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Collecting Indian Head Pennies
Like most collectors, you have probably collected Lincoln Cents, or some other recent series and now you want to go back in time a little bit more. Indian Head Cents were produced from 1859 to 1909, while its predecessor, the Flying Eagle Cent was produced from 1857 to 1858. Just think of the histor
Collecting Old Commemorative Coins
Most coin collectors start collecting coins that they are familiar with. This can be coins now in circulation, coins that they played with in their youth, or items they received as gifts as a number of examples. Whatever coins they collect, they will be ones that they have some personal familiarity
Collecting coins is a hobby that anyone and everyone could do. But collecting quarters is a hobby that - currently – it is estimated that one hundred six million Americans do. Men, women, and children of all ages are involved in collecting quarters.
Commemorative And Other Special Coins
Commemorative coins are very popular coins to collect. Many people want to have different kinds of coins in their collections. Commemorative coins can be used as a traditional gift for that special person for any kind of celebration.
Commemorative Coin Subjects
As I mentioned in a previous article, commemorative coins seem to be gimmicky. Here is how commemorative coin subjects are chosen. The subject for any commemorative coin stems from some kind of enabling legislation enacted by Congress to honor a person, place or event. The enabling legislation dicta
Commemorative Coins Abuse
The issuance of commemorative coins has apparently been an ongoing problems for a number of years. A number of years ago Congress read a scathing report on a number of abuses associated with the issuance of commemorative coins and attempted to remedy the situation.
Commemorative Coins Versus Commemorative Stamps
Stamp collecting and coin collecting have at least one thing in common, commemorative items. Commemorative stamps generally get a good reception in the stamp collecting community. However, commemorative coins seem to be more controversial to coin collectors.
Consumer Groups Are Pushing For More $1 Coins
Despite the unpopularity of $1 coins with the public, believe it or not, there are some consumer groups that are still trying to pressure the Federal Government to circulate moreâ€”many more $1 coins. Groups like Citizens Against Government Waste, are getting very aggressive in there efforts to pus
Cost To Produce Cent And Nickel Drops
The good news is that the Mint has been able to reduce the cost to produce the cent and the nickel. The bad news is that it still costs more to produce both coins than their face values.
Could Your Coin Collection Be Protection?
It is quite possible that Social Security payments could be adjusted higher by less than 20 percent to adjust for inflation and the cost of living. The real question is how high is the “real” inflation level.
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