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The 1793 Liberty Cap Cent

The 1793 Liberty Cap cent, simply based on the date, is a good coin. The only thing likely keeping it from much higher prices is a greater appreciation for how tough it really is and the fact that unlike the … Continue reading

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Time for major new series of cents

The American Innovators $1 coin series is about to start. It will take us to the year 2032. The America the Beautiful series, which began in 2010, runs until early 2021. In this era of short attention spans, are we … Continue reading

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When numismatics and bullion merged

When I turned the page on my calendar, I realized that we were coming up on the 50th anniversary of the end of U.S. Silver Certificate redemption in bullion. As of June 24, 1968, the $1, $5 and $10 Silver … Continue reading

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663 ‘pennies’ for my thoughts

An experiment of nearly 10 years duration has come to an end. The container I was filling only with cents made of the pre-1982 95-percent copper, 5 percent zinc alloy was full. Yesterday, I took it to the bank to … Continue reading

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Lincoln Wheat cents continue to dazzle

Lincoln Wheat cents, one of the most collected coin series, are always popular. What’s been selling well recently? Anything unique or good quality, Charmy Harker, Irvine, Calif., said. Harker, also known as The Penny Lady, pointed to toned Lincoln cents … Continue reading

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Memorial cent was big deal in 1959

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

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Cents push up Mint output

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

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1825 cents in Randall Hoard unlikely

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

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New 2012 cent brightens my travels

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

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Viewpoint: Buy back cents from public

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

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