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Oh Say Can You See ...

The Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter is the forth of 2013 and the 19th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

The Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is the birthplace of our country’s national anthem, and was named for James McHenry, our Nation’s second Secretary of War. Following the burning of the U.S. Capitol and several other federal buildings in August 1814, British forces attacked Baltimore. Francis Scott Key, a poet-lawyer, witnessed the September 13-14 bombardment of Fort McHenry while under British guard on an American truce ship in the Patapsco River. Seeing his country’s flag still flying over the fort the next morning, he was moved to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner." Fort McHenry was first established as a national site on March 3, 1925 (43 Stat. 1109).

This coin is now available at The Coin Broker with either P, D, or S mint mark.

Follow this link to the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine:


New Reference Tool
For the numismatist, few things are as appreciated as good reference tools. The Coin Broker maintains a large supply of reference tools, the newest we offer to collectors is: The Hawaiian Money, Standard Catalog, Second EditionThis reference tool by D. Medcalf and R. Russell has everything you need to know about all Hawaiian coins, tokens, and currency issued during the reign of all eight monarchs. This includes all tokens, scrip, medals and Royal Orders with pertinent historical background, Hawaiian coinage grading guide, and World War II overprint currency. 

The coin shown below is an uncirculated Hawaiian quarter. The Coin Broker is pleased to offer our customers these difficult to find Hawaiian quarters in Very Fine and Exceptionally Fine condition.


New Coins From Around The World

Come check out our new inventory of silver coins ($20 and $25 dollar denomination) from British Virgin Islands!

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Welcome to Palo Alto "Big Bill" errr .... President Taft!
The 27th President of the United States of America, William Howard Taft was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1857. He was appointed as a federal circuit judge at the age of 34, served as civil administrator in the Philippines under President McKinley, and later as President Roosevelt’s Secretary of War. He won the Presidency in 1908, serving one term from 1909 to 1913. Taft’s post-presidency years consisted of serving as a professor of law at Yale University and as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court; a position he held until 1930, just prior to his death.

President Taft was often referred to as "Big Bill;" small wonder given his 6' frame and tipping the scales at 332 lbs! And yes, he was the heaviest President in US history.

 New Mint Product Now Available!

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We all know about the America The Beautiful quarter program from the United States Mint. What you may not know is that this year, 2013, the US Mint in San Francisco began minting these coins in uncirculated grade to be sold separately from the annual Mint set and the Copper/Nickel Clad and Silver Proof sets. These coins bearing the San Francisco "S" mint mark are now being sold fresh from the San Francisco Mint at The Coin Broker. to date, the non-proof America The Beautiful quarters bearing the "S" mint mark are: New Hampshire (White Mountain National Forest), Ohio (Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial), and Nevada (Great Basin National Park). Swing by and update your collection today!

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2013 Kennedy Half Dollars 

The Coin Broker is pleased to announce the arrival of the iconic Kennedy Half Dollar from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. Fresh from the mints in uncirculated condition, these beautiful coins won't stay on our shelves for very long. Come get yours today!

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2013 Uncirculated Mint Sets Are Here!

This set contains two newly designed folders containing 14 coins each. One folder is from the United States Mint at Philadelphia and the other is from the United States Mint at Denver, for a total of (28) coins in uncirculated quality.

United States Mint uncirculated coins are struck on special presses using greater force than circulating coins, producing a sharp, intricately detailed image. The coins are sealed in blisters and displayed in folders.

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2013 Silver Sets Have Arrived!

This set contains 14 coins in proof quality, protectively encased in three clear plastic lenses and newly designed packaging. The 2013-dated quarters, half-dollar and dime are struck in 90 percent silver, generally referred to as “coin silver.” The silver in these coins can be seen by viewing the edge of the coin in the lens.

United States Mint proof coins feature sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Their frosted, sculpted foregrounds give them a special cameo effect. Proof blanks are specially treated, polished and cleaned to ensure high quality strikes. The blanks are then fed into presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief. The coins are then packaged in a protective lens to showcase and maintain their exceptional finish.

The 2013 edition of the United States Mint Silver Proof Set features:

    • The fourth annual release of five quarters in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program;
    • The seventh annual release of four coins from the Presidential $1 Coin Program;
    • One Native American $1 Coin, Kennedy half-dollar, Roosevelt dime, Jefferson nickel and Lincoln penny.

Each coin in the quarter series features a common obverse (heads side) with the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

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2013 Native American Dollar

Now Available at The Coin Broker: The 2013 Native American $1 Coin commemorates the Delaware Treaty of 1778. Its reverse design features a turkey, howling wolf and turtle (all symbols of the clans of the Delaware Tribe), and a ring of 13 stars to represent the Colonies.