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28 Mar 2021

The Liberty Walking Half and Buffalo Nickel

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Hello Fellow Numismatists today I’m going to talk about Liberty Walking Half dollars and all about buffalo nickels. If you have an idea for a blog please tell me.

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24 Mar 2021

The Double eagle and the terrible idea the government made.

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The double eagle coin is worth twenty dollars today if you were to spend it today, but don't they could be very valuable. It was designed by Augustus St. Gaudens he designed both the obverse and reverse of the coins which were minted between 1907 and 1933. And is now considered the most beautiful coin in the world. The coin contained ninety percent gold and ten percent copper alloy. So that means that the gold inside by itself could already be worth lots of money. There are four different types of the coin the ultra-high relief, high relief, no motto, and the one with the motto. There is also a coin that is a 1907 ultra-high relief double eagle coin that has a plain edge and only one is known in existent. Now here is another fact President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that the 1933 double eagle was illegal to own. And after some fights with the U.S government, it was sold for nearly eight million dollars! that makes it the second most valuable coin in the U.S the 1794 silver plug dollar being the most expensive. This coin is also very collectible because of its bullion value and historical value. But, sadly the designer died in 1907 just when the coin was released.

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17 Mar 2021

Two-Cent Piece and Three cent Nickels

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The act of April 22, 1864, which changed the weight and composition of the cent, included a provision for a bronze two cent piece. Which is basically 95 percent copper and 5 percent tin which is called bronze alloy. This happened because on Dec. 8, 1863 because the mint director James Pollock decided to make the two- cent piece. They called the two-cent piece French Bronze. The person who designed the coin was Jaime Hernandez. The first coin to actually have the In God We Trust motto was in the 1864 two cent piece. There is a small and large motto for the two cent piece. Some examples of the proof 1864 small motto piece could be worth more than 20,000 dollars! Many people own these types of coins from different years, which are definitely worth over 20 dollars. All of these coins were minted from Philadelphia. There is even a 1867 DDO (Double Die Obverse). The Doubling is very easy to spot and there are probably no more than a few hundred. There is also a 1863 two-cent piece pattern coin which is pretty cool. The obverse is a shield with plants growing around it. The reverse has a wreath and has the words United States Of America.

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08 Mar 2021

Commemoratives and quarters

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In 1892 and 1893 the first commemorative coins were made. They were half dollars from 1892 and 1893 it shows a port view of Santa Maria above two hemispheres flanked by the date 1492. The coin was made to celebrate the Quadricentennial year of the Columbian Exposition. The words World’s Columbian Exposition Chicago surrounds the design. And some of them could be worth over 10,000 dollars! The first specimen struck was bought for 10,000 dollars by the firm Remington Typewriter as a public stunt. The half dollar also contains 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. They minted the coin in Philadelphia where 950,000 were distributed. They minted about 100 of the 1892 proof coins. The people who designed it were Charles E. Barber (😍) for the obverse and George T. Morgan for thereverse. Charles E. Barber was actually the mints director selected in 1880 by President Rutherford B. Hayes. In 1893 4,052,105 half dollars were made. And the mint either put it in circulation or melted the coin for the ones that did not sell. In total they destroyed or melted 2,501,700 half dollars. But there are still a lot of the coins that are kept. The coins were originally sold for 1 dollar at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Today these treasures could be worth more than three thousand dollars, and proof coins could be worth up to ten thousand dollars!

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02 Mar 2021

Happy Birthday!

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Hello numismatists today is Dr.Seuss's Birthday! And it is also read across america week so I'm starting to read my red book a lot. I'm going to share about the 1804 Dollar coin which was featured in one of his cat in the hat book. The 1804 dollar is known as the Queen of All coins. Some of the coins can be worth up to 100,000 dollars! It is a 1804 Draped Bust bowed liberty dollar. They were first madefor use in special proof coin sets used as diplomatic gifts during Edmund Roberts' trips to Siam and Muscat.Currently there are only 15 known specimens. So if you find one you were probably blessed by Dr.Seuss or lady liberty herself.

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01 Mar 2021

The Journey Of Cents

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Hi, Today I'm gonna tell you about cents, my favorite type of coin. I'm going to tell you guys everything that I know about them. First I'm gonna talk about all the types of cents. The first cent authorized by the United States is the Fugio Cent in 1787. The second cent minted was in 1793 which makes it the first coin minted. Because the Half Disme wasn't minted until 1795. Ok. Now back to cents, Half cents were minted between 1793 and 1857 they were made of 100 percent copper. And if you were to spend one right now it would be worth half a cent. Lots of these half cents are over 5 dollars. There are also large cents minted from 1793 and 1857. There is also a cent called the flying eagle cent. It is worth lots of money today. Another cent is the coronet cent which is a large cent minted between 1816 and 1839. In my opinion they are the coolest large cents. The next cent is the indian head cent. Which has a indian head on it. Minted between 1859 and 1909. And there were Lincoln cents right after Indians were minted. Lincolns are my all time favorite because Lincoln is my favorite president and I love the wheat reverse. Wheat cents were minted between 1909 and 1958. People look out for these key dates 1909 s vdb, 1931 s, 1936 s, and 1943 copper cents. Even though 1943 copper cents are very rare there may be 1 or 2 in circulation. They were actually an error. This is because in 1943 there was war and needed copper to make bombs, so they used steel to make cents instead. People hated it because often they mistanked it as dimes or nickels. After that there are memorial and shield cents which still have Lincoln on them. From 1982 cents were made from zinc. Before that they were made of 90 percent copper. There are also centennial cents which have four designs and if you want to learn more about them check out my blog about them. Centennial cents are actually starting to disappear from circulation more and more now. But they are still very easy to find from the bank or in loose change. From 1982 and 2008 memorials were minted and after the centennial year they made shield cents. And centennial cents also had Lincoln's life on it from Indiana days to professional life. Also they can have satin finishes on them. Which means that they are not in circulation and only found in mint sets. There are also lots of errors to look out for like ddo's ddr's double ears, blank planchets, small dates and large dates. So go find some cents in your loose change or coin rolls.

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