Category Archives: Bicentennial Coins

Eisenhower Dollars: History, Values and Scarce Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC …… Eisenhower dollars, issued from 1971 to 1978, were the first dollar coins issued since the Peace dollar series ended in 1935. Eisenhower dollar coins are also the only circulating cupronickel dollars that are the same size as classic silver dollars, and the last dollar coins that include some silver. They […]

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United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

Description: Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976 was a special year: the 200th anniversary, or bicentennial, of our nation’s founding. But Congress and the U.S. Mint were still leery of what they viewed as the abuses of […]

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BEP just one issuer of souvenir cards

Should I consider Bureau of Engraving and Printing printed souvenir cards to be the only true souvenir cards?
Souvenir cards are an exonumia area of collecting occasionally sought by both coin and stamp collectors. The BEP began its current program in 1969, but it is only one source of these cards. There is no reason you can’t collect those as well that are printed by other sources

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On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. Coin Overview: As a child of the ‘80s, I was always fond of the Bicentennial quarter. It still turns up in pocket change once in a while, and roll hunters can run across more than a few when poring over bank boxes. Most circulating specimens survive […]

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United States 1976 Bicentennial Kennedy Half Dollar

  Description: Americans have long considered the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States. And 1976 was a special year: the 200th anniversary, or bicentennial, of our nation’s founding. But Congress and the U.S. Mint were still leery of what they viewed as the abuses […]

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Return to Bicentennial Coinage: Silver Business Strike Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. One of the first pieces that we wrote for CoinWeek discussed Bicentennial quarters. In it, we discussed the nuances of the issue, from strike to Mint State grade distribution of the P- and D-mint coins by PCGS and NGC. We also questioned whether the coin would […]

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40 Years Since U.S. Bicentennial Coins First Hit Pocket Change

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek…. Growing up, I didn’t spend much time looking for 50 States Quarters–they didn’t exist yet. It was the early 1990s, and I was just foraying into the world of coin collecting. As those who were involved in the coin industry will remember, the early ‘90s was a pretty staid time […]

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