13 Jan 2021

My plans for 2021

Coins-United States | CentSearcher

Greetings everyone! School started for me last week so I haven't had much time to write my usual weekly blogs, as well as stay up to date with what you guys are posting. Hopefully I can get my weekly article blog up on Saturday, but for now I thought I would just let you all know how things have been going.

10 Jan 2021

A Project delayed

Coins-United States | Stumpy

I am in the process of upgrading my Lincoln Cent collection for my new Dansco Albums, completing one with & one without Proofs. I am currently on back order from Dansco as they are not producing Albums at this time due to COVID-19, which has seriously slowed this project down.

05 Jan 2021

New Commems- Christina McAuliffe and the National Law Enforcement trio

Coins-United States | coinfodder

More ranting about the US Mint is about to begin here, everybody, with the recent release of the designs of the Christian McAuliffe and the Nation Law Enforcement museum trio of clad, silver, and gold coins...

05 Jan 2021

Trimes, or Three Cent Silver Pieces

Coins-United States | CoinHunter

Hi guys! Today my blog is going to be about Three Cent Silvers, so here we go.The United States Three Cent is an unusual denomination that first appeared in 1851, although, as with many other coin designs, pattern coins for the denomination were produced in 1849 and 1850. The original purpose of the Three Cents coins was to provide an intermediate denomination between the Cent and Half Dime, making it easier to change some of the odd foreign coins that were legal tender in America at that time. In 1851, postal rates were dropped from five to three cents. While three Large Cents could have been used to purchase a postage stamp, the bulky copper coins were expensive to produce. Thus, a coin of three cents value had two purposes, enough to get the denomination started in 1851.The first Three Cents were made of a low-grade silver. These tiny coins were known officially as "Trimes" and unofficially as "fish scales." They were the first circulating U.S. coin without a depiction of Miss Liberty in some form or another. In 1854, the percentage of silver in the coins was increased to 90%, to match that of the other silver coins in production at the time.Three sub-types exist of the silver Three Cents. Type 1, issued from 1851 to 1853, shows the obverse star with a single outline. After 1853, the weight of the Three Cents coin was reduced. To indicate this change, two extra outlines were added to the star, resulting in the Type 2 version that lasted until 1858. In 1859, one of the extra outlines was dropped, creating the third and final sub-type, the Type 3 version.Thanks for reading my blog! And see ya next time!Source-PCGS CoinFacts, and photo was courtesy of PCGS

30 Dec 2020

Jefferson Nickel's Beauty Salon Update

Coins-United States | Stumpy

I carefully reviewed each response from my plea for help last week. I separated the nickels into five stacks;

29 Dec 2020

Shipwrecks and the types of coins they have in 450 words

Coins-United States | Coinyoshi

Surprise! Back already! Here is some stuff I gathered on shipwrecks (One from each major era) and what types of coins they had (Not as much detail on coins but on how they were lost and what types of coins they found on them) from Ancient Greece to the SS Central America. Here we go.

26 Dec 2020

2020 Christmas Haul

Coins-United States | CentSearcher

Greetings everyone! This is my second writing this entire blog up because the first time there was an incident. I will be making this one shorter than the one in the first attempt, because it would be a pain to have to type the whole thing up again. Today I will be sharing with you the coins I received for Christmas. Without any further introduction, let's begin!

26 Dec 2020

The True Power Behind Coinage

Coins-United States | Long Beard

In an earlier blog this year a discussion on the elimination of denominations that near or exceed their cost to manufacture versus that of face value, this week's blog looks beyond the alternatives at a coin which proved it a reality. Yet failed for reasons few know of. Enjoy!


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