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Avoiding a Razing: Maryland Town Pays Ransom to Rebel Troops (7/2/13)
Hagerstown Bank noteBy Gerald Tebben The citizens of Hagerstown, Md., knew no good would come from the column of 1,500 Confederate cavalry that … More >>

The Rodney Dangerfield of Numismatic Years, 1908 Still Important Date for Coins (6/25/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben01-21-08_obverseby Gerald Tebben Boy, I tell ya, 1908 just can’t get no respect. When collectors think of important dates in coinage history, … More >>

Triumph of the Human Spirit: Commemorative Coins Honor Mettle of the World’s People (6/16/13)
ISRAEL 1959 5 LIROT obverseBy Gerald Tebben Some coins are tributes—metallic and medallic—to the triumph of the human spirit. Born of adversity, they rise above … More >>

Movie Money May be Fake but can be Real Collectables (6/10/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben07-16-07_obverseBy Gerald Tebben From the cursed gold coins in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” to a common … More >>

If the Tea Party had Its Way, U.S. Coins and Notes Would be Very Different (6/5/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben08-16-10_obverseBy Gerald Tebben What would a Tea Party revolution mean to coin collectors? That’s something I had been thinking about as … More >>

Size Matters: Three of the World’s Biggest Coins (6/4/13)
CWWorthpoint_081505By Gerald Tebben Every now and then money takes on immense proportions. It happened on the South Pacific Island of Yap, … More >>

How the Nickel Almost Lost Its Name (5/31/13)
CWWorthpoint_112105By Gerald Tebben The Jefferson 5-cent coin went to war in 1942 and continued serving for the duration. Faced with the … More >>

What’s In a Number? It’s All About the History (5/24/13)
CWWorthpoint_041805_ObvBy Gerald Tebben In U.S. coin collecting, the number 15—in the words of the late Rodney Dangerfield—can’t get no respect. It started … More >>

How Geese, Gods and Gauls Gave Money Its Name (5/23/13)
CWWorthpoint_011705By Gerald Tebben The first money had no substance, but it changed the course of history. It was born of carnage, but … More >>

A Very Good Year for the Nation and Its Coins (5/17/13)
CWWorthpoint_071805_ObvBy Gerald Tebben The year 1776 was a good one for the nation and numismatics. Every coin from the famous year … More >>

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