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Archive for April, 2019

Rare Kennedy Half Dollar Sold for Record Price

April 29, 2019 0 Comments
Rare Kennedy Half Dollar Sold for Record Price

In a few short years – by 2023 – it will be 60 years since the assassination of President Kennedy. That anniversary is sure to see renewed interest in the tragic shooting, and that interest was probably reflected in the recent record sale of an original Kennedy half-dollar. The sale took place on April 25, […]

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Antique Coins – the Thaler

April 22, 2019 0 Comments
Antique Coins – the Thaler

Every wondered where the word ‘dollar’ comes from? The answer opens a door into the history of coins, and it reminds us that the past has been around a long time. Antique coins are great collectors’ items, and it is easy to become a specialist in one particular era, or type of coin. So back […]

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400th Mayflower Anniversary Coin Designs Revealed

April 15, 2019 0 Comments
400th Mayflower Anniversary Coin Designs Revealed

Coin collectors always wait eagerly for the release of important commemorative coins, and in the history of America there can be few events more worthy of commemoration than the landing of the Pilgrims, in 1620 – 400 years ago next year. The coin designs releases by the Mint to narrow down to the final choices […]

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Liberty on American Coins

April 8, 2019 0 Comments
Liberty on American Coins

There is without doubt one enduring symbol on American coins – Liberty. This founding principle of the Union has a long history personified as a woman, going back to the ancient Romans, who depicted the principle of freedom as a woman, Libertas. In 1793, at the height of the French Revolution, Notre Dame Cathedral in […]

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America the Beautiful Quarters – American Memorial Park

April 1, 2019 0 Comments
America the Beautiful Quarters – American Memorial Park

As part of the on-going America the Beautiful Quarter series, April sees the release of the second coin for 2019, which steps outside continental USA, and goes to the remote Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a group of 14 islands in the Pacific, near Guam, which has been administered by the US since the […]

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The Lincoln Cent

April 1, 2019 0 Comments
The Lincoln Cent

The US Mint recently announced (February 2019) that the West Point Mint would strike some Lincoln cent with the ‘W’ mint mark, for special release as part of the annual sets of standard coins for 2019. This follows the un-publicized release of Lincoln cents with the Philadelphia ‘P’ mint mark in 2017 to mark the […]

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