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27 Mar 2021

The Glass Cent

Young Numismatists Exchange | The Silver Half Dollar

In the middle of World War II, the United States government desperately needed copper for ammunition and other military equipment. The War Production Board was refusing to allocate enough copper to the United States Mint to produce enough cents for the year. The Mint began its own experiments on alternative materials such as steel. At the same time, the Mint invited private companies to test out various types of plastics in case all metals were unavailable due to the war.

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25 Mar 2021

A Book Review of Collecting & Investing Strategies for Walking Liberty Half Dollars by Jeff Ambio

Young Numismatists Exchange | The Silver Half Dollar

Collecting & Investing Strategies for Walking Liberty Half Dollars by Jeff Ambio is a great book about the Walking Liberty Half Dollar Series. The book begins with a short introduction to different collecting strategies one may go about, such as type sets, registry sets, mint mark and date sets, and the difficult set of proofs. The book then dives into a brief history of the Walking Liberty Half, such as the design process and distribution of these wonderful coins. The majority of the book consists of values by grade, in addition to estimated survival in each grade and significant examples of these coins, with their realized prices.

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19 Mar 2021

A Book Review of Numismatic Forgery by Charles M. Larson

Young Numismatists Exchange | The Silver Half Dollar

Numismatic Forgery by Charles M. Larson is an extremely well written book about counterfeit coins and numismatic forgeries. It dives into how many counterfeit and numismatic forgery coins are created in great detail.

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