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Three Choice Proofs, graded PR63 by PCGS and CACG. Image: David Lawrence Rare Coins / CoinWeek.

Choice Proof – A Coin That’s Not Quite Gem

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   (adj.) Choice Proof is a term used to describe an unimpaired Proof coin that is not...
1852-O Liberty Head Double Eagle. Image: Stack's Bowers.

1852-O Liberty Head Double Eagle : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   A steady stream of sojourners arrived at California's gold fields in 1852, hoping to claim their share of the new state's...
1951 Washington Quarter Proof. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

1951 Washington Quarter Proof : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The 1951 Washington Quarter Proof was sold as part of the 1951 Proof Set. The...
Mullet. Stars on an American flag. Image: Adobe Stock.

Mullet – A Heraldic Star on Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   (n.) In heraldry, a mullet refers to a star with straight rays, such as the star...
Classic Head Quarter Eagle. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

Classic Head Quarter Eagle, 1834-1839 | CoinWeek

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   While the United States Mint had produced gold coins since 1795, few gold coins of...
1865 Two-Cent Piece. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

1865 Two-Cent Piece : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   First struck in 1864 in an attempt to solve the nationwide coin shortage, caused by the onset of the U.S. Civil...
1846 Liberty Seated Half Dime. Image: Heritage Auctions.

1846 Liberty Seated Half Dime : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The Philadelphia Mint deployed one set of dies to produce the entire business strike mintage of 27,000 1846 Liberty Seated Half...
A Mint State 1925 Lincoln Cent

1925 Lincoln Cent : History and Value | CoinWeek

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   In 1925, the United States Mint struck a total combined mintage of 188,909,000 Lincoln Cents across all three facilities. Of this,...
1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln Cent. Image: Heritage Auctions (visit www.ha.com).

1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln Wheat Cent : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The Philadelphia Mint had been solely responsible for producing minor coins since the first half cents and large cents rolled off the...
1903-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. Image: CoinWeek.

1903-S Liberty Head Half Eagle : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   1903 saw a series of interesting events for America: the United States leased Guantanamo Bay from Cuba, the Ford Motor Company...
1976-D Kennedy Half Dollar. Image: Heritage Auctions / CoinWeek.

1976-D Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   First released on July 7, 1975, the Kennedy Half Dollar became the first United States Bicentennial design to reach public hands. So...
2023-D American Women Edith Kanaka'ole Quarter. Image: U.S. Mint / CoinWeek.

2023-D American Women Edith Kanakaʻole Quarter : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   Released on March 27, 2023, the 2023-D American Women Quarter honoring Edith Kanakaʻole was the second of five designs released in...
1937 Walking Liberty Half Dollar. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

1937 Walking Liberty Half Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   After sporadic production throughout the 1920s and the early '30s, the Walking Liberty Half Dollar saw regular production at the Philadelphia...
1838-O Liberty Seated Dime. Image: Heritage Auctions / CoinWeek.

1838-O Liberty Seated Dime : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The New Orleans Mint was one of three branches of the United States Mint authorized to be opened by the Coinage...
1824/1 Capped Head Left Quarter Eagle. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

Capped Head Left Quarter Eagle, Large Size (1821-1827) | CoinWeek

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes ..... After the release of the 1808 Draped Bust Left Quarter Eagle, the United States Mint...
1839-O Capped Bust Half Dollar. Image: Stack's Bowers.

Capped Bust Half Dollar, Reeded Edge (1836-1839) | CoinWeek

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   In August 1836, United States Mint Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht completed work on the new...
1839-C Liberty Head Half Eagle. Image: Goldberg's / CoinWeek.

1839-C Liberty Head Half Eagle : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan, Hubert Walker, and Russell Augustin for CoinWeek Notes ..... In 1839, a new design for the half eagle $5 gold coin was...
1964 Kennedy Half Dollar. Image: NGC / CoinWeek.

1964 Kennedy Half Dollar : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes ..... The Kennedy Half Dollar is the longest-serving half dollar design in United States history Debut issue released months after national...
1964 Kennedy Half Dollar Proof. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

1964 Kennedy Half Dollar Proof : A Collector’s Guide

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   Before issuing its 1964 Proof Sets, the United States Mint had produced Proof coins for collector purchase from 1950 onward. In...
1877 Trade Dollar. Image: Stack's Bowers / CoinWeek.

Trade Dollar, 1873-1885 | CoinWeek

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek Notes .....   The Trade Dollar was a silver trade coin the United States Mint struck to facilitate foreign trade. Although the Gobrecht Dollars...

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