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  1. johnmilton replied to the thread Black beauty or just beautiful?.

    Copper-nickel coins that are black are corroded. If you like the look, you should pay deep discounts for these coins because you will...

    May 17, 2021 at 12:41 PM
  2. johnmilton replied to the thread To dip, or not to dip? That's what I'm asking..

    Most collectors disagree with you, and so do virtually all dealers. If you want to lower the value of your circulated coins, clean or...

    May 16, 2021 at 7:57 PM
  3. johnmilton replied to the thread To dip, or not to dip? That's what I'm asking..

    Toning is part of a circulated coin. Removing it almost aways makes it less valuable. My advice DON’t DIP IT!

    May 16, 2021 at 6:13 PM
  4. johnmilton replied to the thread What type of damage is this?.

    Corrosion on copper-nickel coins is often black, but it can also be tan or brown.

    May 16, 2021 at 4:46 PM
  5. johnmilton attached a file to the thread tailfeathers.

    Here is an 1878-S eight tail feathers Morgan Dollar. [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Sadly, you can't just buy Morgan Dollars with total...

    1878 8 Tail Feather Dollar All.jpg 1878 8 Tail Feather Dollar R.jpg 1878 Silver Dollars.jpg May 16, 2021 at 4:39 PM
  6. johnmilton replied to the thread Happy Veterans Day.

    These World War I and II items are not very expensive. I think that I have about $200 in the whole the collection. Naturally the World...

    May 16, 2021 at 3:03 PM
  7. johnmilton replied to the thread Coin terminology questions.

    That is perfectly normal. The Lincoln Memorial statue has always been visible on the reverse of the Lincoln Memorial Cent.

    May 16, 2021 at 3:00 PM
  8. johnmilton replied to the thread tailfeathers.

    Some Morgan Dollars had eight tail feathers in 1878. Part way through the year, the design was modified to seven tail feathers. There...

    May 16, 2021 at 2:32 PM
  9. johnmilton liked coin_nut's post in the thread Happy Veterans Day.

    Amazing stuff, thanks for showing us.

    May 16, 2021 at 12:09 PM
  10. johnmilton liked Publius2's post in the thread Large (inherited) collection; finally catalogued; now what?.

    Since you are posting on the US Coins Forum, can we assume that the vast bulk of the collection is US? It also sounds like most if not...

    May 16, 2021 at 11:36 AM
  11. johnmilton liked furryfrog02's post in the thread Happy Veterans Day.

    I like those. Out of all my medals, I think the most interesting design is my Korea Defense Medal. The rest are pretty blah. [IMG]

    May 16, 2021 at 11:34 AM
  12. johnmilton attached a file to the thread Happy Veterans Day.

    Here is a World War I service medal. James Frazer, the artist who designed the Buffalo Nickel designed this piece. [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

    World War 1 Whole.jpg World War 1 R.jpg May 16, 2021 at 11:33 AM
  13. johnmilton liked fiddlehead's post in the thread The NGC Registry Will Recognize CAC coins.

    Timing is important. I got a coin graded by NGC last month and it only took 10 days to get it back. It was an unusual and quite rare...

    1840 Mint Set full.jpg May 16, 2021 at 11:30 AM
  14. johnmilton attached a file to the thread Happy Veterans Day.

    Here are a few genuine World War II service medals. American theater [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Asia [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Europe [ATTACH]...

    American R.jpg Asia Whole.jpg Asia R.jpg European Whole.jpg European R.jpg American Whole.jpg Defense Whole.jpg Defense R.jpg May 16, 2021 at 11:29 AM
  15. johnmilton replied to the thread U.S. Mint continues to churn out stupid ideas.

    When I was kid collector in the 1960s, it took forever to get anything new. The Lincoln Memorial cent came out in 1959 at the beginning...

    May 16, 2021 at 11:19 AM