Category Archives: Series Facts

Series Facts: Lincoln Cents (100 Years!)

In conjunction with the 100 year anniversary, this week’s Series Facts focuses on the Lincoln Cent. The Lincoln cent is arguably the most collected of all United States coinage and, for many budding collectors, is the first step into the large world of numismatics. Found in your sofa, in you car cup-holders, on the street and in your dryer, the Lincoln cent is always around, and for the majority of… Continued...

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Series Facts: Indian Head Cents

This installment of Series Facts focuses on the Indian Cent series. This series caught my eye as we’ve just put into DLRC’s Monday Auction #333 a very nice collection of fresh Indian Cent proofs. Not being a huge Indian Cent collector myself, when sorting through the Indian Sunset Proof Collection it was interesting to find that there are some low mintage dates that are actually very affordable. Below are  a few interesting… Continued...

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Series Facts: Walking Liberty Half Dollars

This week’s Series Facts focuses on Walking Liberty half dollars. This widely collected series draws many collectors due to the variety of ways one can put together a set. Many collectors start with the “Short Set”, 1941-1947 and then expand by working backward to 1933. Once all of these are found, they then dive into the 1916 through 1929 issues, thereby leaving the toughest run for last. As with the… Continued...

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Series Facts: Standing Liberty Quarters

This week’s Series Facts focuses on Standing Liberty Quarters. This popular and tough series is quite the challenge and a Full Head variety makes a great addition to any 20th Century type collection. As always, please log-in and offer some of your own comments about this exciting series of U.S. coins.

Standing Liberty Quarters:

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Series Facts: Buffalo Nickels

This week’s series facts are for Buffalo Nickels. This series, along with the Morgan Dollars, is one of the most collected of all U.S. coins. If you would like to add to or discuss this desirable series, be sure to log in and add your two-cents, or five-cents, worth!

Buffalo Nickels:

1. The series runs from 1913 to 1938, with none issued in 1932 or 1933.

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Series Facts: Peace Dollars

This is the 2nd of a series of basic coin facts concerning a particular series of U.S. Coins. Riding on the coattails of last week’s Morgan Dollar facts, this week’s topic is Peace Dollars. This small listing of interesting facts is just a taste of the allure of this fascinating series. Please log-in and post your own comments and facts about this desirable series of coins.

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Series Facts: Morgan Dollars

This is the first of a series of interesting facts about a specific U.S. series of coins or currency.  This week’s 10 facts are for Morgan Dollars, issued from 1878-1921, and the arguably the most collected of all U.S. coins.  Please log-in and add your interesting facts about this series as well!

1. The three lowest mintage dates (non-proof): 1893-S (77,000), 1894 (110,000) and 1885-CC (228,000).

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