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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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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1973 D Penny – How it Compares to Other Lincoln Coins

Lincoln Cents: A Partial HistoryWhen it comes to grading Lincoln cents, the grades range from AG-3(About Good) to MS-70(Mint State). This grading scale does not apply to proofs. Each grade affects the value of the coin.Prior to 1959, Lincoln cents had a reverse design with twin wheat sheaves that flanked the words “one cent.” From […]

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How to Iron Money to Help Your Bills Looking Crisp and New

Building your paper currency collection takes considerable time and effort. You’ll want to ensure that your collection is in its’ best condition. We’ll show you how to iron your paper currency to have your money looking like new again.If your paper currency is crumpled or creased, you can make them crisp and flat again using […]

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1964 Washington Quarter: The Last Silver Quarter Made for Circulation

Washington Quarter OverviewCreated to commemorate the 200th birthday of the United States’ first president, George Washington, the Washington Quarter was widely accepted by the general public because of its pleasing design. The Washington quarter was first minted in 1932 and is still presently minted.The coin has undergone several changes over the years, including a full […]

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1936 Buffalo Nickel: How to Determine Grade and Value

Buffalo Nickel OverviewMost commonly referred to as the Buffalo Nickel by collectors and the general public, the Indian Head Nickel was minted from 1913 till 1938. We’ll learn more about these coins, especially the 1936 Buffalo Nickel.The iconic Indian Head on the obverse and American Bison on the reverse were regarded as one of the […]

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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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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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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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1907 Indian Head Penny: Determining Grade and Value

Indian Head Penny OverviewAlthough not as well known as the Lincoln cent, the Indian Head cent is an iconic coin that is sought after by both new and seasoned collectors. This is because of their relatively low cost and general scarcity.First minted in 1859 to replace the larger Flying Eagle cent, the Indian Head cent […]

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