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The Love of the Hobby

Many people who read this article will have nothing to do with collecting currency whatsoever, but that shouldn’t deter them from reading what is confined within the context within. I’ve always been a collector of many things. Most notably, I began with collecting GameBoy games around the age I’m 6 or 7, which has transcended … Read more

Is the Peace dollar the first example of the word “peace” used on a coin?

The Peace Dollar is not a commemorative coin, though it celebrates the return of peace following World War I, rather than the universal ideal of peace. In 1920 the American Numismatic Association advanced a proposal for a coin of peace-motif design to commemorate the cessation of hostilities between the Imperial German Government and the people … Read more

$500 in Kennedy Half Dollars | Silver Coins, Key Dates and Errors

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The Kennedy half dollar, first minted in 1964, is a fifty-cent coin currently issued by the United States Mint. Intended as a memorial to the assassinated President John F. Kennedy, it was authorized by Congress just over a month after his death. Use of existing works by Mint sculptors Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro allowed … Read more

Possibly the First US Coin Ever Minted

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In 2013, David McCarthy spotted a rare coin in an auction catalog and immediately had a hunch it was the first coin minted by the fledgling United States of America in 1783. Not the first run of coins, mind you, but the very first one. McCarthy, an experienced numismatist (coin collector) bought the silver coin for $1.18 … Read more

Coins of The Obama Era – Bullion Coins

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Bullion Coins 2016 30th Anniversary American Silver Eagle The popular American Silver Eagle program that launched in 1986 was celebrated in 2016 with the issuance of a special-edition, edge-lettered silver eagle marking the 30th anniversary of the series. The 2016-W proof American Silver Eagle was the first issue to feature an edge inscription with the phrase “30th ANNIVERSARY” on … Read more

Coins of The Obama Era

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Coins of The Obama Era It’s still unclear how history will ultimately remember the presidency of Barack Obama, who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 through 2017. But coin collectors can already honor the historic, two-term former commander-in-chief in their own ways. Over the course of the eight years President Obama … Read more

Coins of The Obama Era – Commemorative Coins

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Commemorative Coins 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Silver Dollar In addition to the four new one-cent reverse designs of 2009 was a silver commemorative dollar honoring the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln. Public Law 109-285, the “Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Act”, was signed into law on September 27, 2006 by President Bush and was released on February 12, … Read more

Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin Review and Information

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In 2019, the United States Mint will produce and sell curved Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon. Members of the CFA, CCAC and stakeholders from NASA preferred these sets of reverse designs for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. The four … Read more

For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards

It’s September 24, 1936—opening day—and members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks from throughout the State of California are launching their convention in Oakland. Four uniformed contingents have arrived from Los Angeles, and this 25-piece band is led by none other than Dave J. Malloy. The Los Angeles funeral director has been featured … Read more