Author Archives: Life At The Coin Shop

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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