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Precious Metals Investing

Precious metals investing, in general, should be thought of as a long term investment. Gold and Silver are the only true hard assets that stand the test on time.

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Silver Dollars - The primary unit of value created by our Founding Fathers.

Silver Dollars were the primary unit of value created by our Founding Fathers. However, more than two years went by before the U.S. Mint began production in 1794 with the Flowing Hair variety.

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Eisenhower Dollars (Bicentennial)

The Bicentennial version of Eisenhower Dollars was coined at the US Mint in 1975 and 1976. However, these coins do not reflect those dates; they are dual-dated 1776-1976

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Kennedy Half Dollars Bicentennial

Kennedy Half Dollars that were made in 1975 and 1976 all are dual-dated 1776-1976 to signify the Bicentennial of the United States. In 1973 the US Mint held a competition to select reverse designs ...

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Bicentennial Quarters Dual-Dated 1776-1976

The Bicentennial Quarters of 1976 were made to commemorate the 200th anniversary of American Independence. In October 1973 the US Treasury Department announced an open competition to select a design

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Coin Collecting is a great pastime for anyone young and old alike!

Coin Collecting is a great pastime for anyone. This site is meant to serve as a guide and is filled with information on the hobby. It includes information on all US coins and commemoratives.

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Lexington Concord Sesquicentennial Half Dollar

The Lexington Concord Sesquicentennial Half Dollar was struck to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The Battles were fought on ...

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Fort Vancouver Centennial Half Dollar

The 1925 Fort Vancouver Centennial Half Dollar was created to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Ft. Vancouver Washington, by the Hudson Bay Company.

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California Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar

The 1925 California Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar was created to commemorate the 75th anniversary of California entering the union in 1850. After the Mexican War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, …..

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Huguenot Walloon Tercentenary Half Dollar

The 1924 Huguenot Walloon Half Dollar was created to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the colonization of New Netherland in 1624. This area is very broadly defined as being between present day...

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Monroe Doctrine Centennial Half Dollar

The 1923 Monroe Doctrine Centennial Half Dollar was produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of writing of this famous document. The policy was written by John Quincy Adams and was...

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Ulysses S Grant Gold Dollar

The 1922 Ulysses S Grant Centennial Gold Dollar was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Grant’s birth. Grant was born in Point Pleasant Ohio in 1822. His life ...

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Ulysses S Grant Memorial Half Dollar

The 1922 Ulysses S Grant Centennial Half Dollar was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. Grant was born near Cincinnati, Ohio in 1822. The early years of his life...

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Missouri Centennial Half Dollar

The 1921 Missouri Centennial Half Dollar was produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Missouri entering into the union in 1821. The coin was designed by Robert Aitken, who is best known for..

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Alabama Centennial Half Dollar

The 1921 Alabama Centennial Half Dollar was made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Alabama entering the Union in 1819. The centennial was in 1919 and many celebrations were held then, however,

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