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.

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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Canada Revives Classic Designs In New 150th Anniversary Proof Coin Set

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The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is celebrating the 150 th anniversary of Canadian confederation, and the beneficiaries of this patriotic birthday bash are coin collectors. The RCM has long been one of the most prolific producers of commemorative coinage, a tradition that traces back decades and notably includes seven of the most popular world coins e...
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2017 Enhanced Uncirculated Set Offers Exciting New “S”-Mint Collector Coins

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Coin collectors are enjoying many surprises from the United States Mint in 2017, as officials honor the Mint's 225th anniversary with a variety of special releases. The first was the 2017-P Lincoln cents, a one-year only modification that places the "P" mintmark of Philadelphia on the one-cent coin for the first time. Later came the first numismati...
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When Should Coin Collectors Move to Building A New Set?

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Many coin collectors wonder when they should stop collecting one type of coin and try building different coins. The answer isn't always so simple. The decision to abandon collecting one set of coins for another happens on a case-by-case, individualized basis, but almost always happens when one of the following scenarios occurs. #1 – When The Coin S...
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Whatever Happened To The Golden Dollar?

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Remember the golden dollar? Most adults do… They were released in 2000 with much media hype and a hope that they could spark a new monetary revolution in which everybody would be trading in their raggedy dollar bills for shiny new dollar coins. Yet, the year 2000 came and went, and years later we're still using dollar coins – and most people have s...
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Five Reasons Quarters Make Excellent Starter Coins for New Collectors

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People love collecting quarters . These days, it seems just about everybody is checking their change for the newest quarter designs. But what makes quarters so appealing for coin collectors? Here are five reasons people love collecting quarters. #1 – There Are So Many New Designs There are so many awesome designs on quarters these days. Since 1999,...
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Coin Buyer Beware… See These 4 Phrases in an Ad? Then Run, Don’t Walk, Away From The Seller

Coin Buyer Beware… See These 4 Phrases in an Ad? Then Run, Don’t Walk, Away From The Seller
If you shop for coins online or from dealer advertisements in magazines and newspapers, then you've likely come across a few familiar marketing phrases with each of the coin ads you've come across. Some of the phrasing is legit, such as "our business is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau" or "Member of the Professional Numismatists Guild." In f...
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How Do You Collect Canadian Pennies?

How Do You Collect Canadian Pennies?
Most hobbyists approach collecting Canadian pennies as they would any coin series – usually either by type or date. Type collectors enjoy assembling runs of both large cents and small cents depicting each of the changes seen on those coins over the years. Such a collection would be a challenge to finish, though one that's far more affordable than c...
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