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Tag Archives: dollars
Starting in 2013, the new dollar issues begin to honor Presidents who have served in the 20th century and whose reputations can much more immediately be called to mind by average coin collectors. Continue reading
Instead of ending up as the solution to just about every ill a government could have, the Anthony dollar introduced in 1979 ended up being compared to the 20-cent piece. When it comes to U.S. coins, that is not a good thing. With a very short period of production, it makes the Anthony dollar a short but interesting set, but a coin with a large number of lessons to be learned from its short but stormy time in use. Continue reading
If you are like most collectors, you are attracted to Morgan dollars. What’s not to like about a coin that has a diameter of 1.5 inches and contains over three-quarters of an ounce of silver, or 0.7734 ounce to be precise? Continue reading
Before modern commemoratives arrived in 1982 and before American Eagles were created in 1986, anybody who wanted an American silver coin after the metal was removed from the half dollar in the mint sets after 1970, the only choice was the Eisenhower dollar. Continue reading