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BUY GAS at only .25 cent a gallon

IN 1964 you could buy gas for your car at .25 a gallon in most states in america.1964 was the last year that the U.S. Minted Quarters with 90% silv...

Rare Coins and Politics

A Scandalous CoinPolitics and rare coins might not seem to go together, but they are linked throughout the history of the United States. From the f...

Rare Coins and Politics – Part 2

“You shall not crucify mankind on a Cross of Gold!”Those were the words of William Jennings Bryan at the Democratic Convention in 1896, and a crowd...

Playing a Guessing Game with Rare Issues – 1989

Guess the winners. It’s a game that’s been played for years by sportswriters and sports fans. By stockbrokers and investors. Professional numismati...

Learning the Value of Rare Coins

A few years ago we started a website called eCoinPrices.com to enable the public to have Free Online access to learn the Value of Rare Coins. eCoin...

1943 Steel Cent

Can you give me information on a 1943 US copper penny?The furor over the “copper” cent resulted from a story carried by Associated Press, hyping a ...

Determining the Grade of a Coin

Assigning a grade to a coin is an art, not a science. It is often highly subjective, especially when working with Mint State coins where small diff...

Rare Coin

What are the different certification services available, and how do I get my coins certified by them?The three organizations which have the best re...

American Numismatic Association (ANA)

The American Numismatic Association is a Congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people...

New State Quarters Errors

I keep hearing reports about errors on some of the new State Quarters. Has only one been reported or are there several?There are numerous minting v...

Coin or Token

What is the difference between a coin, token, and medal?This is important to know, because even many collectors confuse them, calling them all coin...

Coins

Can you explain the difference between a commemorative coin and a circulating coin?There are circulating coins, commemorative coins and circulating...