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1917 Type 1 Standing Liberty Quarter

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

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

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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A Look Back on 39 Years in Business

Happy Spring (finally) newsletter readers! On April 1st Christopher’s Fine Jewelry and Rare Coins celebrated 39 years in business.  On April 1, 1980 I opened a tiny coin shop in Ankeny, Iowa called Coin World. I was fully aware that there was a numismatic publication named Coin World, but didn’t think it was problem as they […]
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