New Coins Mark 2008 Biejing Olympics
Coin collectors will be able to acquire proof gold and silver commemorative coins issued by the China Mint in honor of the games August 8-24. It is a complete proof 18-coin set issued in three series, featuring six gold coins that are each one-third troy ounce and 12 silver coins that are each 1 troy ounce.
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:
Daryle Lambert – I’ll Take it All
I am author of "31 Steps to Your Millions in Antiques & Collectibles." I write a Daily Antiques & Collectibles Blog for those interested in learning more about antiques & collectibles while also learning to use these items to grow wealth.
The Challenge Coin
In World War I, the story goes, an airman was shot down over enemy-occupied France and taken prisoner. The airman was able to escape and was ready to return to friendly territory when he was captured by French soldiers. They knew that German soldiers were dressing up as Allied soldiers trying to infiltrate Allied lines.