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This is clearly the shortest series of U.S. coins and the fewest required in the entire registry – a mere 2 coins, both struck at the Philadelphia mint. Worth 1/4th of a penny at face value, it was a wonder of miniaturization for its time and America’s smallest denomination. Despite all the distinction, the coins fell out of favor with the public, prompting the series’ end after only 2 years.
Neither date is particularly hard, but finding both of them in gem condition (and especially in the original cherry red) is no cakewalk and a great way to get your feet wet in the US-Philippines series.
Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.
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