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What Are the Three Rarest Carson City Half Eagles?

May 17, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, Gold, Gold Eagles, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

Of the three denominations of gold coins struck at the Carson City mint, perhaps the most popular to collect by date are the half eagles. Of the 19 issues produced between 1870 and 1893, all are obtainable in reasonably high grades. But some of these are rarer than most collectors realize, and the Big Three are extremely challenging to obtain in higher grades. What are the three rarest Carson City half eagles and how do they compare in overall and high grade rarity?… Full article at the source>

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How Silver Dollars Won the West

September 5, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, History, Morgan Silver Dollars, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Libertycoin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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There was a time in the Western U.S. when silver dollars were everywhere. And it still seems like anyone with even a modest coin collection has a couple of Morgan silver dollars. But why are silver dollars so abundant? It comes down to the perfect combination of fear, skullduggery and mountains of silver.

In 1859, Patrick McLaughlin and Peter O’Riley struck gold outside Carson City, Nevada, in Six Mile Canyon. Despite the fact that Henry Comstock did not actually own the land where the miners found the gold — he just happened to be riding through a few hours after the… Full article at the source>

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Fake Nevada Coins | Lawmakers working to stop counterfeits

February 8, 2014 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Counterfeit, Fake Coins, News, Numismatic Crimes, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By:Reed Cowan. February 7th, 2014. (http://www.mynews3.com)

LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) — Rare coins are big business in Nevada.

A recent auction of the coins in Las Vegas topped $1 million in sales.

A Chinese counterfeit coin expert may be threatening the success of the business, while diluting a part of Nevada history.

Washington lawmakers are focusing on how coins minted in Carson City in the early days of the state could be at the center of a counterfeit operation.

Built near the Comstock mines at the peak of the silver boom, the mint produced 50 issues of silver coins and 57 issues of gold coins between 1870 and 1893. The coins bore the “CC” mint mark.

Coin collectors and businesses say the phony coins threaten to ruin them. Historians say the fakes tarnish Nevada’s minting heritage.

Collection experts and historians see accused counterfeit expert Jinghuashei as their worst enemy.
Robert Nylen, curator of the Nevada State Museum housed in the old Carson City Mint, says it “seems sad that something so important can be tarnished by people out to make money.”

Every day Nylen leads tours through museum, ending in the room where thousands of coins were stamped out of silver and gold. Authentic examples of the coins are kept behind bars.

Nylen and others say counterfeit Carson City coins are devastating a proud part of the state’s history while also duping serious coin collectors.

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