Dive deep into a numismatic journey with a bag teeming with some of the most sought-after U.S. coins. Each coin, no longer in circulation, is a silent storyteller of its era. From silver’s gleam to copper’s sheen, every piece stands as a testament to the art and history of American minting.
Mercury dimes are another popular way to own silver. These 10 cent pieces are composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. Mercury dimes feature Miss Liberty with wings crowning her cap. This symbolizes liberty of thought. These dimes were produced from 1916 through 1945.
Steel cents were produced for one year only in 1943. Due to a shortage of copper during World War II, steel cents coated with zinc turned out to be an acceptable substitute for the copper cents made in the previous years. Most steel cents are plagued with a rust problem and rust-free specimens are seldom seen these days.
Buffalo nickels are all American coins. Produced from 1913 through 1938, these popular coins feature an American Indian profile on the obverse with an American Bison (nicknamed Buffalo) on the reverse. Coins with full clear dates are seldom encountered as the date was usually worn away through circulation.
Eisenhower dollars are known as the last of the large size dollar coins issued in the United States. Produced from 1971 through 1978, these coins are seldom encountered anymore and are quite popular due to their large size.
The year 2009 is the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth in 1809, along with the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Lincoln cent in 1909. As a tribute to our 16th President, four different designs, representing four distinct aspects of Lincoln’s life, appeared on the cents issued in 2009.
War nickels were the only United States five-cent coins that ever contained the precious metal of silver. During the War years of 1942 through 1945, silver was introduced to eliminate nickel, a critical war material. Notice the large mint marks on the back of the war nickels indicating a change of alloy (or composition) of the coins.
The Bison nickel is a popular commemorative coin. This five-cent piece was part of the Louis and Clark Westwood Journey series issued in 2004-2005. The coin’s reverse features an American bison in profile. These nickels are seldom seen these days.
Silver Roosevelt dimes were minted from 1946 through 1964. These 10 cent pieces are composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. With silver considered a precious metal, these dimes will always command a premium over their face value if you ever decide to sell them.
Bicentennial quarters were issued in 1976 to celebrate our nation’s 200th anniversary. The obverse features the dual date 1776-1976. The reverse shows a military drummer facing left with a victory torch on the upper left.
National Park quarters were first issued in 2010 with the program ending in 2021. Officially called America the Beautiful Quarter program, these commemorative quarters honor a site of “natural beauty or historic significance” from each of the 50 states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia
Presidential dollars were issued from 2007 through 2016. Former presidents are honored on these golden-colored, one-dollar coins. A total of 39 presidents had a coin issued in their honor.
Pre-1966 nickels are included in your America’s Greatest Silver and Obsolete coin vault bag. The composition of these collectible coins is 25% nickel and 75% copper. These five-cent pieces contain more than their face value in the base metal.
As an added bonus to your vault bag, we’ve added several gold-plated quarters to the lot. Yes, these are state quarters plated with real 24 karat gold. Some bags also receive a John F. Kennedy Half Dollar, and some include a Susan B. Anthony Dollar. Look out for these coins if you purchase additional America’s Greatest Silver and Obsolete Coin Vault Bags.