Bob Fagaly, Chief Editor, Dennis Fuoss, Large Cent Editor
Interviewer: David Lisot…….
Grading the Early American Copper coins is a specialty area of coin collecting.
The mixture of the metal and the minting techniques makes for a different set of circumstances when looking at the state of preservation of these coins.
A new book is being planned to offer guidelines for understanding how to grade large cents, half cents and Colonials using EAC grading standards.
Hear from two of the editors involved in this new book what is involved in its publication.
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Early American Coppers Convention
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Early American Coppers (EAC) is a not-for-profit numismatic specialty organization founded in 1967 to serve as a point of contact for collectors of early U.S. copper coins – Colonials, Half Cents, Large Cents, and Hard Time Tokens.
Today EAC comprises over 1,200 members located throughout the United States. EAC members are deeply interested in the historical background, attribution, grading, rarity, and related aspects of the early coppers, as well as collecting and trading. Many EAC members are highly knowledgeable and prolific contributors to the numismatic literature of this country.
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This is an excellent idea. The EAC for along time has been
very active in this area. I think that PCGS and NGC should
have someone with EAC grading knowledge on staff. Most
times EAC standards are right on the mark as opposed to
the liberal guidelines used by the grading services.