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1937 Buffalo Nickel: Rising Demand and Prices

Buffalo Nickel OverviewOfficially known as the Indian Head Nickel, the Buffalo Nickel as it is more commonly known was minted between 1913 and 1938. Embraced by most consumers at the time, the Buffalo Nickel is considered one of the most beautiful coins minted by the US mint.James Earle Fraser, a sculptor at the time, was […]

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1985 Lincoln Penny: Value and Possible Errors

Lincoln Memorial Penny OverviewThe Lincoln Memorial penny is one of the most recognizable and longest-running coin series in production. First minted in 1909 and known as a wheat cent, the Lincoln penny was updated in 1958. At that time, the two wheat ears on the reverse were replaced by a depiction of the Lincoln memorial.Designer […]

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1923 Peace Dollar: Two Growing Markets Continue To Drive Demand

Peace Dollar OverviewThe Peace Silver Dollar has had recent increased demand from collectors and silver investors alike. It is an interesting coin that was made to help memorialize the end of World War I.Designed by Anthony de Francisci, a 34-year-old sculptor, the Peace Dollar was meant to showcase Lady Liberty as well as commemorate the […]

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The 1991 Penny: An Interesting History

History of the 1991 PennyThe 1991 Lincoln penny was minted in 1991. It is estimated that 5,165,940,000 1991 Lincoln pennies were produced in the United States. This figure doesn’t accurately account for the total number of pennies in circulation because pennies that may have been melted, damaged, or never released into circulation are not reflected […]

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1964 Nickel: The First Nickel to Have 1 Billion Minted

Jefferson Nickel OverviewThe Jefferson Nickel was first introduced and minted in 1938, and was a replacement to the long-running Indian Head or “Buffalo Nickel.” Designed by Felix Schlag, the Jefferson nickel features a bust of Thomas Jefferson facing left on the front of the coin, and Jefferson’s home, Monticello, on the reverse.Also found on the […]

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The 1966 Roosevelt Dime: Unique Mint Errors

There could be some rare and unusual dimes hidden among your pocket change. If you are fortunate enough to have a 1966 Roosevelt dime or two that harbors some unique mint errors, it could be worth a good bit of money.We’ll uncover the history, rarity, and value potential of the 1966 Roosevelt Dime.History of the […]

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Arizona Quarter Error: A Common but Notable Error

The Arizona state quarter is one of the rarest and most sought after coins in United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters Program. This is because of the notorious cactus error. Due to die breaks on the reverse side, an image of extra cactus leaves was created, covering the artist’s initials.More specifically, the die break can […]

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1995 $5 Bill: The Value of Modern Currency

The quote “It is important to recognize that our payments system will always be in a state of transition,” is a sentiment that captures the broad fascination numismatists have with currency. In this case, the 1995 $5 bill’s value comes from the Federal Reserve’s decision to redesign the U.S. paper currency in 1996.1996 was not […]

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