Everyone loves classic American coins, and this is a great opportunity to pick up some old favorites at a great price. Check out this fascinating selection that spans over 200 years of American history!
1883 24K Gold Plated Racketeer Nickel
The 1883 Liberty Head Nickel is one of America’s most scandalous coins. When the first coins were minted, a large “V” (Roman number “5”) was placed in the center of the reverse – but the word “Cents” did not appear anywhere on the coin. As a result, con-men gold-plated these nickels and passed them off as “new” $5 gold coins! The U.S. Mint soon added “Cents” to the design to stop the scam. This original “No Cents” 1883 nickel is richly plated in 24K gold – just like the “racketeer” nickel from 135 years ago!
The Original New York Penny from 1726 to 1794
Prior to the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence in 1776, people in New York used whatever coins they could find. Most copper coins came from Europe, including the copper Duit from Holland. Because of its size and copper composition, the Duit was known as a “Penny” and is renowned as the first New York Penny. Struck between 1726 and 1794, it was issued by the Dutch East India Company and features the company’s initials “VOC” on one side. Over 200 years old!
1963 End of an Era Coin and Currency Set
In 1963, the U.S. Mint struck the last-ever Franklin Half Dollar and the U.S. Treasury produced the last-ever $2 United States Note. The Franklin Half Dollar was struck in 90% silver; the $2 United States Note features a portrait of Thomas Jefferson on the front and is distinguished from other currency by a red Treasury seal and red serial numbers. 1963 was the end of an era … and now, both of these historic “last” issues are brought together in a superb matching set.
100 Years of American Nickels
The nickel is one of the key American coins, and this collection includes all nine nickel designs from the 20th and 21st centuries. Together, they span more than 100 years of American history! The collection starts with the Liberty Head “V” Nickel that was last made over a century ago in 1912 … the classic 1913-1938 Buffalo Nickel … the original Jefferson Nickel (as a well as a rarely seen Proof edition) … the four one-time-only 2004-2005 Westward Journey Nickels … and the new nickel introduced in 2006. Includes a custom coin wallet.
Half Pound of Wheatback Pennies
The beloved Lincoln Wheatback Penny was last made 60 years ago in 1958. One of the most popular of all U.S. coins, it’s almost impossible to find even a single coin today – but this is your chance to own a full half pound of genuine Lincoln Wheatback Pennies made between 1909 and 1958, complete with a special presentation bag. You never know what treasures you’ll find … and it provides hours of educational fun for all the family.