Secrets On Dollar Bills: Fun Secrets To Look For On Your Dollar Bills

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Have you ever taken any time to study your money? Pull out a dollar bill from your wallet, purse, or pocket change… Notice all the little symbols on that piece of currency? Some people say there are secrets on the dollar bill – symbols, if you will, that convey secret messages.What are these symbols on the dollar bill and what do they mean? This is something that I wanted to learn more about.When I first started collecting coins, I naturally also had a little interest in paper currency. … [Read more...]

Find Out Who Had The Only Complete Collection Of United States Coins

Trying to complete an album of coins -- say Lincoln cents or Morgan dollars -- can be a daunting and expensive task.But how about building a complete collection of United States coins?Yes -- I said a complete collection of all United States coins!Believe it or not, it had once been done!Before I go into more of the details of this extraordinary coin collection, I need to remind you on just how amazing this feat was...All regular-issue U.S. coins going back to 1793 Rare … [Read more...]

What Coins Does The West Point Mint Make?

The West Point Mint in New York strikes thousands of coins every year, though you've probably never seen the 'W' mintmark on any of your coins. So what coins does the West Point Mint make? Bullion coinage Commemorative coins Certain gold medals The West Point Mint also made millions of Lincoln cents during the 1970s and early 1980s and a special 1996-W Roosevelt dime marking the 50th anniversary of the design. … [Read more...]

Collecting Seated Liberty Quarters

Seated Liberty quarters, made from 1838 through 1891, represent a long era in United States coin history. Seated Liberty quarters were the coinage of a divided nation during the Civil War.Seated Liberty quarter production continued through Reconstruction and into the 1890s, when some of the modern conveniences of telephones, electric light bulbs, and even prototypes for automobiles were just coming into use.Indeed, the Seated Liberty quarter was an important coin at an important time in United … [Read more...]

Completing A Collection Of Jefferson Nickels Is Cheap, Easy & Fun

Jefferson nickels have been around since 1938.While they have been serving the public since the last days of the Great Depression, they remain one of the easiest and least-expensive coin sets to complete.In fact, it’s entirely possible to actually complete a Jefferson nickel collection simply by looking for all the coins from pocket change.Sound easy? Well, it’s not quite as simple as 1-2-3, but because the Jefferson nickel has seen few changes over its time, many non-coin collectors … [Read more...]

Standing Liberty Quarters: Valuable Silver Quarters With A Bare-Breasted & Interesting Story

One of the most acclaimed quarter designs in history was seen on United States quarters made from 1916 through 1930. The Standing Liberty quarter was designed by Hermon A. MacNeil. MacNeil was a sculptor born in Chelsea Massachusetts. Along with the Standing Liberty quarter, he designed many monuments, including the McKinley Memorial in Columbus, Ohio. The Standing Liberty quarter was released the same year as the last Barber quarter, which was the quarter design from 1892 to 1916. … [Read more...]

The 1922 Cent: Why Is This 1922 Plain Cent Needed To Complete A Lincoln Penny Collection?

Lincoln cents are the longest-running series of coins in United States history.The Lincoln penny is now a century old. So, virtually everybody alive today grew up with them and has known their whole life the little copper coin with the portrait of our 16th president – Abraham Lincoln.It's no surprise that Lincoln cents have for decades been one of the most beloved coins in the world to collect.What I find makes the Lincoln cent so challenging to collect and so interesting to study is … [Read more...]

1909 S VDB Penny – How Rare And How Valuable?

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In coin collecting, there are certain rare coins that even the general public knows are expensive and elusive.The 1943 bronze cent is one of those coins. The 1804 silver dollar is another.But perhaps the one coin that really seems to keep getting attention (and deservedly so) is the 1909 S VDB penny.Here's the story behind this rare but popular coin. See why it's so rare, and what it's worth today... … [Read more...]

Tips For Buying Silver Eagle Coins As Bullion Or As Collectible Coins

United States silver eagles are 1-ounce silver bullion coins that are usually bought, sold, and traded for a price very close to the current metal value.The first silver eagles are dated 1986 and have been a regular U.S. Mint release since then.The obverse of the Silver Eagle may look familiar to more seasoned coin collectors.It's none other than the widely declared most beautiful design ever placed on a coin: Adolph A. Weinman's Walking Liberty, which graced the half dollar from … [Read more...]

Tips For Collecting Barber Dimes, Including The Rare 1894S Dime

When I began collecting coins minted during the turn of the 20th century, one of the first coins I bought was a Barber dime. Also called Liberty Head dimes, Barber dimes were minted from 1892 to 1916. Barber dimes represent a truly large series of coins with many common dates, some tough dates, and a few rarities. In fact, one of the dates in the series is among the costliest of rarities in all of numismatics -- the 1894-S dime. I will talk a bit about that coin later.  Here's more about … [Read more...]