Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez is a freelance writer and author who has contributed hundreds of online articles and blog posts, as well as published Images of America, Tampa’s Carrollwood (Arcadia Publishing, 2013). Joshua is interested in a wide array of topics, and since 1992 has been heavily involved in numismatics, a topic about which he loves to research and write. His main area of focus is 19th and 20th century United States coins, but he also enjoys Canadian coins.

Where Can You Find New Coins for Your Collection?

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Are you looking for new coins to add to your coin collection? There are various avenues coin collectors use for finding new coins to add to their collections, and below I'll describe the various common methods you can use to find new coins for your collection. Circulation – This is where most coin collectors start looking for new coins. From pocket...
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1793 Coins: Why Early Large Cents Are More Popular Than Ever Now

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There's a very special reason large cents from 1793 are spending more time in the numismatic spotlight recently. They represent the very first official coinage of the United States Mint, which was established in Philadelphia in 1792 and began striking federal coinage in 1793. The United States Mint first struck copper coins, which were initially di...
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The 27 Most Valuable Morgan Dollars

The 27 Most Valuable Morgan Dollars
Morgan dollars are among the most popular United States coins around, and they are found in the collections of countless collectors new and seasoned alike. Most Morgan dollars are relatively common and circulated examples are often worth little more than their intrinsic silver content value. However, there are several Morgan dollars that are quite ...
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What Does 2018 Have In Store For Coin Collectors?

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It's a new year, and that means new coins are on their way for collectors in 2018. There's a bevy of new coins in 2018 from the United States Mint, including longtime favorites such as Lincoln cents, America the Beautiful quarters, American Eagle bullion coins, and much more. But it's not just the U.S. Mint with hot new coins – many other mints fro...
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Old British Pennies Are Great Collectibles

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British pennies are some of the most widely collected copper coins in the world, and they even have a place in the hearts of many coin collectors in the United States, whose residents use the one-cent coin – which is mistakenly referred to as a "penny." While the United States does not officially mint a denomination known as the "penny," Great Brit...
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Are The New 2018 American Gold Eagle Coins Worth Buying?

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Have you seen the advertisements offering new 2018 American Gold Eagle coins? They're already popping up, and it begs the question: is now a good time to buy gold coins? Should you buy 2018 American Gold Eagles? It's all a matter of what your investment strategy is. Of course, 2018 gold coins are popular as gifts, and there's always that crop of in...
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Should You Buy Junk Silver Coins When Silver Prices Drop?

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Is it wise to buy junk silver coins when silver bullion prices tumble? Many bullion investors want know, especially when the metals market behaves as it has recently. Silver prices go up, then they go down. When silver prices go down, bullion investors do one of two things: Some silver investors panic about losing money and sell off some of all of ...
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Like Ike Dollars? Why High-Grade Business-Strike Eisenhower Dollars Represent Exciting Collecting Opportunities

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For many coin collectors, Eisenhower dollars are a coin from "just yesterday." Yet, as of 2018, the last Eisenhower dollar will have rolled off the presses 40 years earlier, in 1978. The first issues of the Eisenhower dollar series were struck in 1971 – nearly 50 years ago. Perhaps to the pleasant surprise of many coin collectors who, unfortunately...
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Breast Cancer Pink Gold Commemorative Coins, Others Unveiled By United States Mint

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The United States Mint recently released the designs for the long-awaited $5 pink gold, silver dollar, and clad half dollar 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness commemorative coins . The 2018 Breast Cancer coins could become some of the most popular commemorative coins released by the United States Mint in many years, and that's a good thing for many reaso...
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Design Unveiled for World War I Commemorative Silver Dollar

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The long-awaited World War I commemorative silver dollar is finally emerging onto the scene after more than two years of widespread anticipation. While the last American World War I military veteran, Frank Buckles, died in 2011, there are many children, grandchildren, and other descendants of American World War I veterans, not to mention military h...
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2017 United States Mint Silver Medal Set

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The 2017 American Liberty 225 th Anniversary Silver Four-Medal Set contains four examples of the American Liberty medal, which replicates the design seen on the 2017 American Liberty High-Relief $100 Gold Coin . The silver medal is a non-monetized, more affordable counterpart to the historic American Liberty 24-karat gold coin; the 2017 American Li...
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The Cheapest Early American Coins for Your Collection

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So many people want old coins for their collections, but the problem is many of them are so expensive. Some of America's early federal coins, which were first officially minted in 1793, are worth thousands of dollars each. So what's a collector on shoestring budget to do when he or she wants to buy examples of early American coins? There are severa...
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Collecting 2017-P Lincoln Cents

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The 2017-P Lincoln cent is more than just another interesting coin to look for in pocket change. It's the first one-cent coin in the 225-year history of the United States Mint to bear a "P" mintmark indicating the Philadelphia Mint. While some collectors may not think this is a big deal, this is actually huge from the history standpoint, and many h...
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What’s On The 2018 America The Beautiful Quarters?

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The 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters are soon to be released, and coin collectors are already buzzing about the designs that will appear on these new quarters. The America the Beautiful Quarters, which were first released in 2010, enter their ninth year in 2018. The program honors one national park or national landmark from each of the 50 states...
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1967 Proof-Like Canada Set Is A Hot Collectible

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There are few world coin products as popular as the 1967 Canada proof-like coin set. It was among a long-running series of annual proof-like coin sets that contain one example of each denomination of Canadian coins minted in the 1960s, including the one-cent coin, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, and silver dollar. These aren't just any Canadian...
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Eleven Lincoln Cents You Need To Look for In Pocket Change

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​ Here at CoinValues, we cover an entire variety of coins ranging from the pennies through gold coins, but there's no denying that many of our visitors are interested in finding out what their Lincoln wheat cents are worth. That's perhaps little surprise to us – after all, pennies are among the coins we most commonly come across in pocket change, a...
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A Look At The New 2017 Ellis Island Quarters

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America the Beautiful Quarters honor one of the most popular, beloved of all United States landmarks: Ellis Island. This landmark, which is commonly visited by tourists visiting New York City, is featured on the America the Beautiful quarter honoring New Jersey, the state in which much of Ellis Island mainly sits . There's a reason why the Ellis Is...
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Why Are Carson City Morgan Dollars So Popular?

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In coin collecting, there are few coins more popular than Carson City Morgan dollars. These old silver dollars from Nevada, bearing a "CC" mintmark on the reverse ("tail's side") under the eagle to denote their origin at the long-defunct Carson City Mint, are widely collected by coin hobbyists and collectively represent the most expensive issues in...
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United States Mint Ends Mail-Order Service

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The United States Mint ends its mail-order program on September 30, 2017, bringing an end to a long-running numismatic retail tradition. The changes come as the U.S. Mint, which has been taking orders through its website for nearly two decades, continues modernizing its consumer-related operations. Many folks won't miss the U.S. Mint's mail-order s...
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Top 8 Kennedy Half Dollars for Collectors

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​ One of the most popular collectibles in modern coinage is the Kennedy half dollar , which was first minted in 1964 and continues to be struck for sale to collectors. While the Kennedy half dollar was made for commerce purposes until 2002, the series didn't circulate widely after the mid-1960s, by which point millions of Americans were saving the ...
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