Friday, April 24, 2015

2015 Lincoln Shield Cent

I found all these 2015 coins within the same week. Usually for new coins their arrival is more spread out but finding them in a short span is kind of cool. The 2015 dimes are going to be the hardest to find just from past experience.

Like most 2015 this cent has not changed anything but the date. At over a billion made so far this means it will be common. 

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent  / United States
Year: 2015
Mintage: 1,092,800,000 (estimated so far)
Metal: 97.5% Zinc, 2.5% Copper
Value: $0.01 in EF-40

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

2015-D Nickel

Another new coin dated 2015. Nearly double the amount of Denver nickels are being made compared to Philadelphia ones. I am guessing the cold winter here in the east has slowed down the economy enough that small change is not in high demand.

No change in design or update to speak of for this coin. I found a few of them at the same time so I think it was a new coin roll that was just opened.

Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States
Year: 2015-D
Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
Mintage: 238,560,000 as of April 2015
Value: $0.05 at F-12

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

2015-P Homestead Quarter

First 2015 coin. The 2015-P Homestead quarter is the first of the American the Beautiful series for this year. Released on February 9, 2015 it took almost two months before I found one in my change from a local fast food joint, cannot remember which one.

The Heritage Center in the Homestead National Monument of America of Nebraska is dedicated to honor the Homestead Act of 1862. That Act allowed certain people get land for free. The design features a period home, a pump for water, and grains.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents - Homestead / United States
Year: 2015 P
Mintage: 214,400,000 estimated
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12

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Sunday, April 05, 2015

2009-D Northern Mariana Islands Quarter

The Northern Mariana Islands are a commonwealth of the United States. They were honored with the last of the Territorial quarters back in 2009. Their six thousand year history is typical of remote island that encounters the western world.

On the quarter is the limestone latte used as the foundation for native housing. There is a canoe used by Carolinians, which were a group of local transported to the island after the natives died off. Flora and fauna include two white fairy terns and a Carolinian head lei with native plants.

The history of Northern Mariana Islands started with Asians making what is thought to be the longest canoe journey to an uninhabited island. Then 5,000 years later Spaniards landed claimed the island and sneezed. Most natives died and the Spaniards transported nearby Caroline Islands native to repopulate. After being turned over to Germany and taken by the Japanese eventually the U.S. occupied and made them a commonwealth.

Type/Country: 25 Cents-Northern Mariana Islands / United States
Year: 2009 D
Mintage: 37,600,000
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12

Do you have a quarter and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.