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United States
3 Cents
1865

This week's featured coin is the early American Nickel 3 cent coin designed by James B. Longacre. The coin was proposed in 1851 due to a decrease in postage rates from five cents to three, and to answer the public demand for a small-denomination, easy-to-handle coin. read more


Great Britain
5 Pounds
1993

This week's featured coin is a 5 pound issue commemorating the 40th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth II ascended the throne in February of 1952, after the death of her father King George VI. read more


Liberia
50 Dollars
1996

This week's featured coin is a 50 dollar Liberian coin featuring a depiction of Cydonia Mensae, more commonly known as the Face on Mars. read more


France
100 Francs
1994

This week's featured coin is a 100 Franc celebrating the Centennial of Cinema. During the first 100 years of film, motion pictures challenged and influenced how we see ourselves and the world we live in. Monnaie de Paris chose a motif for this coin to reflect the simple beginning of what would later become a major cultural force. read more


United States
One Dollar
2004

This week's featured coin is a one dollar commemorative honoring the 125th anniversary of Thomas Edison's invention of the incandescent light bulb. read more


Malta
20 Scudi
1778

This week's featured coin is a 20 Scudi gold piece featuring the portrait of Emanuel de Rohan. A member of a prominent French family, Rohan was Grand Master of the Knights of Malta from 1775 to 1797. read more


Canada
Sovereign
1908

This week's featured coin is a one sovereign gold piece from early 20th century Canada featuring Edward VII, King of England from 1901 until his death in 1910. read more


Equatorial Guinea
7000 Francos
1993

This week's featured coin is a 7000 Franco piece from Equatorial Guinea. It is part of the country's series celebrating Jurassic dinosaurs. read more


France
500 Francs
1993 Proof

This week's coin is a 500 franc piece issued to commemorate the bicentennial of the Louvre museum. read more


United States
Bar Cent
1785

This week's featured coin is a 1785 cent, commonly called the "Bar Cent". The weight of this copper coin is too low to be valued as a cent, but the name has stuck through the years. read more


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