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30 Jun 2022

1842 US Liberty Braided Cent

Coins-United States | AC coin$

An old full copper cent, launched in 1839 initially, this historically attractive one cent coin has been sought, and still is, by many enthusiasts Worldwide.The Liberty Braided cent I show here had a peculiar feature for this year of 1842, it was minted with the year in large and small engraved numbers. This detail made them eventually an attractive item for collectors.America was becoming robust, territory extending its frontiers until reaching the Pacific and demarking its boundaries to the North and South. Cities known at that time were struggling to improve its services, economy and urban projects. Universities and major colleges were founded, and train routes were improved and extended. President William Henry Harrison died in April 1841, his Vice-President, John Tyler became the tenth US President until 1845.An evolution of another great American history chárter, I present my circulated 1842 (large numbers) US Liberty Braided cent.

28 Jun 2022

1868 US Shield Nickel

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A piece of American history, the "shield" nickel took its name from the design motif on its obverse, a beautiful US carved shield. Designed and engraved in Philadelphia by reknown James Barton Longacre, this nice nickel was minted in the same alloy that nickels are minted today in the United States.

21 Jun 2022

1900, 1903, 1905 & 1906 Indian Head US Cents

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Considered by enthusiasts and well known sites as the most beautiful copper coins in American History. The Indian Head Cent was designed and engraved by reknown James Barton Longacre.

29 May 2022

1893, 1894, 1895, 1897 & 1899 Indian Head Cents

Coins-United States | AC coin$

US Indian Head Cents:18931894189518971899Magnificent USA was in the midst of completing the last trends of Westward Expansion, the 'gold rush' era was transforming some Western points. America was becoming more urban as many large cities expanden their outskirts as well.

03 May 2022

1890 US Indian Head CENT

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Beautifully designed by James Barton Longacre this one cent version was in production since 1859 until replaced by another design in 1909.This Indian head cent is 95% copper and 5% zinc/tin alloy.The USA was in the midst of heavy political, territorial and economical transformation. Americans were becoming concerned about the ups and downs of the financial markets since 1837. A new balance was searched within the government so the Nation would be able to face the demands of a competitive industrial era abroad.The US President un this year was Benjamin Harrison and the two states that entered the Union were Idaho and Wyoming both in July 1890. This cent coin evokes historically the changes America went through this new last decade of the nineteenth century.

26 Apr 2022

1867 US Shield Nickel

Coins-United States | AC coin$

The drapped US shield nickel was produced since 1866 until 1883 when it was substituted by the Liberty Head nickel. This beautiful coin was designed by James Barton Longacre who became the Nation's Chief Engraver at that time.The coin was minted in two nice varieties: with rays around the stars pointing towards the #5 denomination and, without rays.This coin was an effort to call up for a unified Nation after the terrible years of the Civil War and its kind was launched under President Andrew Johnson's after the assassination of President Lincoln.

21 Apr 2022

1889 US Indian Head Cent

Coins-United States | AC coin$

Designed and initially launched in 1859 by James Barton Longacre as Chief Designer and Engraver of the United States Mint, the peculiar"Indian head" penny is an item still sought by many. Its kind was known and circulated for more than fifty years until 1909.Moved by a native American motif, the engraving of this one cent coin took place within a historical wave of continuous territorial expansion as well as economical growth. On November 1889 four states became part of the Union: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wahington.Also know as the bronze composite penny, the Indian head cent is an attractive collectable item regardless of the quantities minted through the various years as ordered by the government. I hereby present my well kept 1889 Indian head cent. We shall never forget our history and our origins.


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