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Collect all 17 U.S. cent types

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. How do you feel about the lowly cent? Is it a coin you have so little use for that you won’t stoop to pluck one from the ground? After all, a cent by itself won’t buy … Continue reading

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The Early Cent Coinage, 1793-1796

In the 1850s, when coin collecting arose as a national hobby, among the first coins sought were the large copper cents of the 1790s. The cents of 1793 through 1796, which are covered in this article, were the most heavily … Continue reading

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