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1951 1C Proof Lincoln Cent 1951 1C Proof Lincoln Cent
JJ8037
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1951 5C Proof Jefferson Nickel 1951 5C Proof Jefferson Nickel
JJ8036
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1916-D 25C Barber Quarter PCGS MS66 1916-D 25C Barber Quarter PCGS MS66
BF191
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1913 25C Barber Quarter PCGS G06 1913 25C Barber Quarter PCGS G06
BF190
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1906 S Barber 10C NGC XF Details (Improperly Cleaned) 1906 S Barber 10C NGC XF Details (Improperly Cleaned)
JJ9432
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1898 O Barber Quarter 25C NGC XF Details (Improperly Cleaned) 1898 O Barber Quarter 25C NGC XF Details (Improperly Clean...
JJ9577
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1889-S Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS63 1889-S Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS63
DR5
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1861-O 50C SS Republic CSA Speared Olive Bud Set NGC Limited Edition 30 of 50 1861-O 50C SS Republic CSA Speared Olive Bud Set NGC Limit...
JJ11712
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1838 25C Capped Bust Quarter NGC VF35 B-1 1838 25C Capped Bust Quarter NGC VF35 B-1
BF189
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1835 25C Capped Bust Quarter PCGS AU55 1835 25C Capped Bust Quarter PCGS AU55
BF183
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1834 50C Capped Bust Half Dollar PCGS MS63 - Large Date, Large Letter 1834 50C Capped Bust Half Dollar PCGS MS63 - Large Date, L...
BF184
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1828 50C Capped Bust Half Dollar PCGS MS63 - Sq Base 2, Sm 8s, Lg Lt 1828 50C Capped Bust Half Dollar PCGS MS63 - Sq Base 2, Sm...
BF185
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1828 50C Capped Bust Half Dollar NGC MS63 1828 50C Capped Bust Half Dollar NGC MS63
BF188
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1827 50C Capped Bust Half Dollar NGC MS63 1827 50C Capped Bust Half Dollar NGC MS63
BF187
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1811 50C Capped Bust Half Dollar PCGS VF35 Small Date 1811 50C Capped Bust Half Dollar PCGS VF35 Small Date
BF186
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1963 1C Lincoln NGC MS65 RD 1963 1C Lincoln NGC MS65 RD
JJ9732
Out Of Stock
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1961 1C Lincoln NGC MS65 RD 1961 1C Lincoln NGC MS65 RD
JJ9731
Out Of Stock
0.0
1961 Proof Lincoln Cent 1961 Proof Lincoln Cent
JJ8150
Out Of Stock
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1961 10C Proof Silver Roosevelt Dime 1961 10C Proof Silver Roosevelt Dime
JJ8149
Out Of Stock
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1957 Proof Lincoln 1C NGC PF64 RD 1957 Proof Lincoln 1C NGC PF64 RD
JJ9760
Out Of Stock
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1957 Jefferson Nickel 5C NGC PF67 1957 Jefferson Nickel 5C NGC PF67
JJ9740
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Pre-1982 Numismatics

In 1982, the U.S. Mint finally resumed its commemorative coin program, which had been discontinued in 1954. The first of these modern commemoratives was the Washington Semiquincentennial, or 250th anniversary, celebrating the nation’s first president’s birth in 1732. This was the first commemorative issued since the Booker T. Washington/George Washington Carver dual commemorative in 1954. Many numismatists and numismatic historians hold this to be an important turning point in the history of U.S. coinage.

This date also corresponds to an important change in the alloy used for the Lincoln penny. In 1982, the original copper base of the coin was replaced by a predominantly zinc composition, with only a small balance of copper. The fine metal content of these coins is actually worth more intrinsically than their one-cent face value (which is part of the reason why the composition of pennies was changed). although it is currently against the law to melt down these pre-1982 pennies for profit, many collectors and investors have been holding on to them in the event that the laws are amended.

Pre-1982 U.S. Coins

Coins included in this category were minted before the important 1982 inflection point, and include a diverse array of numismatic items. Classic U.S. commemorative coins, produced by the Mint between 1892-1954, will fall under this umbrella, as well as other numismatic coins issued by the U.S. prior to 1982. You may find key date pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, or half dollars, or special issues such as the silver "War Nickels" or steel "War Pennies" minted during the Second World War. These coins can add some variety to any U.S. coin collection.

In addition, many of the coins found in this category have been certified, meaning they have been professionally graded by a third-party that not only authenticates the coins, but assigns a grade to the coin based on its condition. Graded coins come in slabs, or hard plastic holders, that include a label identifying the individual coin. The label also lists the qualitative and quantitative grade for the coin--for example, Mint State (MS) and a number between 60 and 70. The slab protects the coin from the wear and tear of the external environment while still allowing you to view both sides. Occasionally, we will come across interesting mint error coins from this era that are attractive to collectors as well. check out all of the pre-1982 numismatics for sale here at gainesville coins!

 

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