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I can pay top dollar for the following:

All US Coins Including:

Flying Eagle, Indian Head and Wheat back Cents,

V and Buffalo Nickels,

Pre-1965 silver dimes, quarters and half dollars of all designs and grades; U.S. Mint and Proof Sets

Morgan & Peace Dollars

All Gold Coins, Patterns,

Old US Currency,

Foreign Coins/Currency

Watches, Diamonds

Famous autographs




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Pattern Coins

coins that will be published in its entirety next issue, but I will mention one figure now.

Taking into account the mintage records as printed in the new Judd Book, the maximum total possible mintage of pattern coins, including all grades and all designs, is only about thirty thousand. That is thirty thousand possible total coins!! The actual total mintage figure could be as low as twenty three or twenty four thousand.

That is unbelievably low. By comparison, it is barely more than the total St. Gaudens certified by PCGS and NGC in MS-66 or better. When compared with the one hundred sixty million US coin collectors, it is obvious that the potential demand and such a small supply could drive pattern prices into the stratosphere. This is especially true considering that many pattern coins have been destroyed, damaged, or lost.

See next issue for a more detailed analysis.