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1840-O first U.S. branch mint quarter

The 1840-O Seated Liberty quarter is not just the first quarter produced at the recently opened New Orleans facility. It was also the first quarter of the United States ever to be produced outside of the main facility in Philadelphia. Continue reading

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Mercury dime of 1921 a key date

The 1921 Mercury dime is an interesting story as a semi-key Mercury dime, but it is also part of a larger story that makes it even more interesting as a sign of the times. This combination makes it a nice addition to any collection. Continue reading

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Declaration $2.50 missed sales mark

If a commemorative involves the Declaration of Independence, then it requires something special. At least, that appears to have been the thinking back in 1926 as the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was approaching. Continue reading

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Declaration $2.50 missed sales mark

If a commemorative involves the Declaration of Independence, then it requires something special. At least, that appears to have been the thinking back in 1926 as the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was approaching. Continue reading

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1914 Barber half not for the impatient

The 1914 Barber half dollar is certainly a better date. The issue today is just how much better it is than other Barber half dollars and how much better it might seem to be in the future. Continue reading

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Numbers point to half cent hoard

Hoard stories are fun. Of course, the problem is that hoard stories, like other types of stories, can get somewhat bigger each time they are told. The 1796 quarter is a good example. Continue reading

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20-cent piece was bad idea all around

The 1876-CC 20-cent piece may not get the attention it deserves simply because it is a 20-cent piece and almost 135 years after it was discontinued, some are still trying desperately to forget the experience. Continue reading

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Long-overlooked Barber gains attention

Most of the time we discuss coins that are more expensive than we would expect based on their mintages. In the case of the 1915 Barber half dollar, we find that the opposite is true. Continue reading

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1846 half dime poised to rise in price

Some coins stand out from other dates around them as especially tough and perhaps even unusually hard to explain. That could be said of the 1846 half dime. Continue reading

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Outlook good for Roosevelt $5 gold

While you weren’t looking, the price of the 1997 $5 gold Franklin D. Rooosevelt has been growing. Few great American leaders have as many opponents as Franklin D. Roosevelt, and in fact most who study numismatic history are less than impressed with his Gold Recall Order in 1933 and some of the behind-the- scenes activities in his administration. Continue reading

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