Found 16 articles matching category.
  • 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 […]

  • Nov 22 2013
  • 22 Nov 2013

The Kennedy Half Dollar—A Numismatic Tribute to a Slain President

Amazingly, it has been 50 years today. For many of us, it may be difficult to remember where we were, or what we did yesterday. […]

  • Nov 7 2013
  • 7 Nov 2013

One of Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic Gold Medal to Sell in Online Auction

One of the four gold medals won by U.S. sporting great Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics is headed to the auction block. SCP Auctions, […]

  • Nov 4 2013
  • 4 Nov 2013

Unloved Antiques: Bronze Commemorative Medals and Coins

Nearly everyone has a bronze commemorative coin or medal kicking about the house. I must have a half dozen or so myself from local events. […]

  • Oct 25 2013
  • 25 Oct 2013

The Collector’s Minute: Calendar Medals

Calendar medals are often items of speculation, and they’re frequently though to be one-of-a-kind, rare presentation pieces. But like paper calendars, they only appear rare […]

  • May 15 2013
  • 15 May 2013

Collecting the Royals: Kings, Queens and Pretenders to the Throne

There seems to be a lot of abdicating going around. First, Pope Benedict XVI stepped down as Supreme Pontiff (a kind of monarchy), the first […]

  • Apr 13 2013
  • 13 Apr 2013

Use A Coin, Go to Jail: The Monneron Medal of Confidence

By Gerald Tebben Trade tokens tend to be simple affairs that make do for money in times of economic stress. During the French Revolution, though, […]

  • Apr 11 2013
  • 11 Apr 2013

A Tale of Two Noses: Nixon Inaugural Medals

By Gerald Tebben Richard M. Nixon, the only president to resign from office, in disgrace, was many things to many people in the 1960s and […]

  • Apr 3 2013
  • 3 Apr 2013

Revolutionary Honors: Medals Mark Struggle for American Independence

By Gerald Tebben The largely unremembered war began with the George Washington’s surrender and ended essentially with the accession of George III to the British […]

  • Feb 6 2013
  • 6 Feb 2013

In Memoriam of McKinley—Medal Honors Third Slain U.S. President

By Gerald Tebben A shocked nation was reeling in 1901. For the third time in 35 years, an assassin had taken the life of an […]