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Tag Archives: cents
Make no mistake about it, Lincoln Memorial cents thanks to errors, composition changes and an assortment of interesting coins have a lot more to offer than many might expect. Continue reading
Surging cent production helped the U.S. Mint reach the 3 billion coin mark by the end of April. During the first four months of the calendar year, the Mint cranked out 1,957,600,000 cents, up 34.6 percent from the January-April 2011 period. Continue reading
Sometimes it is the coins themselves and their numbers in certain grades that clear up any confusion. That is the case with the 1825 large cent as the numbers known today pretty well settle the matter of whether the 1825 was once found in some numbers in the famous Randall Hoard. Continue reading
That’s fast. Two weeks after I asked the question in this space as to whether 2012-dated coins are slow coming out this year, I can now join the list of collectors who have received their first 2012 coins. Continue reading
As much as I dislike jumping on the bandwagon of debate on the issue of what to do about the production of U.S. one cent coins I just couldn’t resist at least throwing in my two cents worth! Or perhaps I should have said my 2.41 cents worth? Continue reading
I feel like I was just brought back to reality. Sure, there was a three-day Presidents Day weekend to shorten this week, but that isn’t what makes me feel like I have just come out of a fog. What got me going was an email from longtime reader Bill Mills in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Continue reading