Representing the first year of the Peace Dollar and designed by Anthony di Franscici, these exciting 1921 High Relief Peace Dollars are graded MS63 by either NCG or PCGS! In addition to representing the first year of issue, high relief Peace Dollars were a one-year type since they were difficult to strike with one pass through the coining press! With no 1921 Peace Dollar grading higher than MS67 by either grading service.
The last of the Silver Certificate series were printed with the date 1957. These crisp uncirculated notes never made into the hands of the circulating public. When silver certificates were printed it was important for the treasury to keep track of how many notes were being printed into circulation. When a batch of defective notes was discovered the star notes were used to replace the damaged notes that could not be used.
In 1932 a new design of the quarter was created to commemorate the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s birth. The new design was so well received that the obverse image has been used almost unchanged ever since. The Washington quarter was originally struck in 90% silver unlike the quarters in circulation today. These proof Washington quarters were struck in 1964 and represent the last year of the original composition.
The Buffalo Nickel is a favorite of American coinage. It was minted at three mints throughout the series, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Denver. During the last year of issue, 1938, the buffalo nickel was only minted in Denver. This brilliant uncirculated 1938-D buffalo nickel is a shining example of the end of a beloved series.
This beautiful coin is the tenth installment of the America the Beautiful of 5 ounce silver bullion series which features images of some of the most beloved national parks. The Chickasaw National Park is a 10,000 acre recreational area in Oklahoma and was named in honor of the Chickasaw Indian Nation. This stunning coin features the image of the lush nature and water ways found throughout the park.
The Shield Nickel was first minted in 1866 and was designed by James E. Longacre. The original design of the reverse displayed a ring of rays and stars around the number five. This design element was change part way through 1867 when the rays were removed. The series ran until 1883 when it was replaced by the Liberty Nickel. The Shield Nickel is also the first official Nickel of the United States!