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1960 Franklin Half Dollar: Look For Full Bell Lines

Franklin Half Dollar OverviewThe Franklin Half Dollar doesn’t feature a president, but rather one of the most famous founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. The Franklin Half Dollar also features the iconic Liberty Bell on the reverse, another important icon of the early history of the United States.In 1947, mint engraver John Sinnock was called upon to […]

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1955 Wheat Penny: The Legendary Doubled Die Error

Wheat Penny OverviewThe Lincoln Cent, more commonly known as the Lincoln Wheat Penny, is one of the most popular coins for today’s collectors. It was America’s first coin to feature the bust of a president. This concept was so widely enjoyed by consumers that all future coin designs would feature different presidential busts.Sculptor and artist, […]

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1939 Jefferson Nickel: Doubled Die Reverse Is Best In The Series

Jefferson Nickel OverviewBearing the portrait of the third US president, Thomas Jefferson, the Jefferson Nickel is the first modern nickel. Designed to replace the hard-to-mint Buffalo Nickel, the Jefferson Nickel first began production in 1938. Production still continues to this date, marking a 79-year run.Designed by Felix Schlag, an artist and sculptor, the Jefferson Nickel […]

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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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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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