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  1. Great info Roger! So it looks like Anna Williams is a contender! There's still so much we don't know about these US Mint medals that it's pretty amazing. Thanks for posting it.
  2. To do this, we need the support of Congress. Back in 2013, Andy Barr (US House Rep - Kentucky) proposed a bill H.R. 2335 to put Lady Liberty back on circulating coins. The interesting thing is that with as much desire as there seems to be for this, whenever I bring this up, not a single person mentions this bill, support of it, or writing to their Congressmen and Congresswomen. If not action is taken, no desired result should be expected Here's the bill: https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/2535/text I wonder when I'll run into someone who has told their repre
  3. The same way that tarnish is removed from a silver coin. A mild acid solution is used to remove the oxidized metal. As it is with silver coins, the newly exposed metal is more vulnerable to elements. Toning forms a shield that helps to protect the coin. This is one of the reasons why dipped copper coins are more prone to toning and sometimes turning ugly. The chances of that go way up if the piece has not been properly rinsed. It's hard to tell if they have been properly rinsed. That's what happened to those Proof Indian cents that turned to dust in the holder. No doubt they looked
  4. How is a red surface created from a red-brown surface?
  5. Good to hear of a case where MS60 gets some respect!
  6. When I first got back into collecting, I was fascinated by red coins, especially large cents. However, after hearing horror stories of unstable coins turning in holders, I decided to stay away and admire them from afar.
  7. Hopefully NGC is listening to this thread. I do think this slab will help high quality coins and exonumia in NGC slabs.
  8. Has NGC ever considered a high quality, out-of-the-slab photography service similar to TrueView? It seems like it would be an easy value add to provide given the number of excellent coin photographers that are available and used by some coin dealers. It seems like this would be useful for collectors in the age of prong holders. It could also provide some marketing for NGC services by having the NGC logo on high quality photographs. For myself, NGC does a great job of slabbing a lot of exonumia not covered by others and it would be great to have a TrueView-like service for these.