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1916 Was A Special Year For U.S. Coins
Some of the most beautiful and popular American coins were minted in 1916. In fact three of our most beautiful coins were first struck in that year. These new designs were featured on the dime, quarter, and half dollar. In fact none of these three coins shared the same design like the Barber series

In God We Trust
The motto “In God We Trust” was first used in 1864. This motto was first used on the two-cent piece that was minted from 1864-1873. All of these two-cent coins were minted at the Philadelphia Mint. The design of a shield on the obverse and a wreath on the reverse has never made the list of best coin

Silver Dollars Used To Support Silver Prices
The story of the Morgan silver dollar is related more to the silver that the coins are made from. For many years, the U.S. Mint had trouble finding enough silver to make the coins that were needed. That situation changed considerably when silver was discovered in Nevada in the late 1850s.

Some Other Issues To Consider
There are other types of gold buyers to be aware of besides the ones that advertise on radio or television, these are the ones that set up shop in a hotel for a day and are gone the next. They are usually just as shady if not more so than the radio and TV cash-4-gold scam artists.

Who To Sell Your Gold Coins To?
If you have done your homework, you should have an approximate idea of what your gold coins should be worth. Now if you are ready to sell them, the question is one of where to sell them and not get ripped off in the process.

American Bullion Coin Facts
American Eagle gold coins are very easy to identify and to figure out their value. These have become popular with collectors since they have been introduced. The gold weight of the bullion coin is clearly stamped on the reverse side of the coin.

What Are Your Gold Coins Worth?
Gold speculators know what items they have in hand and how much they are worth. The same could be said for experienced coin collectors. If you are not a serious coin collector you may not remember exactly what you paid for your gold coins.

Selling Gold Coins Serious Business
People own gold coins for many reasons. Some collectors buy them as an investment. Other folks buy gold coins because they enjoy collecting them. And this again can be for a variety of reasons. Examples are building a type set or collecting a particular series. And some lucky people inherit a collec

Civil War Era Counterfeit Deterrents
When the U.S. Civil War broke out in 1861, The central government did not have the resources to force the rebel states back into the Union. The Lincoln Administration and The Congress of the time were forced to use paper money and the printing press to finance the North’s war effort. Unfortunately,

Half Dollars Fail To Circulate
Perhaps you have been wondering where all of the half dollars have went to. With the U.S. Mints churning out millions very few of them ever seem to show up in your area. Apparently most of them seem to wind up in casinos in Las Vegas. This seems to have happened with the Eisenhower dollars and befor

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