Famous American Coins Fashioned as Bolo Ties
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Numismatics, the study and collection of coins, is a popular hobby in the United States. Several iconic American coin designs have endured for over a century, sparking great interest among collectors. From the Morgan silver dollar to the Indian Head penny
, these coins reveal the history and artistry of American numismatics.
The Morgan Dollar
stands as one of the most famous American coins. Minted from 1878 to 1904, and again in 1921, the heavy .900 fine silver dollars depict a profile of Lady Liberty on the obverse. Collector demand for the Morgan remains high, especially for pristine examples and rare dates like the 1893-S.
Its successor, the Peace Dollar
, was produced from 1921 to 1928 and in 1934 and 1935. It shows the goddess Liberty on the obverse and a bald eagle on the reverse. Key dates are the 1927-D, 1927-S, and 1928-S. This beautiful silver dollar is beloved by collectors today.
Moving to half dollars, the Kennedy Half Dollar
entered circulation in 1964 just months after JFK's assassination. This enduring tribute to the fallen president has been struck all the way to the present day.
Turning to smaller denominations, the Buffalo Nickel
features the iconic American designs of a bison and Native American on its obverse and reverse. Minted from 1913 to 1938, full horn and key date Buffalo Nickels can be worth a small fortune.
The Eisenhower Dollar
only circulated from 1971 to 1978, but in a short time built an impressive roster of scarce mint mark varieties and condition rarities.
The Franklin half dollar
, minted from 1948 to 1963, is somewhat overlooked today compared to other classic American coin designs. Yet it is rich in history and depicts one of the most revered Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin.
Lastly, the Indian Head Penny
, struck from 1859 to 1909, is appreciated for its elegantly engraved Native American headdress design. The rare 1877 issue is the most famous rarity.
These are just a few of the historic American coins cherished by numismatists today. From low mintage treasures to artistically superb masterpieces, these examples reveal why U.S. coin collecting remains a popular hobby more than two centuries after the first Mint opened its doors. There is history to explore and artistry to admire in every American coin.
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