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United States 1972-D Washington Quarter

Description - Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally...
United States 1944-P Jefferson War Nickel

United States 1944-P Jefferson War Nickel

Struck against the backdrop of war from an alloy developed to save copper and nickel, the 1944-P Jefferson nickel is one of the most...
United States 1982-D Roosevelt Dime

United States 1982-D Roosevelt Dime

Description President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's portrait on the dime was a fitting choice in 1946. He was a revered figure for many of the "Greatest Generation":...
United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

United States 1973 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

Description: While the country-at-large's desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed an acute...

United States 1936 250th Anniversary of Albany Silver Half Dollar

Description: The Albany Half Dollar is one of 20 1936-dated commemorative silver coins issued by the United States Mint. The coin was authorized by Public...

United States 1972 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

  The Eisenhower Dollar While the country at large's desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming...
United States 1904-O Morgan Silver Dollar - CoinWeek IQ US Coin Profiles

United States 1904-O Morgan Silver Dollar

Description In mid-to-late 1904, an article appeared in newspapers across the country with the blaring headline: “Passing of the Good Old American Silver Dollar.” Under...

United States 1940 Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...

United States 1954-S Franklin Half Dollar

By Christopher Bulfinch for CoinWeek IQ ..... The last Franklin half dollar struck at the San Francisco Mint, the 1954-S, offers a window into an...

United States 1971-P Kennedy Half Dollar

By CoinWeek IQ .....   1971 was meant to mark a significant change in the life of the Kennedy half dollar. Introduced in 1964 to honor the...

United States 1982-D Jefferson Nickel

Description Background The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of that coin's production run. A design contest to commemorate...

United States 1933 Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   The 1933 double eagle $20 gold coin is one of American Numismatics' most notorious coins. Only...

United States 1864-S Seated Liberty Quarter

Consumers in San Francisco and along the West Coast were handling a rarity in the mid-1860s. As their counterparts in the east were vanishing from...

United States 1971-D Eisenhower Dollar

Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed...
United States 1870-S $3 Gold Coin

United States 1870-S $3 Gold Coin

By CoinWeek IQ .....   A great numismatic rarity was interred in the northeast cornerstone of the second San Francisco Mint on May 25, 1870, during...

United States 1887 Morgan Silver Dollar

Description Morgan dollar production continued at its Congressionally mandated pace in 1887, despite the fact that even 10 years into the series' run it had...
United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

United States 1980 (P) Lincoln Cent

1980 was an inflection point in the history of the cent. The juxtapenultimate date struck from the majority-copper alloy in use since the early 1960s,...
United States 2003 Lincoln Cent

United States 2003 Lincoln Cent

Background The 2003 Lincoln cent was issued against the backdrop of many calling for the denomination’s elimination and represented one of the better-struck issues bearing...

United States 1968-D Lincoln Cent

Description In the lead-up to the passage of the Coinage Act of 1965, speculators and coin collectors drew the ire of the Mint, the Treasury,...
United States 1960 Lincoln Cent Overdate Varieties in Proof

United States 1960 Lincoln Cent Overdate Varieties in Proof

Description As David Lange writes in his excellent CoinWeek article, 1960 was a pivotal year for coin collecting in America. Rare coins, the traditional backbone of...

United States 1975-D Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...
United States 1972-S Uncirculated Eisenhower Dollar

United States 1972-S Uncirculated Eisenhower Dollar

Description A year after the initial buzz... and then thud... of the release of a new dollar coin, the United States Mint continued its work...

United States 1974 Lincoln Cent

Description 1974 was an interesting year in the annals of numismatic history. The country was putting the finishing touches on its planned Bicentennial celebrations. The...

United States 1893-CC Morgan Dollar

Description The Morgan dollar gets its name from United States Mint engraver George T. Morgan, who designed the dollar coin in competition with then-Chief Engraver...

United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

Description: Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976...
United States 1978-D Eisenhower Dollar CoinWeek IQ Coin Profile

United States 1978-D Eisenhower Dollar

Description Even though the United States had no real need for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s, the gaming industry developed...

Coin Profiles – Unique and Unusual Numismatic Items – Electrotype 1804 Dollar Certified by...

Reposted Article by Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek .....   A new type of the 1804 Dollar, which is often referred to as "The King of American...

United States 1923 Peace Dollar

Image: Coins in Motion. Description: The 1923 Peace dollar is one of the most common issues in the series of dollar coins (1921-35) designed by Anthony...

United States 1950-D Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...

Coin Profile: United States 1911-D Lincoln Cent

Lincoln Cent Description The Lincoln cent is the United States’ longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, and its elegant sculptural design...