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Collecting the Nation's Birthday

As the 250th anniversary of our nation approaches, this might be the perfect time to collect milestone issues of the United States. On July 4, 1826, there were parades, fireworks and speeches around the country to celebrate the 50th birthday of the United States. In Philadelphia, there had been invitations sent to the original signers of the ...

The Coin That Inspired America's Modern Coin Collecting

The 1856 Flying Eagle Cents kickstarted modern coin collecting in the US. United States Large Cents were first produced in 1793 and continued nearly uninterrupted until 1857. The lone exception was 1815, when the Mint experienced a shortage of metal. By the late 1850s, the price of copper made the coins expensive to produce and the large size ...

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