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1948 Jefferson Nickel: High-Grade Examples Dominate The Market

Jefferson Nickel OverviewFirst minted in 1938, the Jefferson Nickel was intended to commemorate US President and Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson. Designer Felix Schlag chose a simple design that revolved around Jefferson and his life. Still produced today, the Jefferson Nickel is one of the longest-running nickel series.Schlag chose to follow the design elements of previous […]

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1942 Mercury Dime: Famous 1942/1 Error Brings Huge Prices

Mercury Dime OverviewThe Mercury Dime, with its flowing and beautiful design, is a popular choice for today’s collectors. Although known officially as the Winged Liberty Head Dime, many collectors commonly refer to it as the “Mercury Dime.” This is because some people believe that the portrait of Liberty is actually the Roman God, Mercury.The Mercury […]

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1934 Wheat Penny: The Turning Point To Larger Mintage Numbers

Wheat Penny OverviewKnown as the coin with “Honest Abe” on the front, the Lincoln Wheat Penny is a popular coin among collectors and non-collectors alike.Designed to replace the Indian Head Penny in 1909, the Wheat Penny became an instant hit with consumers across the country. The Wheat Penny would continue to be produced until 1958 […]

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1964 Roosevelt Dime: First Of The Series To Have Two Billion Minted

Roosevelt Dime OverviewCurrently found in production, the Roosevelt Dime has a unique and rich history. First minted in 1946 as a replacement for the Winged Liberty Dime, the Roosevelt Dime has been in production for 71 years.After Roosevelt’s death in 1945, Congress called for a new dime design that would honor late President Roosevelt. Chief […]

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