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30 Oct 2017

protection question

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I wanted to know, were do you suggest for me to send my coins to get them in slabs?

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30 Oct 2017

George Washington commemorative coin.

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The George Washington 250th anniversary of birth was the first commemorative coin to be 90% silver since 1964. It was also the first commemorative coin made since 1954. It was designed by Elizabeth Jones, who was the chief sculptor and engraver. The front side of the coin shows George Washington riding a horse. The back side shows George Washington houses on Mount Vernon.

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25 Oct 2017

australian commemorative coin Captain Cook

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The Australian fifty cent was made in 1970.It is made of 75% copper and 25% nickel. It was made to commemorate Captain Cook. The reverse is a picture of a map of Australia with Captain James Cook in front.It was designed by Stuart Devlin.

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25 Oct 2017

steel penny

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The Lincoln steel cent was only made in 1943 in Philadelphia ,Denver and San Francisco. It weighs 2.7 grams.It is made out of zinc-coated steel. It was made of steel because of shortage of copper during war. A couple nicknames it had were steelie,wartime cent and steel war penny.In 1905,Agustus Gaudens was hired to redesign, but died in August before submitting the designs. Brenners initials (VDB),on the reverse were to prominent. Some promblems came up,the cent was often mistaken for a dime.

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24 Oct 2017

Buffalo Nickel

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This is one of my favorite coins I have , I got most of the information online . The Buffalo nickel was made by the United States Mint between 1913-1938. It was designed by James Earle Fraser. Being part of the drive to beautify the coinage, five denominations types of US coins had received new designs from 1907 and 1909. In 1911 Taft administrations officials came up with the idea to replace Charles E.'s barber liberty head design for the nickel, and told Fraser to do the work. They were impressed by Fraser's designs showing a native American and an American bison. The designs were approved in 1912 but were postponed several months because of objections from the Hobbs Manufacturing Company, which made mechanisms to detect slugs in nickel-operated machines .The company was not content with the changes made in a coin by Fraser, and in February 1913, treasury secretary Franklin MacVeagh decided to issue the coins despite the objections. Despite attempts by the mint to adjust the design, the coins proved to strike indistinctly, and to be subject to wear-the dates were easily worn away in circulation. In 1938, after the expiration of the minimum twenty five year period during then the design cannot be replaced without congressional authorization, it was removed and was replaced by the Jefferson nickel, made by Felix Schlag. Fraser's design is admired now, and has been used on commemorative coins and the gold buffalo series.

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23 Oct 2017

mercury dime

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The mercury dime was made from 1916-1945,designed by Adolf Weinmen although the coins design was liked for its beauty the mint modifications to it upon learning that vending machine company's were struggling to make the new coin work in there machine the coin was made until 1945 when the treasury ordered a new design with Franklin Roosevelt.

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