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ABC's of Coin P-D-S


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The originator of the PDS System of cataloging minting varieties explains some of the basic rules for identifying PDS; planchet, die & striking varieties. In this video with slides you will see and learn about: * The PDS system and early attempts to organize this information * History of coin dies and their development * All the things that can go wrong striking a coin * Three classes of minting varieties that include errors, intentional changes, and wear & tear * Examples of all kinds of varieties such as recut dies, clips, off-centers, hub doubling, mintmarks over mintmarks, laminations, strike throughs, cuds, die breaks and more Great slides presented by one of the most famous people in numismatics. Speaker(s): Alan Herbert.
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