Short Sermons

No Cents Liberty Nickel

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The Liberty Head Nickel, when first minted in 1883, did not have the word "cents" inscribed on it. Enterprising individuals illegally gold plated the coins and attempted to pass them off as $5 gold pieces, often successfully. The U.S. Mint soon caught on to the scam and added the word "cents" to the nickels shortly thereafter. #Numismatic #CoinFacts #BuyCoins #CoinDealer #RevTyes#LibertyHead #Nickel www.RevTyes.com

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Obsidian = Oldest money =12,000 B.C.

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The oldest “money” ever found are small pieces of obsidian that were used in Turkey as far back as 12,000 B.C #Numismatic #CoinFacts #BuyCoins #CoinDealer #RevTyes #obsidian www.RevTyes.com

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First Coins with printed value in 600 B.C.

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The first coins with their value printed on them were minted around 600 B.C. in ancient Lydia (modern-day Turkey). The coins were made of electrum, which is an alloy of gold and silver. #Numismatic #CoinFacts #BuyCoins #CoinDealer #RevTyes #AncientCoins www.RevTyes.com

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Pygg Bank or Piggy Bank?

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In Old English pygg was a type of clay that was used to make jars and dishes that held money. Many believe that the word eventually morphed into “piggy bank.” #Numismatic #CoinFacts #BuyCoins #CoinDealer #RevTyes #Savings #PiggyBank www.RevTyes.com

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1793 Flowing Hair Chain Cent

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The 1793 Chain Cent was struck during the first year of regular production at the United States Mint in Philadelphia. Although the design was harshly criticized during the time of original release, it has become a very scarce and popular issue with collectors and represents the first cent ever struck for circulation.The design for the coin is credited to Henry Voigt, who was the chief coiner at the Mint. The obverse carries a depiction of Liberty with her hair flowing backwards, while the reverse carries a chain with fifteen links, representing the fifteen states in the Union at the time....

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