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Coin Collecting 101: Facts About United States Coins And Money

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By Joshua

american-coins-photo-by-uhuru1701.jpg Did you know?…

  • …1862 was the first year the United States Treasury printed paper currency?
  • …More than 10 billion Lincoln cents were made in 1998?
  • …nearly half of all paper currency printed by the U.S. Treasury is of the one dollar denomination?

These are just a few of the many basic facts numismatists know about U.S. money.

There are numerous things that collectors know about coins and paper currency….And those things which they don’t know about they look up in the many coin books, coin magazines, coin journals and, of course, coin websites available to students of money.

Oh, and did you know that the motto “In God We Trust” first appeared in 1864, on the 2-cent coin?