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CollecTons Keepers Starter Set - Numbers 21 through 25

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We are pleased to offer for sale this CollecTons Keepers Set #21 through #25.

What makes the Collectons Keepers program special?

Here at CollecTons, we work hard researching coins that should be part of every collection. Our goal is to utilize our knowledge in the numismatic industry to select coins worthy of being in everyone's collection! Therefore, the CollecTons Keepers program will only feature those Coins Worth Keeping.

Each coin is hand selected and given to ANACS (America's Oldest Grading Service) for grading and authentication. The coins are then sealed in an ANACS certified proprietary slab holder for long-term storage, with our limited edition label marking it a CollecTons Keeper.

The five CollecTons Keepers included in this starter set are:

  • CollecTons Keeper #21: 2006-P Reverse Proof American Eagle Silver Dollar
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    The American Silver Eagle is the official bullion of the United States and 2006 marked the 20th anniversary of the coin series. It is also the first time that the U.S. Mint issued a coin with a "Reverse Proof" finish. It is therefore known as a key date coin and one that every serious collector should obtain for their collection.

    The American Eagle Silver Bullion Program is one of the most successful coin programs from the U.S. Mint. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary the mint created a 3 coin set, each containing one proof specimen, one uncirculated specimen and one reverse proof specimen. The mint only created 248,875 of the specimens in reverse proof and they were only available in the three coin set. The Reverse Proof finish is struck in much the same way as a proof coin. A modern proof coin generally has a mirror like finish on the background and the raised portions are usually frosted. The 2006-P Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle is the first U.S. coin to have the reverse proof finish, which has a frosted background and a mirror like finish on all of the raised portions of the coin.

    The design for the obverse of the coin was taken from Adolph A. Weinman's "Walking Liberty", a design that is widely thought of as one of the most beautiful in modern United States coinage. The reverse heraldic eagle design was specifically created for the coin by John Mercanti.

    Today, the 2006-P Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle Dollar is highly sought after. It is the first reverse proof coin from the U.S. Mint and represents the 20th Annversary of the American Eagle Bullion program.

  • CollecTons Keeper #22: 2013-W American Eagle Silver Dollar
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    The enhanced uncirculated finish on this coin was a new strike for the U.S. Mint, one that had never been used before. The coin was included in a two coin set commemorating the 75th anniversary of the West Point mint which officially opened in June of 1938.

    The coin has many features that are unusual for any coin. On the obverse, the mountains, the flags “red” stripes, and the “blue” portions of the flag, as well as the year and Liberty's sandals have a traditional uncirculated finish. The lettering and remaining elements of the obverse have a heavily frosted finish creating a stark contrast with the uncirculated finishes. The fields on both sides of the coin have a lightly frosted finish which is almost proof like. On the reverse of the coin, the ribbon, eagle's beak, olive branch and arrows, along with the border on the shield and it's alternating stripes have the traditional uncirculated finish. All other design elements and lettering have the heavily frosted finish. All of these enhancements combined are unique to the 2013-W American Silver Eagle Enhanced Uncirculated Dollar and lend themselves to a definition of detail not found on other coins.

    The design for the obverse of the coin was taken from Adolph A. Weinman's "Walking Liberty", a design that is widely thought of as one of the most beautiful in modern United States coinage. The reverse heraldic eagle design was specifically created for the coin by John Mercanti.

    Today, the 2013-W Enhanced Uncirculated American Silver Eagle Dollar is highly sought after. It is the only enhanced uncirculated silver eagle and represents the 75th Annversary of the West Point Mint.

  • CollecTons Keeper #23: 1883 “NO CENTS” Liberty Head Nickel
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    The Liberty Head Nickel was first produced by the U.S. Mint in 1883. For historical reasons, the coin was initially released without the word "CENTS" appearing on the coin. This allowed some crafty individuals to immediately plate the coins in gold and pass them off as five-dollar gold pieces!

    The Liberty Head nickel, also known as the "V nickel" due to the reverse design, was struck from 1883 through 1912. It was a replacement for the Shield nickel which had withstood a number of production problems. Joseph Wharton, an industrialist with interests in nickel mining and production, had been very influential in getting nickel (the metal) into the production of coinage during the 1860s. Due to the technical problems with the Shield nickel, production of the five cent coin had been waning in the mid 1870s. Wharton once again became influential with the U.S. Mint when he pushed the mint to increase their purchase of nickel and therefore redesign the five cent coin. The Liberty Head Nickel was the ultimate result.

    Three cent pieces had been circulating for years with only a Roman numeral to indicate the value of the coin. However, the V nickel just happened to be similar in diameter to the five-dollar gold piece. Fraudsters quickly realized that if the coin were gold plated it could be passed as a five-dollar piece rather than a five-cent piece. These fraudsters acted quickly and experienced quite a bit of success in passing them off as the higher denomination gold pieces. This earned the 1883 No Cents Nickel the dubious name of a 'Racketeer Nickel'. Some fraudsters even went so far as to reed the edge of the coins to make them appear even more like a gold piece.

    The fraud associated with the new nickel caused much concern at the Mint, which quickly ceased production. Charles Barber (the designer of the nickel and the Chief Engraver at the U.S. Mint) immediately modified the design of the reverse, moving other elements in the design to make room for the word 'cents' at the bottom. The new design entered into production on the 26th of June, 1883. The public responded by hoarding the 'No Cents' nickels, believing that the Treasury Department might attempt to recall them.

    Barber chose a classical design for the obverse, featuring the figure of a woman facing left. The woman is wearing a coronet engraved with the word 'LIBERTY' and has sprigs of wheat and cotton in her hair. She is surrounded by thirteen stars, and the date appears below her. The reverse displays the Roman numeral V inside a wreath made of ears of corn, ears of wheat, bolls, and leaves of cotton. Above the wreath is the legend 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA', and the motto 'E PLURIBUS UNUM' below it.

    Today, the 1883 "NO CENTS" Liberty Head Nickel is highly sought after. It holds a unique spot in the history of United States coinage.

  • CollecTons Keeper #24: 2010-P Boy Scout Centennial Silver Dollar
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    The the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) are two distinct organizations that have had at least some impact on every American and a huge impact on many Americans over the past 100 years. Since the forming of the Boy Scouts of America in the year 1910, it has had over 110 million members and maintains an active 3 million youth members and 1 million adult leaders. The Girl Guides of America were formed shortly after Juliette Gordon Low met the founder of Scouting (Robert Baden-Powell, the basis of the BSA) in 1911. She is famously quoted as phoning a distant cousin shortly after meeting Baden-Powell and saying “I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and the world, and we're going to start tonight”. In 1913 the Girl Guides of America changed its name to the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. Currently the Girl Scouts of the United States of America boasts an astonishing 2.8 million youth members and 800 thousand adult members!

    Both organizations share the goal of training youth in responsible citizenship, moral character and self reliance using a variety of methods including educational programs and outdoor activities. There are a number of different programs in each association but they all aim to train and teach the youth the values of honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, confidence and civic duty as well as outdoor survival and first aid. As members get older, both associations offer various levels of career training and assistance in furthering one's education.

    Boy Scouts of America

    The obverse of the Boy Scout Commemorative features a Cub Scout in the foreground, with a Boy Scout and a female Venturer in the background saluting, a fitting representation of the three larger bodies of the organization. It also includes the inscriptions "CONTINUING THE JOURNEY", "1910", "2010", "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "LIBERTY", the latter two being common inscriptions on U.S. coins.

    The reverse of the coin features the BSA's universal emblem as well as the inscriptions "UNITED STATE OF AMERICA", "E PLURIBUS UNUM", "ONE DOLLAR" and "BE PREPARED".

    This 2010 Centennial Silver Dollar commemorates the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Boy Scouts of America!

  • CollecTons Keeper #25: 2013-W Girl Scout Centennial Silver Dollar
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    The the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) are two distinct organizations that have had at least some impact on every American and a huge impact on many Americans over the past 100 years. Since the forming of the Boy Scouts of America in the year 1910, it has had over 110 million members and maintains an active 3 million youth members and 1 million adult leaders. The Girl Guides of America were formed shortly after Juliette Gordon Low met the founder of Scouting (Robert Baden-Powell, the basis of the BSA) in 1911. She is famously quoted as phoning a distant cousin shortly after meeting Baden-Powell and saying “I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and the world, and we're going to start tonight”. In 1913 the Girl Guides of America changed its name to the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. Currently the Girl Scouts of the United States of America boasts an astonishing 2.8 million youth members and 800 thousand adult members!

    Both organizations share the goal of training youth in responsible citizenship, moral character and self reliance using a variety of methods including educational programs and outdoor activities. There are a number of different programs in each association but they all aim to train and teach the youth the values of honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, confidence and civic duty as well as outdoor survival and first aid. As members get older, both associations offer various levels of career training and assistance in furthering one's education.

    Girl Scouts of the United States of America

    The mission statement of the GSUSA is "Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place". The obverse of the coin represents this statement, as well as the historical and contemporary aspects of the organization by depicting three girls of differing ages and diversity as Girl Scouts of the USA. Above the girls are the inscriptions "COURAGE - CONFIDENCE - CHARACTER", key elements of the mission statement. Below the girls are the inscriptions "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "LIBERTY", common inscriptions on a U.S. coin, as well as the year, "2013".

    The reverse of the coin features a profile of girl scouts, which is the GSUSA official insignia, as well as the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "E PLURIBUS UNUM", "$1" and "GIRL SCOUTS".

    This 2013 Centennial Silver Dollar commemorates the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Girl Scouts of the USA!

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