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San Francisco S-Mint Quarter

Free SAN FRANCISCO MINT Quarters

Whitman Publishing Offers Historic Coins Whitman Publishing is celebrating its 80th year in numismatics by giving away free “S”-Mint quarters—unusual coins not seen since the 1950s. Almost all S-Mint coins these days are Proofs, but these special low-mintage collectibles are copper-nickel circulation strikes, in beautiful Mint State. “The last time the San Francisco Mint made […]

First Look at the 2014 First Spouse Gold Coins Designs

The United States Mint has unveiled more than forty-two different potential designs for America’s 2014 First Spouse Gold Coins, which will include Florence Harding, Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover, and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.

America The Beautiful Quarters: Mt Rushmore Sets

The United States Mint has released the 2013 Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarters Three-Coin Set, which includes three different quarters. These coins depict the famous South Dakota monument which memorializes Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

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Russian Coins: Fascinating and Collectible

Russia is an enormous country, with a long, rich numismatic history. Even better for collectors, Russian coins are generally very affordable, and frequently have the “wow!” factor that numismatists look for in attractive, unusual coins.

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A Bridge Opening Commemorated

The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge was opened to the public in November 1936, furnishing the occasion for a commemorative half dollar and its distribution.

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U.S. Mint Announces America the Beautiful Quarter Designs for 2014

The United States Mint recently released its selections for the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters designs. Next year’s coins will celebrate parks including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, and others.

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1934: The Texas Centennial Half Dollar

For a while, after 1928, the Great Depression put a damper on the production of commemorative coins in the United States. But in 1934, a number of commemorative half dollars were created and released, including the Texas Centennial Half Dollar.

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Coming to the Whitman Baltimore Expo? Watch For 1998 American Eagle Silver Bullion Coins

Check your collections! An example of the 1998 American Eagle silver bullion coin has been found struck on a commemorative silver dollar planchet.

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Far From Home: A 1909 Lincoln Cent on Mars

When Curiosity landed on Mars on August 6, 2012, it brought with it a classic United States coin, paying tribute to a long tradition where geologists use a small recognizable object to help determine the scale of things in photographs. Slowly, the 1909 Lincoln cent has become covered with Martian dust.

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Panda Coins, Hong Kong, and Reunification

Hong Kong’s reunification with China was not only a turbulent time in history, but also in the numismatic world, as silver Panda coins became sought-after collectibles, seen at the time as a sound investment.

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U.S. Mint Reveals 2014 Native American $1 Dollar Design

The United States Mint has unveiled the design for the reverse of 2014′s Native American $1 coin. This is the sixth in the series of dollar coins honoring the many significant contributions made by Native American tribes and individuals to the United States and her culture and history.

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A Famous “Buffalo” — Black Diamond

Most historians agree that the animal depicted was modeled after Black Diamond, a captive in the Central Park Menagerie, New York City, not out West where the buffalo, er, bison, roam.

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How To Pick Vintage Motorcycles

Frank Fritz, co-star of the “American Pickers” television show, started to “accumulate things” when he was a young boy growing up in Iowa.

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Grand History of the Peace Prize

Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite and the creator of the Nobel prizes, was a genius.

The Newest Professional Edition Red Book Released

Whitman Publishing has released the fifth edition of its expanded version of the best-selling Guide Book of United States Coins […]

Analyzing The Carson City Double Eagle Market

Carson City gold double eagles have always been popular in numismatic circles. But recently, they have become even more sought […]

Creating the 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins

Cassie McFarland’s winning baseball glove design for the obverse of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins has […]

Civil War Tokens Defined

Wealth of the South CWT

Strictly Defined In the strictest interpretation a Civil War token is a struck metal token issued between April 1861 and […]

Building a Great 20th Century Collection: Small Cents

Have you ever wondered about type sets? They are built from common examples of each coin design, representing a particular […]