January 4, 2024

Part 14: Under the Microscope

It could be said that all numismatists are coin collectors, but not all coin collectors are numismatists. A numismatist is a person who studies coins, i.e., a coin scholar. To learn more about their coins, a numismatist will examine many coins looking for varieties, progressive die wear, and mint-made errors. This section illustrates some of the many things one can find by taking a close look at their coins.
Several Different 1/13 Fraction Varieties
Striations on several 1/13th and 1/26th coins due to die clashing
1841 1/13th 1/26th 1/52nd

1844 1/13th 1/26th

1851 1/13th 1/26th

1858 1/13th 1/26th

1861 1/13th 1/26th

1866 1/13th 1/26th

1870 1/13th 1/26th

1871 1/13th 1/26th

1877 1/12th 1/24th 1/48th

1881 1/12th

1888 1/12th 1/24th

1894 1/12th 1/24th

1909 1/12th 1/24th

1911 1/12th 1/24th

1913 1/12th 1/24th

1923 1/12th Type 1 1/24th Type 1 1/24th Type 2

1926 1/24th

1931 1/12th 1/24th

1933 1/12th 1/24th

1935 1/24th

1937 1/12th 1/24th

1946 1/12th 1/24th

1947 1/12th 1/24th

Libration George VI 1/12th

1957 1/12th

1960 1/12th

1964 1/12th

1966 1/12th


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