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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1844-D Liberty Head Half Eagle

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1844-D Liberty Head Half Eagle

      With a mintage of 88,982, the 1844-D is one of the most available Dahlonega half eagles struck during the 1840's. Compared to other obtainable dates, 1843-D & 1845-D, the 1844-D is the hardest to come by in high grades. In particular, NGC and PCGS have only graded 19 & 24 uncirculated examples, with the highest grade being an NGC MS64+.     The surface of many 1844-D $5 gold eagles have defects caused by the minting process. Some of these include stains, nicks in the planchet, and coarse areas. On the other hand, the strike of these coins are...

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2020 MARKS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PILGRIM TERCENTENARY HALF DOLLAR COIN

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2020 MARKS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PILGRIM TERCENTENARY HALF DOLLAR COIN
The Pilgrim Tercentenary half dollar or Pilgrim half dollar was a commemorative fifty-cent coin struck by the United States Bureau of the Mint in 1920 & 1921 to mark the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims in North America. It was designed by Cyrus E. Dallin.

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NGC Certifies Extraordinary Hoard of Discovered New Orleans Mint Morgan Dollars

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NGC Certifies Extraordinary Hoard of Discovered New Orleans Mint Morgan Dollars

A hoard of 13,000 Morgan Silver Dollars was recently discovered. They were found in 13 US Treasury bags and had not seen the light of day for decades. There were many rainbow toned coins and rare dates graded by NGC. Some were even marked with the special Star Designation (★) for outstanding eye appeal.  NGC also recognized these special coins with a "Great Southern Treasury Hoard" label. There is always a lot of excitement when there is a major discovery such as this one. These coins have not been touched or seen in decades. The allure of finding a high grade...

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PCGS Announces Security Chip-Embedded Slabs To Protect Against Counterfeiting

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PCGS Announces Security Chip-Embedded Slabs To Protect Against Counterfeiting

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has recently partnered with HID Global to create slabs that contain anti-counterfeiting chips. These Near Field Communication (NFC) chips will be embedded in all Gold Shield domestic holders free of charge. Essentially, these chips will be scannable by a smartphone and it will pull up information such as the certification number, date, mintmark, denomination, variety, region, grade, mintage number, holder type, and population. This will allow the collector to easily confirm that the coin was certified, graded, and slabbed by PCGS. This advanced technology will add another layer of difficulty for nefarious people looking to...

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2020 Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Maine Centennial Half Dollar Coin

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2020 Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Maine Centennial Half Dollar Coin
In 1920, the United States Bureau of the Mint struck a commemorative silver coin that celebrated the 100th anniversary of Maine joining the Union and officially becoming a state. Fast-forward 100 years, we are now celebrating the 200th anniversary of Maine joining the union and the 100th anniversary of the release of this special half dollar coin.

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