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  1. It is just damaged from a coin counting or rolling machine (the circle on reverse) and general circulation wear and contact.
  2. That's just a name that the submitter requested be placed on each label. NGC will accommodate such requests, as long as the desired name is not misleading, libelous, etc...
  3. I don't agree with you that there are so many disagreements.
  4. I've collected both USA and UK coins for many years, and I find them mutually satisfying. Recently, I was asked to do a video program on this relationship: https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/9467/ngc-pmg-at-london-festival-of-coins/
  5. That is some sort of modern replica, since the lettering is too precise for the period. It appears to be brass rather than gold.
  6. It means that the dies are oriented in the same position. In other words, the reverse is right side up when the coin is turned along its vertical axis instead of the horizontal axis, the latter being normal for United States coins. It is a mint error. The term "medallic alignment" is used, because medals normally have their dies oriented the same direction, while USA coins typically are in "coin alignment."
  7. Actually, the coin board is an antique and is worth quite a bit more than the frame.
  8. VAM-14.1a has been added, so you may submit your coin.
  9. Apples and oranges---The cap on pole was a pileus and a classical reference. The cap on head was a mob cap, which was a contemporary fashion.
  10. They are not "clad," as they have a uniform alloy consisting of a single strip. They are 75% copper and 25% nickel throughout.
  11. It has a touch of strike doubling, but no die doubling.
  12. There are no high relief pieces in the state quarter series.
  13. Moore's letter could be the reason that the Classic Head gold coins, initiated during his administration, lacked a cap on Liberty's portrait.