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31 Aug 2022

The History of the Flying Eagle Cent

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The very first one cent coins struck by the United States were larger than the ones seen today. These coins were made for many years, but they eventually grew to be unpopular for a variety of reasons. The main reason for the public’s overall dislike of these coins was that they were too heavy for everyday use. Also, when circulated, they would obtain an unpleasing color due to being made from unalloyed copper. Not only this, but coins were also becoming too expensive to make due to the rising price of copper.

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03 Jul 2022

The Nickel Five Cent Coin (From 1866-1938)

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The conflict of the Civil War caused Americans to take many coins out of circulation due to their silver and gold content. This made coins hard to come by, so the mint tried to solve this problem by printing fractional currency. They soon attempted another possible solution. The Act of May 16, 1866 allowed the production of a five cent coin made out of nickel even though there was a coin of this denomination (the silver half dime) already in circulation.

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13 Dec 2021

US Coins During World War II

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World War Two started when Germany launched an attack on Poland in September 1, 1939. In response, Great Britain and France declared war on Germany. In December 7, 1941, the Japanese made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. On December 8, the United States of America declared War on Japan.

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31 Aug 2021

2000 Sacagawea Dollar

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Hello everybody! In this article I have written about the rare 2000 Sacagawea dollars that you should look for (and a few that you cannot find in circulation)! Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

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