Coin and currency collecting is always fascinating – and today you have the opportunity to add some unique and historic treasures to your collection. Each item includes rarely seen coins and bank notes that will add some mystique and excitement you your collection … and they also make great gifts for any occasion. But order now, because supplies are very limited and we expect many of these collections to sell out quickly!
No Motto/Motto Silver Certificates
The Series of 1935 $1 Silver Certificate was America’s last $1 bank note without the motto “In God We Trust” on the back, while the Series of 1957 $1 Silver Certificate was America’s first bank note with the motto “In God We Trust,” as well as the last $1 bank note series backed by silver. These fascinating notes have blue Treasury seals and serial numbers, unlike today’s green Federal Reserve Notes. This stunning collection is protected in a custom wallet.
The Original New York Penny
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 220 years old!
Civil War 150th Commemorative Set – SAVE 25%!
Between 1861 and 1865, the Civil War divided the United States. It remains one of the most intriguing and popular events among collectors, and this amazing 150th anniversary set includes a genuine Civil War bullet that was recovered from a Civil War battle site. Also featured is the 24K gold-layered U.S. Quarter honoring 1863 Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania and the 1962 U.S. stamp commemorating the 1862 Battle of Shiloh. Includes a custom display.
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!
Sunken Treasure Coin Collection
In January 1809, a trading ship named the Admiral Gardner left England for Bengal, India. On board was a hoard of newly minted coins that were to be delivered to the British East India Company. However, the Admiral Gardner sank in a sudden storm and the coins were supposedly lost forever – but nearly 200 year later, the wreck was discovered and some of the treasure coins were found. This 10 Cash coin was actually recovered from the wreck of the Admiral Gardner, and it is presented in a colorful display folder.
Pearl Harbor Coin Collection and Japanese Invasion Note
World War II produced some remarkable collectibles, and this collection includes some amazing genuine relics from the war. The 1941 Jefferson Nickel dates from the year the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor to bring the U.S. into the war, while the 1942-1945 35% silver Nickel and 1943 Lincoln Steel Penny were wartime emergency coins and the 1944-1946 Lincoln Penny was made with recycled copper from shell cases recovered from battlefields and battleships. This collection also includes a $10 Invasion Note that the Japanese planned to use in place of national currency in Hawaii and other places in the Pacific – but fortunately, it was never needed!