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25 Sep 2020

the buffalo nickel

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The buffalo nickel was made between 1913-1938, was composed of copper-nickel (Not silver!), and designed by James Earle Fraser. It started when the U.S mint started the coin beautify U.S coins project and wanted to get rid of the V nickel. So they hired James to make the new nickel in fact when he presented them the new nickel they were very impressed by it. The buffalo nickel would have started minting in 1912 but a machine that detects slugs was not working correctly when they added the new nickel to the machine so they delayed it. When they started the process of making the buffalos the slug detecting machine was still broken but Treasurer Secretary Franklin MacVeagh distributed them despite the protest from everyone he still distributed it even though the machine was not fixed. Today the buffalo nickel is used as the American gold buffalo series.

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22 Sep 2020

history of the walking liberty half dollar

Coins-United States | walking liberty

The walking liberty half dollar was made from 1916 to 1947 then replaced by the franklin half dollar. In 1915 when Robert W. Woolley came into commission he believed that when a coin design was circulating for 25 years that it had to be replaced so he set out to replace the Barber coinage. When he found people he chose Adolph A. Weinman and Herman Macneil. Herman made the standing liberty quarter and Adolph made the mercury dime and walking liberty half. The sun in the background proved difficult to perfect and even harder to strike. People believe that the "sower" design on the France coinage was his inspiration for the half dollar. Since the liberty half dollar was so hard to strike most people believe that that is the reason it got replaced by the franklin half dollar and the Treasury secretary before it was made he even considered that Barber creates his own new design for the half dollar. Many people believe the liberty half dollar was a really beautiful design but Art Historian Cornelius Vermeule considered that it was the most beautiful piece of coinage in U.S history. Since 1986 a few modifications have been made to the obverse of the coin and used as the American silver eagle, and even had its own gold centennial made in 2016.

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16 Sep 2020

the 1916 D mercury dime

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The 1916 D Mercury dime (otherwise known as the liberty cap dime) had a mintage of just 264 thousand, which is lower than the 1909 S V.D.B penny witch has484000thousand. Back in the day when people were hoarding coins to make money, they focused on the 1916 D and the plain 1916 for some reason. The exact reason the 1916D had such a low mintage is unknown but they are a very pricey coin that brings $949 at the lowest price. But you can't help to wonder why it had such a low mintage because the barber dime that year had a total mintage of24310000.

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04 Sep 2020

about my self

Exonumia | walking liberty

Hello, my name is conner and people have been asking to do something about myself so here it is.like I said, in the beginning, my name is Conner and I have been collecting coins since I was little I mainly collect U.S coins and silver but I also collect some world coins. My favorite coins are the seated liberty set and the walking liberty half dollar. Hope you liked this! (P.S. the coins in the pictures are not mine.)

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02 Sep 2020

book review

| walking liberty

People have asked me to explain more about the book so I edited the original review I hope you like it.

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01 Sep 2020

review about the book money by Joe Cribb

Coins | walking liberty

The book Money by Joe Cribb is a really informational book that I think people that are starting off collecting currency to get a taste of about coins and how countries have different currencies and different ways they are minted. Another thing that makes this book great is how much other information that is in it, like how Africa used other items except coins and paper money, or how France issued four different types of coins from ww1 to right now. This book is also can be really helpful to advanced collectors, because it has facts about how the Euro was started and what countries use Euro, facts about Fort Knox, and if your interested it tells about forgeries and the punishments they used to give out if anyone was caught. Overall 10/10 great book really informational, totally recommend buying it, and there are two of them so you can learn more.

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