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Revolutionary Honors: Medals Mark Struggle for American Independence (4/3/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben01-21-02_ObvBy Gerald Tebben The largely unremembered war began with the George Washington’s surrender and ended essentially with the accession of George … More >>

Silver Revolutionary Souvenir ‘Peso’ Struck to Back Cuban Liberation (4/1/13)
CWWorthpoint_Tebben11-16-09_obverseBy Gerald Tebben Can you name a silver piece minted in Philadelphia in 1897 that has the designer’s initial “M” on … 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Picasso Plate Expected to be Top Lot at Multi-Estate Auction (2/19/13)
Picasso plateNEW ORLEANS – A silver plate showing an image of a bull’s head by the renowned artist Pablo Picasso and … More >>

Numismatic Mysteries: Three Issues Not Known to Exist (2/19/13)
1895 Morgan DollarBy Gerald Tebben Coin collecting is filled with might-have-beens and what-ifs, but for me, one of the most fascinating parts of … More >>

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