“Die Cap” mint error

Micheele V. writes: I have acquired a 1990? U.S. quarter which has some unusual characteristics. This coin is about the same size as a nickel. The edge seems to be rolled, making it approx. 2mm higher than the rest of the coin, and thereby ‘hiding’ half of each printed word. George Washington and the Eagle […]
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The origin of the ¢ symbol

Devyn writes:  I’m doing a research for my fifth grade on where and how the cent sign was developed.  Can you please help me? Thank you The word cent derives from the Latin word “centum” meaning hundred. The cent symbol “¢” is shorthand for $0.01 or one hundredth of a dollar. The term “cent” represents 1/100th. The word cent is […]
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“Encased” coins

Kathy K. writes: Looking for information on a souvenir piece from Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. The date appears to be April 1901. It has 1901 Indian head penny inserted into one side with “GOOD LUCK SOUVENIR” above and “BUFFALO NY PAN AMERICAN EXPOSITION” below. The penny is on top of a four leaf clover. […]
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