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Cornelius “Con” Hogan

This week started here at International Coins & Currency with some sad news. The untimely passing of Cornelius “Con” Hogan, a current member of our board of directors and a past president. Con had been affiliated with ICC almost since … 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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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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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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The Most Beautiful Coin: Walking Liberty Half Dollar

The Walking Liberty half dollar is one of my very favorite coins and I am not alone. Everyone seems to love this striking and patriotic 90% silver U.S. issue. If you aren’t already familiar with the beloved and historic half … Continue reading

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Tradition

By Richard Thurston, ICC President It’s spring here in Vermont. The days are getting longer and warmer, the snow is melting, mud season is arriving and most importantly of all it’s sugaring season. For those of you that have no … Continue reading

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A Government Blunder Created the Swindler’s Nickel

The Coin that Sparked One of the Most Notorious Con Games in American History: In 1883, a handsome new 5 cent nickel entered American commerce. It was the first coin designed by the young Chief Engraver at the U.S. Mint, … Continue reading

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