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22 Sep 2021

90s Sports commemoratives

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Some collectors decide to collect commemorative sports coins instead of other currency and coins. In this article, I will talk about Olympic silver and gold coins and baseball related gold and silver coins and commemoratives.

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17 Sep 2021

Bicentennial Coins, 1976, 2004, 2005 and 2009

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Occasionally, on the street or in your change, you might find a bicentennial coin. In this article, I will talk about bicentennial coins in the years 1976, 2004, 2005 and 2009. 1st. 1975 and 1976 In 1975 and 1976, the Mint issued a bicentennial quarter, half dollar and dollar coin. On the quarter, instead of Independence Hall, the Mint put a drummer boy on the reverse, pictured as a Revolutionary War soldier. Another name for this coin is the Drummer Boy quarter. For the half dollar and dollar coin, Seth Huntington designed the reverse off a sketch! For more information on Independence Hall, read my previous article Historic places on the reverse of coins in America. The Kennedy half dollar and Eisenhower dollar have , in my opinion, a more detailed reverse because both of these coins are bigger coins than the quarter. 2nd.2004 and 2005 In 2004 and 2005, the U.S Mint created four bicentennial nickels for the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition and since it was Jefferson's idea and it was in his presidency, these reversesare put on the coin that has honored Jefferson, the nickel. The 2004 versions show an adapted version of a Peace Medal given to the Indians on their way to Oregon in the Lewis and Clark expedition , and a Keelboat that is in the design of a similar boat Lewis and Clark used while traveling on the rivers on their trail. In 2005, an American Bison was shown because they were amazed by this creature and on the nickel then the last nickel says Clark's famous words, "Ocean in View! O! The Joy!" when the travelers saw that their journey was about to come to an end to get to the Pacific,and then the had the long journey to Missouri. 3rd.2009In 2009, the Mint decided to create 4 new reverses to celebrate Lincoln's 200th birthday. They show a log cabin, young Lincoln reading, Illinois's State Capitol and the U.S Capitol dome being constructed. These reverses replaced Frank Gasparro's version of the Lincoln Memorial, celebrating Lincoln's 150th birthday, which had replaced the Wheat Ears reverse that celebrated Lincoln's 100th birthday. These honor his 200th birthday , and each reverse shows a time in his life. The log cabin for his childhood, Young Abe reading when he is a young man, the State Capitol of Illinois for his professional career and the State Capitol dome being constructed in Lincoln's inauguration. If you liked this article, be sure to comment so I can see who appreciates my articles!Sources: The Red Book by R.S Yeoman, Coins and Paper Money by Allen G. Berman , Coin Collecting for Dummies:A Reference for the Rest of Us! By Ron Guth , Google Search.

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