Category Archives: Pennies

This category has all information regarding all types of pennies, their histories, their values, and valuable information for buying and selling.

What Does P.T. Barnum, Christopher Columbus and George Washington Have in Common?

Commemorative coins were used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to record important events and pass along news of the time; they often recorded the victors of battles and new rulers. For example, large denomination decadrachms are thought to have … Continue reading

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“Fake” Pennies

Can you imagine running a business or managing your personal purchases without coins? As we move into the digital age that might be our future. But back in the day when cash was king, it was almost impossible. The difficulties … 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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The Advantages of Silver Bullion Coins from Around the World

Everyone loves silver! That makes the many silver bullion coins from around the world popular with collectors and investors alike. (see our “Coin Collecting: Investment or Hobby?” blog) These coins have advantages over silver rounds or bars in that they are … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Cent: The Perfect Collectible Coin

The Lincoln cent may be the most collected coin in U.S. history. Millions of Americans have at one time or another amassed Lincoln pennies. For many, the lowly one cent coin was their entry into the hobby. Today the Lincoln … Continue reading

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I Found the Last of its Kind in my First Car

When I inherited my first car from my grandmother (an ’89 Chrysler New Yorker) I never expected to find a 1963 Franklin half dollar wedged into the ash tray.  Of course I was 16 at the time and had no … 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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