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1948 Jefferson Nickel: High-Grade Examples Dominate The Market

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 […]

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1934 Wheat Penny: The Turning Point To Larger Mintage Numbers

Wheat Penny OverviewKnown as the coin with “Honest Abe” on the front, the Lincoln Wheat Penny is a popular coin among collectors and non-collectors alike.Designed to replace the Indian Head Penny in 1909, the Wheat Penny became an instant hit with consumers across the country. The Wheat Penny would continue to be produced until 1958 […]

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1964 Roosevelt Dime: First Of The Series To Have Two Billion Minted

Roosevelt Dime OverviewCurrently found in production, the Roosevelt Dime has a unique and rich history. First minted in 1946 as a replacement for the Winged Liberty Dime, the Roosevelt Dime has been in production for 71 years.After Roosevelt’s death in 1945, Congress called for a new dime design that would honor late President Roosevelt. Chief […]

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1947 Jefferson Nickel: Be On The Lookout For Common Errors

Jefferson Nickel OverviewA coin that is as popular today as it was when first introduced, the Jefferson Nickel has had a long and unique history. Designed and later produced in 1938, the Jefferson Nickel replaced the highly successful Buffalo Nickel.Even after 79 years, the Jefferson Nickel has only undergone some modest updating to its design, […]

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

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 […]

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1940 Wheat Penny: Proof Examples Bring Better Money

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 […]

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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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1974 Washington Quarter: A Great Coin To Start A Modern Collection

Washington Quarter OverviewOne of the most used coins in commerce, the Washington Quarter, has had a very interesting history. The quarter was made to celebrate the 200th birthday of the first US president, George Washington. Sculptor John Flanagan designed the entire coin, and the mint started production of the Washington Quarter in 1932.Flanagan’s design featured […]

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