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

1939 Jefferson Nickel

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 … Read more

1948 Jefferson Nickel: High-Grade Examples Dominate The Market

1948 Jefferson Nickel

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 … Read more

1942 Mercury Dime: Famous 1942/1 Error Brings Huge Prices

1942 Mercury Dime

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 … Read more

1940 Wheat Penny: Proof Examples Bring Better Money

1940 Wheat Penny

Wheat Penny OverviewDesigned to commemorate the 100th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Wheat Penny became the first coin to feature the bust of a President. This unique feature led to the explosion of its popularity among consumers of the early 1900s. Victor Brenner was commissioned in 1909 to create the next US penny design to … Read more

1967 Roosevelt Dime: An Easy Hole In A Collection To Fill

1967 Roosevelt Dime

Roosevelt Dime OverviewThe Roosevelt Dime that has been in production since 1946 is a testament to President Roosevelt’s support of the March of Dimes and his work to eradicate polio. Chief engraver, John Sinnock, is the creator of the design after having been commissioned by Congress to create a new dime in 1945. Sinnock’s design was … Read more