Old US Coins Starter Collection Lot of 3 Rare Coins Buffalo Nickel Mercury Dime

December 10, 2019 - Comment

3 Vintage “American Classics” United States Coin Types☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Lot of 3 individual coins includes 1 each of the following Buffalo Nickel, Indian Head Penny and Liberty V Nickel ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ No longer found in circulation these scarce U.S. coin types are almost exclusively located

3 Vintage “American Classics” United States Coin Types☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Lot of 3 individual coins includes 1 each of the following Buffalo Nickel, Indian Head Penny and Liberty V Nickel ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ No longer found in circulation these scarce U.S. coin types are almost exclusively located in the hands of rare coin collectors. Think about it. When was the last time you came across a Buffalo Nickel or Silver Mercury Dime in your pocket change? It’s probably been a long time and some of you may not have even seen one of these in the wild, ever. These coins are scarce and becoming much more difficult to find on your own. Collecting coins is as popular as ever and coin collections are a great way to spend time together as a family or with children. In our home the family coin collection has been used as an educational opportunity to teach kids about basic economics at home. When a child learns to understand the value of a dime made today versus one made before 1964 you see how they learn to appreciate the value of real money. The coins in this collection represent an important time in American History and are a great way to share your love for America with friends and family. About the Coins in this listing: This 3 coin lot is guaranteed to includes 4 U.S. Constitutional Silver Coins and much more! 3 Unique coins rarely found in circulation todayGuaranteed to include 1 Genuine U.S. Silver CoinsAt least 1 Coins over 100 Years Old Winged Liberty Head (“Mercury”) Dime (1916–1945)The Mercury dime is a ten-cent coin struck by the United States Mint from late 1916 to 1945. Designed by Adolph Weinman and also referred to as the Winged Liberty Head dime, it gained its common name because the obverse depiction of a young Liberty, identifiable by her winged Phrygian cap, was confused with the Roman god Mercury. Weinman is believed to have used Elsie Stevens, the wife of lawyer and poet Wallace Stevens, as a model. The coin’s reverse depicts a fasces, symbolizing unity and strength, and an olive branch, signifying peace. By 1916, the dime, quarter, and half dollar designed by Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber had been struck for 25 years, and could be replaced by the Treasury, of which the Mint is a part, without Congressional authorization. Mint officials were under the misapprehension that the designs had to be changed, and held a competition among three sculptors, in which Barber, who had been in his position for 36 years, also took part. Weinman’s designs for the dime and half dollar were selected. Although the new coin’s design was admired for its beauty, the Mint made modifications to it upon learning that vending machine manufacturers were having difficulties making the new dime work in their devices. The coin continued to be minted until 1945, when the Treasury ordered that a new design, featuring recently deceased president Franklin Roosevelt, take its place. The Mercury dime was minted again but in gold for its centenary in 2016. Buffalo Nickel (1913-1938)The Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel is a copper-nickel five-cent piece that was struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938. It was designed by sculptor James Earle Fraser. As part of a drive to beautify the coinage, five denominations of US coins had received new designs between 1907 and 1909. In 1911, Taft administration officials decided to replace Charles E. Barber’s Liberty Head design for the nickel, and commissioned Fraser to do the work. They were impressed by Fraser’s designs showing a Native American and an American bison. The designs were approved in 1912, but were delayed several months because of objections from the Hobbs Manufacturing Company, which made mechanisms to detect slugs in nickel-operated machines. The company was not satisfied by changes made in the coin by Fraser, and in February 1913, Treasury Secretary Franklin MacVeagh decided to issue the coins despite the objections. Despite attempts by the Mint to adjust the design, the coins proved to strike indistinctly, and to be subject to wear—the dates were easily worn away in circulation. In 1938, after the expiration of the minimum 25-year period during which the design could not be replaced without congressional authorization, it was replaced by the Jefferson nickel, designed by Felix Schlag. Fraser’s design is admired today, and has been used on commemorative coins and the gold American Buffalo series. Liberty V Nickel (1883-1913)The Liberty Head nickel, sometimes referred to as the V nickel because of its reverse (or tails) design, is an American five-cent piece. It was struck for circulation from 1883 until 1912, with at least five pieces being surreptitiously struck dated 1913. The obverse features a left-facing image of the goddess of Liberty. The original copper–nickel five-cent piece, the Shield nickel, had longstanding production problems, and in the early 1880s, the United States Mint was looking to replace it. Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber was instructed to prepare designs for proposed one-, three-, and five-cent pieces, which were to bear similar designs. Only the new five-cent piece was approved, and went into production in 1883. For almost thirty years large quantities of coin of this design were produced to meet commercial demand, especially as coin-operated machines became increasingly popular. About this listing: Listing includes one each of the following coins:90% Silver Winged Liberty Head “Mercury” Dime (1916-1945)Liberty V Nickel (1883-1913)Buffalo Nickel (1913-1938) About Our Coins All of our coins come from bulk purchases made years ago. We call our coins “unsearched” because we do not run through them searching every single coins date and mintmark. Some coins have been sorted based on whether they are obvious culls or damaged coins and others are hand selected for having an obvious quality to them. Those higher grade coins may be listed individually if determined to have a greater numismatic value otherwise all other coins remain in the same bulk bags they have been in for years until we fill your order. Our order packers have no way to know exactly what coins they will select until the time comes to fill your order. Selection may vary based on current availability. NO guarantees on dates or mintmarks are available without first confirming with us we have what you are looking for. Coins sold are not culls and considered to be average circulation for their respective age. All coins should grade at good to very good or better but we are not professional coin graders. Additional photos available upon request. About UsWe started collecting coins in the 70’s and have maintained a collection of some sort and size for more than 40 years now. Some of these coins have been in the family longer than most members of the family. We’re not selling out but we are thinning things out a bit. We have other investment opportunities and its time to cash in some of these older assets. So what are we missing? Well we’re not trying to trick you with some 100% pure gold flake scam like some coin or bullion brokers and lying to you about what you will actually receive in your purchase. This is an honest offer for an historic collection of coins that represent a important time in American history. In here you will not find any gimics of freebie giveaways to entice you into buying from us. Our goal is to spread the love of coin collecting around America and the globe. We’re not trying to sucker you into sending is your hard earned money on gimmicky giveaways and such.But, but those other guys promise me all sorts of free stuff. Why cant you? It’s not free. You pay for it with lower grade coins and inflated prices or misleading claims about what you will actually receive.