• End Of An Era

    The End Of An Era

    There’s no good way to say this, so I’m just going to blurt it out rather like I did to my family and friends:  A golden opportunity was dropped in

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1882 $3 PCGS MS65


This edition of Coin Porn is stunning specimen, an 1882 $3 in PCGS MS65.  I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for three dollar coins: never terribly popular in their day, their odd denomination and beautiful design make them stand out in a time otherwise dominated by Seated Liberty as far as the eye could see. … and of

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1865-S $20 Lib – Brother Jonathan Shipwreck PCGS MS63


This coin, rescued from the famous Brother Jonathan Shipwreck, is one of my favorite pieces right now. She’s sitting on my desk only because of the discovery and recovery of coins from the Brother Jonathan (and later the Republic) which changed the 1865-S $20’s rarity profile, raised a massive debate with tons of litigation, and is just inherently cool because

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