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  1. johnmilton replied to the thread Half Cent grading.

    Unfortunately all of the pieces you have have been cleaned to one extent or another. 1800 - Cleaned and recolored with smoothing in the...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 8:57 PM
  2. johnmilton replied to the thread Bought my first Morgan. 1904..

    No, cleaned begins with hairlines, which result when metal is moved around with a polishing device. Absent of those, cleaned can mean...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 8:38 AM
  3. johnmilton replied to the thread Reeded Edges.

    Lettered edges would be more interesting, but would cost your club a significant premium because they must be added before or after the...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 11:09 PM
  4. johnmilton liked furryfrog02's post in the thread Reeded Edges.

    I believe it goes back to when they were silver. People would clip the silver coins to shave off some extra and save themselves some money....

    Mar 24, 2019 at 11:05 PM
  5. johnmilton replied to the thread 1874 Seated Liberty Dime Help.

    Sorry, post mint damage. A die clash will often show a ghosted image of the opposite side, usually in the fields.

    Mar 24, 2019 at 10:49 PM
  6. johnmilton replied to the thread 1853-D Gold Dollar Brings Back Memories..

    Correction! I should have typed 1875 instead of 1876 for my mintage total of 400 in my previous post.

    Mar 24, 2019 at 10:47 PM
  7. johnmilton replied to the thread Bought my first Morgan. 1904..

    There is too much luster left on this dollar to grade it AU. There is a rim nick at 1k on the obverse that would lower it to AU for some....

    Mar 24, 2019 at 10:43 PM
  8. johnmilton replied to the thread Bitter? Just a tiny tiny bit......

    Unless there are hairlines under the toning, the “cleaned” claim is bogus. BTW, I have never collected or studied Bust Half Dollars by die...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 9:02 PM
  9. johnmilton replied to the thread CA Gold Scares Me!.

    If it does not show a value, like “dol,” it’s not good. It’s only a token or souvenir. Good pass!

    Mar 24, 2019 at 7:01 PM
  10. johnmilton replied to the thread Bitter? Just a tiny tiny bit......

    I am guessing that the first graded and the second one didn’t. It looks like the first one has been darkened, which helped cover up the...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 2:56 PM
  11. johnmilton replied to the thread Very Nice Toned Indian Head Cent.

    Looks like it’s a nice coin to me. I am not a red copper fan so this color looks great to me.

    Mar 24, 2019 at 2:42 PM
  12. johnmilton attached a file to the thread 1804 dollar.

    Here is close to an 1804 Dollar as most any of us are ever going to get. [ATTACH] [ATTACH] And here is another one, the 1804 British Bank...

    1803 Dollar O.jpg 1803 Dollar R.jpg 1804 British Dol O.jpg 1804 British Dol R.jpg Mar 24, 2019 at 2:13 PM
  13. johnmilton attached a file to the thread 1804 dollar.

    After the Dupont robbery, there were a couple of them that disappeared from sight for a while, but both of those coins have been recovered....

    1804 Dupont Dollar B&W.jpg Mar 24, 2019 at 2:10 PM
  14. johnmilton replied to the thread Confederate Currency.

    When you country or cause is going down the tubes, governemnts are ready to do just about anything. The Continental Congress did the same...

    Mar 24, 2019 at 2:08 PM
  15. johnmilton attached a file to the thread Confederate Currency.

    The 1864 five and ten dollar confederate notes are the most common pieces in the series. By the end of the war, the Confederacy was...

    T-69 F 1864 $5.jpg T-69 R 1864 $5.jpg T-68 F 1864 $10.jpg T-68 R 1864 $10.jpg T-64 1864 Red $500.jpg Mar 24, 2019 at 1:07 PM