Found 136 articles matching Coins & Currency category.
  • Mar 22 2013
  • 22 Mar 2013

Auction Report: 1908 Hunan Government Chinese 100 Coppers Banknote Brings $15,220

HONG KONG, China – A high-grade Chinese Hunan government banknote for 100 coppers, 1908 issue, hammered for $15,220 after a fierce floor competition at the […]

  • Mar 21 2013
  • 21 Mar 2013

A Mighty Coin: How the Morgan Silver Dollar Nearly Destroyed the U.S.

By Gerald Tebben The Morgan dollar is a mighty coin. Every collector knows that. But few know that in 1893 it nearly destroyed the United […]

  • Mar 21 2013
  • 21 Mar 2013

A Romantic Coin Tale: Hawthorne’s Pine Tree Shilling Story Delights

By Gerald Tebben As part of his “Whole History of Grandfather’s Chair – True Stories from New England History 1620-1808,” the 19th century novelist Nathaniel […]

  • Mar 16 2013
  • 16 Mar 2013

A Curious Kind of Money: The Story of Wampum

By Gerald Tebben Decades—maybe centuries—before the Pilgrims landed at New Plimoth in 1620, temporary “mints” lined the shores of Long Island Sound each winter producing […]

  • Mar 12 2013
  • 12 Mar 2013

Pre-War Ethiopian Coins: Lions, Thalers and Birrs, Oh My!

By Gerald Tebben Money in Ethiopia before the First World War was a complicated affair. But bullets, as might be expected, could always be counted […]

  • Mar 6 2013
  • 6 Mar 2013

Mint Reports Offer Insights into More than Coinage

By Gerald Tebben The United States Mint’s production facilities are gigantic factories with metal planchets and planchet-strip materials coming in by the truckload and finished […]

  • Mar 3 2013
  • 3 Mar 2013

Let My Denarius Go: Collector to Free Ancient Coin from Slab

By Gerald Tebben I recently bought a denarius of Vespasian celebrating Rome’s capture of Judea in 70 A.D. It’s one of those coins that spoke […]

  • Mar 1 2013
  • 1 Mar 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: World War Two-Era USO Entertainer-Signed Dollar Bill

QUESTION: I have a bill that my father carried through his World War II service in Africa, Italy and Germany. The bill contains autographs obtained backstage […]

  • Feb 28 2013
  • 28 Feb 2013

Union ‘Greenbacks’ Replace CSA Notes during the Waning Stages of the Civil War

By Gerald Tebben In the spring of 1864, Atlanta stood before Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman and quaked. Conquest of the city was a Northern […]

  • Feb 21 2013
  • 21 Feb 2013

Hidden Surprises: Signatures on Old Checks are Part of Lithuanian History

By Gerald Tebben You never know what you’ll find when you walk by Dan Rich’s table at central Ohio coin and currency shows. In and […]