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Why the 1965 Quarter is Such a Great Coin for Beginners

History and Collection of 1965 Quarter and Other Clad Washington QuartersThe Washington quarter was issued to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of George Washington. It was designed by John Flanagan, a New York sculptor. His initials are found at the base of the coin, particularly below Washington’s neck.The coin’s outer layer is composed of 75% […]

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Copper Dime: 4 Things You Should Know to Get Max Value

Facts About the Copper Dime That Was Never CirculatedGenerally dimes are made of a combination of copper and nickel, with copper having the higher percentage of the composition.But prior to 1965, dimes were made of silver.A copper dime is made of 91.67% copper and 8.33% nickel. It is also the smallest in terms of diameter […]

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1965 Dime: The Error Coin Coveted by Numismatists

Image source: Wikimedia CommonsKnow More About the 1965 Dime, an Error DimeThe Roosevelt Dime is the latest dime variation in circulation today. It has been so since 1946.The Roosevelt dime was created to honor Unites States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He died in 1945, and a year after a dime featuring his face was minted […]

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2003 Gold Quarter: A Truly Unique Collector’s Item

Image source: Deviant ArtCollecting 2003 Gold QuartersYou have probably seen ads of 2003 gold quarters or other gold coins being advertised on television or magazines or chance upon them in any circumstance.Gold quarters are produced by enterprising companies and they do not need permission from the US Government to plate coins in gold, silver or other […]

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1967 Quarter: A 5-Graded Scale to Determine Its Value

Image source: Wikimedia CommonsA Look into the 1967 Quarter and Other Clad Washington QuartersCoin collecting is a hobby enjoyed by many. It is interesting and rewarding, and some even see it as an investment. Coins are interesting for investors because they show constant growth in value.Some who simply collect coins as a hobby and not […]

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Ultimate Guide to Rare Collectible Dimes: What You Need to Know

Image source: Wikimedia CommonsUltimate Guide to Rare Collectible DimesFrom 1796 to 1964, dimes were made of silver and copper. Dimes issued from 1796 to early 1837 contained 89.24% silver and 10.76% copper. Dimes released from later part of 1837 until 1964 consisted of 90% silver and 10% copper.They have to be so small so that […]

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Ultimate Guide to Rare Collectible Nickels: Get the Most Value

Image source: Wikimedia CommonsUltimate Guide to Rare Collectible NickelsCoin collectors are always on the lookout for rare collectible coins such as the 1942 nickel and other coins that are worth more than face value. Collecting coins is easier because they are small, but can still fetch a hefty amount if you land the rarest one you […]

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1941 Nickel: 4 Ways to Determine Its Value

Image source: FlickrWhat to Look for In a 1941 Nickel​The 1941 nickel is the last pre-war nickel produced that had the 25% nickel, 75% copper composition.Starting in 1942, the United States Mint started striking five-cent coins of different composition: a combination of copper, silver and manganese. The reason for the change in the five cent’s composition […]

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1939 Nickel: What to Look For On This Popular Coin

Image source: PixabayAll About the 1939 Nickel of the Jefferson Nickel SeriesThe 1939 nickel belongs to the Jefferson Nickel Series, which has been in circulation since 1938. It is considered the longest-running series among the four nickel series, namely: Shield, Liberty Head, Buffalo and the Jefferson Nickel series.The Jefferson series has some valuable and collectible coins […]

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