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Monthly Archives: October 2016

  • Coin and Chronicles set

    Coin and Chronicles set

    The Coin and Chronicles set released by the US mint from the year 2005 has been a great success with the collectors. The latest and the last in the series, the Ronald Reagan Coin and Chronicles set was released on October 11th honoring the 40th President. Before looking at the Reagan set, let’s look at the sets released through the years and understand why they are special.

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  • Coins with Edge Lettering

    Coins with edge lettering

    For the first time ever, Proof American Silver Eagles have been released with edge lettering. For commemorating the 30th anniversary of the American Eagle, the 2016 Proof American Silver Eagle has been designed to have lettering in the edges where it is usually reeded.  Though rare, edge lettering in coins is not a new phenomenon. Some of the earliest American coins have edge lettering. Modern coins like the Presidential $1 coins and the Native American $1 coins also have edge lettering.

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  • All about the Lincoln cent!

    Lincoln cent

    Abe Lincoln , the most revered of all Presidents appears in the obverse of the cent or penny (taken from the British penny for the smallest denomination!) from the year 1909. Lincoln cent or Lincoln Penny as it is called has seen many changes in the reverse design but the obverse has been constant for the last 107 years. It was designed by Victor David Brenner using a photograph of the 16th President by Mathew Brady.

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