Eriknation's Blog

25 Apr 2021


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There are many types of Ike dollars including proofs, mint sets, bicentennial year Ike dollar, toning and more! Proofs are coins with special finishes and are not released in circulation. There are also silver proofs which are made out of ninety percent silver! Some coins have artificial toning and some are naturally toned! There are also mint sets for the Ike dollar which were sold in blue seals with information about the Ike dollar. The bicentennial year celebrates the landing of Apollo 11 with an eagle on it. Shoutout to all the Apollo 11 crew! The designer for the bicentennial reverse was Dennis R. Williams, he also won a $5,000 cash reward!There are also many error coins like the no S mint mark proof.

19 Apr 2021

The Beautiful Design of Morgan And Peace Dollars

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Sorry, I didn’t have time to post my blogs but I have wrote one for you guys today. Also Happy National Coin Week! MONEY BIG AND BOLD!

01 Apr 2021

All about the Wheaties

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Today I’m going to talk about my favorite type of U.S cent, the wheat cent. The wheat cent design was designed by Victor D. Brenner and had wheat stalks on the reverse and featured President Abraham Lincoln on the obverse. Many people may be familiar with the V.D.B on the 1909 cent. The cent was minted between 1909 and 1958. These coins contained ninety-five percent copper and five percent making it called bronze. And wheat cents were minted from Denver, San Francisco co, and Philadelphia. The wheat cent is very common and can be found in loose change on coin roll hunting very easily, though there aren’t many uncirculated wheat cents unless it was kept in a set or something to protect it from getting damaged. These coins had many variations ranging from Doubling to RPM’s (Repunched Mint Marks.) Some of the major errors are 1936 Doubled Die Obverse ($1,000), 1944 D over S ($500), 1922 No D ($17,500), 1917 Doubled Die Obverse ($5,000),1955 Doubled Die Obverse ($10,000), 1958 Doubled Die Obverse ($100,000???), 1944 steel cent ($100,000) and lastly the worst error 1943 Copper Cent ($1,000,000)! You may think that the 1943 cent was always copper but it was not, this was because they used steel for the cents. They needed to do that because copper was used for artillery during World War ||. People hated it because they often mistake the coin for a dime or nickel. Some key dates are 1909 S V.D.B (484,000), 1914 D (1,193,000), 1931 S (866,000), and 1909 S (1,825,000). These coins had value because of their mintage numbers. Most wheat cents are worth around five cents unless they have low mintages or are an error coin. Wheat Cents were actually designed to honor Abraham’s Lincoln Birth in 1809 so in 1909 they made Lincoln on the cent and in 2009 he was on the penny again which showed his lifetime. The 2009 cents showed his Indiana Days, Early Childhood, professional life, and his President Life. Lincoln was the President of the United States and changed many slavery laws but was sadly murdered during his first term of the presidency by John Wikes Booth. But Vice President Andrew Jackson took his spot. Now, back to wheat cents. He was so famous that he is still on the cent today he has been on the cent for over 100 years, from 1909-present! And there were commemoratives that honored him as well, he was also on the five-dollar bill today. One of the reasons I like wheat cents is actually because my favorite President, Lincoln is on the coin. I hope you learned something new and if not I hope you enjoyed it. So go search for some change and find some wheat cents!

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