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30 Aug 2018

Cents Part Five: Lincoln Cents

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Hello again and here is the fifth and final part of my blog post series on cents! This blog post miniseries has lasted five blogs of separate cent designs, as well as an introduction. I hope y'all enjoy this blog post and find it informative as I wrap up the series. :)

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27 Aug 2018

Cents Parts Four: Indian Head Cents

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Hello everyone! Here is part four of my cents blog post, which features the Indian Head Cent, which is my personal favorite of all the small cent designs.

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17 Aug 2018

Cents Part Two: Large Cents Continued :)

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Hello, I'm back! And here's the promised part two of the large cents blog post! :) Here we go!

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16 Aug 2018

Cents Part One: The Fugio Cent and Large Cents

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Hello everyone! Here is the promised part one of my cents blog series! This will cover the fugio cent and large cents, although I cannot go super in depth on ALL the large cents because there are so many varieties, so I will talk about them all, but only go super deep on a few select ones. :) Here we go!

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15 Aug 2018

Cents: Introduction :)

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The cent is the smallest denomination coin in the United States. Unlike Great Britain, we have no half penny (anymore, we did have them from 1793 to 1857), so the cent is as low as we go these days. :)

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07 Jul 2017

Summer Coin Shows

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I have found a coin show in my area! It is so much fun! If you have never been to a coin show, I highly suggest you find one near you and take a peek. I had never been to a coin show before. I had been looking for one near me for a while but hadn't found one. And then, Eureka! I found one only fifteen minutes from me!!! I have now been to two coin shows there, and am eagerly anticipating the one in August. The coins there are so pretty and even though I can't afford half of them just looking at them is inspiring. The booths are chock full of proofs and ancient coins, bills and certificates, etc. etc. Do not miss the opportunity to visit your local coin show! It is worth it!!!

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02 Jul 2016

Coin Slang.

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Why is there so much coin slang? Rosies for Roosevelt dimes, wheaties for Wheat cents, Ikes for Eisenhower dollars, pennies for cents, and all that. Who thought those names up and why? The coins already had names, I mean, sure, those are easier to say, but still..... Honestly I agree that Ike is easier than Eisenhower and penny is catchier than cent, but I still like the original names more, and I believe the original names have more history attached to them. Does anyone know who started coin slang? That would be an interesting thing to know. :)

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05 Jun 2016

Oddly colored presidential dollar coin.

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I found a really dark brown, almost chocolate brown, colored Ulysses S. Grant presidential dollar coin while I was searching coin rolls. Does anyone know why it is this color? I have heard different things. Some people say that the color is a result of tarnish, while others say that the dark color is a rare variety.(the darker the rarer) Does anyone have a thought on it? The coin on the right in the photo is the one in question, the coin on the left is a regular colored coin. Sorry if the photo is upside down and about the bit of shadow. (my IPad would not cooperate😛) Thanks.

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