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The History Of The Oregon Trail Half Dollar Collectible Coin

The Oregon Trail half dollar commemorates the arduous and dangerous journey made by thousands of pioneers who braved the 2,000-mile route during the 1840s from Independence MO to Fort Vancouver, in what is now Washington State. Issued as one of many early silver commemorative coins, the Philadelphia Mint struck the first 48,000 coins in September […]

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Bust Halves Offer Variety for the Collector

Capped Bust Half Dollars dated from 1807-1836 are enjoyed by collectors from all over the world. The initial releases of these coins had lettered edges and were produced using a screw press. Certain design elements such as the stars, the date, and the lettering were specifically set in by hand. This way of making the […]

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The Flowing Hair Dollar

Only 1,758 flowing hair dollar coins had been minted and put into circulation, when production was halted in 1794 due to striking issues. A more effective press was obtained and production of the coin resumed in the following year. The coin depicts a youthful looking Lady Liberty with flowing hair, as well as the date, […]

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Proof Eagle Takes Flight

Does absence make the heart grow fonder? Collectors get to answer the question in 2010, as the proof version of the Gold Eagle returns after the US Mint canceled last year’s offering. Congress authorized the production of gold and silver bullion coins to provide investors with an easy and cost effective method for investing in […]

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Return of the Silver Dollar

The last American silver dollars produced and released for circulation were the 1935 Peace Dollars. Following the massive production of the past few decades, which was required by certain legislation, there were more than enough coins remaining within Treasury stockpiles to satisfy the needs of circulation. Over the years, bags upon bags or silver dollars […]

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Classic Coin Design Given New Life

Considered to be one of the most beautiful designs in the history of U.S. coinage, Adolph A. Weinman’s design for the Walking Liberty Half Dollars appeared on circulating coins for more than thirty years. The design was revived for use on a silver bullion coin four decades later, putting it in the spotlight and forefront […]

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