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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 >>


Collecting the Royals: Kings, Queens and Pretenders to the Throne (5/15/13)
A greeting or special event card featuring the signature of Queen Beatrix and photo, $150There seems to be a lot of abdicating going around. First, Pope Benedict XVI stepped down as Supreme Pontiff (a … More >>


A Link to History: Connect with Saints through Ancient Coins (4/1/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben02-16-09_imageBy Gerald Tebben Saints lived common lives, too. They toiled at their vocations. They ate and slept and engaged in the … 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 >>


Numismatic Mysteries: Three Issues Not Known to Exist (2/19/13)
1895 Morgan DollarBy Gerald Tebben Coin collecting is filled with might-have-beens and what-ifs, but for me, one of the most fascinating parts of … More >>


Bent and Beautiful, this Half Groat is Part of Henry VIII’s Legacy (2/6/13)
henry obverse 1By Gerald Tebben The small silver coin was bent where a chisel had cut across the king’s image, granular from centuries … More >>


Heavy Silver Coins Offered Monetary Stability in Chaotic 14th-Century England (2/21/12)
SILVER HAMMERED EDWARD PENNY obverseBy Gerald Tebben Five kings from two houses ruled England during the 14th century. Their coinage during that century showed a … More >>