What is a Mercury Dime/Winged Liberty Dime? - The Mercury Dime or Winged Liberty Dime is an American 10 cent coin minted by the US Mint between 1916 and 1945. The head is that of Liberty, wearing a cap with wings on it, but as it looks like Mercury, the Roman messenger of the Gods, it is better known as a Mercury Dime.
The Buffalo (or Indian Head) Nickel - The Buffalo Nickel, also known as the Indian Head Nickel or 5 cents was introduced in 1913 replacing the Liberty Head Nickel. It ran from 1913 until 1938. It was made at the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints.
How American Coinage Started - American Coinage began soon after the Declaration of Independence. Up until then European coins were being used and one ounce of silver was considered to be one dollar.
What are Hobo Nickels? - Hobo Nickels are small pieces of art (sculptures) made from carving (traditionally) Buffalo Nickel coins. The term is actually generic and applies to any coin that is carved to produce a new image. The technique has been used over the centuries with many different coins.
The Creation of the Peace Silver Dollar - Farran Zerbe was the coin collector who founded the Chase Manhattan Bank Money Museum in New York City with his own superb coin collection. He campaigned for a new silver dollar coin intended for circulation. Finally, on May 9th, 1921 a joint resolution by the House and Senate brought the Peace Dollar into existence.
2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Program - 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters is part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Silver Proof Set series and was the 9th set to be released. The US Mint launched the series in 2010 to commemorate the most cherished National Parks and other National sites.
The Brasher Doubloon: One of the World’s Most Expensive Coins - Only a few Brasher Doubloons exist today and you may need more than $5 million just to add one of them to your collection. Minted around 1787, it is still unclear why they were made in the first place.
Who are the Presidents on the most popular USA Coins? - Who are the Presidents on the most popular USA Coins?
George Washington - George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States and is a well known face on American coins. Washington has been on the Quarter (designed by John Flanagan) since 1932. All Americans know his history well, so here is a short bio of this remarkable man for the rest of us.
2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Program - 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters is part of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Silver Proof Set series and was the 1st set to be released. Covers Hot Springs National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and Mount Hood National Forest.