Found 135 articles matching Coins & Currency category.
  • Apr 15 2008
  • 15 Apr 2008

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.

  • Apr 13 2008
  • 13 Apr 2008

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 […]

  • Apr 11 2008
  • 11 Apr 2008

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.

  • Apr 2 2008
  • 2 Apr 2008

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.

  • Mar 26 2008
  • 26 Mar 2008

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.)

  • Mar 23 2008
  • 23 Mar 2008

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.

  • Mar 20 2008
  • 20 Mar 2008

Polish Coin Sets World Record at Auction

A monumental Polish gold 100 ducats coin struck nearly 400 years ago has sold for $1.38 million at an auction by Stack’s in New York City. The price set a record for a world coin.

  • Mar 17 2008
  • 17 Mar 2008

Honoring Ireland with coins and a Guinness

Honoring Ireland with coins and a Guinness

The “Emerald Isle” is beautiful, but also steeped in its share of trouble. Its coins reflect this history.

  • Feb 29 2008
  • 29 Feb 2008

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.

  • Feb 17 2008
  • 17 Feb 2008

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: