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Your Guide to American Coins and Coin Collecting
Saturday January 19, 2019

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Coin Collecting

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Gold and Silver

Eisenhower Dollar
Years of Production: 1971 through 1978
Compostion: Copper-nickel clad or silver clad
Minted at: Eisenhower dollars were struck at the Philadelphia Mint, Denver Mint and the San Fransisco Mint.
Location of Mint Mark: Obverse side, below Eisenhower bust.
Designer: The Eisenhower dollar was designed by Frank Gasparro.
Comments: Eisenhower dollars were the last dollar coin produced in the traditionally large dollar coin size. Some Eisenhower dollars struck specifically for collectors included a percentage of silver in thier compostion. Click coins at right to view coin detail.

Coins - Silver Dollars - Eisenhower Dollars

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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