Found 135 articles matching Coins & Currency category.
  • Jul 2 2013
  • 2 Jul 2013

Avoiding a Razing: Maryland Town Pays Ransom to Rebel Troops

By Gerald Tebben The citizens of Hagerstown, Md., knew no good would come from the column of 1,500 Confederate cavalry that rode into town early […]

  • Jun 25 2013
  • 25 Jun 2013

The Rodney Dangerfield of Numismatic Years, 1908 Still Important Date for Coins

by Gerald Tebben Boy, I tell ya, 1908 just can’t get no respect. When collectors think of important dates in coinage history, 1908 rarely rates […]

  • Jun 16 2013
  • 16 Jun 2013

Triumph of the Human Spirit: Commemorative Coins Honor Mettle of the World’s People

By Gerald Tebben Some coins are tributes—metallic and medallic—to the triumph of the human spirit. Born of adversity, they rise above their mundane mercantile brethren […]

  • Jun 14 2013
  • 14 Jun 2013

Give Peace Dollars a Chance: Finest Known 1923-D Captures $76,375 at Sale

At the conclusion of the First World War it was suggested in many circles that a commemorative coin a “Peace Dollar” should be issued for […]

  • Jun 10 2013
  • 10 Jun 2013

Movie Money May be Fake but can be Real Collectables

By Gerald Tebben From the cursed gold coins in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” to a common $1 bill in “National […]

  • Jun 5 2013
  • 5 Jun 2013

If the Tea Party had Its Way, U.S. Coins and Notes Would be Very Different

By Gerald Tebben What would a Tea Party revolution mean to coin collectors? That’s something I had been thinking about as the group flexed its […]

  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

Size Matters: Three of the World’s Biggest Coins

By Gerald Tebben Every now and then money takes on immense proportions. It happened on the South Pacific Island of Yap, in several German states […]

  • Jun 3 2013
  • 3 Jun 2013

A Double Eagle Treasure: Collection Lanson Champagne Captures Nearly $1 Million

Normally when coin collectors think of lost gold treasures, especially when it pertains to the glorious Double Eagle or $20 gold piece, the more prestigious of […]

  • May 31 2013
  • 31 May 2013

How the Nickel Almost Lost Its Name

By Gerald Tebben The Jefferson 5-cent coin went to war in 1942 and continued serving for the duration. Faced with the need to divert nickel […]

  • May 24 2013
  • 24 May 2013

What’s In a Number? It’s All About the History

By Gerald Tebben In U.S. coin collecting, the number 15—in the words of the late Rodney Dangerfield—can’t get no respect. It started strong in our […]