So tell me about coins.
My father left me several coins that I am curious about. Some may not have been in circulation. How can I tell if a coin is worth sending in to have it graded. My gold coin seems very shiny to me but when I take a picture of it there seem to be quite a few surface scratches on it. I know they are from how he stored not from being in circulation.
1954 Cheerios Confederate Money Examples Album
During the early 1950s, the Civil War theme became very trendy in America, largely with pre-teens and early teens. Consequently, Cheerios offered this Confederate money album, which could be acquired through the mail for very little and probably some cereal boxtops. I acquired this album in 1968 from its original owner, and it was already […]
Help, What are these?
I came into possession of two pins or badges that I inherited from a relative’s estate. They were acquired in England sometime during World War Two. Any information that anyone may have concerning these would be appreciated.
Coins of India Republic
Here are examples of coins of the India Republic. I purchased these coins 28 years ago at M.A. Storck Inc. in Portland, ME. At that time I was collecting coins of India. Since then, I have branched out to collecting world, USA coins and paper, as well as rare and unusual medals. I have included photographs of some of the India coins from my collection.
Near-Flawless 1907 St. Gaudens $20 Sells for $517,500
A near-flawless 1907 Saint Gaudens High Relief double eagle sold for $517,500 in Heritage’s American Numismatic Association National Money Show on March 6-7 in Phoenix. The coin was graded PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) MS-69 (mint state 69.)
Errors in the State Quarters are Worth Lots of Money
I have always liked coin collecting. When I was a kid, there was not a lot to do in the tiny town I grew up in. I think there were 100 people in town, when everyone was home on Sunday. One of the things we would do, is get our parents to take us to the neighboring town, where there was a bank, to get rolls of coins from the tellers, to search through.
Cuban 1897 Contribution Issue
The Junta Or Delegation of the Cuban Revolutionary Party established in New York City in 1892 decided to issue coins besides bonds and stamps. In 1897 the designs were created by Philip Martiny in conjunction with the Gorham Manufacturing Company. Because of the urgency the words “un peso” were replaced by “souvenir” as patents were being awaited.
Civil War and Patriotic Tradesmen’s Tokens
At the onset of the Civil War, US pennies were scarce and hoarded as well as metal shortages. People did not like the fractional paper currency, consequently copper tokens were made by private individuals and companies. This not only served as change for the company but also as an advertisement. I have demonstrated a few types of these tokens. Below is the rarity scale and metals scale: