I’ve spoken about many of the United States 20th century coins, but noticed I haven’t mentioned many of Charles Barber’s coins. Charles Barber was the Chief Engraver of the US Mint from 1879 to 1917. He succeeded his father, William Barber, as Chief Engraver. He designed many coins including the […]

Collecting Liberty Nickels


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I just came back from my time off. During that time I spent two days in Philadelphia to go to my first American Numismatic Association (ANA) show. Living a few hours away, I thought it would be a good chance to check out the show. UsualIy, the show are out […]

Philadelphia and the ANA Show


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In an earlier post, I spoke about how there may be a new American dollar in the future. This becomes a fact later in 2018, when the first American Innovation Dollar will be released. A New Dollar Coin In 2016, the last three Presidential Dollars were minted displaying Richard Nixon, […]

American Innovation Dollar Becomes a Reality



Can you imagine owning 16,000 Morgan Dollars, let alone see that many? I’ve seen a number of dealers at coin shows, but I’m sure if I counted them all, they would not had come anywhere near 16,000. Recently, the National Guaranty Corporation (NGC) received these Morgan Dollars from the heirs […]

16,000 Morgan Dollars


2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco Mint producing mint set. To commemorate the anniversary, a reverse proof set will be minted for the first time.  The First Reverse Proof Set As I stated earlier, the 2018 Reverse Proof Set will be the first of its kind […]

Reverse Proof Set


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I’ve spoken about Wartime Nickels in the past, but thought I would build a post just about them. After all, I did build a nice set of MS-67 certified silver nickels. One nice thing about these Jefferson Nickels is that you can find them occasionally in change and nickel rolls. […]

Jefferson Silver War Nickels