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U.S. Mint to Issue Its First-Ever Colorized Coins

The 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame products were launched June 4, but now these coins are bouncing back for a second installment. On Aug. 28 at noon EST, the U.S. Mint is releasing two products. They are the first colorized … Continue reading

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New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety Confirmed

A new die marriage for the 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar has been identified by Professional Coin Grading Service, the firm announced June 30. The coin was struck with a previously unknown obverse die and is now recognized as the new … Continue reading

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Diverse Offerings Push Stack’s Bowers Sale Past $19 Million

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2019 Baltimore Auction brought together collectors of every discipline for an offering of five important collections and numerous additional rarities. In total, more than $17.6 million was realized across more than 6,000 lots of United … Continue reading

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The Mint and Coinage in 1837

by R.W. Julian  Some years in American numismatic history are more colorful than others but for the 19th century, we often think of 1873 as the most interesting. Yet 1837 has to be regarded as even more important in the … Continue reading

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Silver dollars of 1794-1795 were illegal

In the 1850s, when the coin collecting hobby became a national interest, there were two areas in which collectors tended to specialize. The first was the old copper cents of 1793 to 1807, while the second was the silver dollars … Continue reading

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Hard to top story of 1861-O half dollar

Every so often you come across a coin that is not costly or rare but is fascinating, historic and fun. The 1861-O half dollar has to be considered as a classic example of those fascinating, historic and fun coins. There is no dispute, the 1861-O half dollar is not rare. It is priced at just $35 in G-4, which is an available date price for its type of Seated Liberty half dollar. Continue reading

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1929-S half dollar worth watching

Some coins are a mixture of factors that can make them a problem to find, or in other cases, more available than might be expected. The 1929-S Walking Liberty half dollar is one of those coins that was issued at a time of swirling events in the country and in collecting. Those events all played a role in making the 1929-S an interesting coin today. Continue reading

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Flowing Hair design starts type set

The half dollar is one of only two or possibly three silver coins of the United States to be produced in 1794. It is a denomination that has been produced on and off from that day to the present. Some question whether half dollars are really needed and point out that since 2002 it has been produced just for collectors. Continue reading

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Few chase after Seated half dollars

If you are looking for a collection that has one interesting coin after another in it, the Seated Liberty half dollar might well be the collection to consider. Issued from 1839 through 1891, Seated Liberty half dollar spanned a long and important time in American history and the issues reflect those interesting and troubled times. Continue reading

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1970-D Kennedy remains volatile

The 1970-D Kennedy half dollar is an important and interesting coin. In today’s market, it may not seem so, but back in 1970 it had quite an impact. Continue reading

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