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Your Guide to American Coins and Coin Collecting
Sunday March 25, 2018

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Coin Collecting

Metal Detectors

Gold and Silver

Barber Liberty Head Quarter
Years of Production: 1892 through 1916
Compostion: Silver and copper
Minted at: Barber quarters were struck at the Philadelphia Mint, Denver Mint, New Orleans Mint and San Fransisco Mint.
Location of Mint Mark: Reverse side, below eagle.
Designer: The Barber Liberty Head quarter was designed by James B. Longacre.
Comments: Liberty Head quarter designer Charles Barber also designed the concurrent dime and half dollar coins. Click coins at right to view coin detail.

Coins - Quarters - Barber Quarters

Coin collecting or Numismatics rewards the hobbyist in many ways. Coin values can be strictly described as the monetary value or price of given coins; but the knowledge of history, economics and geography available to coin collectors makes coin collecting an invaluable experience well worth sharing with friends, children and grandchildren.

A coin collection need not start with particularly old, rare, or valuable coins of gold or silver. Young collectors are captivated by the unfamiliar designs of such standard American coins as the Indian Head Penny and the Buffalo Nickel. Representative examples of such quintessential coins can be obtained at minimal cost to novice collectors willing to accept coins with high mintages or some wear. Patient culling can be more economical than paying dealer prices. Such coins will help teach basic lessons in grading coins and help to fill up the empty slots in the novice's coin albums. The newly released State Quarters series and Sacagawea Dollars can also be interesting points of entry for young hobbyists discovering the world of coin collecting.

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