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A Link to History: Connect with Saints through Ancient Coins (4/1/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben02-16-09_imageBy Gerald Tebben Saints lived common lives, too. They toiled at their vocations. They ate and slept and engaged in the … More >>

No Respect: What Good was a 3-Cent Piece? (3/28/13)
CWWorthpoint_tebben03-16-09_1851obvBy Gerald Tebben The 3-cent piece. What was it good for? Cheap cigars, postage stamps and deception. Minted in two significantly different … More >>

Special Tokens Issued to Serve as Currency in Culion Leper Colony (3/28/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben10-19-09_obverseBy Gerald Tebben The first 370 settlers, many horribly disfigured, arrived about 4 p.m., May 27, 1906. Six concrete houses and … More >>

Auction Report: 1908 Hunan Government Chinese 100 Coppers Banknote Brings $15,220 (3/22/13)
Lot 129 Hunan Government Bank, 1908 Issue RarityHONG KONG, China – A high-grade Chinese Hunan government banknote for 100 coppers, 1908 issue, hammered for $15,220 after a … More >>

A Mighty Coin: How the Morgan Silver Dollar Nearly Destroyed the U.S. (3/21/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben02-18-02_ObvBy Gerald Tebben The Morgan dollar is a mighty coin. Every collector knows that. But few know that in 1893 it … More >>

A Romantic Coin Tale: Hawthorne’s Pine Tree Shilling Story Delights (3/21/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben11-18-02_ObvBy Gerald Tebben As part of his “Whole History of Grandfather’s Chair – True Stories from New England History 1620-1808,” the … More >>

A Curious Kind of Money: The Story of Wampum (3/16/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben07-17-06_obverseBy Gerald Tebben Decades—maybe centuries—before the Pilgrims landed at New Plimoth in 1620, temporary “mints” lined the shores of Long Island … More >>

Pre-War Ethiopian Coins: Lions, Thalers and Birrs, Oh My! (3/12/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben01-16-06_obverseBy Gerald Tebben Money in Ethiopia before the First World War was a complicated affair. But bullets, as might be expected, … More >>

Mint Reports Offer Insights into More than Coinage (3/6/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben06-19-06_obverseBy Gerald Tebben The United States Mint’s production facilities are gigantic factories with metal planchets and planchet-strip materials coming in by … More >>

Door Prize Tells Sordid Story of Ancient Byzantine (3/5/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben04-16-07_obverseBy Gerald Tebben A porous bit of copper won as a door prize at a recent coin club meeting set me … More >>

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