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How close did we come to having a “Y” Mint Mark?

Mint marks hold a very specific part of a coin’s history. These little letters (currently “P” – or no mark – for Philadelphia, “D” for Denver, “S” for San Francisco and “W” for West

Collecting Foreign Restrikes

Remember when we took a deep dive into restrikes? We traveled the colorful trail of Confederate dies that went underground in Philadelphia at the start of the Civil War. When they surfaced decades later,

Coins and April Fool’s Day have a few things in common!

April Fool’s Day brings to mind pranks and tricks. And coins are among the most used items for tricks by amateur and professional magicians alike. So they have a lot in common! Coins you

Privy Marks are Popping up on US Coins
What are they, and why are they important?

We all know about mint marks. On a US coin, it’s the tiny letter that indicates the minting facility (except for “no mint mark” coins from Philadelphia). But a privy mark is different. This