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The $500 Dollar Bill
There is a lot of 100 Dollar Bill love in the world. They've been affectionately termed C-Notes and Benjamins. However, did you know that there is a 500 Dollar Bill? There is, but unfortunately, you're not going to be able to walk into your bank and ask for one because they have been out of [...]
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A Beginner's Guide to Coin Collecting
If you are interested in starting a coin collection, you will find yourself with an exciting new hobby. A hobby that is simple enough for anyone to join, as we use coins daily, and can find them easily. Many households may have jars of coins sitting on bedside tables, or you may find coins jingling [...]
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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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Error Minted Coin

An Error Minted Coin Is A Real Find When we make mistakes with our money, it’s usually bad for us. When the mint makes mistakes with our money, it can be wonderful for us. An example of an error minted coin with a mechanical error would be one that did not eject properly and got […]

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Values of Coops Coins
For over 80 years Coops Coins has been dedicated to offering and purchasing some of the best American and Foreign Coins, Paper Money, Stamps and Bullion. If you are are a collector that is looking to expand their collection or want to make room for new pieces, Coops Coins is a one-stop shop. But more [...]
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Earn Merit Badges at Coops Coins
Earn Merit Badges! Calling all Scouts! Now that summer is here, it may be the perfect time to work on some merit badges. Specifically, we were thinking of the Coin Collecting, Stamp Collecting and Collections merit badges. Each of these merit badges holds a special place in our heart because these merit badges can start [...]
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Local history now on rotating exhibit at Coops Coins in Redlands
At Coops Coins, Redlanders and tourists are now able to view an exhibit of collectibles significant to our town's history. The owners have a vast personal collection of historic Redlands memorabilia, and will rotate out what’s featured regularly. “There’s no shortage of items we can put on display,” said co-owner Lauren Briggs. Collectibles include a [...]
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Five Reasons the TV Coin Guy Can't Compare to Brick-and-Mortar

Online and TV ads are saying exactly what you want to hear: The coin you thought might be valuable is worth a fortune. Maybe it is. But the best way to find out is by walking it into a local shop and talking face-face with an expert. 1. You are not their priority People are […]

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Ancient Greek Coins

This is an example of the most famous ancient coin of the Greek Empire. Available at Coops Coins. This ancient coin from Athens was made in 400 B.C. For some perspective, that’s more than 8.7 million days ago. Or 288,000 months. The coin, which sells for $825, is not the most expensive or the oldest […]

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Jenny Lind – The Swedish Nightingale

If you haven’t seen the movie “The Greatest Showman,” make sure you don’t miss out! This beautiful movie captures aspects of P.T. Barnum’s fascinating life, including his partnership with Jenny Lind – The Swedish Nightingale. Barnum met Jenny Lind while he was touring in Europe. Lind was already an established singer;  however, she had decided […]

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