Category Archives: American

All information regarding American dollar coins.

Next Stop: Innovation Station

Hoping to inspire seasoned numismatists and neophyte collectors alike, the United States Mint has just launched a new series of collectible coins. Honoring the movers and shakers that helped shape the United States we know and love today, the American … Continue reading

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Like Potato Chips, One Mint is Never Enough

Most readers are familiar with P, D, and S coins, but did you know that before there was a CC mintmark, there was just a C? And that the D mintmark used by Denver was used before the Civil War by a … Continue reading

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Giving the Gift of Coins

As Thanksgiving approaches my thoughts turn toward holiday shopping. Gift giving is a careful balance between pleasing the receiver and finding pleasure in sharing the gift. Choosing the right item can be challenging. We all like to give presents that … Continue reading

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Here is Why Peace Silver Dollars are Worth Owning

Collectors may wonder why they should bother to assemble a collection of Peace silver dollars when Morgan dollars, which are older and more available, generally get all the numismatic attention. These “little sister” Peace silver dollars have appeal of their … Continue reading

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Ten Great Coin Gift Ideas

We’ve all heard the saying, “Good things come in small packages.” Giving the gift of a collectible coin proves that famous quote. When you present a coin, you are giving much more than a gift. You are sharing a piece … Continue reading

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What is a Troy Ounce, Anyway?

Coin collecting and numismatics can be a cryptic business, often operating in what seems like a foreign language.  When it comes to silver and gold coins, some of the terminology surrounding them can get frustrating. “Troy ounce” seems to be … Continue reading

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How Much Silver is in a Silver Dollar?

Romance and mystery surround America’s big silver dollars: The cowboy sliding one across the bar in the western movie, a shiny holiday gift from Grandpa, a magician pulling one from behind your ear. Collectors love these historic treasures both for … Continue reading

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