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No Respect: What Good was a 3-Cent Piece? (3/28/13)
CWWorthpoint_tebben03-16-09_1851obvBy Gerald Tebben The 3-cent piece. What was it good for? Cheap cigars, postage stamps and deception. Minted in two significantly different … More >>


Special Tokens Issued to Serve as Currency in Culion Leper Colony (3/28/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben10-19-09_obverseBy Gerald Tebben The first 370 settlers, many horribly disfigured, arrived about 4 p.m., May 27, 1906. Six concrete houses and … More >>


A Mighty Coin: How the Morgan Silver Dollar Nearly Destroyed the U.S. (3/21/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben02-18-02_ObvBy Gerald Tebben The Morgan dollar is a mighty coin. Every collector knows that. But few know that in 1893 it … More >>


A Romantic Coin Tale: Hawthorne’s Pine Tree Shilling Story Delights (3/21/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben11-18-02_ObvBy Gerald Tebben As part of his “Whole History of Grandfather’s Chair – True Stories from New England History 1620-1808,” the … More >>


A Curious Kind of Money: The Story of Wampum (3/16/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben07-17-06_obverseBy Gerald Tebben Decades—maybe centuries—before the Pilgrims landed at New Plimoth in 1620, temporary “mints” lined the shores of Long Island … More >>


Pre-War Ethiopian Coins: Lions, Thalers and Birrs, Oh My! (3/12/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben01-16-06_obverseBy Gerald Tebben Money in Ethiopia before the First World War was a complicated affair. But bullets, as might be expected, … More >>


Mint Reports Offer Insights into More than Coinage (3/6/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben06-19-06_obverseBy Gerald Tebben The United States Mint’s production facilities are gigantic factories with metal planchets and planchet-strip materials coming in by … More >>


Door Prize Tells Sordid Story of Ancient Byzantine (3/5/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben04-16-07_obverseBy Gerald Tebben A porous bit of copper won as a door prize at a recent coin club meeting set me … More >>


Let My Denarius Go: Collector to Free Ancient Coin from Slab (3/3/13)
Silver Denarius of Vespasian Sear 2305, Rome 73 AD obverseBy Gerald Tebben I recently bought a denarius of Vespasian celebrating Rome’s capture of Judea in 70 A.D. It’s one of … More >>


Tavern Tokens Proliferated in Tumultuous 17th-Century London (3/2/13)
Green Tavern tokenBy Gerald Tebben When I was in high school more than 40 years ago, English classes consisted of reading short stories, … More >>


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