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Our Founding Fathers

Our founding fathers and great leaders who brought us through triumph and tragedy are what we see now on our coins.

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The Kennedy Half Dollar

John F. Kennedy was one of our most popular presidents. Ask anyone who was alive during 1963, and they will most likely be able to tell you where they were when they found out that he had been assassinated. It was this love and admiration that led to the creation of the Kennedy Half Dollar. […]

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The Widow's Mite
The Widow’s Mite As we anticipate Easter, we recall the frequent numismatic associations found in the Bible. Among the most famous of these is the Widow’s Mite from the story of a charitable widow in the New Testimate. Passages Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4 recall her sacrificial offering and Jesus’ joyful response. While a “mite” [...]
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Redlands: A Brief History
Redlands: A Brief History In the valley of the San Bernardino mountains, nestled among orange groves, is the town of which we are proud to call home. As the country’s oldest stamp and coin retailer, Briggs and Coops has remained in the San Bernardino and Redlands area for 80 years. And over this time, we [...]
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The American Silver Eagle A Collectible Treasure
The American Silver Eagle A Collectible Treasure The American Silver Eagle, produced as either Proof or Uncirculated coins, is a US Mint treasure. It is guaranteed to possess one ounce of 99.9% pure silver, making it the only one of its kind in America. The US Mint certifies its content, weight, and purity, and its [...]
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SoCal Collectible Coin Shop

Using Coins to Teach History History is an essential part of our education system. It teaches students more about the world and helps them understand what has come before them. Sometimes it is difficult to communicate the fullness of specific events because our society has changed so drastically, making museums and places preserving history profoundly […]

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