Found 135 articles matching Coins & Currency category.
  • May 23 2013
  • 23 May 2013

How Geese, Gods and Gauls Gave Money Its Name

By Gerald Tebben The first money had no substance, but it changed the course of history. It was born of carnage, but it was all […]

  • May 17 2013
  • 17 May 2013

A Very Good Year for the Nation and Its Coins

By Gerald Tebben The year 1776 was a good one for the nation and numismatics. Every coin from the famous year carries with it the […]

  • May 15 2013
  • 15 May 2013

Collecting the Royals: Kings, Queens and Pretenders to the Throne

There seems to be a lot of abdicating going around. First, Pope Benedict XVI stepped down as Supreme Pontiff (a kind of monarchy), the first […]

  • May 4 2013
  • 4 May 2013

Early 20th-C. South African 20 Pound Specimen Leads Banknotes & Scripophily Sale

FORT LEE, N.J. – An early 20th century Standard Bank of South Africa color trial specimen banknote for 20 Pounds sold for $10,620 at an […]

  • May 3 2013
  • 3 May 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Whitney Reed Rocking Horse, Hindenburg Ephemera

QUESTION: Several years ago I purchased a Whitney Reed, glider base, rocking horse for $600. The horse is 33-inches long and 31-inches to the top […]

  • Apr 29 2013
  • 29 Apr 2013

The Columbus Mint That Never Was

By Gerald Tebben You won’t find any 1877-C gold $10 eagles in any collection, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. This is a tale […]

  • Apr 28 2013
  • 28 Apr 2013

Elusive Coins: They’re Out There Somewhere

By Gerald Tebben In collecting, the rare but attainable coins, such as the 1916 Standing Liberty quarter dollar (mintage 52,000); ultrarare coins, such as the […]

  • Apr 23 2013
  • 23 Apr 2013

Pontefract Coins: Born in the Blood of Battle

By Gerald Tebben The reign of England’s Charles I ended as with the strong swing of a sharp axe on Jan. 30, 1649. The execution […]

  • Apr 19 2013
  • 19 Apr 2013

If John Beat George: What Early American Coins May Have Looked Like

By Gerald Tebben In an alternate universe, our first president, John Adams, placed his own portrait on coins in 1792. President William Jennings Bryan ushered […]

  • Apr 14 2013
  • 14 Apr 2013

Furor Over a Florin: Great Britain’s ‘Godless’ Coin

By Gerald Tebben As cholera swept England in 1849, attention fell on the country’s new coin. A godless coin. A coin that failed to give […]