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Anthony dollars promoted by many

Didn’t the post offices and the Army get involved in trying to make the Susan B. Anthony dollars circulate? Continue reading

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Key area on 1864 cent is hair ribbon

Just as the Buffalo nickels have their horns as a grading indicator, the Indian Head cents were often graded by the number of diamonds showing on the Indian’s headdress. There are four diamonds on the hair ribbon, which happens to be the first point to show wear. Continue reading

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Fraser’s design doubly criticized

Were there others besides Victor David Brenner who were criticized for their initials on U.S. coins? James Earle Fraser got flack over the incuse “F” on the Buffalo nickel. The design was also criticized because it lacked Miss Liberty or Columbia. Continue reading

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