1849 Double Eagle
The 1849 double eagle can trace its existence to the rivers and streams of California. The gold discovered there in the late 1840s opened the way to approval of the $20 denomination. If you doubt the importance of California gold, consider that the next highest gold coin, the $10 gold eagle, had
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
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