What does PC mean in coins?

Proof coinage refers to special early samples of a coin issue, historically made for checking the dies and for archival purposes, but nowadays often struck in greater numbers specially for coin collectors (numismatists).
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Are copy coins worth money?

Replica coins are not made of the same composition as genuine U.S. coins. While they look similar, they are made of gold or silver plate. For this reason, they are much cheaper than U.S. coinage or bullion.
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How do you tell if a coin is a copy?

Use a high precision caliper to measure the diameter and thickness of the coin. Use a scale that is accurate to within 0.01 grams to measure the weight of the coin. Compare your results to that of the genuine coin. If they are significantly off, you may have a counterfeit coin.
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Are Proof gold coins worth more?

Rarity: Proof coins are less common than general uncirculated coins, making them highly collectable. Value: Proof coins are typically considered more valuable (but this is not always the case). Condition: Proof coins are shipped in exceptional condition and are usually free from any visual blemishes.
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Are proof sets worth anything?

1970 proof sets offer at least two valuable proof varieties, including the 1970-S small date proof Lincoln cent, which has a value of about $35. Also in 1970 is the appearance of another no-S proof Roosevelt dime. The 1970 no-S proof Roosevelt dime has a value ranging from $600 to $2,500 at the time of writing.
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Is proof or uncirculated better?

What is the difference between Proof, Brilliant Uncirculated and bullion coins? Proof coins are the highest standard of commemorative coin produced by The Royal Mint. Brilliant Uncirculated coins and bullion coins are struck to a similar standard, without the extra finishing and detail provided on Proof coins.
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Why is the 2012 proof set so expensive?

Mint before the Mint stops selling them. Once the Mint stops selling them then that's it, no more sets. So, for some reason the Mint stopped selling the 2012 set about nine months earlier than most sets. This caused the demand for the sets to jump up, which also exploded the price of the sets.
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What is the best coin grade?

For most of numismatic history, the highest possible grade on the familiar 1-to-70 coin grading scale was an ideal to be considered rather than a realistic grade to be attained.
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How do you tell if a coin is circulated or uncirculated?

There are two major factors that indicate a coin is in uncirculated condition:
  1. Mint luster. Coins that have never been in circulation usually exhibit a distinctive sheen or luster. ...
  2. No trace of wear. One of the most obvious signs that a coin is uncirculated is the absence of wear or rubbing on the coin's high points.
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How do you tell if a coin is a proof coin?

Appearance. Proof coins are struck twice instead of just once like regular coins, but this one extra strike gives the coins a much shinier, clean-looking finish and makes the intricate details of the design pop. Most proofs can be identified by their mirror-like background.
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What if my coin says copy?

A copy coin is a coin that uses a design from a popular coin. These coins may or may not be made of precious metals, and the intention here is to replicate bullion or rare gold coins. They will typically indicate that they are copy coins, so that they do not deceive consumers.
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How much is the copy 1933 double eagle worth?

Of the three, the 1933 “Double Eagle” stole the show, becoming the world's most valuable coin by selling for a whopping $18.9 million.
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What is a cob coin?

Cobs are the original "treasure coins." Struck and trimmed by hand in the 16th through 18th centuries at Spanish mints in Mexico, Peru, and Colombia (among others), silver and gold cobs are handsomely crude, nearly all with a cross as the central feature on one side and either a coat-of-arms (shield) or a tic-tac-toe- ...
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Why is a 1933 coin called Double Eagle?

The Saint-Gaudens double eagle is named for the designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of the premier sculptors in American history. Theodore Roosevelt imposed upon him in his last few years to redesign the nation's coinage at the beginning of the 20th century.
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Are replica coins legal?

No, replicas are not legal tender. Under the U.S. Constitution, only the federal government can mint legal tender coins. Replicas of U.S. coins cannot be exchanged as legal tender or used as money.
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Can you sell fake coins?

Replica currency that follows our rules can be listed on eBay, but replica coins and counterfeit currency are not allowed.
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Why are uncirculated coins worth more?

Uncirculated coins are made using the same method as circulating coins, but are struck multiple times with greater force. They also have enhancements such as early strikes, special cleaning and special packaging which make them an attractive purchase.
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How much is a 1969 d penny worth?

1969 D pennies in an average condition could be valued at around 1 cent. If it is in certified mint state condition (MS+), it could be worth as much as $12.
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What coins are worth a lot of money?

9 of the most valuable coins in the world
  1. The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. picture alliance/Getty Images. ...
  2. The 1787 Brasher Doubloon. ...
  3. The 1787 Fugio cent. ...
  4. The 723 Umayyad Gold Dinar. ...
  5. The 1343 Edward III Florin. ...
  6. The 1943 Lincoln Head Copper Penny. ...
  7. The 2007 $1 Million Canadian Gold Maple Leaf. ...
  8. 1913 Liberty Head V Nickel.
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What does VF mean in coins?

This changed to the letter grading system beginning with the lowest grade – Basal State (also Poor (PO)), then continuing Fair (Fr), About or Almost Good (AG), Good (G), Very Good (VG), Fine (F), Very Fine (VF), Extremely Fine (EF), Almost or About Uncirculated (AU), Uncirculated (Unc) and up to Brilliant Uncirculated ...
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What's better NGC or PCGS?

Certified coins by the two top-tiered grading services command the highest premiums in the numismatic marketplace. The Professional Coin Grading Services (PCGS) and the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) are rated as "Superior" by the Professional Numismatists Guild.
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What does FB mean in coin grading?

Full Bands (FB) is the designation following the numerical grade of some business-strike Roosevelt dimes which display full separation on the two sets of bands crossing the torch on the reverse. Note the following characteristics necessary to qualify as a "Full Bands" Roosevelt.
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What is the difference between a proof and uncirculated coin?

What is the Difference between Proof Coins and Uncirculated Coins? Proof coins are struck twice at the beginning of the minting process, so they are exceptionally mirrorlike and rarer than uncirculated coins. Uncirculated coins, on the other hand, are created in larger quantities and may have blemishes.
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What to do with uncirculated coins?

Uncirculated coins are more likely to be placed in coin protectors to keep them in pristine condition, while not much can be done to protect circulated coins which can be handled by thousands, if not millions of people over the life of the coins.
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How many limited edition silver proof sets are there?

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will begin accepting orders for the 2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set–American Eagle Collection on October 1 at noon EDT. Production is limited to 50,000, with orders limited to one per household for the first 24 hours of sales.
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