Striking Impressions: A Visual Guide to Collecting U.S. Coins
Distinguish differences between major varieties and types. Author Bob Van Ryzin gives you the complete picture with type listings and descriptions of all regular-issue U.S. coins from 1792 to date.
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Large Cent Striking Impressions
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10-percent copper 13 stars 25-percent nickel 90-percent gold 90-percent silver appeared Arrows at date Bicentennial branch-mint coinage Capped Bust Carson City Christian Gobrecht clad composition closed-3 coin’s reverse Coinage Act Coinage terms coins struck collectors denomination double eagle Draped Bust edge engraver ﬁrst ﬂow Flying Eagle cent Gobrecht dollars gold eagle grades grams half cent half dime half eagle heraldic eagle heraldic-eagle reverse Indian Head nickel issue John Reich known to exist large cent large-date letters Liberty half dollar Liberty’s Lincoln cent Longacre medal metal millimeters million minted mintmark Morgan dollar motto nation’s Notes Numismatic obverse Orleans ounces overdates Philadelphia planchets premium proof quarter dollar quarter eagle rarity restrikes reverse design Robert Scot San Francisco scarce Scot’s Seated Liberty silver coins silver dollar small-date specimens Standing Liberty quarter strikes are distinguished Striking Impressions U.S. coinage U.S. coins varieties are distinguished weakly struck Weight wreath