United States Clad Coinage

In 1965 all the coins that traditionally had been made from an alloy of 90% silver and 10% copper were replaced by base metal coins. The Mint adopted a clad “sandwich” of copper and nickel to replace the coinage of dimes and quarters and a clad sandwich of 40% silver and copper to replace the half dollar (the half […]
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Re-engraved Cents

The term re-engraved is really a misnomer. Coins are struck from dies, not engraved. The term really refers to something that is done to a coin after it has left the Mint. The most notorious of the re-engraved coins is a Lincoln cent with a tiny head of John F. Kennedy facing Lincoln. This particular alteration accompanied […]
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