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31 May 2020

The first american coin

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There have been many coins made in the united states. I am going to tell you about some of the first coins made in the united states.The first coin I am going to write about is the 1776 continental dollar. These coins are very rare and the silver version of the coin is even rarer. The continental dollar had 13 rings to represent the 13 colonies and were not used very commonly as money.The first official coin was made in 1783. It was made out of silver and had an eye surrounded by 13 stars. The coin was not used as commonly as other coins that were made before the revolutionary war but were used more commonly than the 1776 Continental dollar.I 1792 the government decided upon what the money system was going to be. That year they chose to include dollars, cents, and they also included gold coins. in 1792 the first copper coin was made. It was the large cent. not many people liked it because it was heavy and hard to use. In 1793 they created the first half cent which was discontinued later.In 1792 they also created the half Disme which was one of the first widely used coins.Those were some of the first coins minted in the us. I hope you enjoyed. If you have any questions you can ask me.

09 Feb 2020

United States Mints

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Do you know how coins are made? First a strip of metal is used to make the blanks. The leftover metal is used to make another strip of metal. The blanks are heated so they are soft and easy to make designs in it. After that They are cleaned. Then the rims are made on the blanks and then they go into the die. The die punches the design into the coin. Finally the coins are checked and any errors are removed. Some errors make it through and go into circulation. Some error coins are worth a lot of money. Proof coins are made in a different way. Proof coins polished and struck multiple times to make them look perfect. Then they are checked and put into airtight packagesand aresold to collectors. Coins are made in many different places called mints. Each mint puts a small letter called a mint mark. Mint marks show where the coins are made. There are currently 4 mints. are in Philadelphia, Denver, West Point, and San Francisco. Their mint marks are P, D, W, and S. There are also 4 former mints. They were in Carson City, New Orleans, Charlotte, and Dahlonega. Their mint marks are CC, O, C, and D. The oldest mint is Philadelphia. It has made coins since 1793. The newest is West Point it has made coins since 1984. Cents made inPhiladelphia and in West Point haveno mint mark. Also before 1979Philadelphia had no mint marks excepton wartime silver nickels. Some proof coins without mint marksare worth thousands ofdollars. Thank you for reading this. I hope you enjoyed reading about mints, how coins are made, and mint marks.

07 Feb 2020

Valuable Coins

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There are some coins that are worth over a hundred thousand dollars. There are even some valuable coins that are worth millions of dollars. I am going to tell you about some rare and valuable coins coins. What makes a coin Valuable? There are many reasons coins are valuable Some are valuable because of the metal in them. Some are valuable because only a few were made and some are valuable because there was an error while it was being made. There are many reasons coins are valuable and there are many valuable coins and some can be found in pocket change. Valuable coins 1. 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle The 1933 double eagle is one of the rarest coins. In 1933 the president of the United States made it illegal to own gold coins and the country stopped making gold coins. most of these coins were melted but a few remain. One of them sold for over 7 million dollars at and auction.

27 Jan 2020

Coin Hoards

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What are coin hoards? Coin hoards are large amounts of coins that are usuallyburiedor hidden for safe keeping. Usually, coin hoards are found onaccident andhave many types of coins. Manycoin hoards have very old coins in almost perfect condition.Ancient coin hoards An ancient coin hoard is a hoard of coins from ancient times. These coins are often in good condition and are impossible to find anywhere else. The discovery of an ancient coin hoard revealsa lot about life during ancient times and the coins that were made then.US coin hoards Some coin hoards have american coins from the 1800s and the early 1900s. These hoards have coins like double eagles andMorgandollars in perfect condition that are never seen anywhere else.Shipwrecks Some hoards were not buried or hidden intentionally. Some hoards were found in shipwrecks that sunk many years ago. Most coins found in shipwrecks were coins that are hundreds of years old but some coins found in shipwrecks are from recent ships that sunk. Coins from shipwrecks can be coins from many different countries. Shipwreck hoards have gold and silver coins that are hundreds of years old. Sometimes the coins are rusty and in bad condition but sometimes they are preserved and are in almost perfect condition.Famous coin hoards1. The Wells Fargo hoard The Wells Fargo hoard was a hoard discovered the the early 1990s that had thousands of 1908 no motto Saint-Gaudens double eagles in amazing condition. Ten coins were even graded MS-69. The coins in this hoard were some of the best double eagles ever found.2. 1998Midwestmega hoard In1998 a hoard of 488,000 Buffalo Nickels, 308,000 LibertyHead Nickels, and 950,000IndianHead Cents that the president of Littleton Coin Company had been collecting. This coin hoard was the largest coin US coin hoard ever made.3. The Frome hoard The Frome hoard was found in 2010 near the town of Frome in England. The hoard was buried in a ceramic pot and contained many ancient roman coins dated from AD 253-305. The pot was so large that somebelieveit may have been an offering to the gods.4. The Montana hoard George Bouvier hid 8,000 silver dollars in the walls of his house and many more coins in coffee pots under the floor boards of his shop. He told one of his friends who told Bouvier's family about the hoard. After they searched they found over 17,000 coins. Not all coin hoards are found and no one knows how many are still hidden. Some coin hoards may never even be found.

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