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Launched April 7, 2018 | Last Update September 15, 2019


Coins, Tips and Musings

Lincolns in all their colors.

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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 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?

Gold soars past $1,500 per ounce. Silver remains the ugly relative although it has recently gone above $18. Will the rise in gold spur interest in numismatics? Only for a brief moment in time says CC.

Legislation introduced to produce a 2021-CC Morgan Silver Dollar and a 2021 High Relief Peace Dollar. CC predicts this is a commemorative program collectors will likely embrace enthusiastically.


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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