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1917 Standing Liberty Quarter
1916 was a very busy year for the Mint. Three new designs were added that year thanks to a design competition. The Mercury dime and the Walking Liberty half dollar of A.A. Weinman were slated to join the Herman MacNeil Standing Liberty quarter in production in 1916.
Rules Of Coin Collecting
Coin collecting is something that takes time to learn. The most important thing to remember is that you are doing it for the right reason - if it is a passion, then it is something worth pursuing. Collecting just for profit may work but it usually is not enough in the long run. A person really has t
1893-O Morgan Dollar A Rarity
The 1893-O Morgan dollar is a rather mysterious Morgan dollar as not much is known about it, coming from a period when there were a number of scarce Morgans. It was quite easy for the 1893-O to be overlooked.
Enjoy The Coins You Can Afford
This may sound like a strange title for an article. However, many collectors lament about the vast number of products that the U.S. Mint churns out yearly. They whine and complain about not being able to afford to buy every item the Mint creates. There are numerous letters and editorials that add t
1802 Half Dime Is A Rarity
Many would assume that all of the great coin rarities of the United states would be well known. Of course, there could be a few exceptions in the form of some tough coins that turn out to be better than anyone hoped to imagine. Collectors have always known that the 1802 half dime is a very good coin
Consider Buying Smaller Gold Coins
If you have considered buying gold coins, now might be the time to do so. consider buying the smaller denomination gold coins. Indian Head quarter ($2.50) and half ($5) eagles make an affordable, yet attractive choice for gold coin collecting on a budget.
Should Cash Be Abolished?
It seems to be fashionable to think that cash will soon be abolished and we will migrate to a cashless society. Really? With the news of yet another breach of the federal governments data banks in the news, do you really feel that any form of electronic payment is really that secure? Donít bet on it
Nicholas Biddle And The Second Bank Of The U.S.
You probably have not heard of a man named Nicholas Biddle. He was a banker that served as the second and last president of the Second Bank of the United States. The idea of a central bank has been a burning issue for years in this country even up to today.
The 1916/16 Buffalo Nickel
The 1916/16 Buffalo Nickel could be considered to be the king of Buffalo nickels. It does not matter if it is the errors or regular dates or the 1916/16 doubled die, it still ranks as one of the toughest dates of the Buffalo nickel series to acquire.
1860-O Seated Liberty Silver Dollar
The 1860-O Seated Liberty silver dollar has an interesting story. By 1860, the production of Seated Liberty dollars was limited to coins needed for export. We see this in the case of dates like the 1854, 1855, and 1856, which are all of the tougher dates to acquire despite what their mintage numbers
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