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Finding the MOST collectible coins!

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Finding the MOST collectible coins!

Any coin collection will look better and be worth more with rare coins. Consider the history you have in your grasp. It can be a Standing Liberty quarter from World War I or a Morgan silver dollar from the Wild West that was transported by a pioneer. 

The guardians of these riches are coin collectors, and a shrewd collector can also use them as investments. This article will show greater detail on some of the most popular coins that avid collectors will love.

Peace Dollar (1921)

The Peace silver dollar was created by Anthony DeFrancisci, and it was first manufactured in December 1921. Additionally, the United States Mint issued a sizable mintage of Morgan silver dollars with a 1921 date. 

Farran Zerbe, who served as the American Numismatic Association’s president from 1908 to 1910, was the one who first presented the concept of marking the end of the “Great War” with a commemorative coin. 

The concept gained popularity, and DeFrancisci created a stunning design with an American eagle standing in for peace on the reverse and liberty on the obverse.

CC Morgan Silver Dollar (1878)

The Bland-Allison Act, approved by the U.S. Congress in 1878, mandated that the U.S. government acquire significant amounts of silver and use it to create silver dollars. This pattern was initially made by engraver George T. Morgan for a half dollar. 

In the end, starting in 1878, it was changed and adjusted for the silver dollar. To meet the demands of the Bland-Allison Act, the production of silver dollars occupied the whole resources of the United States Mint.

D Lincoln Cent (1914)

With a coinage of 1,193,000 coins, the 1914-D coin stands in second place only behind the 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln cent in terms of scarcity. The fact that fewer uncirculated copies of this coin were saved than there were of the 1909-S V.D.B. coins makes it attractive. Uncirculated 1914-D samples are rarer than the more common 1909-S V.D.B. coins.

Doubled Die Lincoln Cent (1955)

Another exceedingly desirable coin among collectors of Lincoln cents is the 1955 Doubled Die Lincoln cent. Many collectors still look to add one of these coins to their collections even though they are thought to be errors. Unquestionably, this coin is the most well-known mistake coin ever produced by the U.S. Mint.

Sadly, this coin is also among the most frequently faked ones available. China is the source of many of these premium knockoffs. 

Be cautious when buying coins from sellers you don’t know on eBay or, for that matter, anywhere else. Developing a relationship with a reputable coin dealer is the best strategy for investing in coins.

D Mercury Dime (1916)

The Mercury dime was another piece that was a part of the “American Renaissance of American Coinage” in 1916. The populace mistakenly believed that the woman with the wings on her head was the Roman god Mercury despite the fact that the coin’s official designation was the “Winged Liberty Head Dime.” 

Only 264,000 of these coins were produced in 1916 at the Denver Mint. The coin became quite uncommon as a result right away.

Standing Liberty Quarter: Type 1 (1917)

A very small mintage of the Standing Liberty Quarter was originally struck in 1916. The 1916 Standing Liberty quarter is hence exceptionally uncommon and costly. As a result, the 1917 coin from the second year of manufacture is a more reasonably priced example of a traditional U.S. currency.

St. Gaudens Arabic Numerals No Motto (1908)

The $20 gold Saint-Gaudens coin was originally produced by the U.S. Mint in 1907. The initial coins were created in ultra-high relief, but they proved to be too challenging to strike accurately and did not stack neatly for bankers. 

In 1908, the relief was decreased by the mint’s engravers, allowing for the quick manufacture of coins. The $20 gold Saint-Gaudens coin is generally regarded as the United States Mint’s most beautiful coin ever produced.

The most collectible coins are those that are rare, have a high intrinsic value, and are in good condition. These types of coins can be found at coin shows, coin shops, auctions, and online. With research and patience, coin collectors can find the most collectible coins for their collection.

American Historic Coins & Collectibles can help you find the collectible coins you want! We’re a multi-generational, family-owned gold, silver, and coin shop. 

We are experts at helping clients protect their money and purchasing power through non-traditional assets, including numismatic coins, tangible gold and silver bullion, and collectibles. Contact us now to learn more.

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  • Good summary, thanks

    - Bob

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