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1968 S Doubled Die Lincoln Memorial Penny Error

Lincoln Memorial Penny OverviewDesigned in 1909 by Victor D. Brenner, the Lincoln Cent was embraced by consumers across the country because of its pleasing design. After a 50 year run with the reverse of the coin featuring two wheat ears, the Lincoln Penny got an update in 1959 from designer Frank Gasparro.Gasparro’s design called for […]

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1921: The Year of Two Different Silver Dollars

The Year of Two Different Dollars1921 was a unique year for the US silver dollar program. The Mint saw the return of the Morgan Silver Dollar, as well as the start of production for the Peace Silver Dollar. During this time in history, it was very uncommon for the Mint to produce two different types […]

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1966 Washington Quarter: Reduced Mintage Makes Higher Grades Scarce

Washington Quarter OverviewA well known and necessary coin for use in everyday commerce, the Washington Quarter was first minted in 1932 and replaced the standing liberty quarter. Designed to commemorate the 200th birthday of President George Washington, the Washington Quarter became an instant hit with consumers.Sculptor John Flanagan was responsible for designing the Washington Quarter, […]

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1973 D Penny – How it Compares to Other Lincoln Coins

Lincoln Cents: A Partial HistoryWhen it comes to grading Lincoln cents, the grades range from AG-3(About Good) to MS-70(Mint State). This grading scale does not apply to proofs. Each grade affects the value of the coin.Prior to 1959, Lincoln cents had a reverse design with twin wheat sheaves that flanked the words “one cent.” From […]

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How to Iron Money to Help Your Bills Looking Crisp and New

Building your paper currency collection takes considerable time and effort. You’ll want to ensure that your collection is in its’ best condition. We’ll show you how to iron your paper currency to have your money looking like new again.If your paper currency is crumpled or creased, you can make them crisp and flat again using […]

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1964 Washington Quarter: The Last Silver Quarter Made for Circulation

Washington Quarter OverviewCreated to commemorate the 200th birthday of the United States’ first president, George Washington, the Washington Quarter was widely accepted by the general public because of its pleasing design. The Washington quarter was first minted in 1932 and is still presently minted.The coin has undergone several changes over the years, including a full […]

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1936 Buffalo Nickel: How to Determine Grade and Value

Buffalo Nickel OverviewMost commonly referred to as the Buffalo Nickel by collectors and the general public, the Indian Head Nickel was minted from 1913 till 1938. We’ll learn more about these coins, especially the 1936 Buffalo Nickel.The iconic Indian Head on the obverse and American Bison on the reverse were regarded as one of the […]

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1889 Morgan Dollar: Value and Known Rare Varieties

About The Morgan Silver DollarProbably the single most recognizable United States coin ever minted, the Morgan Silver Dollar is coveted by both collectors and non-collectors alike. Popularity of the Morgan Dollar has only grown in recent years because of the coin’s unmistakable design and high silver content.The passage of the Bland-Allison Act in 1873 allowed […]

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1907 Indian Head Penny: Determining Grade and Value

Indian Head Penny OverviewAlthough not as well known as the Lincoln cent, the Indian Head cent is an iconic coin that is sought after by both new and seasoned collectors. This is because of their relatively low cost and general scarcity.First minted in 1859 to replace the larger Flying Eagle cent, the Indian Head cent […]

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