was ...
1 dollar bill1/6/2011
  Q: I have a 2006 one dollar bill that has miscut margins on the top and bottom. The top margin being ...
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, and ...
1995 Mis-print dime with no rim.1/6/2011
  Q: I will cleaning up the petty cash at work and found this dime. It has no rim and is off center by a ...
  A: From your description, you have what is called a minor off center strike. This happens when the ...
1996 D over S Roosevelt dime xf ??1/5/2011
  Q: Fern, I found this coin nov 2010. took pictures in dec. asking if you have ever heard of this type ...
  A: I do not believe you have an over mint mark. From John Wexler's site: "In 1990 and 1991 the Mint ...
mis-trike 1995 quarter1/5/2011
  Q: I have a 1995 quarter that I found that is misprinted. Its missing the edge and writing is cut off. ...
  A: From your photo and description, you have what is called a minor off center strike. This happens ...
question1/5/2011
  Q: Ronald, I recently ran across some $1 dollar bills I bought a long time ago. They are the dollar ...
  A: I'm not strong on regular bills, but I did find an answer by Brad Swain from August, 2007 that seems ...
1924 Liberty Peace Silver Dollar1/5/2011
  Q: The coin I have has a number 7 stamped on the face of the coin. I haven't seen this type of mark on ...
  A: From your description, and the photo you provided, it appears like you have an altered coin. It ...
1948 penny1/5/2011
  Q: i have a 1948 penny and the 48 looks higher then the 19 have you ever seen anything like this and ...
  A: Without photos or more of a description, I can't give you an exact reason for your 1948 cent. It may ...
1979 us quarter with error1/4/2011
  Q: I have a 1979 US quarter that has what appears to be two smashed drops of metal that are on two ...
  A: From your limited description, and the photo you provided, it appears like you have a damaged coin. ...
Lincoln Penny Date Error1/4/2011
  Q: I have a lincoln penny where the 4th number of the year appears to be missing. It's a nineteen ...
  A: There are a lot of sources available online for you to view where you can find information on error ...
2003A Dollar Misprint12/22/2010
  Q: I've come across a US one-dollar bill in fair condition with a slight misprint. The lower left ...
  A: Without a photo or more of a description, I can't give you an exact reason for your unusual note. It ...
penny12/22/2010
  Q: i have a 1978 penny with the liberty bell in the left hand corner and the U.S. map on the right. is ...
  A: Without a photo, or more of a description, it is difficult for me to pinpoint what you may have. My ...
Washington Quarter Error12/21/2010
  Q: I have a Washington quarter it is not a silver. It is is missing the two middle number of the date. ...
  A: Believe it or not, just because you haven't found another coin like yours does not mean it is rare. ...
1908 5 cent piece12/21/2010
  Q: What are these coins worth? I am an amateur at this and need some help. 1908 5 cent piece good ...
  A: There are a lot of sources available online for you to view where you can get the information you ...
Off Center Silver Certificate12/20/2010
  Q: My wife received a $1 silver Certificate as a tip. Counting her tips for he I noticed the difference ...
  A: You did a fine job in describing what you have. Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three ...
french coin12/20/2010
  Q: I have a french coin marked DIX CINTINES What does dix mean?
  A: I'm not very good on world coins, but I believe it to be equivalent to our "ten cents". It is a ...
misprinted one dollar bill12/19/2010
  Q: my husband has a one dollar bill and on the face of the bill at the bottom says twenty dollar, ...
  A: Without a photo or more of a description, I can't give you an exact reason for your unusual note. It ...
Error penny12/19/2010
  Q: I have a 1941 D wheat lincoln penny in which the 1 after the 4 is very much tilted to the right. I ...
  A: Without a photo or more of a description, I can't give you an exact reason for your unusual coin. It ...
dollar bill with no green ink on portrait side12/18/2010
  Q: I have 5 dollar bills-series 1985 that are all in sequence 71,72,73,74,75. Number 72 has no green ...
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, and ...
1992 Jefferson Monticello nickel12/18/2010
  Q: I have a 92 Jefferson Monticello nickel that was minted on a penny copper, all the writing is clear ...
  A: Without a photo or more of a description, I can't really tell you if you have a nickel struck on a ...
Seal & Serial Number on Wrong Side12/18/2010
  Q: I have nine (uncirculated) $10 bills printed in 1981, with the seal & serial number printed on the ...
  A: From the description, it sounds like one of the more "scarcer" error notes. Bills are printed in ...
no ridges on quarters12/17/2010
  Q: i have a 1997 quarter with no ridges,They are not worn down from use.the edges are smooth like a ...
  A: Without a photo or more of a description, I can't give you an exact reason for your unusual coin. It ...
One US Dime12/17/2010
  Q:
  A: From your limited description, I believe you have a normal U.S. dime. On our coinage, the reverse is ...
1929 national bank note12/17/2010
  Q: I have a 1929 $10 national bank note from the National Bank of Texarkana Arkansas. Mine does not ...
  A: I'm not familiar with National Bank Notes, but found one active listing on eBay that you can follow ...
quarter12/16/2010
  Q: i don't know a lot about coins but when i found my quarter i knew it was a once in a lifetime find, ...
  A: Without a photo or more of a description, I can't give you an exact reason for your unusual coin. It ...
misprinted $10012/16/2010
  Q: Is there much value in a bill that doesn't have the green depth.of treasury stamp on it?
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, and ...
1943 penny12/16/2010
  Q: how much is a 1943 copper penny worth?
  A: Real ones are worth tens of thousands of dollars, but the zinc plated steel cents can be plated ...
Virginia Quarter12/15/2010
  Q: I have a Virginia quarter that reads "Virgin" not "Virginia" would it be worth anything more than ...
  A: From your description, you could have either an error or an altered coin. The key to being able to ...
Delaware painted quarter12/15/2010
  Q: I have seen the "specialty item" of the Delaware quarter but mine is a defect one. Its missing the ...
  A: Where the painting is done outside the mint, there is likely little, if any, quality control. Most ...
Silver Quarter12/15/2010
  Q: I have a 2007 Idaho "S" quarter, full print. It seems to be made of silver or some other alloy. It ...
  A: From your description, you likely have the 2007-S silver Proof quarter. There were 1,094,993 of this ...
1863 candle and soap manufacturer coin12/14/2010
  Q: I received this coin in my tip jar, I assume someone thought it was a penny. This coin has what I ...
  A: Yes! I know what you have. It is a Civil War Token. These were issued during the Civil War to help ...
Statehood Lincoln Penny Collection12/13/2010
  Q: I have a map of the United States with a penny in each state dated 2000. Any idea what it is worth. ...
  A: I'm not sure what you mean by a cent for each state in a map. There were no statehood cents struck ...
1981 Series A One Dollar Bill with an Error12/13/2010
  Q: It is in pretty good shape. It has a cutting error on it. It is in the bottom left hand corner of ...
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, and ...
Possible Flaw in Reeding on Morgan Dollar12/13/2010
  Q: I have an 1884 Morgan Dollar where the reeding is incomplete on the edge of the coin. I've tried to ...
  A: You have what is called a partial collar error. The reeding is actually the third die on struck ...
U.S. currency error12/11/2010
  Q: I have a one dollar bill, series 1977 with the serial # on the right side reading I05699991B while ...
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, and ...
unknown type gold coin12/10/2010
  Q: I am trying to identify a gold coin. We think it is U.S. 1875 Indian head with thirteen stars and ...
  A: I've answered a question similar to this several times. There must be a number of these circulating ...
close and wide am variety12/10/2010
  Q: first question i have is do you know the population report for 1999 wide am's, second i have a 1992 ...
  A: No, I'm not familiar with the population of any of the close vs. wide "AM" reverse varieties on the ...
1995 dollar misprint?12/9/2010
  Q: If you look at the attached jpg, you will see that the top part of the back side is printed on the ...
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, and ...
1984 D LINCOLN PENNY ERROR MISSING COPPER12/9/2010
  Q: I have a 1984 D lincoln memorial cent that is silver. It looks to be missing the zinc plating. Could ...
  A: The key to being able to identify odd or unusual coins is to always provide as much information as ...
counterbrockage error wheat penny w/ quarter strike12/9/2010
  Q: I asked you about this coin prior, what the value would be of this counterbrockage error wheat ...
  A: This confirms what you have is actually a counterbrockage cent error. The head you speak of is an ...
Inverted reverse 1 cent 198012/8/2010
  Q: I have 1 cent 1980 printed but the reverse is inverted.Is it common? The image attached is not the ...
  A: The key to being able to identify odd or unusual coins is to always provide as much information as ...
1989 Kennedy half dollar12/7/2010
  Q: I have a 1989 Kennedy half dollar that has the number 1 imprinted on the head of the coin. Can you ...
  A: The key to being able to identify odd or unusual coins is to always provide as much information as ...
1897 Indian Head error question12/7/2010
  Q: My name is Dan, and I'm up in NH. I came across an 1897 Indian Head that seems to be struck on a ...
  A: Dan: Thanks for the question. Only the reverse photo was sent with your question. From the photo, I ...
specimen coins12/7/2010
  Q: I just bid and won on e-bay a 1934 BU silver dollar. Further down on the description it said it was ...
  A: Terry: Thanks for the question. I don't think you'll have a problem. I believe the seller was ...
1974 Lincoln Penny12/6/2010
  Q: I have a 1974 D Lincoln Penny looks like the head is floating or not connected to the body. I can't ...
  A: The key to being able to identify odd or unusual coins is to always provide as much information as ...
Medallion12/6/2010
  Q: I have a Minneapolis Harvest Festival and Industrial Parade medallion from Sept. 23,1891 in very ...
  A: I am not familiar with the piece you speak of, based on the data you gave. When asking a question, ...
one sided dime12/5/2010
  Q: I have a 1970 dime that has all the markings on the head side but on the other side it is smooth ...
  A: The key to being able to identify odd or unusual coins is to always provide as much information as ...
pennys12/4/2010
  Q: is there any value to these coins
  A: Without a photo, or the weight, thickness and diameter of your coins, it is difficult to say exactly ...
U.S. Gold coins12/3/2010
  Q: I recently found a twenty dollar gold piece dated 1904, and a five dollar gold piece dated 1881, ...
  A: The value of your coins depend on the mint mark and the condition. Mint condition ranges from MS60 ...
Error Coin or Wear?12/3/2010
  Q: Mr. Fern, A few years ago my Grandfather gave me a lot of coins, some old, some new. I noticed ...
  A: Only one photo, an edge shot of two coins came with your question. I can not give you a definite ...
mis-stamped nickel11/30/2010
  Q: My son has a mis-stamped 2006 nickel, Denver mint. The coin thickness is 0.030 in and the diameter ...
  A: Based on your photo, I believe you may have what is called an elliptical clip or an off center ...
1967 quarter11/30/2010
  Q: I'm a new collector W/some experience, this is a 1967 quarter, and in GOD WE TRUST every letter is ...
  A: Based on your photo, I believe you have what is called machine doubling and not die doubling. There ...
1997D tripple struck penny11/30/2010
  Q: this penny is in a protective case with this written on it ------ 1997D TRIPLE STRUCK 3-LIB, 2-BUST ...
  A: It is very difficult for me to give you a good evaluation of your coin without more information and ...
one dollar bill11/29/2010
  Q: I have a few one dollar bills with a star at the end of the serial number in the place if a letter. ...
  A: Star notes are collectible and some are worth a lot of money. It depends on the date, series, and ...
Value of misprinted 1977 series $10 bill11/29/2010
  Q: I have a mint condition, circulated (straight from bank) 1977 series $10 bill that appears to be ...
  A: Always try to provide a photo or as much information as possible when asking a question. It is ...
Miscut currency and Confederate coin11/29/2010
  Q: I have three $5 bills, one miscut and all three misprinted. Are they worth anything? I also have a ...
  A: Always try to provide as much information as possible when asking a question. It is difficult to ...
1855 penny11/29/2010
  Q: I have a large 1855 penny, but the reverse says "ONE CUNT" instead of the "ONE CENT" I expected. ...
  A: I've answered one similar to yours several times before. These altered coins show up from time to ...
Reverse of the 1945 Penny11/28/2010
  Q: Here is the reverse of the 1954 penny I think may have been hit strangely. I notice several ...
  A: Your reverse photo does show some possible error tendencies. I think it best if it were looked at by ...
Quarter missing the head side11/28/2010
  Q: Fern, I just got a quarter in change at the grocery store and it is missing the head side. It is a ...
  A: It is very difficult for me to give you a good evaluation of your coin without more information and ...
Double Die Flip Over Penny11/27/2010
  Q: Fern: I have a 1945 penny that appears to have been stamped and insted of the coin flipping out of ...
  A: From the obverse photo, it does look like you may have an in collar flip-over double strike. Can you ...
US coin values11/27/2010
  Q: I have inherited a fairly large coin college (US and foreign) from a family member. Almost all the ...
  A: I'm guessing you mean Michelle's Coins in Buena Park. If so, she is one of the fairest people in the ...
One dollar bill11/25/2010
  Q: I have a one dollar bill that is misprinted. The front of the bill is printed on both sides. Would ...
  A: Always try to provide a photo or as much information as possible when asking a question. It is ...
hello joe11/24/2010
  Q: my name is Bailey Harris and I was wondering if you could teach me how to grade coins. If you could ...
  A: You do not say if you want information on world coins or U.S. coins. Coin grading takes a lot of ...
1943 penny11/24/2010
  Q: I acquired a 1943 penny, silver with a few spots that look like copper on it. Not sure of mint ...
  A: You likely have a steel plated zinc cent that has a few spots of rust. Most are worth only about a ...
ridgeless dime11/23/2010
  Q: I found a 1991D dime , that shows not even a trace of ridges.How rare might this be?
  A: Without a photo, or more information, I can not give you a good evaluation of what you may have. If ...
Uncirculated pennies11/22/2010
  Q: What is a 1973, $50 bag of uncirculated pennies worth? They are from the Philadelphia mint
  A: There is not a lot of information on $50 cent bags, but if your bag is still mint sewn and unopened, ...
1973 ERROR QUARTER11/22/2010
  Q: I HAVE A 1973 QUARTER (NOT SURE OF THE MINT MARK) BUT THE EAGLE'S HEAD APPEARS TO BE DOUBLE STRUCK. ...
  A: In 1973, the mint mark was found on the front of the coin. I looked at your photo under ...
double stamp 1964 nickel11/21/2010
  Q: I HAVE A 1964 NICKEL THAT I THINK IS A MINT ERROR, IT HAS THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FROM A PENNY ...
  A: Without a photo of your coin, it is impossible to give you an exact opinion of what you may have. ...
state quarters11/20/2010
  Q: I'm tring to colect the 50 state quarters. But, how come some of the "state quarters" have places ...
  A: I'm not really sure what you mean. Each of the state quarters had designs submitted that had ...
1997 Liberty copper? dime11/19/2010
  Q: I just got back from a local gas station and was given a 1997 copper coin as a dime. Measured ...
  A: From your photo, it appears that you have a normal dime with some sort of plating or toning on the ...
1998 Quarter Tinny sounding11/18/2010
  Q: I have found a 1998 Quarter that has a tinny sound when dropped.I have asked a couple of "coin guys" ...
  A: This coin is like the last. I really need more information to be able to tell you what you may have. ...
back of 2002 Mississippi11/18/2010
  Q: This is the back of it
  A: Back looks normal as well. To the thickness. Is it the same? If so, can you see the cladding on the ...
2002 mississippi quarter11/18/2010
  Q: I a couple of other coins for you to look at if you would.This is a 2002 Mississippi quarter,it ...
  A: It could be an error or an altered coin. Always provide as much information as possible or a photo ...
unusual quarter11/18/2010
  Q: i have a quarter that is a little smaller than a regular quarter and there is a curved ring around ...
  A: Without a photo, along with the weight, diameter and thickness of your coin, it is impossible to say ...
error coin,what are they worth?11/17/2010
  Q: I have a 1979 quarter with no reeded,is slightly smaller than a regular quarter. There is no filing ...
  A: Where the coin is smaller in diameter, and has no reeding, I'm going to say it was altered outside ...
1799 cion11/17/2010
  Q: I have a silver dollar from 1799 theonly thing is is that the reverse side has a different image ...
  A: Without a photo of the other side, along with the weight, diameter and thickness of your coin, it is ...
2000 D quarter11/16/2010
  Q: I was looking on this coin and it looks like the mint mark is doubled ? I just wanted to know your ...
  A: It is possible that you may have a doubled mint mark. Mint marks used to be placed on the die after ...
misprinted coin11/14/2010
  Q: I found a coin that is the tails side of a dime on one side and the tails side of a penny on the ...
  A: I've answered this question, or a similar one several times before, but it seems that collectors ...
counterbrockage error wheat penny11/13/2010
  Q: I have another rare coin I found too, I put it on ebay and someone told me it was a counterbrockage ...
  A: A counterbrockage error involves a capped die and a previously struck coin. When a capped die ...
smaller than normal dime11/13/2010
  Q: it has a lip like a normal dime. but has no ridges on edge. and appears to be a wide edge all of ...
  A: They helped me to determine that you have an altered coin. As such, it is interesting, but has no ...
misprinted $1 bill11/12/2010
  Q: i have 4 $1 bills printed in 2000 (i think dont have in front of me now) all are in numerical order ...
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, and ...
1916 Mercury Head Dime Denver Mint11/12/2010
  Q: I recently received some boxes of family heirlooms and trinkets from my mother. In it I found a ...
  A: You should be able to find values for the coin online. Condition, date and mint mark all go together ...
quarter that has a partial stamp of a dime11/11/2010
  Q: i have a 2001 states quarter that has a quarter stamped on it and also a partial stamp of a ...
  A: Without a photo or more of a description, I can't give you an exact reason for your unusual coin. It ...
Davis& Montgomery Swastika Token11/11/2010
  Q: Obverse says Davis and Montgomery with swastika and Good as Gold,Reverse has good for Twelve and a ...
  A: I'm not familiar with your specific token, but many "Good Luck" tokens were struck in the 1910's ...
Possible 1942 wheat penny error11/11/2010
  Q: I found a 1942-P wheat penny and I think it is on some other type of planchett. It weighs 3.8 grams ...
  A: You likely have what is called a thick planchet cent, especially where you say it appears to be ...
1839 Republic of Tx $50 bill11/10/2010
  Q: I found an 1839 Republic of Tx $50 bill when I was looking though some of my mom's old stuff. How ...
  A: When asking a question, always provide as much information as possible. Things like the wording, ...
Misstamped nickel11/10/2010
  Q: I have a nickel that was only half stamped. Disk is proper size, only half is stamped and half ...
  A: From your limited description, you sound like you may have an off centered struck Jefferson 5c coin. ...
1950-1959 pennies11/7/2010
  Q: I have tons of U.S. pennies between the years 1950 and 1959, They are all in good condition and I ...
  A: Most Lincoln wheat back cents (struck before 1959) are worth about two to three cents each, with a ...
misprint quarter11/7/2010
  Q: how much is a 1996 off stamped quarter worth on the front the word liberty is almost cut in half, ...
  A: You failed to provide your e-mail address, so I'll answer here. Without a photo or more of a ...
2 gram coin11/7/2010
  Q: I have a small dime size coin that says 2 Gram on both sides, nothing else at all on either side ...
  A: These were likely used as weights to calibrate older type scales. They are interesting and you see ...
Question on 1900 Morgan on D in Dollar11/6/2010
  Q: This is a good looking Morgan dollar, probably EF40. The D in dollar looks like a lower case n with ...
  A: I took your photo and enlarged it. It appears to be damage to me, but I could be wrong. It looks ...
1988 penny11/5/2010
  Q: My friend today found a 1988 penny with no mint mark on it. She thinks that its some valuable coin ...
  A: You are right. The mint never put a "P" mint mark on cent. The 1988 cent is not rare or is it an ...
$5 Brushton Note.11/5/2010
  Q: I have a $5 Brushton (9643) National Banknote (small size) that I know is rare. Heritage lists a ...
  A: I'd definitely recommend you have the note "encapsulated". The serial number is rather low and may ...
misprint11/5/2010
  Q: I have a 1922 silver dollar. Where it says "in god we trust", trust is misspelled "trvst". Is it ...
  A: This question comes up frequently. All Peace dollars (1921-1935) have "IN GOD WE TRVST" on them. ...
oregon exchange company11/4/2010
  Q: I have a oregon exchange company 10 dollar coin I recieved in a jewelry box from an estate sale . ...
  A: Your coin needs to be looked at by an expert. The best way to determine it would be the coin ...
need help11/4/2010
  Q: mr.fern, i was wondering if you could help me.my great grandmother gave my mother a simmons ...
  A: You may have items made to celebrate specific event during the company history. The serial numbers ...
Fugio 1776 coin, Replica?11/3/2010
  Q: I found a coin and wonder how I can see if this is a replica or not. I hope you can help me out. ...
  A: I'm quite sure your piece is a copy. I don't think 1776 was ever used on this piece. This coin was ...
Another Lincoln cent. Is this an error coin?11/3/2010
  Q: "very helpful". Here's another Lincoln cent, a 1959 cent that has at least 2 areas I am questioning. ...
  A: I believe this is damage as well. It looks like the rim was worn down. It could be a little ...
ten dollar bill misprint11/3/2010
  Q: Around 1990 I got a ten dollar bill from an ATM machine. I haven't looked at it lately, it's in the ...
  A: Sounds like you have a nice printing error where your note missed the front printing operation. ...
1934 100 dollar bill11/3/2010
  Q: I have a 1934 100 dollar bill from the new york federal reserve. It has been in circulation but is ...
  A: Your serial number is not unusual. It's hard to give you an estimate as far as value of your notes ...
perfect morgan - except for 2 places on rim that are cut or nicked11/2/2010
  Q: I have a 7 TF Morgan Silver Dollar that I would rate in AU condition. The problem is that while ...
  A: The "V" shaped cut marks appears to be damage, and not an error. While it is difficult to tell from ...
2nd photo 1986 Lincoln cent, poss floating D11/2/2010
  Q: You may see why I sent the other one. It's harder to make out the area in question. Hope it helps ...
  A: You were right, the first photo showed the area in question better, but there also appears to be at ...
1953 penny11/2/2010
  Q: i have a 1953 penny with the wrods "in goz or go2 we trust" do u know or have ever heard anything ...
  A: Without a photo of your cent, it is really hard to pinpoint what you may have. Sometimes people try ...
2000 P VA Quarter11/1/2010
  Q: Let me preface this post by saying i'm not a collector/expert in any sense...I got a "weird" quarter ...
  A: Without a photo of both sides of your quarter, it is really hard to pinpoint what you may have. ...
1918/7 D buffalo nickel10/31/2010
  Q: I have an 1918/7 D buffalo nickel that I got in 1973 as an undated nickel. Since it was unknown and ...
  A: You can either keep it, pass it on to a relative or sell it. If you sell it, you are correct that ...
1994D Roosevelt Dime10/30/2010
  Q: I have a dime that I believe to be an error coin. Both sides of the dime appears to be heavily worn ...
  A: the added photo, and the specifications for your coin. I believe your piece to have been altered. ...
Star notes10/29/2010
  Q: 00 red/ yellow star and I have never seen that before, is the note real or has the bill been ...
  A: There's a strong chance your $5 note has been altered. Your bill was almost certainly exposed to ...
penny10/27/2010
  Q: What does a 1864 2 cent wheat penny worth? And a 1912 V cent that says E PLURIBUS UNUM IN THE BACK ...
  A: Photos of your coins or the condition would help, but I'll try and answer as best I can. There is a ...
silver certificate10/27/2010
  Q: I have 10 uncirculated silver certificates $1 in sequence and would like to know their approximate ...
  A: Thanks for the question. A photo would help, but I'll try and answer as best I can. If you want to ...
50 dollar bill misprint10/26/2010
  Q: I have a 1998 series 50 dollar bill tat I belive may be a misprint.On the bottom right hand corner ...
  A: Without a photo or more of a description of the error, it is hard to pinpoint what you may have. If ...
misstruck coins10/26/2010
  Q: I have 2 coins that look like misstruck. A liberty head dime 1966, the copper filling is recessed ...
  A: Without a photo, or the weight and thickness of your coins, it is really hard to pinpoint what you ...
Crisp $20 Bill Series 1950 C10/26/2010
  Q: My bill is crisp, frontside is clear and details crisp; backside is very green compared to today's ...
  A: From your description, you likely have a note that would grade uncirculated. You did not say if the ...
Nickel Misprint10/26/2010
  Q: I have a 1981 nickel with Jefferson's head on the front but nothing on the back. The back is ...
  A: Without a photo, or the weight and thickness, it is really hard to pinpoint what you may have. ...
penny10/24/2010
  Q: Looks like i came across a double strike coin.Lincolns head has the lincoln memorial across middle ...
  A: Without a photo, it is really hard to pinpoint what you may have. The circular imprints sound like ...
Half and Half Quarter10/24/2010
  Q: my name is Jessica and I recently found a half copper half silver quarter. It is dated from the ...
  A: Without a photo or the weight, and thickness of your quarter, it is difficult to pinpoint what you ...
1955-P lincoln cent10/23/2010
  Q: I HAVE SEVERAL 1955-P PENNIES,BUT ONE OF THEM HAS NO VDB BELOW.IS THIS AN ERROR,AND WHAT TYPE?I HAVE ...
  A: You likely have a filled die error rather than a coin where the die missed getting the VDB. Some ...
graded proof coin with error10/22/2010
  Q: i have a 2009s PCGS pr 69 five cent coin with an extra bottom half of the designer initials above ...
  A: This is not an obvious or major error. Grading services normally do not look for these things unless ...
1863 coin10/22/2010
  Q: copper coin,the front side says "THE FEDERAL UNION IT MUST BE PRESERVED" around the outside w/1863 @ ...
  A: You have a Patriotic type Civil War Token. Yours is a common variety. It sells for about $10 to $25, ...
price10/22/2010
  Q: ..most of these coins are in very good condition 1937 five cent indian head 1902 dime 1939 ...
  A: Photos of your coins would help, but I'll try and answer as best I can. If you want to ask a ...
lincoln penny error10/21/2010
  Q: My dad has a Lincoln penny with no date on the front due to a striking error. You can tell the penny ...
  A: The building on the reverse is actually the Lincoln Memorial, unless it is a one of the four 2009 ...
2007 Roosevelt dime10/21/2010
  Q: Sorry I forgot to attach pictures
  A: You have an obverse split die error. If the die was used for a long time, a portion of the die may ...
1965 Quarter Missing Pieces10/21/2010
  Q: I have a 1965 quarter that's incomplete. I did a little research and found that I just have the ...
  A: You may have what is called a split before or after striking clad obverse shell. The copper-clad ...
$100 bill misprint10/20/2010
  Q: I have a 1996 series $100 bill that has the hidden face printed upside down and to the left side on ...
  A: I'm not familiar with the specific story (if there is one) with your error note. You likely have an ...
$1.00 bill error10/6/2010
  Q: I have a 1995 dollar bill that the left side has been cut short and the right side has a portion of ...
  A: You likely have an error called a printing mis-alignment! The sheet was mis-fed during the face ...
2 globs of silver on a Kennedy half10/6/2010
  Q: I read where you are an expert on error coins. I've attached a completely untouched-up photo of a ...
  A: From your photo, your Kennedy Half appears to have possibly been in a fire. It also appears damaged. ...
Two Faced Dollar Bill10/6/2010
  Q: My sharp eyed son got a 2006 dollar bill in his tips that seems to have an impression of the front ...
  A: You likely have a valuable major error called a wet ink transfer! The black ink image on the back of ...
Silver certificates10/6/2010
  Q: I have two $1.00 blue seal silver certificates with consecutive star serial numbers. (*86013683F ...
  A: A photo would help, but I'll try and answer as best I can. If you want to ask a follow-up question ...
What are these tokens?10/5/2010
  Q: I picked up a set of mint presidential tokens. It includes the 1st - 30th presidents, the capitol ...
  A: I'm not familiar with your specific tokens, but found reference to the company. It seems they are ...
coin value10/5/2010
  Q: I have some anitque car coin series coins. 1906 to 1924. On the paper it says Sunoco I. can you ...
  A: Don't forget to grade me on my first reply. This is the only way I know if what I'm doing is worth ...
Value of coins10/5/2010
  Q: I have some nickles dated 1938-1957 just wondered what they might be worth. For instance one is ...
  A: You should be able to find values for the coins online. Here are a few links. Condition, date and ...
Error Quarters10/5/2010
  Q: I found this quarter in my sons collection of state quarters.It is a 2004 Kansas State Quarter. I ...
  A: You likely have a minor die mint error. The error is the result of the reverse die chipping or ...
1973 Nickel on penny blank error10/4/2010
  Q: I have a 1973 Nickel struck on a penny blank - it has been covered/protected in cellaphane since ...
  A: You likely have a nice mint error. It should weigh exactly the same as a cent, and be slightly a ...
1934 D $10 Extremely Fine Condition10/4/2010
  Q: I have a 1934 D $10 bill with 3 barely noticeable folds and was wondering about how much it is ...
  A: From your description, you likely have a note that would grade about very fine to extra fine. You ...
one dollar bill misprint10/3/2010
  Q: I have a 2006 one dollar bill in which everything printed on the front in black ink also shows ...
  A: You likely have a valuable major error called a wet ink transfer! Is the black ink image on the back ...
magnifying glass (10th power)10/3/2010
  Q: Was wondering if you could direct me to some place local that sells magnifying glasses to the 10th ...
  A: I'm not sure if you mean Massachusetts, as I am from the west coast (CA), and not familiar with the ...
coin10/3/2010
  Q: How much is a 1865 US 2 cent coin
  A: It's hard to give you an exact answer with the information you provided. Always give as much ...
1916F Buffalo Nickel10/2/2010
  Q: I have this 1916F Buffalo Nickel. I have had it for many years and I recently tried to research it ...
  A: The "F" you speak of is likely the incuse letter found on the face of the Indian Head. It is the ...
misprinted 1990 us twenty dollar bill10/1/2010
  Q: would like information on the rarity and value of us series 1990 twenty, the front has no seals or ...
  A: You likely have a valuable major error! A lot depends on the condition of your note as well as the ...
$100 Bill With Blank Reverse - Pictures9/30/2010
  Q: Attached are pictures that I should have included with my last message. ======== My wife work at a ...
  A: I did not answer your first question, without the photos, where it was the same question. Yes, you ...
Indian Half Eagle Mint Mark9/30/2010
  Q: Is the mint mark on a $5 Indian half eagle incused (like the rest of the coin) or raised from the ...
  A: On the Indian Head $5 gold, the raised mint mark, if any, is in front of the bundle of arrows on ...
1976 quarter9/28/2010
  Q: I have a 1976 quarter with no outside knurling, so it is bigger than normal. also its of center,I ...
  A: From your description, you likely have an uncentered broadstrike. The error happens when the ...
Unclad 1970 quarter9/27/2010
  Q: I have a 1970 partial quarter. It looks like the top piece which would be attached to a core. its ...
  A: It could be a real error or an altered coin. Weight, and thickness are key in establishing what you ...
Horseshoe imprint on penny9/27/2010
  Q: I found this 1988 penny with a horseshoe imprinted on it. I haven't been able to find any ...
  A: You're right. This was done by someone after the coin left the mint. It is an interesting ...
Misprinted $20 U.S. Bill9/27/2010
  Q: I have a 1996 circulated $20 bill that is in fair to good condition. It has the right border and ...
  A: This is a minor offset printing error. The condition of the bill and the amount of the error, along ...
Error9/26/2010
  Q: 1999 penny error. Sorry i can't provide picture at this time but please try your best. There is a ...
  A: When asking questions about potential error coins, always try and provide as much information and or ...
Coin9/25/2010
  Q: I also have a coin with United States of America CAL. with J.S.O. and 5 Dolls on the reverse side. ...
  A: Private coinage of gold coins acceptable as legal tender was common in the early United States, ...
1944 Rusty Penny9/25/2010
  Q: I have a 1944 penny. It WILL stick to a magnet. It is difficult to discern the penny's markings ...
  A: Only a couple of these have been authenticated, and are worth tens of thousands to one hundred ...
1943P Jefferson Nickel lamination error9/25/2010
  Q: I was looking through my childhood Jefferson Nickel collection and saw something strange about the ...
  A: From your description and photos, you have a laminated before struck war nickel. This would have a ...
RARE QUARTER???9/24/2010
  Q: MY DAUGHTER WAS GIVEN A QUARTER BACK AS CHANGE FROM A STORE, AND WHEN SHE LOOKED CLOSER SHE ...
  A: I've answered this question, or a similar one several times before, but it seems that collectors ...
1968 us dime9/24/2010
  Q: I have a 1968 us dime with three bubbles in it one huge one on the front and another large one on ...
  A: When asking questions about potential error coins, always try and provide as much information and or ...
coin dish9/23/2010
  Q: my grandmother called it a coin dish im not sure if thats right its a bowl w/ a stand like a cake ...
  A: The modern version of "coin glass" first appeared around 1892, when the Central Glass and Hobbs ...
Mis-cut $5.00 bill9/23/2010
  Q: I have a $5.00 bill that has an extra flap (the flap does have color on it, front side has purple & ...
  A: From the description, your bill sounds like one of the more "common" error notes. It's a cutting ...
Where to start9/22/2010
  Q: My son and I recently got interested in Lincoln cents, and have thousands of wheat pennies and a ...
  A: In my experience, the "Red Book" prices are usually higher than the sale price. This is a retail ...
sacagawea dollar9/22/2010
  Q: I have a sacagawea gold dollar that has no date on it, and the picture on the back is of her bending ...
  A: Your coin is not rare. From Wikipedia: "Sacagawea dollars began being minted in 2000 in accordance ...
mis-stamped penny9/19/2010
  Q: I have a penny dated 1999 that is stamped on about 1/3 of the blank. How rare is this issue? What ...
  A: It's hard to give you an exact answer with the information you provided, especially with a potential ...
coins9/19/2010
  Q: i have a gold coin a little bigger than a penny. on the front side has a pic of george washington ...
  A: I'm not familiar with your specific piece, but it is likely a modern issue if it has no date. It is ...
2004 louisiana purchase nickle9/19/2010
  Q: I have a 2004 louisiana purchase nickle that is almost black in color. is there any value to this ...
  A: You may have a Jefferson Nickel that was struck on a planchet that was improperly annealed. The ...
1928 yellow seal notes $2 bills9/18/2010
  Q: is there such a thing, at estate sale there were two yellow seal $2 dollar bills, 1928c and 1928d. ...
  A: If you see anything that resembles the title: "1928-1963 Two Dollar Yellow Seal" beware. There is ...
Re: Brandon's Question of 1-8-109/18/2010
  Q: I also have the same set of "coins" but they are accually the size of a silver dollar. The back has ...
  A: If your piece is about the size of a silver dollar, it likely is considered to be a medal rather ...
One Cent 10419/17/2010
  Q: The One Cent is dated 1041 What happened in 9-0 ? Thanks for your help and your time
  A: This photo was also fuzzy, but I believe what you likely have is an altered coin. The "9" was ...
unclad quarter9/17/2010
  Q: I have come across what I believe to be a 1981 unclad quarter. there is a sandwich of copper showing ...
  A: It's hard to give you an exact answer with the information you provided, especially with a potential ...
coin silver value9/16/2010
  Q: Hey Ron, Can you give me a ballpark figure, based on today's $20 an ounce price, the silver value of ...
  A: Here's a link I refer to, as the silver value changes daily. ...
One Cent 1969s red9/16/2010
  Q: One Cent 1969s I have network. I would like your opinion and value. If letters are double what I ...
  A: Your photos were fuzzy, but I believe what you likely have is strike or machine doubling rather than ...
$1 FRN error note9/16/2010
  Q: I have a series 2006 $1 FRN that has a near perfect front alignment but the reverse is inverted and, ...
  A: From the description, your bill sounds like one of the more "scarcer" error notes. Condition is very ...
1961 Penny9/15/2010
  Q: have a 1961 one-sided (Lincoln's Head) stamped penny. Is there any value? All words are easily ...
  A: It's hard to give you an exact answer with the information you provided, especially with a potential ...
Lincoln penny with 195 (no last number) S9/15/2010
  Q: I found this coin on the railroad tracks in Hayward, CA as a young kid in the early 1950's. Think ...
  A: You have a filled die error. A filled die occurs when grease, dirt and metal particles compact into ...
Quarter error 19809/15/2010
  Q: Greetings, I would like to know your opinion of this coin, value shall be error? Thanks for your ...
  A: You have a off centered strike quarter. This would have a approximate retail value of between $10 to ...
2002 Tennessee quarter9/15/2010
  Q: I recently found a 2002 Tennessee quarter with no reeded edging. It does not appear to me to be ...
  A: It is hard to give you a precise answer without a better photo or actually examining the coin. It ...
Silver Coin9/15/2010
  Q: I have a coin and it appears to be silver. On one side of the coin it has a bust of Liberty with ...
  A: Your description of the piece tends to verify that what you have could be a one troy ounce .999 Fine ...
2$ Bill mistake value?9/13/2010
  Q: I have this 1995 series 2$ bill that has two different serial numbers and is clearly misaligned, ...
  A: Sorry, but your $2 bill is not a real error, but manmade. When buying "ERROR" notes which appear to ...
Mercury Dime9/13/2010
  Q: In my collection I have 1 Mercury Dime that does not have a date on it. I have used super ...
  A: It's likely you may have a filled die. A filled die occurs when grease, dirt and metal particles ...
lincon cent 19409/13/2010
  Q: my wife has found a copper penny with Lincoln head on both sides of the coin. can this be a possible ...
  A: Double headed and double tailed coins are called magician's coins and are made by machining and ...
gold coins9/10/2010
  Q: I have a gold coin extremely small and thin on one side it has an indian head he has 3 feathers,on ...
  A: It's always a good idea to provide as much information and a photo, if possible, when asking ...
Paper thin wheat penny?9/9/2010
  Q: I have a 1950 wheat penny. I am having a hard time researching what it could be worth. It is very ...
  A: It's always a good idea to provide as much information and a photo, if possible, especially when ...
penny9/9/2010
  Q: I have 1982 penny that is 1/2 silver and 1/2 copper. it's not 1 side copper and 1 side silver, it's ...
  A: It is hard to give you exact answer about your coin without either seeing the coin, looking at ...
$20 missing seal9/9/2010
  Q: I have a series 2004 A $20 note and the note looks perfectly fine except it is missing the treasury ...
  A: Yes, you likely have a scarce error note. A lot depends on the condition of your note. Without ...
old coins9/8/2010
  Q: Pluribus.unum 1882 and 1896 coins half a dollar coins do you know the value of these coins ?
  A: The value of your half dollars depends on the date and mint mark as well as the condition. The mint ...
money8/24/2010
  Q: i recently aquired $100.00 bill it looked odd to me so i looked at the date. it was dated 1950. ...
  A: It's hard to give you an estimate as far as value of your note without being able to see the error ...
1976 penny lincoln with strike8/24/2010
  Q: i have a penny with strike flaw right above head to left ,nothing obstructed,perfect looking.but ...
  A: It is hard to give you exact answer about your coin without either seeing the coin, looking at ...
2008 gold dime8/24/2010
  Q: I received a gold dime in change. It is dated 2008 also with the letter D. The coin is in brand new ...
  A: Without a photo, or more of a description, it is hard to give you an exact answer. Does the coin ...
1902 indian head penny8/22/2010
  Q: the 1902 penny is in ms-60 range. no wear on liberty or ridge. it is not bronze but looks like it is ...
  A: Indian cents were struck from 1864 to 1909 in copper (95% copper 5% tin / zinc). It is possible that ...
1943 zinc penny8/22/2010
  Q: i know a family member which has a 1943 penny without the 4 printed in the date.19 3 how rare is ...
  A: It's likely you may have a filled die. A filled die occurs when grease, dirt and metal particles ...
misprinted dime8/21/2010
  Q: I found a dime and on the back it has no words printed on it, no year but there is a little P that ...
  A: It's hard to give you an exact answer with the information you provided, especially with a potential ...
Kennedy half dollar error coin8/21/2010
  Q: Fern, I appreciate you taking the time to look at my question. I came across a Kennedy half dollar ...
  A: You did a good job in describing your coin. Without a photo, or actually seeing the coin, it will be ...
Republic of Texas $1008/20/2010
  Q: I am trying to determine the value of this currency. Image attached. Thank you for your help.
  A: When asking a question, always provide as much information as possible. Things like the wording, ...
1945 penny8/20/2010
  Q: Today I was going threw a cup and I found a 1945 penny. It does not have anything after 1945 no S, ...
  A: You have a Lincoln Cent struck at the Philadelphia mint. The coins struck at that branch do not ...
1988 Dollar bill8/19/2010
  Q: I have a 1988 dollar bill (uncirculated) that has the 3rd print missing. No seal-no serial numbers ...
  A: You likely have a very scarce error note. A lot depends on the condition of your note as well as the ...
1962 proof cent error8/19/2010
  Q: I bought a 1962 proof set, sealed in the original treasury department envelope, in which I had ...
  A: Your cent has what is called toning. This happens to some coins over time as they come in contact ...
1992 D Lincoln Penny8/19/2010
  Q: I am looking at a 1992 D penny on which the "2" at the end of the 1992 stamped date appears to be in ...
  A: There is usually small differences in the date and or numerals from year to year. They normally do ...
Information on 3 coins8/18/2010
  Q: I have 3 coins and I want to know some of the history or any information on the value or anything ...
  A: It is hard to give you exact answers about your coins without either seeing the coins, looking at ...
1846 One Cent Misprint8/17/2010
  Q: My grand father gave me some old coins recntly and I found an 1846 one cent coin that says One Cunt. ...
  A: These altered coins show up from time to time on eBay. Someone with too much time on their hands has ...
1966 dime8/17/2010
  Q: I was given this at a Target store today for change. I know an error coin can be struck off center. ...
  A: From your photo, the coin appears to be altered outside the mint. It is NOT a real mint error. It ...
50 bill pics8/16/2010
  Q: The series is 2001. The bill is in good condition, it is just a little wrinkled, but not very worn. ...
  A: Janica: I opened the photos of the $50 FRN you sent to my e-mail address. What you have is a ...
1843 Seated Liberty8/16/2010
  Q: Last week I bought a set of three Trade Dollars in a street market in Shanghai. Two of them are ...
  A: If you bought it in a street market in Shanghai, then it is very likely a replica coin. These have ...
Error coins8/15/2010
  Q: I found some pennies the other day that are mis-struck and another 2 that are completly blank. One ...
  A: Off Center errors, and blanks, as well as other errors are both collectible and can be very ...
1979 Susan B. Anthony8/15/2010
  Q: I was wondering what this coin was worth. I've done some re-search and have found no results. It's a ...
  A: It's hard to give you an exact answer with the information you provided, especially with a potential ...
copper coins8/15/2010
  Q: hobbyist with today technology has someone come up with hot dip or copper bath to restore some of ...
  A: The only thing I ever recommend to use in cleaning coins would be a mild liquid soap and warm water ...
U.S. Quarters, 19648/14/2010
  Q: I have several quarters dated 1964. They are brighter, lighter and won't go through a vending ...
  A: Without a photo, or more of a description, it is hard to say what you have and what it is worth. It ...
2008 miss printed dollar bill8/14/2010
  Q: i have a 2008 dollar bill that has the same print on the back as the front but a lot lighter . is ...
  A: Yes, you likely have a very scarce error note. I'm guessing you mean the same print is over the ...
Penny that is the size of a dime8/13/2010
  Q: My wife found a penny that looks to me like it was stamped with the wrong planchet. Both sides have ...
  A: Without a photo, or more of a description, it is hard to say what you have and what it is worth. It ...
value of coin8/12/2010
  Q: I have a coin one side is the penny and the back side is the nickel. does this coin have any kind ...
  A: I've had questions like this before. Your coin is what is called a magic or trick coin. It is an ...
1840 half dime8/12/2010
  Q: i recieved this cloin from my mother in law and was wondering if it was worth anything? it is great ...
  A: It's really hard to tell what you have without photos or more of a description. Your 1840 half ...
1940's to 1970's coins8/11/2010
  Q: My grandmother passed away and I found two cute piggy banks with Kennedy half dollars in them and ...
  A: If you have half dollars dated from the 1940's through the 1970's, you likely have three different ...
Silver Certificate Error8/10/2010
  Q: I have a 1934a silver certificate. It has a foldover error whereas, the blue number one that was ...
  A: Your note is likely a real error and worth a lot more than the face value of $1. While condition is ...
$1 silver certificate8/10/2010
  Q: I have a $1 silver certificate that is Series 1935B. What would it's value be now?
  A: A photo would help, but I'll try and answer as best I can. If you want to ask a follow-up question ...
2002 lincoln penny8/10/2010
  Q: Fern i have a quick question. I found a 2002 Lincoln cent that appears to be struck over a 2001 ...
  A: While anything is possible, it is highly unlikely the mint used a dated 2001 die to rework and put a ...
1861 Confederate states of america8/10/2010
  Q: I have an 1861 Confederate States of America half dollar and it has a sheild and 7 stars on both ...
  A: Based on your photo, this piece is a copy or replica piece of the Confederate Half Dollar struck in ...
apollo XI token8/9/2010
  Q: where can I find information on a coin/token I have. It is a bronze or copper coin, on the face at ...
  A: These tokens or medals were struck mainly by private mints and are offered from time to time on eBay ...
coin dollarI8/8/2010
  Q: I have a liberty 1979 U.S.A. dollar coin with a head of a lady on front.The back has the eagle and a ...
  A: Sounds like you have a Susan B. Anthony Dollar. These were first struck in 1979. They do not carry a ...
1912 & 1914 dime8/7/2010
  Q: I checked a couple sites and looked for these dimes but they came back unknown. One list has a ...
  A: It's really hard to tell what you have without photos or more of a description. You say dime, but ...
Strange dime8/7/2010
  Q: I found a very shiny 1977 solid silver dime in excellent condition. The "w" in the word, "we" is so ...
  A: It's hard to really say what you have without a photo or more of a description, but I'll try. I'm ...
worth of an error coin8/7/2010
  Q: "I have a penny 1966 that has some odd stamps on it one the left side at the top says In God We ...
  A: Without a photo, or more of a description, it is hard to say what you have and what it is worth. It ...
us one dollar bill8/6/2010
  Q: I have a U.S. one dollar bill series 1969 d. the front side of the bill is normal. The back side ...
  A: I've seen this type of note before. Your bill was almost certainly exposed to something, perhaps ...
1982 no mint mark penny8/6/2010
  Q: I saw on internet that these coins were worth 30 to 50 dollars if they were not steel.I put magnet ...
  A: I'm not really sure what you are referring to. There are seven different circulation varieties of ...
1804 copy sivler dollar8/6/2010
  Q:
  A: As a copy, if struck in silver, it would likely be worth approximately $20 to $25 to an interested ...
1934 100 dollar bill8/5/2010
  Q: I had asked about a 1937 bill when in fact it was a 1934. Sorry for the confusion. It is in decent ...
  A: It's hard to give you an estimate as far as value of your note without being able to see the error ...
1982 Lincoln cent8/4/2010
  Q: Are 1982 Lincoln cent weighing 3.1 considered an error that should be graded? Can you explain why I ...
  A: Starting in 1982, cents were struck in both copper and copper plated zinc. It is fairly easy to tell ...
1984 zinc penny with liberty bells8/3/2010
  Q: I have a 1984 silver colored penny. It has two liberty bells to the right hand side of Lincoln's ...
  A: From your limited description, you likely have an altered coin that was stamped with the bell design ...
$2.00 bills8/2/2010
  Q: I have several $2.00 bills and I was wondering if they have any value. One is Series 1953B, one is ...
  A: As with any collectible, condition is important in establishing the value of the currency. Star ...
Republic of Texas 5 dollars8/2/2010
  Q: I just purchase a coin lot from an estate sale and found a Republic of Texas 5 Dollar bill note in ...
  A: When asking a question, always provide as much information as possible and/or attach a photo. Things ...
1999-s half dollar8/1/2010
  Q: I found 1999-s Kennedy half dollar cleaning out a house. Does it have any value? Thank you
  A: The 1999-S Kennedy Half Dollar coins were not struck for normal circulation. Only proof issues were ...
1943 copper wheat penny7/29/2010
  Q: ...but i really really need help this time im almost positive i have a 1943 copper wheat penny...i ...
  A: You have two here. The 1943 copper wheat cent is likely plated. If you have a magnet, try to pick ...
Coin7/29/2010
  Q: I found a coin and it has the liberty on the front and it says liberty, on the back it has a eagle ...
  A: In order to be able to better identify what you may have, I'll need additional information, and/or a ...
5 dollar bill7/28/2010
  Q: I received a 5 dollar US bill, series 2003. It has Mutilated stamped on the face of the bill in red. ...
  A: I don't think anyone would bother to answer your question. The Bureau of Printing and Engraving did ...
1995 p dime offset7/27/2010
  Q: I have a offset 1995 p dime, I would like to know about how much it is worth. I have included a ...
  A: You may have a slight mis-aligned die or a minor off set. If the reverse is normal, then it's a ...
star notes7/27/2010
  Q: I have a set of 20, 50 dollar bill, star notes that are in consecutive order. The year is 2004 and I ...
  A: Each star note is unique, as it is a replacement note for damaged or error notes. It is possible for ...
1986 US Quarter error7/26/2010
  Q: This quarter has no ridges around the edge. It is also slightly smaller than an equivalent quarter ...
  A: Without a photo, or seeing the actual coin, it is difficult to give an exact answer, but I'll try. ...
1963 $2 Bill - Series of 18 Uncirculated7/25/2010
  Q: I recently came across 18 uncirculated 1963 $2 bills in numerical order that my Mother had given me ...
  A: To someone who collects this series, consecutive serial numbers may have some added value. I checked ...
dime7/25/2010
  Q: can you tell me the value of my 1965 dime if there is any value i believe it has two errors . thank ...
  A: I took your photo and enlarged it to view it better. At best, it appears to be what is called a rim ...
hi there7/23/2010
  Q: Yes, I have a very small wooden nickel that I'm trying to find information on. The wooden nickel is ...
  A: I've had a lot of wooden nickels in my collecting history. All were round or a flat rectangle. Many ...
Misprinted/Off centered Penny7/23/2010
  Q: I have an off centered penny. It is mostly blank with an extended part on it. The "heads" side ...
  A: It is difficult to answer your question exactly without a photo or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If ...
wheat penny7/23/2010
  Q: ...i wanted too know the value of a few of them i have a 1957 with no mint mark but next too the ...
  A: Branden: I really need more information on your coin. A photo of both sides would help. Compare the ...
1889 silver dollar7/22/2010
  Q: Is there a special mark to determine the type of silver dollar.
  A: By special mark, I'm guessing what you mean is mint mark. The value of your coin depends date, mint ...
1880 US $10 gold coin7/21/2010
  Q: Can you give me an idea of the value of an 1880 US $10 gold coin?
  A: The value depends date, mint mark and condition. The date you state has two rarer mint marks. The ...
Quarter with dime imprint7/21/2010
  Q: I found this quarter in my piggybank and would like to know if it is something that I should pursue. ...
  A: From your photo, the coin appears to be altered outside the mint. It looks like someone placed a ...
1976 Two Dollar Bicentennial bill postmarked April 13, 1976 with a airmail stamp and a USPS Airmail Postmark on it.7/20/2010
  Q: I have a 1976 Two Dollar Bicentennial bill postmarked April 13, 1976 with a airmail stamp and a USPS ...
  A: It's hard to say. I'm not aware of the bill being RARE and VALUABLE. I'm not sure if anyone would ...
U.S dime That has a print of a quarter7/20/2010
  Q: I have a question about the Dime i found, Its the same size as a dime but has the imprint of aa ...
  A: It's hard to say, but you said it has "copy" on it, so it is not a mint product. I'm guessing it's ...
Odd Hundred Dollar Bill7/18/2010
  Q: My Uncle found this One Hundred Dollar Bill about 13-14 years ago and this has to be one of the ...
  A: Yes, your note appears to be a real error and worth more than the face value of $100! While ...
Commemorative Coin Value7/17/2010
  Q: I have an old coin that is a commemorative coin celebrating the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes. ...
  A: Without more of a description and/or a photo, it is really hard to pinpoint what you may have. I'll ...
1987 penny error7/16/2010
  Q: I found a penny that has on the reverse side (back) what looks to be a stamped perfect circle right ...
  A: Hard to tell without seeing the coins and or photos, but from your description, they are likely ...
gold quarter7/16/2010
  Q: "I have recently found a gold quarter. And I was wondering if it was worth more than the average ...
  A: Your coin is not an "official" mint product, but something that was done to alter the coins ...
1929S Buffalo Nickel7/15/2010
  Q: I have a 1929S Buffalo nickel that has what appears to be lamination errors covering the coin that ...
  A: The lamination error on Buffalo Five Cent coins is relatively common. As with any coin error, ...
1966 Kennedy Half Dollar7/15/2010
  Q: I have a 1966 Kennedy half dollar. There is a definite space where the the bridge of Kennedy's nose ...
  A: Without a photo, actually seeing the coin, or more of a description, it is hard to specifically say ...
selling all my change I have saved for over 20 years7/15/2010
  Q: I have over $100 in bicentinial quarters...and yes,some do have mint flaws...since they are only ...
  A: I'm sorry you feel as if no one is interested in your coins. It is true even some banks no longer ...
1938-D/S Buffalo nickel7/14/2010
  Q: I've attached a scan of a 1938-D Buffalo nickel. It appears to be a "D" over "S" variety. The "S" ...
  A: There are several D/S varieties on the 1938D Buffalo Five Cent Coin. I believe yours to be the more ...
Bright Yellow Brass Pennies7/14/2010
  Q: A good friend told me to watch out for these bright yellow brass looking pennies. 1983, 1985D, 1997, ...
  A: These happen from time to time, where the metal mix is not true copper plate. The brassy appearance ...
Pennies7/14/2010
  Q: I have one 1946 penny in great condition and forty-five pennies that are from the year of !950-1959 ...
  A: You don't mention if your coins have different mint marks. When establishing the value of a ...
2006 U.S. Nickel7/13/2010
  Q: I have a 2006 "nickel" whose obverse, rim and edge appear normal, but is missing the reverse and ...
  A: G.: Thanks for the question. Your coin is likely a part of a "magic coin" used to trick people ...
1930's Blaine Wooden Nickels Original dies7/13/2010
  Q: I have the original 1930's Blaine, WA wooden coin dies,fronts and backs. there are 5 nickel stamps ...
  A: I'm familiar with wooden nickels, but not specifically with your pieces. The fact that you have a ...
1969 penny missing y in liberty7/13/2010
  Q: I have a 1969 D penny that is missing the y in liberty. Is it worth anything? I also have a 1974 D ...
  A: Both of your coins from the description you provided, appear to be minor errors. The cent is likely ...
1950 hundred dollar bill value7/13/2010
  Q: Hi I was wondering about my hundred dollar bill it's a 1950 series c and the print is shifted on the ...
  A: It's hard to give you an estimate as far as value of your note without being able to see the error ...
1970 quarter7/12/2010
  Q: I just found a quarter that I got as change from a market. It has a bold "2" stamped on the FACE ...
  A: I think you answered your own question. The mint does not counter stamp coins. Your piece was likely ...
1834 gold coin7/11/2010
  Q: I have a small round gold coin dated 1834, it has what appears to be an indian head on one side and ...
  A: What you most likely have is a token rather than a coin. The actual coins are quite scarce and were ...
1980 Zinc Penny7/11/2010
  Q: I have a 1980 zinc penny is not copper coated. Is this a unusual penny?
  A: It is difficult to answer your question without a photo or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If you ...
planchets7/11/2010
  Q: I found a planchets it was run through the press and has very fine markings I can read 194_ D the ...
  A: Why not take it to a local coin shop and give them the opportunity to evaluate the coin? Most are ...
1941 US dime7/10/2010
  Q: My son found a 1941 US dime. We have searched the web and have come up with quite a few different ...
  A: Your coins value depends on the mint mark and condition. On the Winged Liberty Head or "Mercury" ...
Curious about a 1912 coin from NJ that I have7/9/2010
  Q: I have a State of New Jersey 1912 Department of Weights and Measures coin or token that says ...
  A: Eck: Thanks for your question. I'm not aware of this token, or it's value, but did find an active ...
YELLOW PENNY7/9/2010
  Q: I HAVE A 2006 D PENNY THAT IS "YELLOW" IN COLOR - DEFINITELY NOT COPPER-COLORED. IT LOOKS ...
  A: These happen from time to time, where the metal mix is not true copper plate. It is not likely fake. ...
1955-s penny7/8/2010
  Q: I have a penny 1955-s with a dye break-what is this worth and where can I find a book price.. Mandy
  A: I really need more information to be able to answer your question properly. Please ask a follow-up ...
1922 liberty dollar7/7/2010
  Q: I have a 1922 liberty silver dollar that has been re-stamped on the back with a round symbol of the ...
  A: Your 1922 Peace Dollar is a common date coin. By re-stamping a coin it is defined as altered and no ...
error $207/6/2010
  Q: I have come across this $20, it is missing the green seal under the word twenty, I was wondering how ...
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. Obverse print, reverse print, and ...
50 state Quarters Collection, D's and P's6/26/2010
  Q: My grandma has been collected the 50 states quarters, both D and P's since they started. She has ...
  A: Your grading is a joke! I gave you specifically four ways to sell your rolls of coins, and you gave ...
double headed quarter6/26/2010
  Q: i've had this double headed quarter for years and recently seen one simular on T.V. It is a 1789 ...
  A: Please look at the date again. No Washington quarter should have a date before 1932. Maybe it's not ...
1937 nickel value6/25/2010
  Q: i have a 1937 nickel buffalo/indian. and i would like to know the value of it...under the five cents ...
  A: I had someone else ask me about a 1937 five cent coin yesterday. The Buffalo nickel was struck for ...
rare ten dollar bills and buffalo nickel6/24/2010
  Q: I came across an interesting looking 1934 ten dollar bill and a 1937 buffalo/indian head nickel, are ...
  A: Hard to say. I really need more information on the condition of your pieces as well as the series of ...
1997 DDO (Double Ear) value6/23/2010
  Q: I was wondering what the value for this coin would go for. I have a handy instrument that show's ...
  A: Condition is very important in establishing the value of your error, or any coin for that matter. ...
ERROR ON COINS6/22/2010
  Q: Sir I have two questions for you 1ST I have a "Standing Liberty Dollar" 1947 that on the "Eagle" ...
  A: I'll try and answer as best I can, but if you want to ask a follow-up question and attach a photo ...
1975 S Proof Error coin.6/22/2010
  Q: I picked up a lot of various coins and I found this 1975 Proof penny. I believe it may be some kind ...
  A: Unfortunately, the photo is too blurry to get a good idea of what you may have. My best guess, where ...
wooden nickel6/22/2010
  Q: I received two wooden nickels the size of business cards for Father's Day. One is Knoxville's 150th ...
  A: I've had a lot of wooden nickels in my collecting history. All were round or a flat rectangle. Many ...
Misprinted $1 bill6/21/2010
  Q: Ron, attached is an image of a mis-printed $1 bill I picked up somewhere. The reverse is printed ok ...
  A: Happened to be on the Internet, so answering quickly...Yes, it worth quite a bit over face value! ...
Morgan Silver Dollar6/20/2010
  Q: I was given an 1889 Morgan Silver Dollar and since I have never collected coins before, I have tried ...
  A: It is really hard to say what you have without a photo or more of a description, but I'll try. ...
SILVER $20 REPULBIC OF LIBERIA COIN6/20/2010
  Q: I HAVE A, LOOKS LIKE SILVER $20 REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA COIN, WITH LIKENESS OF US PRESIDENT ABRAHAM ...
  A: I'm not strong on world coins, but I'll try to answer your questions. You don't state the year of ...
1980 to 2010 Pennies6/19/2010
  Q: My husband is wondering if there is a place that he can find out the mintage and the place of ...
  A: I'll provide you several links where you can get the information and history of the Lincoln Cent. ...
1983 quarter with S instead of P or D6/17/2010
  Q: We found a 1983 quarter that caught our eye because it was exceptionally shiny and looked quite odd. ...
  A: I'm guessing you have a proof struck quarter. There were 3,279,126 clad proof coins struck for that ...
Rare Laouisiana Quarter6/17/2010
  Q: I have 2002 Louisiana S mint quarter, I was told that this quarter was not suppose to be in ...
  A: You are correct. The "S" mint quarter was a proof strike, and not intended for general circulation. ...
gutter fold on $1 and $5 bills6/16/2010
  Q: The 1974 $1 bill has about 1/2" from lower right corner extending to D on DOLLAR. The 1985 $5 bill ...
  A: CJ: Not true. I answered your question on June 20th. Here it is with your originalYour information ...
1964 pointed tail dime - have a full roll unc6/16/2010
  Q: I have an uncirculated roll of 1964 plain, pointed tail dimes that only has had the top 2 coins ...
  A: New obverse hubs were introduced during 1964. This resulted in working dies that exhibited some ...
1905 Bolivar Libertador Coin6/16/2010
  Q: What is the value of a 1905 Bolivar Libertador Coin
  A: I'm not extremely knowledgeable on world coins, but I'll give it a try. As with any coin, condition ...
oval shaped florida coin6/15/2010
  Q: I have an oval shaped Flarida coin that on the back its not struck hard enough.is it rare?how much ...
  A: The photo confirms that your coin was altered after if left the mint. The distorted, larger than ...
$20 bill error6/14/2010
  Q: I have a $20 that has a black mark that appears to be on the paper, as it is under the gold 20's on ...
  A: Without a photo, it's going to be hard for me to give you an exact answer, but I'll try. If you ...
Misprinted $1 Bill6/14/2010
  Q: I have a $1 bill that is misprinted. It is missing the third printing on the front of the bill. (It ...
  A: From the description, your bill sounds like one of the more "scarcer" error notes. You don't state ...
Flowing hair dollar6/13/2010
  Q:
  A: and especially for your service to our great country! Unfortunately, as far as your 1804 Silver ...
CGU 10 Gold Units 19306/11/2010
  Q: I have a CGU 10 Gold Units currency in great condition - 1930. Do you know the roughly what the ...
  A: I'm not an expert on world currency, but I've answered a similar question before. This is a ...
1945 and 1952 Wheat Pennies6/9/2010
  Q: The 1945 and 1952 wheat pennies I have are not copper colored. They look like silver but weigh 3.1 ...
  A: It is difficult to answer your question without a photo or seeing the coins, but I'll try. If you ...
silver certificates and old coins6/9/2010
  Q: What is the value of a $10 silver certificate, series 1953, and 1902 V coins
  A: It is difficult to answer your question(s) without a photo(s) or seeing the items, but I'll try. If ...
1989 P Dime6/8/2010
  Q: I have found a 1989 P mint dime that the obverse side is kind of off center, but the reverse is ...
  A: It is difficult to answer your question without a photo or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If you ...
coin value6/7/2010
  Q: Sir, I have an 1811 Large head One Cent coin that I found. It is brown in color and what I looked ...
  A: It is difficult to answer without photos or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If you want to ask a ...
Dime6/6/2010
  Q: I have a dime that was printed in 1997. How ever I was wondering if it was worth anything. It was ...
  A: It is difficult to answer your question without a photo or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If you ...
Hawaiii overprint currency6/4/2010
  Q: Do you know if there is ant premium for a $20.00 1934 Hawaii overprint note? Average condition with ...
  A: A Hawaii Overprint Note is one of a series of banknotes (one Silver Certificate and three Federal ...
misstruck dime6/4/2010
  Q: i have a 1983 dime mint can't make out. it is struck off center to the top right but right in the ...
  A: It is difficult to answer your question without a photo or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If you ...
1990 washington quarter6/3/2010
  Q: I have a 1990 Washington quarter that's a "p" mint and it appears it has a minting error. On the ...
  A: My initial response is that it is manmade, and not rare. It is difficult to answer your question ...
wooden nickel6/2/2010
  Q: have a wooden nickel with a date sept 1969, san antonio texas and texas assocication of magicians ...
  A: Wooden Nickels have quite a history. They became popular during the 1930's. They were issued for ...
U.S. Quarter6/2/2010
  Q: I was wondering how much a 1941 U.S. Quarter is worth?
  A: Please remember to go to the experts site to rate both this answer as well as my response to your ...
buffalo nickle6/1/2010
  Q: I was wondering how much a 1935 silver buffalo nickle is worth?
  A: Your coin is not silver, but actually made of .750 copper and .250 nickel. It was struck in 1935 ...
morgan silver dollar5/31/2010
  Q: My girlfriend has a Morgan silver dollar its in excellent condition and heavily tarnished. She ...
  A: Your description of the piece tends to verify that what your girlfriend has is a one troy ounce .999 ...
Value5/31/2010
  Q: I have a 1937 10 Reichspfeninig coin small wear dull brass no corrosian made in 'A' or Berlin all ...
  A: I'm not strong on world coins, but looked on the web and found the following information: Your ...
what is it?5/30/2010
  Q: I have a mercury head dime. But, if you turn it over it is the back of a penny. it is the size of a ...
  A: This is likely a 'magic coin' used by magicians made by carefully fitting two halves of two ...
old ten dollar bill5/29/2010
  Q: a while ago I got an old series 1950 B $10 bill with serial code D 05109974 *(star). Its in great ...
  A: Star notes are replacement notes for a bills that were damaged or printed in error and caught during ...
1957A blue seal one dollar silver certificate5/28/2010
  Q: I am trying to find out the value of the one dollar blue seal 1957A silver certificate I recently ...
  A: If your bill has been circulated, it can not be considered to be in mint condition. A current issue ...
1966 kenndy5/28/2010
  Q: i found a 1966 half dollar but can not find no mint marks on front or back
  A: The mint mark is located on the reverse of the coin on the left hand side under the eagle's leg. ...
lincoln/washington token5/27/2010
  Q: I found a token w/Lincolns bust on one side and Washingtons on the other. No writing or date of any ...
  A: It is difficult to answer without photos or seeing the token, but I'll try. If you want to ask a ...
1888 silver dollar5/25/2010
  Q: i have found a 1888 silver with E. PLURIRUS. UNUM ON ONE SIDE AND AMERICAN EAGLE ON THE OTHER SIDE, ...
  A: It is difficult to answer without photos or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If you want to ask a ...
2006 $10.005/24/2010
  Q: I recently recieved a ten dollar bill. Everything about the bill is correct except it is printed ...
  A: From the description, your bill could be a cutting error or even altered after it left the Bureau of ...
Lincoln 1975 State Pennies5/24/2010
  Q: My friend has found in family keepsake box, a framed collection of fifty 1975 Lincoln Pennies. Each ...
  A: I'm not familiar with this specific framed collection, but I am aware of Lincoln cents having images ...
1991 D Penny5/23/2010
  Q: My neighbor found a 1991 D penny in circulation. The penny is accurate in all respects except that ...
  A: Copper plated zinc cents, struck since 1982, are known to have been struck without the copper ...
1857 flying eagle coin.5/21/2010
  Q: Friend of mine has a 1857 flying eagle penny he found as a child near a old homestead on an island ...
  A: Your coin was modified after it left the mint by turning the letter "E" into a "U" in the word ...
1999 Deleaware quarter painted r/w/b5/20/2010
  Q: My son has a Deleware quarter that appears to have been stamped with paint and it is not lined up ...
  A: These are "Speciality Items", and done outside the mint by private companies looking to make a buck. ...
misprinted dollar bill5/19/2010
  Q: fern, i have a 1977 1 dollar bill with the back printing showing very clearly thru the front ...
  A: From the description, your bill sounds like one of the "scarcer" error notes. If you want to send a ...
1981 P Penny5/19/2010
  Q: I have a 1981 P Penny with the P filled in. Is it worth anything special.
  A: This would be considered to be a minor error. It likely is the result of the mint mark punch being ...
1882-1884 CC Morgan silver dollars5/19/2010
  Q: I am thinking of selling some coins. I can't seem to find a relevant site for a value. All the coins ...
  A: It is difficult to answer without photos or seeing the coins, but I'll try. If you want to ask a ...
the one dollar coin.5/18/2010
  Q: I heard that if you find a dollar coin with no writing on the side (rim) that it is worth $100.. is ...
  A: You can not change it in. The mint would only give you a dollar. It needs to be sold to a dealer or ...
1976 nickel5/18/2010
  Q: I have a 1976 nickel that is normal on the front but there is nothing at all on the back of the ...
  A: You could have an error or an altered coin. I really need more information to offer you a good ...
1963 $20 Bill5/18/2010
  Q: I would like to know if my $20 bill from 1963 is worth anything. It says "Series 1963 A" and the ...
  A: Your Series A 1963 $20 FRN in Very Fine condition would have an approximate retail value of $25 to ...
gold error coin5/17/2010
  Q: I have a 1901 $10 gold liberty head with a rotated reverse of about 175 degrees ccw. According to ...
  A: It's hard to say without knowing the condition of your coin. The 1901 dated coin is considered to be ...
Parsons 1860?5/17/2010
  Q: My dad had a rectangular ingot. Smooth edges except 3 bumps at the right. Front: ...
  A: This sounds like a replica piece. If you send an image in a follow-up question, I'll add to my ...
bumps5/16/2010
  Q: thanx for your fast response. there not bumps. there like craters. they go inwords. there very ...
  A: Jackie: Sorry, I'm stumped. If they go inward, and are in a row, as well as found on both sides, ...
your opinion please5/16/2010
  Q: i have posted you a few pics of 3 coins. first 1941. wheat sent. the word liberty. letter I. is ...
  A: The "punch marks" you state on the coin appears to me to be raised (like bumps) and not punched ...
1999 wide am5/15/2010
  Q: Fern I have a question about the 1999 wide am die variety. I recently found one in au condition, and ...
  A: It is difficult to answer without photos or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If you want to ask a ...
Eisenhower Silver Dollars5/15/2010
  Q: I have (10) Eisenhower dollars, all dated 1971. Have been trying to identify the mint at which they ...
  A: Mintmarks appear above the third and fourth numbers in the date under Eisenhower's neck. They were ...
misprinted $1.00 bill5/4/2010
  Q: What is the value of a 1977 $1.00 bill that has part of the serial number on the back as well as ...
  A: From the description, your bill sounds like one of the more "scarcer" error notes. If you want to ...
Saucer shaped dime 19675/3/2010
  Q: I work with money and came across this dime that is shaped like a saucer. You could actually pour a ...
  A: My initial response is that it is manmade. It is difficult to answer your question without a photo ...
Coin selling5/3/2010
  Q: I have a $5 gold coin made by the Pacific Company of California in 1849. It was found in a coin ...
  A: The bad news is that it is very likely your item is a replica. Little is known about the issuer of ...
Kennedy Half4/28/2010
  Q: I have some Kennedy halves with a mint mark and some without. What is the value difference
  A: That's a hard one to answer. It depends on the date, mint mark, metal composition, and condition. ...
silver certificates4/28/2010
  Q: first i have a 1953B red five dollar without the words in god we trust on the back, is that normal? ...
  A: Your 1953 Series B $5 Silver Certificate is "normal". "In God We Trust" was not added to the reverse ...
bunker hill token4/28/2010
  Q: I came across an old coin/token commemorating the Centennial of the battle of Bunker Hill. I can't ...
  A: It looks like you may have what is called a "So Called Dollar". I believe I found your item. It is ...
1970 penny4/27/2010
  Q: I have a 1970 penny where the south end (under lincolns head) is thinner than the rest of the penny, ...
  A: It is difficult to answer your question without a photo or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If you ...
5$ bills - when one of the #5's in red- what's the significance?4/26/2010
  Q: Is a 5 dollar bill collectable when one of the 4 numerals (on rear) is colored red? -worth any more ...
  A: I'm guessing that you are referring to a 2006 $5 FRN. There are two different notes, both dated ...
Series of 1934A five dollar bill4/25/2010
  Q: It was very helpful. Just another quick question. I have a 1934 series of A five dollar bill ...
  A: Your Series A 1934 $5 FRN, the specific Serial Number is not anything unusual, so a bill in Very ...
1963 series A 5 dollar bills4/25/2010
  Q: I have dozens of 1963 series a five dollar bills with red seals, all of which have been in ...
  A: A lot depends on your note's condition, as well as the specific serial number. You need to properly ...
1962 penny color/shape off4/25/2010
  Q: My wife called me about an hour ago looking for information on a 1962 typical lincoln penny. Head ...
  A: It is difficult to answer your question without a photo or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If you ...
1988 pennies4/24/2010
  Q: I have 14 pennies from 1988 that have a few different states stamped on them. I was wondering if ...
  A: I'm not familiar with this 1988 coin. One of the more "famous" ones, "Kennedy looks at Lincoln", was ...
gold coins4/23/2010
  Q: hi i have a 1905 indian $5 dollar gold coin in great condition and i cant even find it online would ...
  A: I'd ask you to recheck your date on the coin. The U.S. Indian Head $5 gold coin was first struck in ...
2 error coins4/22/2010
  Q: I have 2 error coins that I would like appraised. One is a quarter with a smooth outer edge and ...
  A: It is difficult to answer your question without photos or seeing the coins, but I'll try. If you ...
1967 washington quarter4/22/2010
  Q: before i take pics of coin i have a question, found a 1967 washington quarter with what appears to ...
  A: It is difficult to answer your question without a photo or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If you ...
1934 10 dollar silver certificate4/21/2010
  Q: Is my 10 dollar silver certificate worth anything. It is in very fine condition with some creases, ...
  A: A lot depends on your note's condition. You need to properly grade the note. A recent issue of ...
Penny valuation4/21/2010
  Q: Is it of any value ? Thank you
  A: Your 1979 cent is common. The coin was struck for Philadelphia (no mint mark) and Denver (D mint ...
silver dollar4/21/2010
  Q: I have recently received a gift of a silver dollar from my brother who lives over there. It is dated ...
  A: It is difficult to answer without photos or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If you want to ask a ...
Planchet error?4/21/2010
  Q: I have a 1922 Peace dollar with a dark arc mark which looks like the adge of another planchet was ...
  A: It is difficult to answer your question without a good photo or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If ...
2000 SC State Quarter - silver on heads side absent4/20/2010
  Q: I have a 2000 South Carolina state quarter with the silver missing from the heads side. I weighed ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
mis struck 1943 Steel Penny4/20/2010
  Q: In cleaning our attic today, my wife came across a penny collection she had as a kid. In it, I ...
  A: It's likely you may have a filled die. A filled die occurs when grease, dirt and metal particles ...
1956 quarter/ possible mint error4/20/2010
  Q: Fern Don't know if you remember me. I have an unusual 1956 D quarter that I finally got a few ...
  A: Only one photo came through. You can send me the other photos as attachments to my e-mail address at ...
Old dollar bill4/19/2010
  Q: I have a blue 1936 E series dollar bill,do you know its value?
  A: I could not find a 1936 E series bill. I suggest you look at the bill again. There is a 1935 series ...
1995 $1 dollar error misprint4/19/2010
  Q: Mr. Fern. I have a 1995 $1.00 bill - the front looks normal, but the back has a reverse print of ...
  A: Your bill, with that date, sounds like one of the more "scarcer" error notes. A lot depends on the ...
verifying what I have is counterfeit4/19/2010
  Q: I bought an American Silver dollar last year from a local coin shop that had "counterfeit" written ...
  A: Whoever told you your coin was "counterfeit" was correct. There was no silver dollar minted in 1906. ...
1962 kennedy add-on face penny4/18/2010
  Q: My mom passed away, leaving me coin collection w/ this in it: 1962 Kennedy with an add-on face- ...
  A: I'm familiar with this specific coin. It is one of the more "famous" ones, "Kennedy looks at ...
bubble quarter4/17/2010
  Q: I have a 2006 nebraska quarter with a huge bubble in the middle that makes both sides pop out. Is ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
1976 u.s. nickel4/17/2010
  Q: I have a 1976 nickel. There is no mint mark on the front and I understand from some of the reading I ...
  A: From your description, I'd say you have an altered coin. The mint did not put mint marks on the ...
Black Eagle Certificate4/16/2010
  Q: I recently purchased a 1899 Black Eagle certificate with the date above the serial number. What is ...
  A: I appreciate the opportunity to answer your question. This is one one that I wasn't familiar with, ...
Non-reeded Sesquicentennial Half4/15/2010
  Q: I have a 1926 US Sesquicentennial Half Dollar that does not have a reeded edge. To the naked eye it ...
  A: Several things come to mind. One, your coin may have been slightly undersize. Two, it may have been ...
gold state penny4/14/2010
  Q: hey, a friend of mine has what looks to be a gold penny with a state stamped into it. the penny i ...
  A: I'm not familiar with this specific coin, but I am aware of Lincoln cents having images stamped into ...
One dollar bill solid 1's4/14/2010
  Q: I found a 2006 one dollar bill with the following serial number: K11111111B. It is well used but has ...
  A: A current issue of 'Paper Money Values' Magazine shows no added value for a 'normal' 2006 note above ...
Unidentified Token4/14/2010
  Q: I have what I believe to be a token. One one side is an image of three boys and includes the words ...
  A: Unfortunately, the photo did not come through. I'll answer the best I can, but if you want to ask a ...
1918 Half Dollar Watermark Question4/14/2010
  Q: I have a 1918 50 cent piece that is in great condition from my non-expert eyes (Although it has ...
  A: I'm not sure what you mean by 'Watermark'. The 'W' you identified is actually 'AW', the initials of ...
1986 liberty dollar4/13/2010
  Q: What is the current value of the Liberty coin sets? 1986 dollar and 1/2 dollar sets? San Francisco ...
  A: A recent issue of 'Coin Values' Magazine lists the UNC 1986 Half at $6 and Dollar at $21, or about ...
1973 Kennedy half dollar4/7/2010
  Q: I'm 11 and have been collecting for about two years. The best protection i can give my coins is a ...
  A: Your coin is clad, and has no added melt value. As far as value, it would depend on the date, ...
Dime Question4/7/2010
  Q: I have found a Dime that i am not sure what classification. Missing Clad or ?? It is a Rossevelt ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
1887 CC Morgan Silve Dollar4/6/2010
  Q: I have a 1887 CC Morgan Silver Dollar that was given to me by my grandfather some forty years ago.It ...
  A: There was no silver dollar minted with the "CC", Carson City, mint mark in 1887. Your coin may well ...
1950 Series D $10 bill - Uncirculated4/6/2010
  Q: I have a 1950 Series D $10 bill that is crisp and dark. It is obviously uncirculated with no damage ...
  A: A recent issue of "Paper Money Values" shows your note to have a retail value of $40 in CU ...
1909 Utah Alaska Dollar4/6/2010
  Q: I've got a copper 1909 Utah Dollar with "Alaska Yukon-Pacific Exposition" and "Utah Exhibit" on one ...
  A: Your item is known as a "So-Called Dollar", and is from the ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPOSITION, held in ...
1889 cc4/5/2010
  Q: what does cc mean?
  A: The "CC" you ask about is what is called a mint mark. On modern coins, the mint mark is found on the ...
penny with lincoln on reverse4/5/2010
  Q: sorry i am new to uploading images. see if this is the one
  A: Yes. That is the right photo. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to answer another of your ...
Repunched mintmark?4/4/2010
  Q: Would this be an example of a repunched mintmark on this 1982 D penny? It doesnt really look like ...
  A: From your photo, it appears you may have a repunched mintmark. A repunched mintmark, or RPM, is a ...
1943 Lincoln penny with mirror finish4/3/2010
  Q: I'm in the process of auctioning off my late Mother's coin collection through eBay. Today, I found ...
  A: From your photo, it appears what you may have is a reprocessed steel cent. When first introduced, ...
under-struck Kennedy4/3/2010
  Q: i have a kennedy half which seems struck OK yet the nose has a nose which seems separate from the ...
  A: I picked up your question from the pool. From your limited description, your coin "oddity" may well ...
series 2003 U.S. one dollar bill4/3/2010
  Q: I have a question regarding a series 2003 $1.00 U.S. bill. I have looked at all the other bills ...
  A: In the lower right quadrant between the portrait of George Washington and signature of the Secretary ...
indian head penny4/2/2010
  Q: I have a indian head penny one side has 1891 with the indian head and the other side has 1892 with ...
  A: I get ones like yours from time to time. Your coin is likely a "magic coin" used to trick people ...
Dollar Ink Bleed Thru4/1/2010
  Q: I have four one dollar bills in sequence, some of Washington’s bust (part of shirt) has bleed ...
  A: Your bill, with that date, sounds like one of the more "common" error notes. A lot depends on the ...
one sided 1945 D wheat penny3/31/2010
  Q: I have a 1945 wheat penny that has only one side stamped (the "head" side). On the tail side it ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
I have a penny that's thicker than normal.3/30/2010
  Q: I dont have one of those super sensitive scales, but its also pretty noticeably heavier than normal ...
  A: Without the specifics as to the weight difference, it is difficult to give you an exact opinion of ...
1980 D dime reverse error3/30/2010
  Q: I found this dime quite some time ago and have no idea how to get it checked to see if its an error ...
  A: Thanks for the photo of the reverse of your coin. That photo confirms what you likely have to be an ...
Linclon penny3/29/2010
  Q: I would like to find out the price for a 1909 Lincoln VDB penny. P.S. Don't knpw what a Spam robot ...
  A: There are two 1909 VDB cents, one with no mint mark (less expensive), for Philadelphia, and one for ...
Currency3/28/2010
  Q: I recently receive a ten dollar bill. The front is normal, but the back is misprinted. The top has a ...
  A: From your description, the note you have appears to be slightly out of alignment on the reverse ...
REAL OR FAKE COIN3/28/2010
  Q: SERIES: Indian Head $5 1908-1929 LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety 1911-S ...
  A: I'm not an expert on detecting counterfeit U.S. gold coins. My recommendation would be to buy only ...
mismatched serial #3/27/2010
  Q: 1957 one dollar bill G54445284A G55445284A lower right E242 upper left E3 I have looked for hours ...
  A: Your bill, with that date and series, is one of the more "common" and better known mismatched serial ...
pennies3/27/2010
  Q: Are copper pennies worth more sold in bulk as copper or just at their face value? If face value, ...
  A: Yes! At the melt value of copper, today's Lincoln cents struck between 1901 and 1981 are worth a ...
1950s penny3/26/2010
  Q: i have what seems to be 1950s steel penny. is there such a thing?
  A: You got the e-mail reminders because I wanted to know if you reviewed my answer and would rate it. I ...
1885 Johnson Matthey coin3/26/2010
  Q: 1885 Johnson Matthey coin, has helmet one side %26 Eagle other side? What would value %26 rarity be ...
  A: This is likely one of the countless silver bullion pieces produced. They are struck by private ...
1934 $100 bill3/25/2010
  Q: I have a $100 l934 bill a series (7) was wondering what the value was ANSWER: Hi Grace: Thank you ...
  A: Please remember to go to the experts site to rate both answers. I spend a great deal of my free time ...
Mis-struck quarter3/25/2010
  Q: I have found a miss-struck quarter seemingly from the state quarter series that has a properly ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
Kennedy half-dollar3/24/2010
  Q: Mr. Fern, I was given as a gift back in 1964 3 rolls of 1964 Kennedy half-dollars. They are of ...
  A: Sorry to hear of your health condition. I hope things will work out for you. The 1964 Kennedy ...
1986 d lincoln cent3/22/2010
  Q: i have been trying to do some research about double dies . i noticed papa jack posted on this site ...
  A: I'm not familiar with the answers the other AllExperts people provide in detail. I sometimes ...
One dollar bills in serial number order3/22/2010
  Q: I have 50 $1 bills from 1979 in serial number order that are in mint condition. Are these worth any ...
  A: I think you may mean 1977 dated bills. I find no reference for $1 FRN's printed in 1979. There were ...
1963 2 dollar bill3/20/2010
  Q: I have a 1963 series $2 bill it has a fold line but I have kept it on parchment paper pressed in a ...
  A: Collector value of a note depends on date and condition, including amount of wear, any folds, tears ...
Is this an example of a cud on this Roosevelt dime?3/20/2010
  Q: Looks like someone just melted some metal and it dripped onto it, but maybe its a cud. Would you be ...
  A: The cud error is caused by a broken die and results in an "unstruck" area on the coin. While your ...
value3/18/2010
  Q: I have a 1980 penny that has a double vision of that back of the penny printed on the front. But ...
  A: From your description, and the attached photo, your coin looks like it may be a struck from a late ...
1902 Barber head dime3/18/2010
  Q: My son has a 1902 Barber head dime, could it be a fake, it looks just like the image I found, but I ...
  A: It is difficult to answer without photos or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If you want to ask a ...
Box Trade A Specialty token3/17/2010
  Q: I have come across a coin/token that I have never seen before. It is the size of a penny, and on one ...
  A: I'll answer your question as best I can, If you want to attach a photo and ask a follow up question, ...
Currency3/15/2010
  Q: I have a ten dollar bill that is in perfect "new" condition. It is mis-cut and also stamped upside ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
1980 Lincoln error penny3/14/2010
  Q: I was counting our penny's and ran across this 1980 D that is thinner(approximately 14 thousandths ...
  A: From your description, and the attached photo, your coin looks like it may be a rolled thin planchet ...
1955-S ? Lincoln cent error3/14/2010
  Q: I was looking for a close explanation of how this error ocurred ? It's pretty neat...never have I ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
1969 quarter3/14/2010
  Q: I have a 1969 Quarter that may be a misprint I think.... It does not have a D or a P on it where ...
  A: If you could attach a photo, and send a follow-up question, I'd be able to better tell what you ...
How do you tell the difference between Doubled Dies and Strike Doubling?3/13/2010
  Q: I once sent you a picture of a coin I believed to be a doubled die, but you told me it was the ...
  A: Basically, strike doubling is flat, and not two distinct images, where die doubling is raised and ...
1967 us quarter3/13/2010
  Q: i have a quarter that for lack of a better term, has two pimples on it, one on the front taking up ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
1976 Penny3/12/2010
  Q: I have a 1976 with it looks like something extra on it with the letters DE on it. Did somebody put ...
  A: I'm not familiar with this specific coin, but I am aware of Lincoln cents having images stamped into ...
Are These Small Broadstrike Dimes? ( With Photo )3/11/2010
  Q: I am an avid coin collector and have recently got into collecting error coin. I search loose change ...
  A: From your description, and the attached photo, it looks like you may have dimes that are broadstruck ...
Is this an error penny struck through a foreign substance?3/11/2010
  Q: I am an avid penny collector , and have recently sorted out a large collection of wheat backs and ...
  A: From your description, and the attached photo, it looks like you may have a laminated planchet. A ...
Misprint 1$ bill3/10/2010
  Q: I have tried 3 different coin stores in my area and each has been unable to give me a value of this ...
  A: Bills are printed in sheets of 36 notes and in three phases. Obverse print, reverse print, and ...
walking liberty collection3/10/2010
  Q: I have a framed walking liberty collection from 1947-1947. There are 3 coins from each year. One ...
  A: The Walking Liberty Halves are made of 90% silver. At the current price of a troy ounce of silver, ...
JOSEPH W BARR DOLLAR BILL3/9/2010
  Q: WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? WHAT DIFFERENTIATES IT?
  A: Joseph Barr was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from December 21, 1968, to January 20, 1969, the ...
2 headed nickel3/9/2010
  Q: I have found a 2 headed nickel dated 2007. It has a "P" on it. It is the same size and weight of a ...
  A: I get ones like this from time to time. Your coin is likely a "magic coin" used to trick people ...
franklin roosevelt coin3/8/2010
  Q: I believe this coin is a token of some kind. There is no date on it or currency value. I can tell ...
  A: I'll answer your question as best I can, If you want to attach a photo and ask a follow up question, ...
printing error on $1 bill3/8/2010
  Q: I have had a one dollar bill given to me by the father years ago that has Washington showing through ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
mis struck coin3/8/2010
  Q: I have an 1999 Georgia State quarter that seems to be missing the top layer of silver. The coin is ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
quater misstamped3/7/2010
  Q: I have a quater that looks like it overlapped another quater when it was struck.Only the back half ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
1837 S.S.B. Hard times Token found in box.3/7/2010
  Q: my name is Bridget and for over 20 years I have had a ton of foreign coins and have them separated ...
  A: I found several references to an "SSB" Hard Times Token, but with no photos, so was unable to verify ...
strange quarter3/7/2010
  Q: I HAVE A 1962 QUARTER THAT HAS SWIRLS ON WASHINGTONS FACE. THE FIRST ONE ON THE DATE IS CUT IN HALF. ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
1944 penny3/6/2010
  Q: I have a 1944 penny that appears to have a faint "5" next to the last 4 in the date. Can you tell ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
JFK coin3/6/2010
  Q: i have this John f Kennedy coin it's color is gol and it's a little bigger than a quarter, it has ...
  A: You have a token that is one of a series minted to commemorate the Presidents of the U.S. Several ...
1970s pennies3/5/2010
  Q: I have four 1970s pennies and have looked over them closely. I have clicked on the site that you ...
  A: I'm not sure exactly what you wanted to know about the four coins you photographed. I saved your ...
Liberian President W.V.S. Tubman.3/4/2010
  Q: V.S. Tubman" written on it. Its stated value is at $25. I was just curious as to the actual value of ...
  A: I'm not strong on world coins, but looked on the web and found the following information: "GEM ...
"STEEL CITY" token3/4/2010
  Q: My 6 yr old daughter found a "token" that says STEEL CITY on one side, the other side is most likely ...
  A: If it has no denomination on it, you are right, it is a medal or token and not a coin. You don't ...
1960-d small date3/4/2010
  Q: this penny has a closed six and appears to be doubled have you ever seen or heard of this before . ...
  A: Your 1960D small date cent is one of 1,580,884,000 (large and small) struck. The "D" mint coin is ...
Bubbles on Steel Cent3/3/2010
  Q: I have this Steel 1943 cent which appears to have a bubble like surface. I was wondering if this ...
  A: I took your photo, saved it to a file, and enlarged it. Under magnification, it appears to be a ...
1936 lincoln cent error3/2/2010
  Q: I have a 1936 lincoln cent where the left leg of the R in Liberty is missing and the Y is more of a ...
  A: You actually have coin with a minor die hub error where the left leg of the R in LIBERTY is broken. ...
10 dollar bill print error3/2/2010
  Q: I have a 1985 10 dollar bill that is in crisp condition that I have kept stored between 2 pieces of ...
  A: Condition would be one of the prime factors in determining the value of your piece. You didn't say ...
1963 Dollar Bill3/2/2010
  Q: .....I discovered approximatly (40) 1963 series "A" dollar bills (Fedral Reserve Notes) in ...
  A: Collector value of your note depends on date and condition, including amount of wear, any folds, ...
silver eagle proofs3/2/2010
  Q: What should a silver eagle proof usually grade. I have several NGA and PCGS graded eagles and I just ...
  A: The average grade for a modern proof eagle coin in a certified holder is PR-69 DCAM (Deep Cameo). ...
wondering how to find more of a coin3/1/2010
  Q: the coin i have is not a currency coin. It has no value on it. I have spent much time looking it up ...
  A: It's best if you could attach photos of your item along with your description to give me the ...
value of coin2/28/2010
  Q: i have a 1853 1/2 dollar u.s. with 13 stars on it. can you tell me the value of it?
  A: Your 1853 half dollar will have rays on the reverse. Your coin's value would be based on the mint ...
Civil War Token question.2/28/2010
  Q: I purchased a token for my husband, (a Civil War enthusiest & hard to buy for man) at a coin shop ...
  A: I've spent two hours searching the web for an answer to no avail. I initially was unable to find the ...
1900 Indian Head cent2/28/2010
  Q: A friend of mine recently received several coins from his grandfather. One is a 1900 Indian head ...
  A: Please make sure to rate both this and the previous question I answered for you. I can't be sure of ...
$10.00 bill2/27/2010
  Q: I have a 1963A $10 bill signed Henry H. Fowler. He was not the secretary till 1965. He was ...
  A: I found a link on small size notes that confirms all 1963A note signatures are Granahan-Fowler. They ...
1980 penny2/27/2010
  Q: I have a 1980 penny where the 0 in 1980 looks more like a backwards D it has a flat side on the 0 ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
1969S penny2/26/2010
  Q: I have a 1969 S penny that has an imprint of Lincoln on the reverse side The word states in United ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
coins/paper currency2/26/2010
  Q: My little boy and husband "collect" coins, paper currency, etc. but they are all circulated...I ...
  A: There are few collectible coins that can be found in circulation. World coins are also very limited ...
1834 Large Cent with die rotational error2/26/2010
  Q: I recently bought this 1834 large cent off a friend. I believe it to have the "Large 8 and Stars," ...
  A: Neither of your photos were attached. Slight die rotation is rather normal, and would not add ...
$5 bill with defective hologram2/25/2010
  Q: Yes I do have other bills from same set I have the serial numbers before and after the bill in ...
  A: Thanks for the photo of the other side of your bill. I've saved them and looked at both sides. ...
Indian Head Penny2/25/2010
  Q: I have had this Indian Head Penny for a while now (see image), and am unsure if it is real or what. ...
  A: I do not need a photo of the other side of your coin. Your coin appears to be genuine, but altered ...
uncut 2dollar star notes2/25/2010
  Q: i have 2 sheets of 2 dollar bills 4 bills to the uncut sheet. these bills are the Boston mint 1976 ...
  A: Collector value of these notes depends on date, series and condition, including amount of wear, any ...
tendollarbill2/24/2010
  Q: Kathy has a U.S.Ten Dollar Bill,it,s a 1934A after the seial# there is a Star,the color on the back ...
  A: Collector value of a note depends on date and condition, including amount of wear, any folds, tears ...
Coin2/24/2010
  Q: Papajack tried to ans a question about a coin and determined that the coin was a medal; however, I ...
  A: I checked several references, but found that "PAPAJACK" had answered this question at least once ...
Is this an error on this penny?2/23/2010
  Q: I found this penny with something on the ear. I know there are pennies with double ears or whatnot ...
  A: I took your photo and enlarged it. It appears to be a die break at the lower earlobe that looks like ...
US Constitution Coins COA2/23/2010
  Q: Fern, I have a set of the 2-coin 1987 U.S. Constitution Commemorative . The COA number is 1273. ...
  A: Your set is likely the result of a packaging error, with the wrong COA being mixed up. It is not a ...
State Quarter2/23/2010
  Q: We found a mass. state quarter that has no copper clad on the sides in circulation. The coin is the ...
  A: It's possible you may have a quarter struck on a nickel (five cent) blank. It would weigh the same ...
kennedy half dollar2/17/2010
  Q: I HAVE 2 KENNEDY HALF DOLLARS 1964, THE MINT MARK IS ON BOTTOM OF THE NECK AND DOSEN'T LOOK LIKE A D ...
  A: What you see on the obverse of the Kennedy Half that to you appears to the mint mark is actually a ...
US coin errors2/17/2010
  Q: I may have a 2004 Jefferson nickel that has his head on the front and the back,if it turns out to ...
  A: Your coin is most likely a "magic coin" used to trick people when you guess heads or tails, for you ...
Small Mint Mark on a 1984 Jefferson Nickel2/17/2010
  Q: I have a 1984 Jefferson nickel that has a mint mark that is smaller than those on other nickels. I ...
  A: The 1984 Nickel with the smaller mint mark could be considered to be a minor variety by people who ...
Lincoln Penny2/17/2010
  Q: My son found a penny in fair to good condition with a date of 198(the fourth digit being blank). ...
  A: From your description, it appears what you have is a filled die error. While it is an error, it is ...
standing liberty quarter2/17/2010
  Q: I recently inherited a standing liberty quarter from my father and the date is worn away completely. ...
  A: You have a Standing Liberty quarter, and they are made of 90% silver. This design was struck from ...
ratings page2/16/2010
  Q: Fern, You answered a question for me on Feb. 14th about a small D penny. Thank you for your answer. ...
  A: You are not the first to ask this question. Please answer both this and my prior replies. Go to the ...
question2/16/2010
  Q: It is still in its plastic so i dont know exactly whats inside and i dont want to open it.I have ...
  A: I'd say you got a great deal. The United States Mint announced the sellout of the 2004 Lewis and ...
Rare oddity coin2/16/2010
  Q: I used to work in a bank rolling and bagging coins for the branches and getting cash and currency ...
  A: You likely have what is called a quarter stock dime. It is the opposite of the better known dime ...
Matron Head cent with rays2/15/2010
  Q: yesterday I described and asked about a large cent with rays on the obverse. You replied you ...
  A: Harley: I'm not sure why you can not attach photos, as almost everyone else has without difficulty. ...
$20.00 misprint2/15/2010
  Q: I have a 2004 $20.00 bill with no green seal on the front right side. The back is normal. Can you ...
  A: Condition would be the prime factor in determining the value of your piece. Based on your ...
misprint money2/14/2010
  Q: I have a 1995 one dollar bill, the back stamp is over lapping and backward over the fount of the one ...
  A: I'm guessing you want to know what your error is, how it was caused, and what it is worth. You ...
cigarette tokens2/14/2010
  Q: I have a token that says good for one pack of cigarettes on both sides. Wondering how much it would ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with tokens, always provide as much information about your piece ...
Washington Quarter Misprint2/14/2010
  Q: I was recently perusing a coin collection and came across a Washington Quarter that had no front. ...
  A: It's possible you may have a quarter struck by a capped die or struck by a split clad shell ...
1955 small D penny2/14/2010
  Q: Fern, I was looking through finding 1955's to see if I had any double dies. I noticed one 1955 D ...
  A: The 1955D cent with the smaller mint mark could be considered to be a minor variety by people who ...
50 states coins...2/13/2010
  Q: I have a question about one Indiana state coin that I have. It was made in 2002 as one of the 50 ...
  A: These "colorized" coins are not a product of the US Mint. They are done by private companies to make ...
Misprint $1 bill2/12/2010
  Q: I have a 2003 one dollar bill. The front looks normal but the back looks like a miscut and is ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
1956 Lincoln Penny2/12/2010
  Q: Any knowledge of a 1956 Lincoln penny that looks just like a 1943 "steelie"? I have been collecting ...
  A: I've answered this question several times before. It's possible you may have a cent struck on a dime ...
1896 Silver Dollar Certificate D86 series2/10/2010
  Q: I have a framed original 1896 silver dollar certificate (D86 series) that is in good condition. Can ...
  A: As with coins, condition is critical in establishing the true value of your bill. All I can do is to ...
1977 penny with mold error2/10/2010
  Q: I have had this penny since 1977 like it says on the coin, and found it in a box while cleaning. ...
  A: When asking a question, especially with errors, always provide as much information about your piece ...
coin questions2/9/2010
  Q: I have 2 1925 quarters with the eagle on one side and liberty looking statue on other side,how much ...
  A: The Standing Liberty quarters are made of 90% silver. The value depends on date, mint mark, and ...
fdr coin2/8/2010
  Q: I have a token I believe, front side it says 32nd president U.S.A 1933-1945 and reverse side says a ...
  A: I'll answer your question the best I can, but if you want to send a photo and ask a follow up ...
US Coin with no date.2/8/2010
  Q: I was going through some of my coins and found a Sacagawea Dollar with NO Date on it. It is a very ...
  A: Your coin is likely struck after 2008, and the date is on the edge. The first Native American ...
$10 bill defect2/8/2010
  Q: I have a $10 bill which has the entire front image shifted upward, so that there's almost no margin ...
  A: Condition would be the prime factor in determining the value of your piece. Based on your ...
1941 penny2/7/2010
  Q: I have a 1941 penny that weighs 3.4 grams seems to made of brass.however I can not find any info on ...
  A: I just took this question from the pool. It's possible you may have a cent struck on a improperly ...
1830 Cap Bust 50Cent2/7/2010
  Q: There are 3 varieties for this coin. 1830 with small O; 1830 with large O; and 1830 large letters .I ...
  A: I'm not too knowledgeable on bust halves, but did find a link with photos of the three different ...
star notes2/7/2010
  Q: i found 100 consecutive uncirculated 1$ star notes, do theese have any collector value?
  A: Yes. A lot depends on the date and series of your bills as to the value. Unusual and or low serial ...
miscut dime2/7/2010
  Q: I have a silver dime that is miscut. It is a full size dime but the imprint of the dime starts at ...
  A: I just took your question from the pool. It's possible you may have an off center struck dime. When ...
RE: 1964 or 1969 little lincoln cent2/7/2010
  Q: Not too long ago, a couple of weeks , I asked you a question about a Lincoln memorial 1964 or 1969 ...
  A: Daniel: Thanks for the follow-up question with the extra photo and added information. ...
Printing error on a US$10 bill2/5/2010
  Q: I would like to find out the value of a US$10 bill whose ink in its front face is missing but has a ...
  A: Condition would be the prime factor in determining the value of your piece. The extra note with the ...
U.S. State Quarter reverse misstrike2/5/2010
  Q: ... I've attached image of quarter that has most of the reverse side missing. There is a slight bit ...
  A: What you have is not normal. From your photo, I expect your coin to be real, and the "error" to be ...
Dollar2/4/2010
  Q: Hey i found a dollar bill that on the back it looks double stamped and the face of george ...
  A: You did not state the date and series or your dollar bill. The condition as well as the strength of ...
Unidentified coin-need expert help2/4/2010
  Q: I have a coin collection with many US coins (gold dollars, Susan B), Kennedy halfs, mint dimes, ...
  A: It is hard to give you a precise answer without a photo or actually examining the piece. It sounds ...
US 1978 S Quarter.2/3/2010
  Q: I have a US 1978 S Quarter. It has that frosted look to it. It is in excellent condition, probably ...
  A: The date, the S mint mark, and your description tell me what you have is actually a Proof quarter ...
how do i rate you2/3/2010
  Q: i cant remember how to rate someone 1st across but wear in the site is it.ps i will find something ...
  A: Charlie: Go to the "Thank/rate the expert" button and click. You are allowed to rate four areas of ...
discolored coins in album2/3/2010
  Q: I thought I would ask you about this--I have a couple of albums of silver coins where the coins are ...
  A: It's good to know that you found my answer to the last one helpful. I don't recommend cleaning ...
misprinted 20 dollar bills2/2/2010
  Q: Sorry two of the bills have part of the back on the front as if the ink was wet and made a ...
  A: Condition as well as the amount of the wet ink transfer would be factors in determining the value of ...
Peace dollar2/2/2010
  Q: I have a Peace dollar in a PCGS (MS-64) holder that is labeled a 1935-S. It has 4 rays below the ...
  A: It is difficult to answer without a photo or seeing the coin, but I'll try. If you want to ask a ...
break open proof sets?1/31/2010
  Q: without damaging the coins? I want to put some proof coins in an album of the state quarters--or ...
  A: The easiest way would to be to buy singles to go into the album, and not have to break open the ...
morgan dollar1/31/2010
  Q: i was just wondering if you knew how much a 1886 Morgan s dollar circulation would go for?
  A: The S mintmark stands for San Francisco. The value depends date, mint mark and condition. The date ...
Silver Certificates1/30/2010
  Q: I have 2 small silver certificates and 1 large one. first one is Hawaii 1935A One Dollar Silver ...
  A: As with coins, condition is critical in establishing the true value of your bills. All I can do is ...
errors1/30/2010
  Q: While searching a unc.roll of 2001 P Kennedy half's I found 7 with a die crack from the top of ...
  A: No, I haven't heard of your error, but it is considered a minor die error, and not worth much more ...
1970s l&s ddo lincoln cent1/30/2010
  Q: are these coins of value
  A: There was only one coin photo sent. It does not appear to be a major doubled die. There appears to ...
my morgans1/30/2010
  Q: Dear sir i have a few Morgan the oldest 1879and up i have one exlant condition 1888 with O mint mark ...
  A: The O mintmark stands for New Orleans. The value depends date, mint mark and condition. The dates ...
1943 steel penny1/29/2010
  Q: I have quite a few 1943 penny's. I was looking at them closely tonight trying to find any double ...
  A: Your coin is not considered a mintmark variety. Prior to 1990, mint marks were punched into the dies ...
coin collection1/28/2010
  Q: I have a large coin collection including Morgan sets, Franklin sets, proof sets from 70's on, silver ...
  A: It's difficult to answer without knowing your specific needs, age, whether you plan to leave all or ...
wierd nickel1/28/2010
  Q: I found a nickel that is printed with tails on both sides but there is only one D mint printed on ...
  A: Your coin is a "magic coin" used to trick people when you guess heads or tails, for you always loose ...
i have a coin that i can't seem to find any where on the intenet a worth.1/27/2010
  Q: ok. I have a 1921 Morgan silver dollar, and on the front it has the words " E PLURIBUS UNUM" and on ...
  A: Sounds like you have a 1921-S Morgan Dollar. The S mintmark stands for San Francisco. The value ...
value of kennedy half dollars1/26/2010
  Q: I have 4 1964 kennedy half dollars in very good condition there is no place in my town to take them ...
  A: The 1964 Kennedy Halves are made of 90% silver. At the current price of a troy ounce of silver, ...
civil war token/silver 1953s wash. bust quarter1/26/2010
  Q: What is a 1863 Civil War token with an Indian head with stars around it on the front and WHITE ...
  A: It is hard to give you a precise answer without photos or actually examining the pieces. Your Civil ...
canadian penny1/26/2010
  Q: Going through an elderly relatives stuff, I stumbled across this centennial penny from Canada. It's ...
  A: It is hard to give you a precise answer without a photo or actually examining the coin. It sounds ...
Weight of coins1/26/2010
  Q: Can you tell me what the average weight of old US coins weigh? I am looking for at least 33 grams ...
  A: Yas: You need to be specific when you ask for detailed information. I'm guessing you are asking ...
2000 Maryland quarter1/25/2010
  Q: I have a 2000 Maryland quarter the front side is the standard silver color, but on the flip side it ...
  A: It is hard to give you a precise answer without a photo or actually examining the coin. It sounds ...
1958 Truman dime D1/24/2010
  Q: I have a 58 Truman dime D with a 1/4" diameter circle between Truman's nose and In God We Trust. In ...
  A: It's actually a Roosevelt dime. There is no Truman dime. Without a photo, it's difficult to say, but ...
Double Strike US Quarter1/24/2010
  Q: I have a South Carolina State Quarter that was double struck off center at the mint. Is it worth ...
  A: Matt: Yes. How much depends on the degree off center and condition of the coin. Could be worth ...
one cent and half cent coins1/23/2010
  Q: I have 2 coins from my great aunt's estate. The first coin is a 1853 one cent coin. It is a nice ...
  A: To establish the specific values of your coins, you need to know the condition of the coins. To ...
U.S PENNY1/22/2010
  Q: I FOUND A PENNY WITH 2 DATES,FRONT SAYS 2009 AND THE BACK HAS WHAT LOOKS LIKE THE LOG CABIN LINCOLN ...
  A: Your coin is one of the four special designs that were minted to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of ...
US Dime coin error1/21/2010
  Q: I have a US dime that is completely missing the face side of the coin. It has the ridges on the ...
  A: It's possible you may have a dime struck by a capped die, or a split after striking error (if the ...
1937 Silver color penny1/20/2010
  Q: It is from 1937. It is a silver color. I have tried searching on the internet but all i come up with ...
  A: It's possible you may have a cent struck on a dime blank. When asking a question, especially with ...
1982 D Washington Quarter1/19/2010
  Q: I received a quarter the other day in some change and it appeared shinier than most. Upon examining ...
  A: It is hard to give you a precise answer without a photo or actually examining the coin. It sounds ...
double sided (tails) washington quarter1/19/2010
  Q: Fern. I have a question about a coin that I have found in some change I had gotten today. It is a ...
  A: Your coin is a "magic coin" used to trick people when you guess heads or tails, for you always loose ...
Morgan Dollar1/18/2010
  Q: I have heard that the number of berries on the back of the Morgan may define a valuable coin. Is ...
  A: I'm not familiar with die differences on the reverse of the Morgan Dollars relative to the berry ...
Stamping on 1956 penny1/17/2010
  Q: I have a 1956 penny I came across and it has a "machined" stamp on it. I have never seen such a ...
  A: Your coin was altered by someone outside the mint after the coin was struck. It's possible the ...
1985 $10 misprint1/17/2010
  Q: I have a 1985 $10 note that is missing the Federal Reserve stamp to the left of Hamilton as well as ...
  A: Condition would be a factor in determining the value of your piece. I'm a little fuzzy on what you ...
10 dollar bill1/17/2010
  Q: I have a $10 bill dated 1977 that looks as if it was cut too close to the ink at the top of the ...
  A: Actually, it sounds like you may have one of the more common paper errors, a slight cutting error. ...
1976 $2 Bill, Date Stamped on Issuing Date with Error in Date1/16/2010
  Q: I have a 1976 bicentennial $2 bill, that has never been in circulation, i.e., mint. The bill was ...
  A: I'm not familiar with your specific bill and error date, but will try and answer to the best of my ...
virginia state coin1/16/2010
  Q: I have a virginia quarter that that looks like it has part of the lincoln monument off the back of ...
  A: I'll answer your question the best I can, but if you want to send a photo and ask a follow up ...
Vietnam (?7) coin1/15/2010
  Q: I have a 10 cent brass/copper(?) coin or token imprinted alike on both sides "PLEIKU AB" around top, ...
  A: I'm not familiar with tokens struck for use by the military, but I searched the web and found a ...
1998 Washington Quarter1/15/2010
  Q: I have an 1998 Washington quarter a Friend brought to me, I collect mostly world coins and am quite ...
  A: It is hard to give you a precise answer without a photo or actually examining the coin. It sounds ...
1928a twenty dollar bill1/15/2010
  Q: could you tell me how much a 1928a series twenty dollar bill is worth? it is from the federal ...
  A: A lot depends on your note's condition as well as the federal reserve branch the note was issued ...
coins1/14/2010
  Q: i have a j.f.k half dollar collection 5 coins 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 what is monetary value
  A: All your Kennedy Halves are made of 40% silver. At the current price of a troy ounce of silver, ...
mis struck dime1/13/2010
  Q: i have a dime struck in 2007, where the material sruck does not have teh nickel on one side, it is ...
  A: You may have a valuable coin, or just a colored or plated dime. The key is to compare the thickness ...
Odd State Quarter1/12/2010
  Q: I have a Mississippi state quarter that appears to have some sort of hologram coloring on the ...
  A: Please send a photo and ask a follow up question. If it is a hologram, it was added outside the ...
1999 $100 bill w/a Replacement Note1/12/2010
  Q: I came across a $100 bill with a star/replacement note at the end of the serial number. I was ...
  A: Modern star notes would have to be in new condition to have any premium over face value. The lower ...
about a coin1/11/2010
  Q: yes i want to know how much value it is on a 1923 silver dollar in very good condition on the in God ...
  A: To establish the specific value of your coin, you need to know the mintmark along with the date and ...
Misstamped Penny1/11/2010
  Q: We have a 2004 Penny, new condition, that is misstamped. Approximately 3/4 of the surface is ...
  A: From your description of your coin, you have an off center strike. Off-center coins are one of the ...
1922 silver dollar1/9/2010
  Q: I have a 1922 silver dollar thats has a picture of the statue of liberty on one side and a bald ...
  A: You actually asked three questions. Let's take them in order. The design you state for the 1922 ...
1976 quarter1/9/2010
  Q: i found a silver bicentennial quarter... never seen one before and didnt even know they made them. ...
  A: The Bi-Centennial quarter was struck with the same design for two years, 1975 and 1976. Business ...
1851 US one dollar coin?1/9/2010
  Q: I'm wondering about a coin that I found in my grandfather's collection. On the front is an indian, ...
  A: The approximate retail value of an 1851 $1 gold coin, according to "Coin Values" is in the $225 for ...
Liberty Head Coin1/9/2010
  Q: I have a liberty head one troy ounce that's marked with the year 1988, but no mint. It is the left ...
  A: This is likely one of the countless silver bullion pieces produced. They are struck by private ...
Presidential medal/coin collection1/8/2010
  Q: I recently obtained a collection of medal/coins and know very little about them. There are 38 in ...
  A: It's difficult to give a good estimate without knowing the size of the pieces, what is on the ...
misprint state quarter1/8/2010
  Q: I have a misprint state quarter. Connecticut quarter with the tree is printed upside down. Is it ...
  A: I do not believe you have an error quarter. The obverse and reverse images are normally struck 180 ...
1961 penny1/8/2010
  Q: My father showed me a 1961 penny that was bright silver in color. He told me it was given to him by ...
  A: I'm guessing what you are talking about is an off planchet error, a cent struck on a silver dime ...
silver pennies1/8/2010
  Q: my son has a 1955 siver penny, is ther such a thing? tell me more, thanks, joanne
  A: I'm guessing what you are talking about is an off planchet error, a cent struck on a silver dime ...
Silver Dollars1/8/2010
  Q: I have several silver dollars - one from 1900, one appears to be 1890, one seems to be 1922, and a ...
  A: To be able to give you the best opinion on the values of any of your coins, they need to be properly ...
delaminated quarter?12/20/2009
  Q: I have a 1973 US quarter that will actually come apart in to two pieces. The face will come out of ...
  A: No, what you have is not normal. Without a photo, or actually seeing the coin, it would only be a ...
Nickel mint mark shift12/17/2009
  Q: I've got several 1970 S nickels showing mint mark in different positions. One nickel has the 'S' ...
  A: Up until 1996, all the dies from which coins were struck were made at the Philadelphia Mint, now ...
1956 silver penny12/16/2009
  Q: My mother found one in the bottom of a box in the attic. I read the answers to the earlier questions ...
  A: I'm guessing what you are talking about is an off planchet error, a cent struck on a silver dime ...
1935E seriers silver certificate12/14/2009
  Q: How much would a blue seal 1935E silver certificate be worth today
  A: Collector value of a note depends on date and condition, including amount of wear, any folds, tears ...
silver token12/13/2009
  Q: My token is about the size of a dime with a hole in the middle and raised stars surrounding the ...
  A: You have an aluminum sales tax token from Utah. Sales tax tokens were made in great quantities ...
1901 and 1893 Gold Coins12/13/2009
  Q: My grandfather was a coin collector. Prior to his death, he had an 1901 gold coin made into a ...
  A: You didn't give the value of the coins. I took your photo and saved it to a file, then enlarged it. ...
Silver certificates12/13/2009
  Q: I have 10 Sequential Serial numbered silver certificates in Unc. condition. Series 1957. What might ...
  A: Collector value of a note depends on date and condition, including amount of wear, any folds, tears ...
Interest bearing note12/12/2009
  Q: I have a five dollar interest bearing note from "The City of Omaha". It's in great shape. Maybe ...
  A: I'm not real strong on early US Notes like yours, but I did find one EXACTLY like yours on eBay in ...
1922 peace dollar12/11/2009
  Q: Here is a picture of the back of the coin but It's hard to see detail as I took the picture with my ...
  A: I'll copy your originalI have a 1922 peace dollar that has a raised silver edge on the front and ...
califorina gold rudr coins plus 1 i cannot identify12/10/2009
  Q: I have a $20 Blake and co. gold coin. On one side it says Blake and co. at the top, assayers at the ...
  A: I've answered this question several times. There must be a number of these circulating out there. ...
uncirculated 197912/9/2009
  Q: I have 2 sets of 1979 uncirculated coins (penny-dollar) in the original U.S. mint envelope. Can you ...
  A: The 1979 mint sets are considered to be "common", and are not rare. This was the first year the SBA ...
TEXAS SESQUECENTENIAL BAR & coin12/8/2009
  Q: I have a 10 oz silver bar with sesquencentenial events depicted and the Texas star on one side as ...
  A: I'm not familiar with your specific bar or silver round, but will provide you with information I was ...
Bicentenial 1776-1976 quarter12/8/2009
  Q: Bicentenial 1776-1976 quarter ..my question where were they minted.. i have some with no stamp.. and ...
  A: Your 1976 Bi-Centennial quarters had a D or S mintmark (proof and silver issues only), but no P. ...
copper coin12/8/2009
  Q: Found a copper penny 1976 on the front right side a engraving of the state of Utah in the middle of ...
  A: I'm not familiar with this specific coin, but I am aware of Lincoln cents having images stamped into ...
Silver art bars12/7/2009
  Q: I have a 50 state set of art bars in a case that have never been touched. On the back of the bars it ...
  A: This is one of the countless silver bullion pieces produced. They are made in rounds and ...
Dollar bill values12/7/2009
  Q: What is the value of crisp 1963b series dollar bills, signed by secretary of the treasury Barr (in ...
  A: I'm not strong on bills, but I did find an answer by Brad Swain from August, 2007 that seems to fit ...
1985 Penny Error?12/7/2009
  Q: Ronald: I came across this penny in some change, and of course for a collector, I was smitten with ...
  A: I took your photo and saved it to a file, then enlarged it. It appears your coin is not an error, ...
US currency with yellow back12/6/2009
  Q: I've asked numerous people about this and can't seem to get an answer. I have a 1963 $1 bill, the ...
  A: I've seen this type of note before. Your bill was almost certainly exposed to something, perhaps ...
split coin11/28/2009
  Q: My granddaughter found a Jefferson nickel 1994 that appears to have been struck from metal that had ...
  A: It is hard to give you a precise answer without a photo or actually examining the coin. It sounds ...
S mint marked coins in circulation11/27/2009
  Q: I am finding a few S mint marked coins as I search through my pennies. I thought San Fansisco ...
  A: See link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Cent The last "S" mint business strike cent was ...
$ 20 dollar gold coin11/26/2009
  Q: I have a $ 20 dollar gold coin dated 1855 and it was minted by Blake %26 Company Assayers in ...
  A: I've answered this question several times. There must be a number of these circulating out there. ...
coin11/24/2009
  Q: I have a 1922 silver dollar that has the mint mark above the tail feathers. It's in very good ...
  A: To be able to give you the best opinion on the value of your coin, it needs to be properly graded. I ...
Lincoln Memorial Cent11/23/2009
  Q: The Lincoln Memorial Cent I have has two reverses. If you look at one side as being correct at 0 ...
  A: I've answered this question, or a similar one several times in the few months I've been associated ...
Misprinted Lincoln Penny "Thumbs"11/23/2009
  Q: What's the story behind the misprinted Lincoln Penny? eg. Two Thumbs Up Please describe for ...
  A: I'm aware of the reverse doubled die found on the 2009 "Rail Splitter" (Formative Years) cents, the ...
first time coin buyer11/23/2009
  Q: I am looking to purchase a few hundred silver dimes and quarters as an investment. Where is the ...
  A: That's a tough question. You don't indicate if you live in a large enough city/town where there may ...
Civil War token11/22/2009
  Q: I have an 1863 Dix Civil War token, which is in very good condition, although quite browned - stars, ...
  A: You have a Patriotic Civil War Token. They were struck by private mints to help the coin shortage ...
1913 gold 2 1/2 dollar coin11/22/2009
  Q: I have a small gold coin with an eagle on one side and an Indian on the other. On the eagle side ...
  A: The approximate retail value of a $2 1/2 gold coin, according to "Coin Values" is in the $275 to ...
2000 Virginia State Quarter misprint11/22/2009
  Q: I have a 2000 Virginia State quarter that has an off center strike the date and mint are clearly ...
  A: It is hard to give you a precise answer without a photo or actually examining the coin. It sounds ...
DOUBLE SIDED QUARTER11/21/2009
  Q: I HAVE A US QUARTER THAT HAS THE AMERICAN EAGLE ON BOTH SIDES. IT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN IN ...
  A: Your coin is likely a "magic coin" used to trick people when you guess heads or tails, for you ...
1934 Wheat Cent11/21/2009
  Q: I recently made a purchase of over 10,000 Pennies From 1859 to present and discovered a 1934 wheat ...
  A: The first thing to do would be to compare your coin to a normal coin in the same group. Look at the ...
1976 2 ollar bill missing 1 serial number11/20/2009
  Q: I have a 1976 2 dollar bill missing 1 serial number in the upper right hand side and the bottom ...
  A: The description you give suggests it to possibly be partial obstruction error. I would be able to ...
coin11/20/2009
  Q: I have an old money clip that has a silver piece in the middle. It says from top to bottom Silver ...
  A: Karen: Your piece had the 2 gram .999F silver bar applied to the money clip. The 1 gram bars sell ...
morgan silver dollars11/20/2009
  Q: I have 2 Morgan Silver Dollars, one dated 1900P and the other dated 1888P. Can you please tell me ...
  A: To be able to give you the best opinion on the values of any of your coins, they need to be properly ...
United States Mercury Dimes Set11/19/2009
  Q: I have a mercury dime set. It consists of dimes from 1941-1945S. Can you please tell me the value of ...
  A: To be able to give you the best opinion on the values of any of your coins, they need to be properly ...
coin value11/19/2009
  Q: the coin has one troy ounce 999 silver on top, date 1983, eagle with stars above head, liberty ...
  A: I just answered a question like yours. What you have is actually a privately minted silver bullion ...
Pope John Paul II Coins11/19/2009
  Q: I have 4 of these coins. Can you please tell me the value? The front is a bust of the pope and on ...
  A: What you have are actually privately minted silver bullion rounds that were likely struck to ...
Lincoln Chronicles error or altered?11/18/2009
  Q: Good day Ronald, I recently bought the Lincoln coin and Chronicles set second-hand as, ...
  A: I took your photo and saved it to a file. I then opened your photo and enlarged it to get a better ...
lincoln 50 state pennies11/18/2009
  Q: Since i do possess the complete set of lincoln 1976 state stamped pennies,with the lands of the usa ...
  A: I'm not familiar with this specific set, but I am aware of Lincoln cents having images stamped into ...
$20 bill misprint11/17/2009
  Q: I recently received a $20 bill that appears to be a misprint. It came thru our office and was ...
  A: If the bill was returned, then there is a good chance it is not counterfeit. The description you ...
1880 silver dollars11/17/2009
  Q: Just looking for brief history of coin and current values. Thanks, Tony
  A: History on the Morgan Dollar. The Morgan Dollar is a silver United States dollar coin. The dollars ...
1987 Penny11/17/2009
  Q: Where there any steel D pennies made in 1987?
  A: The cents have been made of copper plated zinc since 1982, which was a transitional year, with both ...
20 Dollar note11/16/2009
  Q: Ron Any help with the attached scan of the 20 dollar note frm the New-Brunswick Bank of New Jersey.
  A: A lot of determining value depends on your notes condition. Based on your photo, I'd say your note ...
Silver certificate/Ferderal Reserve note11/15/2009
  Q: I have been cleaning out my grandmothers house and i have found my grandfathers coin and paper money ...
  A: A lot depends on your notes condition as well as the federal reserve branch the notes were issued ...
dime with penny pressed in center11/15/2009
  Q: i have 1999 dime with a penny pressed into the center visible from both sides, i know its a penny in ...
  A: I'm guessing what you may have is a double denomination error, a cent struck over a struck dime. ...
3 types of coins11/14/2009
  Q: Mr. Fern, Hello my name is Joe and the other day my grandma wanted to show me a bunch of coins and ...
  A: You actually are asking about 5 different types of coins, not three. I'd suggest you try and limit ...
2 grams11/12/2009
  Q: I have a silver pendant just like the Jan who wrote you on 09-09-09. Same serial number same ...
  A: I've listed a link where you can convert grams to troy ounces for future reference. See: ...
2009 Lincoln Chronical Set Error?11/11/2009
  Q: In the five coin Lincoln Chronicles set I received from the mint, the one cent "presidency" coin has ...
  A: I took your photo and enlarged it. Under magnification, your coin appears to me to be a planchet ...
Connecticut State Quarter11/11/2009
  Q: I have a Connecticut State Quarter that is half copper and half silver on the back of the coin. ...
  A: You may have a valuable error coin! These are very collectible on the state quarter series, and ...
Misprinted $5 bill11/9/2009
  Q: This $5 bill is a 1985 series. The front (Abe) is fine, but the back side has distinct ink overload ...
  A: Actually, it sounds like you may have one of the more common paper errors, an ink smear. Condition ...
Bryan Dollar11/9/2009
  Q: I have one of those Bryan dollars and wonder if it is genuine piece from the 1896 campaign or a copy ...
  A: What you have is most likely a token or medal struck during the campaign of 1896 to elect William ...
Blake & Co. Assayers coin11/9/2009
  Q: I also have a $20 gold coin with Blake & Co. assayers on it. One side has Sac. California gold, 20 ...
  A: Blake and Co. were assayers in 1854 in California. It is also the year the San Francisco mint ...
medallion11/8/2009
  Q: hey Ronald, I have an unusual medallion and would like to find out some information and value as ...
  A: I wasn't familiar with the medal you talk of, but expected it maybe connected to the Chicago or NY ...
Bryan Dollar11/7/2009
  Q: I have an old coin 2 1/2" in diameter that, on one side, says: "Bullion Value 1896" and otherside: ...
  A: What you have is most likely a token struck during the campaign of 1896 to elect William Jennings ...
US Currency11/5/2009
  Q: I have 1 $100 1936 B and 1 1936 C $100 Federal Reserve Notes. Are they of value enough to hang on to ...
  A: A lot depends on your notes condition as well as the federal reserve branch the notes were issued ...
1923 US Dime11/5/2009
  Q: i have a US dime dated 1923, it has a woman(i think) on the front and what looks to be a torch, ...
  A: Sam: There are several things that go into the value of a coin. The date, mint mark, and condition ...
double stamped 1980 dime11/3/2009
  Q: I have a 1980 dime that would not go through the coin counter and when i looked at it, it was over ...
  A: I'm not quite sure what the error actually is on your coin. I'm going to try and answer, but if you ...
$10 bill July 18 th 1902 and $20 bill Mar 28 192211/3/2009
  Q: My great uncle recently sold me two older US bills. He was unsure of the value, so I am not sure if ...
  A: I'm not an expert on Large US bills (especially Nationals), but I'll try and give you some ...
Misprinted watermark on 20 dollar bill11/3/2009
  Q: I recently came across a 20 dollar bill but the watermark is not a picture of Andrew Jackson. The ...
  A: There's a strong chance you may have a counterfeit bill. I've provided a link where the different ...
Misprint number on a one dollar bill11/2/2009
  Q: I have a 2006 one dollar bill that the series of numbers on the upper right corner has an error, one ...
  A: Your note is likely the result of some dirt or gunk getting into the numbering mechanism that ...
Misprint or Fake?11/2/2009
  Q: I received a 1 dollar bill and at first glance it looks fake, but possibly just a misprint. I ...
  A: It's close to impossible to say what you have without a photo or actually seeing the bill, but I'll ...
Hopechest of coins11/1/2009
  Q: A good friend of mine sister passed at the age of 86 years. She been collecting coins for years. She ...
  A: There are several ways to dispose of the collection. It depends on how much time you have to spend, ...
misprint of one dollar bill10/31/2009
  Q: I have a 2006 series one dollar bill with no tears or folds..looks barely circulated. On the "tails" ...
  A: Yes! Your error note, if authentic, has some value to interested collectors. Condition is important, ...
errors on mint 1$ bills10/28/2009
  Q: Back in 1995, I received about 20 brand new $1.00 bills. Two of them have the backside of the bill ...
  A: Please excuse my delay in responding to your question. The Internet connection I use was down for ...
50 cent peice10/28/2009
  Q: 50 cent peice with that is stamp the same on both sides no head on it at all? is common or not. and ...
  A: I'll be better able to answer it now. Your half is a "magic coin" used to trick people when you ...
coin value10/27/2009
  Q: I have three half dollar coins. The first is dated 1952 and it has the liberty bell on one side with ...
  A: You have a Walking Liberty half, last minted in 1947, and two Franklin halves, minted from 1948 to ...
Morgan Dollars10/27/2009
  Q: Although the 1889-CC had more Morgans minted than the 1885-CC Morgans, the prices are considerably ...
  A: I originally was going to decline to answer your question because the way it was posed, I didn't ...
the ribbon on jfks neck on the half dollar10/26/2009
  Q: Can you tell me what the ribbon symbolize that is on jfks neck on the half dollar
  A: What you see on the obverse of the Kennedy Half that to you appears to be a ribbon is actually a ...
Double-headed quarter10/26/2009
  Q: I have a quarter with 1987 P on one side and 1989 D on the other. Both sides are heads. Does it ...
  A: Your coin is a "magic coin" used to trick people when you guess heads or tails, for you always loose ...
Aluminum Gas Station Coins/Tokens10/25/2009
  Q: Are these tokens worth anything in scratched condition? I have 16 of them. I think they are all from ...
  A: You sort of answered your question by asking it. I can answer personally, because I obtained a ...
unmarked penny10/25/2009
  Q: how much would an unmarked penny on both sides be worth?
  A: By "unmarked", I'm guessing you mean not struck. This is called a blank planchet. They have two ...
How do you appraise doubled die lettering?10/23/2009
  Q: I am curious as to how a certain value is given to certain doubled dies? I'm assuming how obvious ...
  A: The picture you provided appears not to be a true doubled die, but rather strike doubling, and worth ...
Morgan & Peace Dollars10/23/2009
  Q: from a fellow AE "expert", I am a TIG welder by trade. I have i been given my Grandfathers old coin ...
  A: Most likely the black stuff is a form of mold, where you say the coins might have got damp. I'd ...
Is this a die crack? And do they have value?10/23/2009
  Q: First off, I'd like to thank you for answering all of my questions. So I've been rummaging through ...
  A: I took your photo, saved it to my computer and enlarged it. It appears to be lowered, So, what it ...
low serial number dollar bill10/23/2009
  Q: I recently found a U.S. 1 dollar bill with a serial number of J 00000001 E. It is in pretty nice ...
  A: Your note sounds interesting. I'm sure such a low serial number would have some added value to an ...
Error Nickel10/23/2009
  Q: I picked up a lot of coins the other day and this was in there. It is a 1988 nickel that looks like ...
  A: You have a Broadstruck error. It is a result of the retaining collar not functioning properly during ...
gold coin10/22/2009
  Q: I have this old gold coin and am trying to figure out what it is. could you help? It is has a ...
  A: While a picture may help, your description is adequate enough to establish what you have is either a ...
2009 lincoln formative yrs (lp-2)10/22/2009
  Q: in the four coin cent lens in the 2009 mint proof sets,my lp2 coin is turning silver. did they ...
  A: Your coin sounds interesting. It's difficult to determine what you may have without seeing the ...
What's the value of a dime struck with both a dime and penny die?10/22/2009
  Q: My cousin supposedly picked this up off the ground. I wish I could get a picture, but he knows I ...
  A: I'm guessing what you may have is a double denomination error, a cent struck over a struck dime. ...
What's the value (if any) on this double-bordered quarter?10/22/2009
  Q: Lately I've been looking for error coins and have pretty much only been searching for the error ...
  A: The best that I can tell from the photo would be to guess you may have a very minor mis-aligned die. ...
misprint penny10/14/2009
  Q: I have a newer penny that is only 1/2 stamped, no date is visible but you can read liberty on the ...
  A: It's depends in part on the percent off center, the clock position that it's struck off at (12:00 is ...
$20 liberty coin10/14/2009
  Q: This coin has the symbal mcmvii where the date goes. on the reverse i doesn't have "in god we ...
  A: The U.S. $20 gold coin was struck in the Coronet Head design and the St. Gauden's design in 1907. ...
1990 d offset stamped dime10/13/2009
  Q: I am inquiring of the value of a 1990 D dime (stamped to the left on front, and to the right on ...
  A: The value of your error would depend on three things. The condition, percent off center, and clock ...
error coins10/13/2009
  Q: I have a few error coins which I cannot find on the internet. the 1st is 1994-D double mint mark ...
  A: The answer has been revised. I was never asked what the errors were or how the errors happened, yet ...
Standing Liberty Coin Date10/12/2009
  Q: It does have the M initial to the right of the last star my question is there any way for me to ...
  A: One of the problems with the design of this coin is that the date and mintmark wears away more ...
half dollar10/12/2009
  Q: I don't collect coins, but am searching through my grandfathers coin collection and found a half ...
  A: This is a special issue, 2 year design, that was released in 1975 for our Bi-Centennial. The coins ...
Penny misprint10/11/2009
  Q: I have a penny that has 196 on the date and no last number? Is it rare or worth anything at all? ...
  A: It appears what you have is a filled die or struck through error. It is a result of some "mint goop" ...
1797 silver dollar10/10/2009
  Q: It has the the big eagle with a shield in front of it. please answer me back
  A: There's a fair chance if you own this coin, and did not purchase it from a reputable coin dealer, ...
Cigarette token10/8/2009
  Q: My son found a token that says "good for 5 packs of cigarettes" on both sides it is bigger than a ...
  A: It's rather difficult to say. I'm guessing that the majority of cigarette tokens were from the ...
silver nickels10/7/2009
  Q: i have a full set of silver nickels it includes all mints and years in which they where made, from ...
  A: I'm not sure what you mean by excellent condition. If they are UNC (uncirculated), the complete set ...
1 coin & 2 currency errors10/7/2009
  Q: I have a $100 Series 2003 Star Note #D 00548242* Marian/Snow.The green Treasury seal is printed left ...
  A: I'll try and answer them the best I can. You do not state what you wanted information on, i.e., how ...
silver certificate10/7/2009
  Q: On a silver certificate one dollar bill what does the star before the serial number mean?
  A: The (*) star means that the original note was somehow damaged or mis-printed and discovered during ...
1864 us bill10/6/2009
  Q: I have an 1864 U.S 20 dollar bill. It is in very good condition; has no tears. I was jsut wondering ...
  A: I found only one type of 1864 $20 U.S. Note listed in a recent issue of "Paper Money Values". It is ...
1901 thin planchet indian head cent?10/6/2009
  Q: i think i have a 1901 Indian head thin planchette in great shape,with really nice detail,it weighs ...
  A: It's always a good idea to provide as much information and a photo, if possible, especially when ...
Value of unfinished penny10/4/2009
  Q: I have a penny which is incomplete. You can see the most of Lincoln's profile and some lettering on ...
  A: A photo or as much information always helps to narrow the possibilities down to try and establish ...
1942 dime/penny10/4/2009
  Q: I don't know anything about coin collecting and have a coin I can't figure out. Looking on the ...
  A: Yes, you answered your own question. You have one type of a novelty item known as a "magician's ...
COIN (MORGAN DOLLAR)10/3/2009
  Q: I HAVE A 1892 S MORGAN SILVER DOLLAR. WHAT IS THE VALUE IF IT IS WORN, SOME ROUGH EDGES.. I HAVE ...
  A: Without a photo, or the actual coin to look at, it's hard to give an exact opinion as to the value ...
IKE DOLLAR10/2/2009
  Q: I HAVE A IKE DOLLAR THAT WAS A MINT MISTAKE. THE YEAR IS 971.IS THIS RARE OR WORTH ANYTHING?
  A: It sounds like you may have a mint error. Without a photo or the coin to examine, it's only my best ...
what does it mean10/2/2009
  Q: what does the p and the d mean on the price of a roll of state Quarter's you have on all ...
  A: The letters "P" and "D" refer to the mints that the coins were struck at. The "P" stands for ...
$20 bill with major defect10/1/2009
  Q: My mom used to work at a bank many years ago. One day they received a shipment of money, and my ...
  A: It sounds like you have a nice error bill. This would be a bill that was missing the first printing ...
Lincoln Memortal Cents10/1/2009
  Q: Is there a way to tell by looking the difference in metal of 1982 Lincoln Memorial cents. Thank ...
  A: Both types of cents were struck in 1982, the transition year for the metal content from copper to ...
strange quarter9/30/2009
  Q: This is a long shot. Im writing to you because I have found a very mysterious quarter. It is a ...
  A: These are novelty items. A real Oregon quarter was modified outside the mint by "special" dies to ...
1982 penny9/30/2009
  Q: i recently came across a 1982 penny....with the 2 printed upside down...is this common at all or ...
  A: Without a photo, it's hard to offer an exact opinion of what you have. Based on your description ...
1958 Proof Set (Coins)9/29/2009
  Q: I would like to know what the value is today of a "1958 Proof Set) which includes a 50 Cent Coin, ...
  A: Based on current "Coin Values" trends, your 1958 Proof Set has a retail value of between $50 to $65. ...
Odd Morgan9/29/2009
  Q: A friend has an unusual Moran...actually two. As I recall one states it is a trade dollar and the ...
  A: Always try and provide as much information as possible as well as a photo, if possible, when asking ...
Coin9/28/2009
  Q: I have a 1916 canadian 3 cent coin. I wondering the value if any this coin has. Can you tell me?
  A: I suggest you go back and look at your coin. There is no Canadian 3 cent coin. The value of your ...
ten dollar bill misprint9/28/2009
  Q: I have ten dollar bill dated 1977 that is in mint condition but it is only printed on one side, the ...
  A: It sounds like you have a nice error bill. This would be a bill that was missing the first printing ...
1934 $20.00 bill9/27/2009
  Q: I have a 1934 A series 20 dollar bill serial # J28560749A,number on the back is 444, J note. Is ...
  A: Since October 1, 1877, all U.S. currency has been printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. ...
Douglas AZ Copper Coin9/25/2009
  Q: I found a coin approx. 20 years ago. It seems to be more of a souvenier item. On one side it has a ...
  A: Your piece sounds interesting. I'm not familiar with it specifically, but I'll try and answer as ...
front very light one dollar bill9/24/2009
  Q: i have a one dollar bill,series 1985.serial no,g14482524y.the back is printed in green like it ...
  A: Sounds like you may have a nice error bill in your collection. It appears to be missing the 2nd ...
wooden nickel9/24/2009
  Q: i was wondering if u knew the value of a 1943 wooden nickel v for victory it is a hexagon wooden ...
  A: I've had a lot of wooden nickels in my collecting history. All were round or a flat rectangle. I've ...
Unusual penny9/23/2009
  Q: Sir, I have a 1998 Penny which displays the usual Lincoln image on the front of the coin, however, ...
  A: It would always be wise to attach a photo of the coin with your question, as all information aids in ...
Error coin9/22/2009
  Q: Good day, I have a 1982 Roosevelt dime without a mintmark. I read that it is worth about $50. I took ...
  A: You may have a nice "variety" dime. It has to be missing the mintmark under the date. A "variety" ...
1906 coin s stamp9/22/2009
  Q: I have discovered a coin that I collected when a youth.It may or may not be gold(I can't tell) and ...
  A: It looks like you have a U.S. $5 Liberty Gold Coin, minted from 1839-1908. These were also known as ...
i havve a misstamped quarter9/21/2009
  Q: i have a 1999 Pennsylvania quarter and on one side it looks like it was put in the cutting machine ...
  A: It is hard to give you a precise answer without a photo or actually examining the coin. There is a ...
1963 D Copper Nickle9/20/2009
  Q: Mr Fern, I have a 1963 copper nickle that i found when i was 4 years old. My grandfather was a ...
  A: It appears that you have a nickel struck on a cent planchet. The coin should be graded and slabbed ...
1863 One Cent9/19/2009
  Q: I have a 1863 One Cent. On the front it has an eagle perched on top of a shield with a banner ...
  A: There's a strong chance you have a Patriotic Civil War Token. They were struck by private mints to ...
Curious9/19/2009
  Q: I have a 5 dollar bank note with a red seal, Serial # I60334395 A, Series of 1928 F and in really ...
  A: The serial number on the bill is not significant unless it is low numbered, or an unusual number, ...
Peace Silver Dollar9/17/2009
  Q: I have a 1928 Peace Silver Dollar. It doesn't have a mint mark under the One. Detail is visible on ...
  A: Based on your description, the coin would grade about VG, but it may be a problem to get it's full ...
copper spot9/16/2009
  Q: I have a 1972 Kennedy half dollar with a copper spot between the upper left wing and the eagles ...
  A: It's hard to tell without a photo or actually seeing the coin. If it is an error, the value added is ...
Value of Printing Error9/16/2009
  Q: I have been trying to determine the value of a $1 bill with an offset printing error. Details: it ...
  A: A question very similar to your's was answered late last month. Rather than repeat the information, ...
1937 us lincoln penny strange date9/16/2009
  Q: I have a 1937 penny that appears to have a mis-printed date. The "3" actually looks like a hockey ...
  A: Based on the description you've provided, the coin you have is most likely the result of damage. ...
1994 D copper dime9/15/2009
  Q: My grandmother came across a shinny copper dime with 1994-D printed on it. I was wondering if this ...
  A: You may have a nice error coin. The key to being able to establish what you have has to do with the ...
counterstamp 1cent coin9/14/2009
  Q: I have a 1898 1cent coin that has 126 counterstamped on the back of the coin. Can you tell me ...
  A: A counterstamp was often a way of cheap advertising and was much more common on U.S. large cents ...
Approx Value of Original Chinese Central Bank Custom Gold Unit denomination 20 Units, 1930, American Bank Print9/13/2009
  Q: I am getting conflicting information on CGU. There is an original 20 unit CGU of 1930, an claims ...
  A: This is not my specialty, but I did find some links for you: History: ...
indian head penny blank on one side9/11/2009
  Q: I have a Indian head penny dated 1900, I have compared it to others and it looks real, the back side ...
  A: There's a strong chance it has been altered by grinding it down. The key is to compare it with a ...
2006 Jefferson Facing Liberty Nickel D9/10/2009
  Q: On this nickel I possess on the Monticello there are 2 people on the lower level right hand side ...
  A: It sounds like you have an interesting piece. When you ask for an explanation, try to provide a ...
1943 S Wheat Penny - Copper9/10/2009
  Q: Do you know of a reputable coin dealer in New Jersey to have my coin checked out? Also, if it is ...
  A: I personally do not know any coin dealers in New Jersey. You should find one who is both a member of ...
coin marked 1882 1/2 cent9/9/2009
  Q: I have a very small coin (9/16 inch in diameter), dark copper color, marked 1882 1/2 cent. The front ...
  A: What you most likely have is a token rather than a coin. The actual coins are quite scarce and were ...
buffalo nickle9/9/2009
  Q: I have a old indian head buffalo nickle-------there is no date on it-it must have worn off you can ...
  A: Your question has been asked before, and I found a good answer that the link is provided to for your ...
Silver Money Clip9/9/2009
  Q: I have an old money clip that has a silver piece in the middle. It says from top to bottom Silver ...
  A: I believe you have a money clip that may have been made to commemorate the 100th anniversary ...
1974 Penny9/3/2009
  Q: I have a US 1 cent penny, it looks like your normal penny but it has two heads on the front. The ...
  A: No. Not worth much more than a conversation or novelty piece. It is one that has been asked many ...
question9/2/2009
  Q: I have three pieces of 1 dolar years 1796, 1803 and 1851 (head of indian)and I can get more parts is ...
  A: Hola Juan Pablo: I'm going to refuse your generous offer to act as a "seller" of your items in my ...
1930 error cent9/2/2009
  Q: Recently came across a 1930 error stamped Lincoln cent. The date on the penny is 19300 (two 0's). ...
  A: Your find sounds interesting. I need a little more information to give you a more exact answer. Is ...
Question on 1928 Bill9/2/2009
  Q: I have come across a 1928 $20 bill and I was hoping you might be able to help me figure out if it is ...
  A: Okay. Let's go with what you've given me. You have a circulated 1928 Series Star note, relatively ...
Friedrich Wilhelm III Koenig von Preussnen9/1/2009
  Q: I have a large coin or medallion with a young Friedrich facing left. On the back is a full ring of ...
  A: I can only supply you with a partial answer. When ever you ask someone a question, always supply as ...
1716 or 1776 coin8/31/2009
  Q: I have an old coin out of a old colection box with the words "state of massatd" on one side it also ...
  A: Just attach it to your question by uploading it from your file, but I'm not sure that I can give you ...
1959 Lincoln Penny8/30/2009
  Q: Ron, I have a 1959 Lincoln Penny and the date was struck without the 19. 59 is the only number ...
  A: I just answered a similar question yesterday for a 1958-D Lincoln cent very much like yours. Rather ...
1869 Indian Head Cent8/29/2009
  Q: I have a 1958 indian head folder with 1869/1868 slot. There are 1869/69 overdates listed on EBAY. ...
  A: Actually they are considered to be varieties rather than errors. Here's the link for your reference ...
1943 penny8/28/2009
  Q: i have a 1943 silver penny. the odd thing is that on the back it usually says "ONE CENT" mine says ...
  A: Without seeing the coin or a photo, it's difficult to give you an exact answer, but I'll try. The ...
Lincoln 1958D missing date8/28/2009
  Q: I recently stumbled upon a Lincoln cent 1958-D in my pocket change. Upon closer examination, the 8 ...
  A: It appears what you have is a filled die error. It is a result of some "mint goop" (a combination of ...
2006 $50 American Buffalo Bullion Coin NGC MS698/28/2009
  Q: hi can you tell me the value of this coin and do you think its Original
  A: Without seeing the piece in the holder, it is hard to give an accurate opinion on it's authenticity. ...
1 dollar bill with front on 2 sides?8/27/2009
  Q: ! I have a one dollar bill, the front in normal, the reverse has the usual back with the entire ...
  A: What you appear to have is an off set printing error. Paper money is printed in sheets of 32 notes ...
1972 Uncirculated Set8/27/2009
  Q: I have a 1972 Uncirculated Coin Set. My question is specific to the 1972-D Penny. In the phrase ...
  A: It is hard to give a completely accurate answer without seeing your mint set or a photo of the coin ...
Morgan Dollars8/27/2009
  Q: I have an 1898-O BU Morgan that has a slanted "O" mint mark. The top is tilted about 15 degrees to ...
  A: I'm not sure whether you mean the coin or the mint mark is "fake", so let's cover both. Is the coin ...
1963 silver proof set8/27/2009
  Q: I have a 1963 silver proof set still sealed in the envelope. I understand that the Franklin Half ...
  A: The 1963 proof sets are considered common, even though some have been broken up to remove coins that ...
1934 $100 dollar bill8/26/2009
  Q: I have a 1934 100 dollar bill which appears to be uncirculated. It is the green seal and series A ...
  A: Okay. I'm going to guess you want to know the value of the note. A current issue of "Paper Money ...
quarter in half8/25/2009
  Q: I have a quarter that just randomly broke in half to where the copper is showing in the middle. I do ...
  A: Amber: What you describe is possibly an error called a "split after striking" piece. This error ...
1896 token Bryan Dollar Free Silver Token8/24/2009
  Q: I have an 1896 "Bryan Dollar" One side of the large token says "Bryan Money". The other side says, ...
  A: What you have is most likely a token struck during the campaign of 1896 to elect William Jennings ...
1849 California Gold8/23/2009
  Q: This gold coin is very small about 1mm across and almost paper thin. It is octagon in shape. On ...
  A: What you most likely have is a token rather than a coin. The actual coins are quite scarce and were ...
states of the union the original 13 state coins8/23/2009
  Q: i found the 13 original states coins with the states name on the front and on the back they explain ...
  A: What you have are tokens rather than coins. They were struck by a private mint. They look to be the ...
lincolnwheatpenny8/22/2009
  Q: i have a lincoln wheat penny with incomplete date does incomplete date pennies have any extra ...
  A: This question gets asked a lot on "AllExperts". Go to the upper right and type in "incomplete or ...
Mint Bubble defect8/22/2009
  Q: Ronald, I have a 1972 Kennedy Half Dollar in excellent condition that has a mint bubble defect on ...
  A: Most likely this is not a mint error, but something that happened to the coin after it left the ...
double headed nickel8/22/2009
  Q: curious to the value of a 2003D nickel with Washingtons head on each side...but mirrored.In ...
  A: I'm going to say you meant "Jefferson" rather than "Washington" if your coin is a five cent piece. ...
Liberty Nickel... uniface?8/21/2009
  Q: I have a liberty nickel. One side is blank, with the initials PSB or something like that engraved ...
  A: Most likely what you have is called a "Love Token". In this case, made on a "Liberty V" cent coin. ...
two dollar bill8/21/2009
  Q: Hey, I have a two dollar bill that says it's made in 1899. what kind is it and what might it be ...
  A: Most likely a silver certificate. The series, signatures, and condition would be required to ...
miscut dollar and stamped penny8/20/2009
  Q: I have a dollar bill that is two different halves. On the right is the left side of a bill with one ...
  A: The first item, the dollar bill, is a clever attempt to try and "fool" the average collector into ...
1863 confederate penny8/20/2009
  Q: I was inherited some stuff and I have an 1863 coin. On one side there is a man facing to the right ...
  A: Questions of a similar nature have been asked on this site quite a few times. There's a good chance ...
wheat pennies8/20/2009
  Q: Are 1944,1912 and 1921 wheat pennies worth any thing? There all in good condition. thanks, Brett
  A: For you to say your coins are in "good" tells be that you are likely a novice coin collector. "Good" ...
US Quarter8/19/2009
  Q: I have an unusual 1956 U.S. quarter. It shows no copper in the middle, and when dropped it sounds ...
  A: US Washington quarters struck from 1964 and before contained .900 Fine silver. There is no copper ...
Penny Minting8/19/2009
  Q: Were any pennies minted in San Francisco after 1974?
  A: The more correct term is "cent" rather than "penny", which is a carry over from the British coinage. ...
blanks8/19/2009
  Q: I have a quarter that i got from a roll at work that is blank on both sides I believe it was 2002 ...
  A: There are two types of blanks, or unstruck coins. The mint used to make their own planchets, but ...
rare coin8/18/2009
  Q: what is the value of an eisenhour 1776-1976 silver dollar series 2 coin with the a's pointed and t's ...
  A: Your coin is more accurately called a Type II variety. The 1776-1976 Eisenhower Dollars were first ...
2006 Quarter8/17/2009
  Q: I have a 2006 US Quarter that appears to have a copper face. The reverse is normal. Is this ...
  A: Yes! Hold on to it and try and get some more information. You could have a valuable and somewhat ...
coin value8/17/2009
  Q: I recently came across a 1835 fifty cent piece (United States) and was wondering the value of it. ...
  A: Besides the date, the condition of your coin(s) is a key factor to the value. A current issue of ...
misprinted penny8/17/2009
  Q: I have what appears (providing you hold the coin at a certain angle) a 2000 penny that is ...
  A: Without actually seeing the coin or having photos, it is really hard to make a good guess, but I'll ...
half silver dollars8/16/2009
  Q: Hi I looked these up 16 yrs ago got them from my grandmother can you give idea what they are worth ...
  A: It looks like you are asking the value of the following Franklin fifty cent pieces: They are struck ...
series 1935a silver certificate8/16/2009
  Q: I have a series 1935a silver certificate that is worn. It has been signed by a few captains and ...
  A: You have what is called "A Short Snorter". A short snorter is a banknote upon which signatures were ...
Currency Misprint8/15/2009
  Q: I have a Ten dollar bill that is extremely off centered from the top and a little less off centered ...
  A: Just as in coins, condition is one of the key factors in establishing the value of a note. Paper ...
gold coin8/6/2009
  Q: i have a 1907 indain head double eagle proof im wondering how much it is worth
  A: To begin with, if it truly is a double eagle ($20 Gold coin), it's most likely a fantasy piece ...
Possible Misprint Presidential Dollar Coin8/6/2009
  Q: I recently came across four 2009 presidential dollar coins. Since I have always had an affinity for ...
  A: I'm new to the field of experts, so I checked the search feature. I entered "edge lettering ...
1960 dime8/6/2009
  Q: I have a 1960 roosevelt dime that has been miscut i guess you could say. the bottom of the coin is ...
  A: The error you describe is what is commonly called a "clipped" planchet. The correct term is an ...
Copper Quarter?8/5/2009
  Q: I have a 1990 quarter that looks like it is in fairly good condition. The lettering is clear, as ...
  A: The weight is the "key" to your answer. A pure copper piece will not weigh the same as a regular ...
1969 dollar bill error?8/4/2009
  Q: I have two 1969 one dollar bill in crisp condition. The front appears to be perfectly normal. On the ...
  A: From what you describe, it seems you have a partial wet ink transfer. This error happens when a ...
Eisenhower Bicentenial Silver Dollar No Mint Marking.8/4/2009
  Q: I have a Bicentennial Silver Dollar, Eisenhower, with no mint marking under the bust. Is this a real ...
  A: The coin is likely real, and was struck in Philadelphia, where No mint mark was applied to the die. ...
2001 Jefferson Nickel8/3/2009
  Q: I found a 2001 Jefferson nickel D mint. It has a ring on the front about the same circumfrence as a ...
  A: Rob: It would be nice to have an image of the other side of your coin. From what I can see, I'm ...
Coin value8/3/2009
  Q: I have an 1843 one cent coin and two silver dollars 1921 in excellent condition. Can you estimate ...
  A: David: Without a better description of the coin detail, it's hard to establish the value. The 2010 ...
Coneca 1-0-III8/3/2009
  Q: I picked this coin up in a lot and it was in a flap with a label that reads 1955-D 1c BU 'DOUBLE ...
  A: The CONECA 1-0-III is listed in "A Quick Reference to the Top Lincoln Cent Die Varieties" as Class ...

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I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.

Experience

Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.

Organizations
ANA, CONECA, CWTS, NLG

Publications
Errorscope, Numismatic News, Civil War Token Journal, Error and Variety News

Education/Credentials
AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

Awards and Honors
1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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