Found 135 articles matching Coins & Currency category.
  • Aug 19 2016
  • 19 Aug 2016

Tavern Tokens Proliferated in Tumultuous 17th-Century London

When I was in high school more than 40 years ago, English classes consisted of reading short stories, Shakespeare and excerpts from larger works. One […]

  • Aug 15 2016
  • 15 Aug 2016

The Columbus Mint That Never Was

You won’t find any 1877-C gold $10 eagles in any collection, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. This is a tale about a U.S. […]

  • Aug 2 2016
  • 2 Aug 2016

Avoiding a Razing: Maryland Town Pays Ransom to Rebel Troops

By Gerald Tebben The citizens of Hagerstown, Md., knew no good would come from the column of 1,500 Confederate cavalry that rode into town early […]

  • Jun 27 2016
  • 27 Jun 2016

Bent and Beautiful, this Half Groat is Part of Henry VIII’s Legacy

The small silver coin was bent where a chisel had cut across the king’s image, granular from centuries buried under ground and colored a uniform […]

  • Feb 8 2016
  • 8 Feb 2016

Huge Number of Sports Cards, Coins and Toys Sales Records included in latest Worthopedia Data Infusion

WorthPoint.com, the Internet’s largest resource for identifying and finding the value of subscribers’ art, antiques and collectibles, has just added more than 2.5 million pieces […]

  • Jan 8 2016
  • 8 Jan 2016

The $1.99-Million Dime: 1894-S 10-Cent Piece Sells in Tampa Auction

DALLAS – An 1894-S Barber Dime, the finest known, realized $1,997,500 at auction on Jan. 7, 2016 as the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night […]

  • Jan 8 2016
  • 8 Jan 2016

Nailed It! Dime Struck on a Nail Brings $42,300 at Auction

Spectacular mint error brings impressive price realized in spirited bidding in Heritage Auctions Tampa, FL Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention auction TAMPA – A singular […]

  • Aug 19 2015
  • 19 Aug 2015

‘Short Snorters’ and Challenge Coins: A Bar Game and a Collectible

Imagine being behind enemy lines, slowly making your way through hostile territory to join up with your allies. There is a distinct possibility that you […]

  • May 22 2015
  • 22 May 2015

$25.3-Million Pogue Coin Collection Sale is Numismatic History in the Making

I have been involved in the numismatic field for more than four decades. In that time, I’ve had the privilege to catalog common coins and […]

  • Feb 2 2015
  • 2 Feb 2015

That ‘Doggone’ Rug: How Some Typos can be turned into Collectible Gold

There are times when attention to detail seems to have gone to the dogs. At least, that’s the opinion of Bob Gualtieri, the sheriff of […]