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Cuban 1897 Contribution Issue (2/29/08)
An exampled of an original Type II valued at $200.00 (extra fine condition)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. More >>


Civil War and Patriotic Tradesmen’s Tokens (2/17/08)
 Joneswood Hotel N.Y. TradesmanAt 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: More >>


Daryle Lambert – I’ll Take it All (1/30/08)
Bronze Wright Brothers Medal 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. More >>


Inaugural Medals (1/23/08)
Wm. Howard Taft official Inaugural Medal, 1909It is well known that the United States Mint manufacturers the currency and coinage of the United States. What isn’t well known is that there are skilled craftsman who also shape American history in bronze medals and medallions for everyone to own and share. Created in 1792, the U.S. Mint has been the primary source of coinage in the United States, but in their own words: More >>


The Challenge Coin (1/6/08)
The White House Military Office Security challenge coin, reverseIn 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. More >>


The President $1 Coin (1/6/08)
George Washington $1 coin, edgingFollowing its successful series of collectible coin series for the 50 state quarters and the new Jefferson nickels, the US Mint is now offering a series of $1 coins featuring the presidents of the United States in the order they served. More >>


Ron Paul Dollars (12/30/07)
Ron Paul Liberty Dollar reverseRon Paul, the former Libertarian turned Republican candidate for president in 2008 has an energetic following to say the least. They are very creative when it comes to getting funds for his long shot campaign. Recently, they set a record for the most money raised at an event, some $14 million in one day! More >>


Rare “Sac Dollar” Error Coin Discovered (12/17/07)
It may come as a surprise to individuals outside the coin-collecting world that extremely rare and valuable US coins are still being minted today. These coins come in the form of mis-strikes or error coins caused by human or mechanical failure in the minting process. Billions of U.S. coins are produced annually. More >>


The Inaugural Medal of Warren G. Harding (11/12/07)
Woodrow Wilson 2d Inaugural Medal, 1917President-elect Warren G. Harding wanted "…the most dazzling celebration in the memory of the present generation." Fireworks, concerts, balls, parades, and the return of the inaugural medal. However, with the economy approaching deep depression, the political climate did not warrant an extravagent celebration. More >>


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