Nickel For War

I have always been drawn to coins containing precious metals. A BU peace dollar just has a different look and feel compared to a copper Eisenhower dollar. That is why I generally am less drawn to cents, nickels, and modern circulating coins. An exception to this is the war nickel. Considering how long the Jefferson

A Loophole?

Mint Director Nellie Tayloe Ross is largely credited with setting the ball in motion to depict Benjamin Franklin on the Half Dollar in 1947.  She instructed her chief engraver to design a coin with his image, and by the following year the coin was in production.  The design is a bit more remarkable than it