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30 Mar 2022

Return of the Buffalo Nickel

Coins-United States | user_22476

In 1912, James Fraser designed the Buffalo Nickel. He designed both the obverse and the reverse. These coins were first struck on February 22, 1913, but they weren't put into circulation until March 4th, 1913. Proof coins were made from 1913 to 1917 for collectors. They were in circulation from 1913 to 1938 and were minted in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. Ultimately, it was replaced by the Jefferson Nickel. There are 2 varieties which are straight ground and the other is a little mound on which the buffalo stands. The Buffalo Nickel is 75% nickel and 25% copper. It is a really interesting coin and is not particularly expensive. The name of the buffalo on the reverse was Black Diamond and he lived in the Central Park Zoo. The Native American on the obverse is a combination of three Native Americans. ( Thanks Mike). In my collection, I have a 1930 S, 1935 D, 1936, and a 1937 D nickel. They minted approximately 1,212,995,919 through the 25 years it was around. There are about 64 different types of coins from mintmarks, dates, and major varieties.

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28 Mar 2022

The Great Euro

Coins-World | user_22476

The Euro is used by 25 countries in Europe including Germany, Spain, and Italy. They started using them on January 1st, 1999 11 countries in Europe decided to change the euro as their currency. Each country that uses the coin has a different obverse but the same basic design as the reverse. They use 1,2,5,10,20,50,100,and 200 coins(in cents not dollars). One Euro equals $1.10 in American Money. The Euro was at first electronic money and then in 2002, they started making coins and bills. There are more than 340 million people who use the euro every day which is more than the population of the United States of America.

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27 Mar 2022

Commemorative Coins

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Commemorative coins have been around since 1892( the Colombian half dollar which was sold at the Chicago world fair). Newer coins (since 2022) have usually depicted an African American playing Baseball or being an umpire. The most common you could probably find in loose change. They are the Louis and Clark nickels and the Bicentennial celebration of Lincoln's birth. You can acquire these for around $3-$5 at most. The Colombian half dollar is around $20. Most commemorative coins can be( unless they are in circulation) they do not have a mintmark. Hope you enjoyed it!

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27 Mar 2022

Proof coins

Odd & Curious Money | user_22476

The U.S started minting proof coins as far back as the 1850s through very few were made. Philadelphia made the first proof sets and coins, but in 1968 it switched over to the San Fransisco mint. Some do not have a mintmark and can be very valuable. They started making sets in 1936 which was more than 85 years ago. As seen in one of the pictures, most sets have a certificate of Authenticity(Shout out for Mike) Keep your coins in cases!

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27 Mar 2022

Barber dimes

Coins-United States | user_22476

Barber dimes are very rare and are all silver. They were only made as dimes, quarters, and half dollars. They minted from 4 mints, New Orleans, Denver, San Fransico, and Phildeaplgh. The 1894 dime is the most expensive at around 2 million dollars. Proof versions from the San Fransico mint are very expensive at around $500 on average. The coin in the picture is a 1902 O version which had 4,500,000 minted.

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27 Mar 2022

Peace dollars

Coins | user_22476

The Peace dollar was made to remember the peace of world war 1. They were minted from the San Fransico, Denver, and the Philadelphia mint. They were from 1921-1928 then 1934-1935. The Peace dollar was 90% silver and 10%, copper. The rarest types are the 1928 P, for only 360,649 were minted. At coin study. com, it shows that the average price is around 45-$50. There were approximately 190,577,279 minted.

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