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Collectons Key Date Keeper Special # 2

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For a limited time we are offering the CollecTons Keeper Key Date set of Keepers 2, 5 & 10 plus a 2012 Red Book for just $99.99. This set normally sells for $141.97 and you get a 2021 Whitman Red Book of United States Coins with it for free!

The 3 CollecTons Keepers included in this special set are:

  • CollecTons Keeper #2: 1996-W Roosevelt Dime ANACS Certified Brilliant Uncirculated
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    To this date the 1996-W Roosevelt Dime is the first and only dime to ever bear the "W" mint mark.  It is known as a key date coin and one every serious collector should obtain for their collection.

    1996 marked the 50th anniversary of the Roosevelt Dime series. The US Mint chose to celebrate the occasion by minting a Roosevelt Dime at the West Point Mint.  This was the first and only dime minted at West Point as well as one of only two copper-nickel clad coins to contain the "W" mint mark.  To add to the rarity of the 1996-W dime, it was never released for circulation. The 1996-W dime was only released as an insert in the 1996 Mint Set.  This distribution decision led to a very low mintage of 1.46 million.

    Today, the 1996-W is still a highly sought after modern rarity due to the low mintage and high demand.  It is a key date coin and essential piece to any Roosevelt Dime set.

  • CollecTons Keeper #5: 1994-P Jefferson Nickel (Matte Finish) ANACS Certified Special Uncirculated
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    In addition to being the third President of the United States and being the author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson played a key role in United States numismatics. Jefferson joined a special congressional committee in 1776 which was tasked with researching the establishment of a national coinage.  He was appointed chairman of the congressional currency committee in 1782 during which time he drafted "Notes on the Establishment of a Money Unit, and of Coinage for the United States', later referred to as Notes on Coinage.  In Notes on Coinage, Jefferson suggested a revolutionary system of units for US coinage, the world's first science based decimal system of weights and measures, the American decimal coinage system.  Congress approved of Jefferson's system and passed it into law on July 6, 1785, laying the ground work for the United States first national coinage.  Jefferson was also heavily involved in the Mint Act of 1792 which established the United States Mint and it was under his authority as Secretary of State that the first United States Mint (the Philadelphia mint) was born.

    To honor all that Thomas Jefferson had done for the numismatic community and to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth, the US Mint issued a Coin and Currency Set containing a 1994-P Jefferson Special Uncirculated Matte Finish Nickel, a 1993-P Jefferson Uncirculated  Silver Dollar, and a Series 1976 $2 Federal Reserve Note. Collectors were unaware that the nickel would have a different finish than the standard 1994 business strikes, but quickly began to notice the difference.  The offering  was a great seller for the mint due to the demand for the one of a kind nickel. The mint had to halt the sales of the set at 167,703 because they had reached their maximum number for the silver dollar included in the collection. Congress had designated a limit of 600,000 Jefferson Silver Dollars.  Between the set sales and the individual sales of the proof and uncirculated silver dollars the maximum was quickly hit. This resulted in a very low mintage for the nickel (for reference, over 722 million 1994-P nickels were minted with the standard business strike).  The 1994-P Special Uncirculated has the second lowest mintage of any Jefferson nickel.

    The matte finish technique had not been used since 1922.  It was the first time it had been utilized on a Jefferson Nickel.  Matte finish coins have a satiny dull textured appearance as opposed to a highly polished reflective surface with proof coins.  This is done to showcase the details of the design.  To achieve this effect the mint will either sandblast or acid treat the dies. This gives the dies a rougher finish.  The coins are then struck multiple times to bring out crisp details of the design..  

    Today, the 1994-P Jefferson Special UNC Matte Finish Nickel is still a highly sought after modern rarity due to the low mintage and high demands. It is a Key Date coin and an essential piece to any Jefferson Nickel set.

  • CollecTons Keeper #10: 2007 George Washington Presidential Dollar (Missing Edge Lettering) ANACS Certified Brilliant Uncirculated
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    By law, all coins minted by the U.S. mint must have the following inscriptions:
    1. In God We Trust
    2. United States of America
    3. E Pluribus Unum
    4. Liberty
    5. A designation of the value of the coin

    The Presidential $1 Coin Program added the following inscriptions:
    1. The name of the President being commemorated
    2. The dates or years of the term of office of such President
    3. A number indicating the order of the period of service in which the President served
    4. The year of mintage
    5. The mint mark

    In the case of the Presidential Dollar coins, the treasury department determined that the Statue of Liberty was sufficient in conveying this message and as such the Presidential Dollar coins are the only modern U.S. coins not bearing the inscription "Liberty".

    That leaves nine different inscriptions that must appear on the coin while maintaining an obverse and reverse that are aesthetically pleasing. The solution was to place the year of minting, the mintmark, "E Pluribus Unum" and "In God We Trust" on the edge of the coin (note: it was also decided that the value of the coin would be represented by "$1", the first time that a number rather than a written value has been used to state the face value of a U.S. coin).

    Since the process of inscribing on the edge of the coin had not been practiced since the 1907 Saint Gaudens Twenty Dollar gold piece, the US mint found itself to be lacking in both experience and equipment. Struggling to find a quick fix to this problem, new equipment was installed at the mints to produce this fascinating new aspect that had not been used for a century.

    The first coin of this series was the United States' first president, George Washington. Only days after this coin was released, collectors came across coins with plain edges that had completely missed the edge-lettering process all together. Different names for this error started springing up including the plain or smooth edge Washington Dollar. With this coin missing the phrase "IN GOD WE TRUST," it soon picked up the nickname "Godless Dollar".

    Due to the attention of the national media, the mint issued a statement announcing they had struck over 300 million Washington Dollars, and because of the new process, and high volume, the missing edge-lettering had been missed on an unknown number of coins from the Philadelphia mint. Experts estimate that around 200,000 Washington dollars may have been affected by this error.

    These coins will be placed into ANAC's slabs, utilizing a gasket that holds the coins in a manner that makes the edge visible.

Plus a free 2021 Whitman Red Book of United States Coins!


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.


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