Category: 20th Century U.S. Coins


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Denomination –  1 Quarter (0,25 Dollars)
Country –  United States Of America
Year –  1976
Head Of State – President Gerald Ford  
Mint – San Francisco
Obverse – George Washington –  Double date 1776–1976
Reverse – Colonial Drummer Boy
Metal – Outer Layers (80% Silver, 20% Copper) Center (20.9% Silver – 79.1% Copper)
Condition – Uncirculated
Edge – Reeded
Mintage – 4,908,319
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  24.3 mm
Weight – 5.70 gr
Designer – Obverse John Flanagan – Reverse Jack L. Ahr

This important coin was the first Washington quarter without the eagle reverse! Issued more than two decades before the 50 State series, this original no-eagle quarter with the Colonial Drummer reverse is needed by any collector putting together a date and mint mark set of Washington or Statehood quarters – no collection is complete without it! And this 1776-1976 Bicentennial quarter isn`t just any quarter… it`s a Proof from San Francisco created especially for collectors. Instead of the usual copper-nickel clad, this quarter was minted in 40% silver. Plus, it has the lowest mintage of all 1976 Washington quarter issues. While regular-issue Bicentennial quarters are occasionally found in pocket change, this special 40% silver Choice Proof coin is not. Don`t miss your opportunity to add the very first no-eagle Bicentennial quarter to your collection!

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Denomination –  1 Dime (0,10 Dollars)
Country –  United States Of America
Year –  1935
Head Of State – President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Mint – Philadelphia (No Mintmark)
Obverse – Image of Liberty wearing a Phrygian Cap, Date 1935, In God We Trust, Designer’s Monogram
Reverse – A Fasces juxtaposed with an olive branch (symbolizing America’s readiness for war, combines with its desire for peace. United States Of America – E Pluribus Unum
Metal – 90% Silver- 10% Copper
Condition – Almost Uncirculated
Creator –Adolph A. Weinmann
Catalogue – KM#140
Edge – Reeded
Mintage – 58,830,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  – 17,90  mm
Weight – 2,50 gr
Interesting Facts – Although most commonly referred to as the “Mercury” dime, the coin does not depict the Greek messenger god. The obverse figure is a depiction of the mythological goddess Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap a classic Western symbol of liberty and freedom, with its wings intended to symbolize freedom of thought. It is considered one of the most beautiful coin designs ever produced. The fasces symbol on the reverse of the coin was adopted by the Italian National Fascist Party of Benito Mussolini.
Of particular interest is the condition of the horizontal bands tying together the bundle on the fasces, on the coin’s reverse. On well-struck examples, separation exists within the two sets of bands (known as Full Split Bands). Coins exhibiting this feature are typically valued higher than those without it
Rare Dates:1916-D; Scarce Dates:1921, 1921-D, 1926-S, 1931-D, 1931-S
Krause Value – 7.15$ (Unc)Melt Value (2,01$ – 03/01/2012)
Denomination –  1 Dime (0,10 Dollars)
Country –  United States Of America
Year –  1989
Head Of State – President George H.W. Bush
Mint – Philadelphia
Obverse – The portrait in left profile of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 to his death in 1945, accompanied with the motto: “IN GOD WE TRUST” and surrounded with the lettering “LIBERTY”. Philadelphia “P” 1980-date
Lettering: LIBERTY – IN GOD WE TRUST – 2005 P – JS
Reverse – Ahead the motto “E • PLU RIB US • U NUM”, an olive branch, a torch and an oak branch symbolize respectively peace, liberty and victory and are surrounded with the facial value and the lettering “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”
Lettering: E • PLU RIB US • U NUM – UNITED STATES OF AMERICA • ONE DIME •
Metal – Outer layers – 75% copper and 25% nickel bonded to an inner core of pure copper
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – John R. Sinnock
Catalogue – http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces53.html
Edge – Reeded (118 reeds)
Mintage – 1.298.400.000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  17,91 mm
Weight – 2,27 gr
Interesting Facts –  Early Roosevelt dimes were made of 90% silver and 10% copper (1946-1964). Dime pieces from 1964 forward are clad coinage consisting of copper sandwiched between two layers of an alloy that is 75% copper and 25% nickel.Beginning in 1992, silver coins were included in yearly collectors sets produced by the US Mint. These 90 percent silver proof coins include the Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter and Kennedy Half Dollar.
Image Taken from UCoins.net website
Denomination –  1 Cent (0,01 Dollars)
Country –  United States Of America
Year –  1963
Head Of State – President John F. Kennedy
Mint – Denver
Obverse – Abraham Lincoln, In God We Trust, Liberty, 1963
Reverse – E Pluribus Unum, One Cent, Unites States Of America, Two Wheat Stalks
Metal – 95% Copper – 5% Zinc
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Frank Gasparro
Catalogue –  KM #201
Edge – Plain
Mintage – 1,774,020,400
Collection – Giannis Katopodis
Diameter  –  19.0 mm
Weight – 3.11 gr
Interesting Facts –  The Lincoln cent coinage represented new directions the mint had begun taking. Of the most notable is that it was the first circulating coin to feature a portrait of an actual person and not that of lady liberty. This spelled the beginning of the end for lady liberty on other denominations in years to come.Being the first coin to depict a real person is not the only “first” status that the cent can claim to. The Lincoln cent was also the first to bear the term “IN GOD WE TRUST”, the first cent ever to be minted at the Denver Mint, and in WWII issue the first and only U.S. circulating coin made of steel. MS60 prices are for Brown coins and MS65 prices are for coins that are at least 90% original red. The dates were modified in 1960, 1970 and 1982, resulting in large-date and small-date varieties for those years.
Krause Value – 12,00 $ (MS-65)
Denomination –  1 Cent (0,01 Dollars)
Country –  United States Of America
Year –  1957
Head Of State – President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Mint – Philadelphia
Obverse – Abraham Lincoln, In God We Trust, Liberty, 1957
Reverse – E Pluribus Unum, One Cent, Unites States Of America, Two Wheat Stalks
Metal – 95% Copper – 5% Zinc
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Victor David Brenner
Catalogue –  KM #132
Edge – Plain
Mintage – 282,540,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  19.0 mm
Weight – 3.10 gr
Interesting Facts – Mint Mark Appears Only in Denver and San Francisco Issues. All other coins were minted in Philadelphia. The Lincoln cent coinage represented new directions the mint had begun taking. Of the most notable is that it was the first circulating coin to feature a portrait of an actual person and not that of lady liberty. This spelled the beginning of the end for lady liberty on other denominations in years to come.Being the first coin to depict a real person is not the only “first” status that the cent can claim to. The Lincoln cent was also the first to bear the term “IN GOD WE TRUST”, the first cent ever to be minted at the Denver Mint, and in WWII issue the first and only U.S. circulating coin made of steel.
Krause Value – 9,00 $ (MS-65)

Denomination –  50 Cents (0,50 Dollars)
Country –  United Stated Of America
Year –  1965
Head Of State – President Lyndon B. Johnson
Mint – 1965-1970 Kennedys were minted in Denver and San Francisco, but…due to the Coin Act of 1965, coins were not mint marked for 3 years, so 1965-1967 Kennedys could have been struck anywhere, although Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco are the most likely candidates.
Obverse – John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
Reverse – Eagle holding an olive branch (peace) and arrows (strength). The thirteen stripes represent the 13 colonies. The horizontal bar across the top represents Congress forming one government from many. Fifty stars representing the fifty states encircle the eagle
Metal – 40% silver, 60% copper
Condition – Extremely Fine
Creators – Obverse: Gilroy Roberts, Reverse: Franc Gasparro
Catalogue – KM#202a
Edge – Reeded
Mintage – 65,879,366
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  – 30.60 mm 
Weight – 11.50 gr
Interesting Facts – Kennedy halves are interesting enough, but with 40-90% silver content (1970 and earlier with some outliers), silver collectors keep their eye out for them too.With the price of silver going up in 2009, it’s no wonder they’re so popular with silver collectors, with a silver weight of .1479 to .36169 ounces of silver per coin.
Krause Value – 3,40 $ (MS-60)