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Key Date Liberty Quarter Eagles

Struck throughout most of the 19th century and into the early 1900s, the Liberty Quarter Eagle constitutes a series of scarce coins with a fair share of rarities. A complete basic date and mintmark set comprises 136 or 137 different coins (depending on who you ask, more on that later), and that number does not include major varieties often included in such a series. As a result, very few people … [Read More...]

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Germany Introduces Next Generation Polymer Ring Circulation Coin for 2016

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