Monthly Archives: July 2014

Every Penny Counts: A Look At One Cent Replicas

Whoever said pennies are worthless obviously needs to learn a thing or two about the important ones. Certain pennies yield tons of money. And of course, those “certain” pennies are extremely rare.

We offer replicas of some of the rarest pennies around – all at the low price of $7.95 – $9.95 per penny. Here are some of our favorites.

1799 Draped Bust Large Cent Replica1799DrapedBustLargeCentReplica-gacc-reflection

How could a penny from 1799 be so valuable? After all, 1799 isn’t the stone ages. There was (relatively) plenty of currency minted back then.

Experts speculate that most 1799 coins were actually dated 1798. Very few coins dated “1799” actually existed. And of course, there are MUCH fewer around today.

This is you chance to score a replica of one of America’s rarest coins. A genuine one would sell for thousands of dollars today. Buy your replica here.

1877 Indian Head Cent Replica1877IndianHeadCentReplica-gacc-reflection00

Talk about low mintage! This coin has the second lowest mintage of any date in its series, and it’s very popular in its genuine form. Featuring a design by James B. Longacre, this coin doesn’t actually depict a Native American, but rather Lady Liberty wearing an Indian Headdress. This coin was later replaced by the Lincoln Cent in 1909. Buy your replica here.

1922 No D (Plain) Lincoln Cent Replica1922NoD(Plain)LincolnCentReplica-gacc

This was an interesting year for minting, because no half dollars, quarters, dimes, or nickels were made. You’ll notice that other pennies made in the same era have the letter “D” underneath the year on the front. This penny obviously does not – sort of. Since several worn dies were used, the “D” can be found in some instances extremely weak, but it’s also often invisible. Buy your replica here.

1955 Double Die Obverse Lincoln Cent Replica

This coin was designed by Victor D. Brenner to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. The “double die” name comes from improperly manufactured dies. One of the first things you’ll notice is that the “1955” is not aligned correctly. The same goes for the other text.

Fun fact: this was also the first coin to have the motto ‘In God We Trust’ on it.
Buy your replica here.

Gary Dyner is the owner of Great American Coin Company. Connect with him on .


4 Australian & UK Coins Worth Owning As Replicas

There’s nothing wrong with focusing your coin collection on American coins. There are TONS to be had, and one could spend their entire life trying to collect each and every one.

However, if you’re looking to expand your collection, there are various coins from all over the world that are simply amazing. The bad news – some of them go for thousands of dollars. The good news – the replicas we offer do not.

1930 Australian Penny Cameo Proof Replica

Interested in Australia’s rarest coin? Some say the originals of these coins can be worth $20,000, that is, if you can own/find one. How about one of the six proof versions? They can fetch around $1.5 million dollars. Why was this coin so special? Because it brought Australians together for one mission: to find this elusive coin. If someone were to find this coin, they would be rich. Own your piece of history – in it’s cheaper form – today.

1923 Australian Halfpenny Replica

The 1923 version of this coin is the key date — it’s very difficult to acquire. Collectors love it in any condition. W. H. J. Blakemore designed the reverse of the coin, while Sir E. B. MacKennel designed the obverse. This is a great coin to own a replica version of, as an original is often expensive.

1797 English Cartwheel Copper Penny Replica

This coin has a rich history. James Watt and Matthew Boulton worked together to put up the first coining presses that ran on steam, and shortly thereafter produced these – the first regal coins that used steam power for minting. Our replicas are made of .999 percent copper. Both the obverse and reverse of these coins is really something to see.

1952 British Penny (George VI) – Replica

These coins also have an interesting history. They were produced every year, from 1937 to 1952. The coins in 1944-1946 were slightly darker than the other ones produced. But the real catch? There’s only one 1952 George VI penny known to be around. Now’s your chance to own this replica – it may be the closest you’ll get to the real thing!



Gary Dyner is the owner of Great American Coin Company. Connect with him on .


Certificates & Notes That Every Collector Must Have

$1 1957 Blue Seal Silver Certificate Circ-UNC

Let’s start with the most common bill in circulation. The $1 bill. You’ve seen plenty of them in your life.

To the right you’ll see one that’s interesting, rare, and won’t break the bank. In fact, it’s one of the most consistently affordable notes around. The year is 1957 and it features a blue seal. For only $6.45 in Very Fine Condition, or $20.45 for Uncirculated Condition, this certificate is absolutely essential. Buy it here.

$2 1928 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note

Let’s take it back another 29 years; introducing the $2 1928 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note. This piece of currency was issued by the Federal Government, rather than the green seals or the blue seals. So many great things happened in the U.S. in 1928.  Amelia Earhart made her journey to become the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The Boston Garden opened in Boston. The construction of the Hoover Dam was approved. The first regular schedule of television programming began. This was during the Roaring Twenties, after all. You can own a fascinating piece of history representing this iconic year in American history. Buy it here.

$5 1929 Federal Reserve Note F+ – Depression Era Currency

Deemed “the rarest of all 1929 notes”, this piece of currency was actually not issued in 1929. It was issued in 1933, at the height of the Great Depression.  And any piece of currency that was issued during the depression is a must-have for collectors.

This note was issued under FDR’s order that it could not be exchanged for gold or silver.  You were also not allowed to hoard gold coins, gold bullion, or gold certificates in the U.S.

Your $5 Federal Reserve Note F+ note may come from one of 12 Federal Reserve Banks. Buy it here.

Looking for the same note, but of higher value? Check out our $10 1929 Federal Reserve Note F+ -Depression Era Currency.

10 Trillion Dollar Zimbabwe Note 2008

Some collectors would argue that this piece of currency isn’t necessary for a collection. They’d say it’s worthless and doesn’t represent much.

I disagree. I think a major reason to collect coins and currency is to show people your collection. This is one of those notes that really gets non-collectors interested. They’re absolutely amazed at the story, the number on the bill, etc. After all, this is a real piece of currency. Buy them here.

Gary Dyner is the owner of Great American Coin Company. Connect with him on .