1945 Mercury Dime: Production Booms During World War 2

1945 Mercury Dime

Mercury Dime OverviewA practically unknown dime design among non-collectors, the Mercury Dime has a strong following by many collectors. With elegant obverse and reverse designs, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful dimes ever made.Designed by Adolph Weinman in 1915, the Mercury Dime was actually named the Winged Liberty Head Dime. Although the … Read more

1943 Washington Quarter: Doubled Die Varieties Command Huge Prices

1943 Washington Quarter

Washington Quarter Overview​The first United States coin to feature Founding Father, Revolutionary War General, and the first United States President, George Washington, was the Quarter Dollar. The design was meant to commemorate Washington’s 200th birthday during the year 1932.​John Flanagan’s design featured George Washington on the obverse and a bald eagle reverse. Both the obverse … Read more

1936 Mercury Dime: The Value & History Behind This Coin

1936 Mercury Dime

Mercury Dime OverviewWith a design that showcased the beauty of modern American art, the Winged Liberty Dime is regarded as one of the most beautiful dimes ever minted. Commonly called the Mercury Dime, the bust is not of the Roman God Mercury but rather Liberty wearing a winged cap.The unique obverse and reverse were designed … Read more

1960 Franklin Half Dollar: Look For Full Bell Lines

1960 Franklin Half Dollar

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 … Read more

1955 Wheat Penny: The Legendary Doubled Die Error

1955 Wheat Penny

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, … Read more