Coins and the Fourth of July

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241 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was signed. That is why we celebrate July 4th; it marks the birth of our nation. This is also a great time for coin collectors to take note of coins honoring those who helped gain our freedom. These are some of the coins that are a tribute to the heroes of America’s independence.

1925 Lexington-Concord half dollar – honoring the first battles of the American Revolution.

1926 American Sesquicentennial half dollar – celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

1976 Bicentennial quarters, half dollars, and dollars – representing 200 years of freedom.

1998 Black Revolutionary War Patriots silver dollar – honoring all black patriots of the Revolutionary War.

2005 Marine Corps silver dollar – representing the 230th anniversary of the establishment of the Marines in 1775.

While you’re taking in your own local parade, barbecue or fireworks on this Fourth of July, take time to consider the essence of this national holiday – a celebration of the birth of our independence and its preservation by some ten generations of American service men and women ever since.

Happy Fourth of July!

Saturday, July 1st, 2017 Uncategorized