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Launched April 7, 2018 | Last Update October 20, 2019


Coins, Tips and Musings

Lincolns in all their colors.

A site for amateur coin collectors. No ads, sponsors or pleas for support. See the Contact page if you have a short article or tip you would like to contribute.

NEW See the Coin Riddles page on the phenomenon of the $1 bidder. See Coin Articles for CAC - is it folly or genius?

Traffic from Canada soared last month to 51% of all traffic. We welcome all of our neighbors to the north.

At Auction Now   SOLD 9.15.19 for $87,500 at GreatCollections.

At Auction Now

SOLD 9.15.19 for $87,500 at GreatCollections.


In the News:

The America the Beautiful quarter program comes to an end next year. The mint ponders a new quarter design after determining not to repeat another 56 coins series with new designs.

The U.S. Mint is looking at a revamp of its commemorative coin program. Is program about honoring individuals and groups regardless of sales or it about producing items collectors seek?

The first American Innovation dollar to be released in September. There will be 56 of these—one for each state plus D.C. and the territories (including Guam, home of the infamous Brown Tree Snake). CC does not predict this will go over well. CC participated in the two state quarter programs but has no desire for a third state coin program. What about you?


A parade of Old Green Holders. The Christopher Collection has a weakness for CAC OGH — especially those with gold stickers.



1909-S with a hint of "woody" going on.

1909-S with a hint of "woody" going on.

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1911-S with some spots but a CAC sticker nonetheless.

1911-S with some spots but a CAC sticker nonetheless.

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