Photos of Some Modern Varieties
By Carl Wohlforth
I am frequently asked what is the difference between different varieties of a particular issue. Sometimes these varieties acquire interesting names like the “Peg Leg” Eisenhower dollar or “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half. This list does not discuss the major types such as the War Nickel and Steel Cent.
Since a photo is often worth a thousand words I will show some photos that should help identify several of the more popular modern types. This list is not complete, but I hope to add to it as I come across good examples.