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Whether you are an experienced collector or a novice who has just received a few coins from a family member, when it’s time to sell, rely on Christopher’s Rare Coins as your trusted source for fair market value.

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8671 Northpark Court, Johnston, Iowa 50131
Just north of the I-80 exit on 86th Street.

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Locally Owned and Trusted Since 1980

Christopher’s Rare Coins deals in all types of U.S. coins, currency, foreign coins and tokens as well as gold, platinum and silver bullion. Christopher’s has the best inventory of coin supplies in the region and is a top buyer of estates and collections of all sizes.

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Spring Newsletter

Posted on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 by admin

Gifts for Graduates: Trying to think of the perfect gift for a brilliant graduate? Get them started with a coin collection! It’s a fantastic investment and is a unique hobby that continues to further your education. Our experts would be thrilled to help you pick out the perfect one for them! We can even create […]

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1901 $10 U.S. Note or Legal Tender, Bison Note

Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 by admin

Just like the Silver Certificate notes this type also has an extensive series and offer many varieties of design and subject matter. There are five different issues of these notes that came out in different denominations and years, this particular note was in the fifth issue that did all 1901 series notes in only $10 […]

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1891 $1 Treasury Note

Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2020 by admin

These notes were issued as a result of the Legal Tender Act of July 14, 1890 that authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to issue these notes in payment for silver bullion purchased by the treasury Department. These notes were redeemable in actual coin but whether silver or gold coins should be paid out was […]

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1880-CC Morgan Dollar

Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2020 by admin

Designed by George T. Morgan, formerly a pupil of William Wyon in the Royal Mint in London, this coin ran from 1878 through 1921 with no coins being minted from 1905 through 1920. The coinage of the silver dollar was suspended after 1904 when the demand was low and the bullion supply became exhausted. Under […]

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1864 Liberty Seated Dollar

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 by admin

After a break in dollar production from the ever popular 1804 Bust Dollar and after skipping over the very few Gobrecht Dollars in 1836-1839, the Liberty Seated Dollar was issued for general circulation starting in 1840. The seated figure of Liberty was used for the obverse (front) and the familiar Eagle with an olive branch […]

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1822 Capped Bust, Lettered Edge Half Dollar

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 by admin

The 1822 Capped Bust, Lettered Edge Half Dollar was designed by a German immigrant, John Reich. John was an engraver for the mint and served from 1807 to 1817 after having been freed from a bond of servitude by a Mint official. He was the first artist to consistently include the denomination on U.S. gold […]

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1923 $5 Silver Certificate – Porthole Note.

Posted on Monday, April 27th, 2020 by admin

Silver Certificates are an extensive series and offer many varieties of design and subject matter. There are five different issues of silver certificates that came out in different denominations and years, this particular note was in the fifth issue that did all 1923 series notes in $1 and $5 denominations. They call this note the […]

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1917 Type 1 Standing Liberty Quarter

Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 by admin

This quarter has 2 types, the type 1 has only 2 dates 1916, the first year for this coin and very rare, and the 1917. The type 2 runs from 1917 through 1930 with no coins being minted in 1922. The difference in the type is easy to figure out on the reverse, back, of […]

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1877 Indian Head Cent

Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2020 by admin

The 1877 Indian Head was first designed in 1859, representing Liberty wearing an Indian headdress, not an actual Native American. During the Civil War, nearly all gold and silver, and eventually the copper-nickel cent, disappeared from circulation in the Midwest and East. The designer was James B. Longacre, and only made in the Philadelphia mint […]

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A Note on Precious Metals Pricing

Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2020 by admin

To our valued customers. Christopher’s Rare Coins opened for business April 1, 1980. From day one our business model has been to offer our customers impeccable service, quality products and competitive pricing. Since day one, we have seen the full range of markets in coins and precious metals. We are obviously witnessing a huge downturn […]

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