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  1. Zimbabwe Currency

    They haven't made any for several years, most of them have probably been damaged through use, they are a popular novelty type items, and Zimbabwe is currently in the news. That has drawn attention to the notes, but I wouldn't say that they are worth what you say they have been bringing. Once Zimbabwe drops off the news the prices will probably drop as well.
  2. 1943 Steele Penny 2.8 Grams

    The weight is normal for the steel cent, the dark color comes from the oxidation of the zinc and steel. The coin is showing environmental damage from corrosion.

    I means 1. The coin is genuine 2. The has the sharpness detail of an uncirculated coin, in other words no physical wear. 3. The coin has been improperly cleaned in some way as to leave hairlines or some some other damage that prevents it from receiving a numerical grade. 4. It will not command the price that a graded Unc coin would bring.
  4. Is this "CAC" thing a load of *spoon* or what?

    That was one of the things the slab was supposed to do.
  5. NGC VF details to PCGS XF40

    [sarc]Wow an amazing discovery, TPG's don't always agree on grades.[/sarc]
  6. Can anyone tell me about this coin?

    Possibly made by a foreign firm (or a recent college graduate) that isn't really up on out history.
  7. Tom

    FH does mean Full Head, and no it is possible to get a very high numeric grade without being a full head coin. It would probably be MS-68 before a full head would really be "required" to make the grade. But it can be present in lower grade coins as well.
  8. 1988 wide AM worth

    It is really going to depend on what the coins and or errors are. Frankly most coins, and errors, are common and as such command little interest or value. Selling such coins is not easy because most collectors either have them, or have little interest in them. Dealers aren't that interested because they know it will take a long time to move them and their capital will be tied up until they do. On the other hand coins and errors that ARE rare and in demand will sell much more readily. Errors can be an especially difficult case because the potential market is much smaller.
  9. 1971, 1974, 1776-1976 Silver Dollar coins

    OK, since they have a D mintmark that means they are all made of copper nickel clad copper (S mintmarks would have had the possibility of being 40% silver). The D mint coins were struck in large quantities and were released into circulation. Unless they have absolutely no wear, basically no contact marks and are well struck then they are common and worth between $1.25 and a couple dollars. On the bright side a set of Ike is a fairly easy set to put together and unless you insist on the extremely high grade coins it isn't an expensive set either.
  10. 1992 Xtra wide AM

    No. Polishing the dies and increasing the spacing does not create a new variety.
  11. Early MS-70 American Silver Eagles

    One reason the early MS-70 ASE's is so high was because One, the coins were just considered to be so much bullion by the mint and no special care was taken in production or handling so 70's were produced at a MUCH lower percentage compared to mintage than they are today. Two, there was no special interest in super high grade coins back then so the coins were handled and treated by collectors and dealers as just so much bullion. So many of the small number of 70's that did exist were damaged so they would no longer grade at that level. Three, the TPG's weren't giving out 70's back then so once again there was no great rush to grade the coins. Many of the coins that get 70 today would not have gotten that grade in the early years..
  12. 1967 Lincoln cent error?

    Bad, MDD results from a "looseness" in the die holder or press that allows the die to shift slightly during the strike. It isn't a variety, or an error, it is just considered to be damage. It adds no value to the coin.
  13. 1992 Xtra wide AM

    Die has probably been polished. Polishing of the die reduces the relief and also increases the distance between features.
  14. 1967 Lincoln cent error?

    Looks like machine doubling damage.
  15. 1944s wheat penny

    From the way it looks it is most likely plated. You say it is magnetic. How magnetic? Does it just stick to the magnet, or if when the magnet is brought toward it does the coin JUMP to the magnet?