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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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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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