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State a numismatic fact and a numismatic fallacy!

CoinstartledCoinstartled Posts: 10,135 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 27, 2017 3:40PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Both in the same post.

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  • MrHalfDimeMrHalfDime Posts: 3,440 ✭✭✭✭

    The president and Martha Washington graciously donated their silver tea service, a wedding present, to be used to strike the first coins minted under the auspices of the United States Mint. The 1792 half dismes were struck on a privately owned hand screw press in the basement of John Harper's saw factory, a few blocks from the location where the first U. S. Mint was being constructed.

    [There are two statements, one a numismatic fact and the other a numismatic fallacy. You figure out which is which.]

    They that can give up essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither Liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin
  • CoinstartledCoinstartled Posts: 10,135 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fact: Had my 14 year old (at the time) grandfather bought 20 rolls of 1909-S VDB Cents that year, the coins would be worth a million bucks today.

    Fallacy: He did!

  • CCDollarCCDollar Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 27, 2017 5:55PM

    37% of all numismatic statistics are made up...63% of all numismatic fallacies are false.
    CC

    Nickel Triumph...My Led Zepps
  • tradedollarnuttradedollarnut Posts: 20,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gobrecht dollars are all patterns whereas 1856 flying eagle cents are regular issue

  • ElmhurstElmhurst Posts: 774 ✭✭✭

    There are too many dealers---There are not enough good coins for the number of dealers

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A bird in hand has rub. Two in the bush are dirt finds

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 28, 2017 12:45PM

    The 1964 D Peace Dollar exists in public hands. No 1964 D Peace Dollars were issued. Cheers, RickO

  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,155 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 1792 half dismes are lawful coins of the United States of America. The 1792 half dismes were stuck under the authority of the Coinage Act of 1792.

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
  • DRUNNERDRUNNER Posts: 3,800 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are two existing 1964-D Peace Dollars.

    There are three existing 1964-D Peace Dollars.

    Drunner

  • marcmoishmarcmoish Posts: 6,221 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 29, 2017 7:42AM

    I wanted to bid on that 67 1893-S at Legend the other night....

    I clicked BID at this lot opening, but my laptop froze.

  • KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Buying & selling coins are like buying & selling stocks.

    Except amzn.

  • KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If amzn decides to enter the collectibles mkt, will that "kill" ha pcgs ngc anacs etc?

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