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OLD MONEY – 1795 EAGLE


1795 $10 Eagle This first United States gold coin is a big, old gold coin. In 2000, an uncirculated 1795 eagle was available for around $30,000-35,000. Today, the same coin would be priced at around $80,000-100,000.

There are two varieties, one with 13 leaves on the branch below the eagle and one with 9 leaves. The 13 leaves variety is … Continue reading


OLD MONEY – 1793 CHAIN CENT


The Chain cent was America’s first large cent and the first circulating coin officially produced by the United States Mint.

It was struck only during 1793.

The obverse design consisted of a stylized Liberty head with flowing hair. The inscription “LIBERTY” appeared above the portrait, and the date below. The design was rather sparse and empty compared to those that … Continue reading


OLD MONEY – FLOWING HAIR SILVER CENTER CENT 1792


The silver center cent is an American pattern coin, a forerunner to the large cent and an early example of a bimetallic coin. Less than a dozen specimens are known to exist today. An uncirculated silver center cent was sold at an auction for $414,000 in January 2002. That coin should be worth more than one million dollars today.

The … Continue reading


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