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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Silver dollars (Clad Coin)

Silver dollars weren't widely circulated, but if you went to the bank and asked for some, you weren't surprised if some of the dates were in the 1800's! These disappeared in the mid '60's along with all of the other silver coins when the "clad" coins came out.

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Indian Head 1860 to 1909

Back when my parents were kids, if they saw any coins at all, they looked like these. The Indian Head pennies were made from 1860 to 1909. Before that, there were Flying Eagle pennies.

Shield Nickels 1866 to 1883

This was the "Shield Nickel", only in use from 1866 to 1883. Before that, there were silver half-dimes.

Liberty Nickels 1883 to 1912

These were called "Liberty Nickels". They were in use from 1883 to 1912.

Liberty Seated Dime

The early dimes, quarters and halfs are known as the "Liberty Seated" type. The "Liberty Seated Dime" was minted from 1837 to 1891.