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04 Jul 2022

Why We Celebrate

Coins-United States | Long Beard

We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Enjoy!

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03 Jul 2022

Authenticating rare dimes

Coins-United States | Russ

Hello, ANA. I need some help.I am going through a collection from a friend of mine and have located what I believe to be a 1916-D Mercury dime. The edges are worn smooth, but under magnification I caught what I believe to be a "D" Mint-mark. I hope you can help me know if it is real or not, like die markers or things like that.P.S. Here are some pictures of the coin in question:P.S.S. I used some filters to enhance its appearance, to make the high points and things stand out, but I included a picture of the unfiltered dime from afar as well, along with an up-close unfiltered one as well.

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01 Jul 2022

The Unique 1870-S $3 Gold Piece

Coins-United States | thatcoinguy

In our numismatic hobby, I have found that collectors are mainly knowledgeable on things they collect, or could collect later on. For instance, if I asked a YN to tell me three things about $20 gold pieces, most would stare at me blankly like I was insane. We naturally learn the history of coins that we collect, because it helps us better understand and appreciate the series. I believe that this is a huge loss, because the more you know about numismatics as a whole, the better numismatist you are. So here’s some history about a coin in a series I (and probably some of you) don’t collect: the 1870-S $3 gold piece.

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30 Jun 2022

Don't Give Up

Coins-United States | Long Beard

Since I've been extremely busy with another project and shirking my duties of regularly posting a blog, this is a quick one. Enjoy!

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30 Jun 2022

1842 US Liberty Braided Cent

Coins-United States | AC coin$

An old full copper cent, launched in 1839 initially, this historically attractive one cent coin has been sought, and still is, by many enthusiasts Worldwide.The Liberty Braided cent I show here had a peculiar feature for this year of 1842, it was minted with the year in large and small engraved numbers. This detail made them eventually an attractive item for collectors.America was becoming robust, territory extending its frontiers until reaching the Pacific and demarking its boundaries to the North and South. Cities known at that time were struggling to improve its services, economy and urban projects. Universities and major colleges were founded, and train routes were improved and extended. President William Henry Harrison died in April 1841, his Vice-President, John Tyler became the tenth US President until 1845.An evolution of another great American history chárter, I present my circulated 1842 (large numbers) US Liberty Braided cent.

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28 Jun 2022

1868 US Shield Nickel

Coins-United States | AC coin$

A piece of American history, the "shield" nickel took its name from the design motif on its obverse, a beautiful US carved shield. Designed and engraved in Philadelphia by reknown James Barton Longacre, this nice nickel was minted in the same alloy that nickels are minted today in the United States.

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21 Jun 2022

1900, 1903, 1905 & 1906 Indian Head US Cents

Coins-United States | AC coin$

Considered by enthusiasts and well known sites as the most beautiful copper coins in American History. The Indian Head Cent was designed and engraved by reknown James Barton Longacre.

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13 Jun 2022

The 1964-D Peace Dollar

Coins-United States | user_95183

Hello, everybody! Today, I will be talking about the mysterious 1964-D Peace Dollar. With one of the greatest stories in numismatic history, and the chance that a new auction record holder could be hidden in someone’s closet, there is a lot to talk about, so let’s dive in!

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11 Jun 2022

Collecting Franklin Half Dollars: What Every Collector Needs To Know

Coins-United States | thatcoinguy

Most of you know that my favorite coin series of all time is the Franklin Half Dollar. While I do still very much enjoy collecting silver Washington Quarters and 21st Century varieties, the Franklin Halves are cemented at the top of my list. Even if you didn’t know this about me, you probably could have guessed it by my profile picture and my many references to Franklin Half Dollars through many of my blogs. I put our a blog when I was just starting to blog on Franklin Half Dollars called, and I quote, “Franklin Half Dollars.” Now even though I am a glass half full kind of guy, the blog was just as bad as the title. I made many mistakes that I made as a beginner. Now, as a serious collector of this series, I figured I had better do my favorite coins justice, and write a more updated and thorough blog. So here we are!

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