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Small Cents – Lincoln Cent, Steel, Wheat Ears Reverse, 1943

Small Cents – Lincoln Cent, Steel, Wheat Ears Reverse, 1943

Description: Lincoln cents were made of bronze most years, but World War II resulted in a couple of changes to the cent composition. Because copper was a critical war material, efforts were made to find alternative materials (ceramics and plastics... read more »

 

Small Cents – Lincoln Cent, Bronze/ Brass, Memorial Reverse, 1959-1982

Small Cents – Lincoln Cent, Bronze/ Brass, Memorial Reverse, 1959-1982

Description: The Lincoln motif on the cent was introduced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. The 150th anniversary of that event occasioned another design change, the replacement of the wheat seed heads on the reverse... read more »

 

Two Cent Pieces – 1864-1873

Two Cent Pieces – 1864-1873

The two-cent coin was produced in the United States from 1864-1873 with decreasing mintages throughout that time. The two-cent piece was made of 95% copper with tin and zinc making up the remainder. It was very slightly smaller than a modern... read more »

 

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1796 quarter, San Francisco Liberty Seated Dimes, 1931 Denver Mint $20 gold coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1796 quarter, San Francisco Liberty Seated Dimes, 1931 Denver Mint $20 gold coin

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #21 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Last week’s column was devoted to cents and half cents. This week, I am writing about a few silver coins and... read more »

 

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1943-D copper cent, 1795 Reeded Edge cent, 1811/0 cent, and half cent errors

News and Analysis on coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #20 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds I had originally intended to write this week about a variety of coins that were offered in the recently concluded Southern California... read more »

 

Ponterio & Associates to Auction the Wa She Wong Collection of Chinese and other Asian Coins

Ponterio & Associates to Auction the Wa She Wong Collection of Chinese and other Asian Coins

Ponterio & Associates, a division of Bowers and Merena Auctions, is pleased to present the Wa She Wong Collection of Chinese and Asian coins B&M will also offer other fine properties in its December Hong Kong Auction held Dec. 3-4,... read more »

 

US Coins: Those Magical CC Morgans

US Coins: Those Magical CC Morgans

By Jim Fehr – The Winning Edge Coins disappearing as collectors and investors buy rarities Hello, all. This article has be updated with new PCGS and NGC census and pricing information as of September 2010. Hope you enjoy. There are over... read more »

 

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1856-O Double Eagles and other Great Rarities that I have seen

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #19 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds This week, I wish to focus upon the topic of viewing Great Rarities. This topic relates to several key concepts: (1)... read more »

 

1893 Columbian Expositions/Isabella Quarter Dollar

1893 Columbian Expositions/Isabella Quarter Dollar

In an age that witnessed the first skyscrapers, inter-city telephone service and moving pictures, the magnificent 1893 Chicago World’s Fair was a fitting tribute to the progress America had made and the seemingly unlimited promise of its... read more »

 

1921 Alabama Centennial Half Dollar

1921 Alabama Centennial Half Dollar

Alabama, first explored by the Spanish in 1540 and settled by the French in 1702, was still a part of the American frontier in the early 19th century. But the frontier areas, with land cheap and plentiful and an influx of migrants from the... read more »

 

1936 Alabany Charter Half Dollar

1936 Alabany Charter Half Dollar

No one ever disputed that the city of Albany, New York was a pleasant enough place to live and worthy of its residents’ pride. Yet, in the mid 1930s, those who believed that commemorative coinage programs had gotten out of hand needed... read more »

 

1937 Battle of Antietam Half Dollar

1937 Battle of Antietam Half Dollar

The date of September 17, 1862 is remembered as the single bloodiest day of the American Civil War, as Federal forces under the command of General George B. McClellan countered the advance of Confederate troops led by General Robert E. Lee.... read more »

 

1935-39 Arkansas Centennial Half Dollar

1935-39 Arkansas Centennial Half Dollar

The Arkansas half dollar is a good example of a worthy project discredited through greed and poor management. Although this issue was the product of a state-sanctioned committee, this group’s actions were more in character for racketeers.... read more »

 

1936-S Bay Ridge Half Dollar

1936-S Bay Ridge Half Dollar

Of the many different themes which have appeared on United States commemorative coins, by far the most common are those pertaining to historic anniversaries, such as the Pilgrim Tercentenary and the Sesquicentennial of American Independence.... read more »

 

1946-51 Booker T. Washington Memorial Half Dollar

1946-51 Booker T. Washington Memorial Half Dollar

In retrospect it seems an inconsequential act to honor the distinguished African-American educator Booker T. Washington. At the time, however, this was a fairly bold move for a nation that in many places still maintained legal segregation... read more »

 
 
 
 
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