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1974 Washington Quarter: A Great Coin To Start A Modern Collection

Washington Quarter OverviewOne of the most used coins in commerce, the Washington Quarter, has had a very interesting history. The quarter was made to celebrate the 200th birthday of the first US president, George Washington. Sculptor John Flanagan designed the entire coin, and the mint started production of the Washington Quarter in 1932.Flanagan’s design featured […]

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1935 Buffalo Nickel: Doubled Die Error Brings Big Money

About the Buffalo NickelMinted from 1913 till 1938, the Indian Head, commonly referred to as the Buffalo Nickel, has been a loved coin that can be found in almost every established collector’s hoard.James Earl Fraser was the original designer of the Buffalo Nickel, creating a coin that paid homage to America’s Native Americans and the […]

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1880 Morgan Dollar: How Many Really Remain & What’s It Worth?

Morgan Dollar OverviewOne of the most popular coins with collectors, the Morgan Silver Dollar was produced in a time when the United States was seeing a great revolution in industry and overall growth. Known as a coin that generally retains its value, the Morgan Dollar sees a large demand by collectors and investors alike.The new […]

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1941 Walking Liberty Half Dollar: Learn To Grade This Coin Series

Walking Liberty Half Dollar OverviewA very popular series of collectible coins, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar series, is popular with collectors and investors alike. Introduced in 1916 to replace the Barber half dollar, the Walking Liberty half dollar has seen fast approval and great amounts of praise from consumers.Designs for America’s next half dollar were […]

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1885 Morgan Silver Dollar: Popularity Keeps Prices Stable

Morgan Silver Dollar OverviewA collector’s dream, the Morgan Silver Dollar is an overwhelmingly popular and relatively rare US coin. First minted in 1878, the Morgan Dollar enjoyed a long production run that spanned 43 years.Due to a low amount of silver in the US Mint’s reserves, silver dollars prior to the Morgan Dollar were not […]

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1944 Mercury Dime: Full Bands Bring Much Higher Value

Mercury Dime OverviewBoth beautiful and stunning, the Mercury Dime has been seen as one of the greatest US dimes that were ever produced. Made primarily out of silver, Mercury Dimes enjoy large demand from both collectors and investors.Designed in 1915 by Adolph Weinman, the Mercury Dime was set to replace the long-running Barber design. This […]

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1988 D Jefferson Nickel: Full Steps Lead to Full Prices

Jefferson Nickel OverviewDesigned by sculptor Felix Schlag, the Jefferson Nickel was first minted in 1938 to replace the widely circulated Buffalo Nickel. Schlag’s design was meant to commemorate founding father and United States President, Thomas Jefferson.The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Thomas Jefferson facing left, with the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” […]

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1971 D Lincoln Penny: Mint Error Brings Added Value

Lincoln Memorial Penny OverviewOne of the most well known and longest running series of coins in US history is the Lincoln Memorial Penny. First minted in 1909, the Lincoln cent originally had a wheat stalk reverse, resulting in the nickname of “wheat penny.”In 1959 the Lincoln cent was updated to replace the wheat stalks on […]

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