We take a close look at special coin series and lay out the details in black & white.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Collecting Proof American Silver Eagles

Collecting Proof American Silver Eagles
Many collectors enjoy building sets of American Silver Eagles , a one-ounce bullion coin that has become one of the most popular in the world. The first American Silver Eagle coins were released in 1986 as bullion and proof specimens. While the bullion silver eagles are primarily sold to precious metals investors, the proofs have always been market...
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Why Lincoln Memorial Cents Make Great Collectibles

Why Lincoln Memorial Cents Make Great Collectibles
Take a look at your pocket change. How many pennies do you see? Of those, how many sport the classic Lincoln Memorial reverse design that was struck from 1959 through 2008? The Lincoln Memorial penny was struck by the billions upon billions. But there are fewer of them popping up in general pocket change today than before 2010, when the current Uni...
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Can You Spare A Dime? 4 Reasons Collectors Should Consider Roosevelt Dimes

Can You Spare A Dime? 4 Reasons Collectors Should Consider Roosevelt Dimes
The Roosevelt dime has been largely overlooked by coin collectors for generations. While the dime widely circulates and is still an essential part of daily commerce, it seems Roosevelt dimes don't receive the attention other coins, such as the Lincoln cent or Washington quarter, get from the hobby community at large. There are many reasons why the ...
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Build An Affordable Set of U.S. Silver Coins

Build An Affordable Set of U.S. Silver Coins
​ Coin collectors throughout the United States and around the world love American silver coins. There are many reasons such diverse individuals enjoy collecting United States silver coins. From the beauty of the designs to the universal familiarity of classic U.S. silver type coins, there is plenty to love about United States silver coins. Coin col...
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What’s On The 50 State Quarters? Here’s The Rundown!

What’s On The 50 State Quarters? Here’s The Rundown!
Even nearly 20 years after the first 50 States Quarter was released in 1999, coin collectors still enjoy what became one of the most popular commemorative coin series of all time. The obverse of each 50 States Quarter features a portrait of George Washington, while the reverse design incorporates themes relevant to the given state honored on that q...
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The Joys Of Collecting World Coins

The Joys Of Collecting World Coins
Just about every coin collector at one time or another has an interest in collecting world coins. While defining what a "world coin" is depends on one's regional perspective, it's safe for just about every purpose to describe world coins as those that originate from a nation other than that in which the collector was born or lives. For a coin colle...
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Why Were Some $20 Double Eagles Struck Without The IN GOD WE TRUST Motto? Here’s The Fascinating Story

Why Were Some $20 Double Eagles Struck Without The IN GOD WE TRUST Motto? Here’s The Fascinating Story
The $20 Saint-Gaudens double eagle is one of the most beloved of all United States coins. First minted in 1907, these beautiful gold coins were made by the United States Mint for more than a quarter century, until President Franklin Delano Roosevelt abolished the Gold Standard during the Great Depression in 1933. Millions of U.S. gold coins were ma...
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Why I Love Collecting Mint Sets

Why I Love Collecting Mint Sets
I've enjoyed collecting United States Mint uncirculated coin sets since the 1990s. Uncirculated sets, often referred to as mint sets, are collectible sets of coins packaged by officials at the United States Mint. What comes in a mint set, and why are they so enjoyable to collect? A mint set is a set of coins from a given year that generally contain...
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Silver Mexican Pesos Are Beautiful American Alternative to U.S., Canada Silver Dollars

Silver Mexican Pesos Are Beautiful American Alternative to U.S., Canada Silver Dollars
Many hobbyists enjoy collecting classic Morgan and Peace silver dollars from the United States or Canadian silver dollars from the mid 20th century bearing the likenesses of King George V, King George VI, or Queen Elizabeth II. But it seems far fewer coin collectors consider the world crown-sized silver beauties from Mexico. The coins of Mexico sho...
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