28 Feb 2023


Coins | Longstrider


27 Feb 2023

Coin Design Symbology

Coins | Coin Nerd

Hi Coin World - I was wondering if there was a book or arcticles on how the U.S. coin designers determined what to put into each design and if there are any "secret" or hiddent messages (or rumors thereof) of the symbols and items used in each design? What was the origin of each coin design for modern coins (after say 1850)? Thanks

26 Feb 2023

The Quest For Knowledge

Coins | Long Beard

While many coinage designs stand the test of time in the general sense, few hold up when serving the purpose of their creation. More so, one man's designs across multiple denominations and several countries is unmatched. The coins of Charles E. Barber, 6th Chief Engraver of The United States Mint. The subject of this week's blog looks at not only the reason but myths surrounding the man. Enjoy!

26 Feb 2023

Two Cents

Coins-United States | Speeding Arrow

Not that long ago I got interested in 19th-century coins. So I collected some of them and the one I enjoy is the Two-cent. These coins lasted from 1864 to 1873 and held no mintmark. The rarest of this type of coin is the only proof 1873 coin where only around 600 were minted. They were popular since there was a shortage of coins thanks to the Civil War (1861-1865 ). But, after minting returned to normal it became more and more unpopular until the US mint got rid of them. The design is sort of like the shield nickel design which was in the same period as the two cents. The coin in the picture is an 1865 specimen. Thanks to PGS coin facts and the red book for all the information. I would like to hear from you guys would like to hear about next. Please put your ideas in the comments, and as always have a fun time collecting!

25 Feb 2023

Precious Metals - BOOK REVIEW

Library | user_30405

Precious Metal: Investing & Collecting in Today’s Silver Gold & Platinum Markets, published by Whitman Publishing is a great resource if you are interested in investing (however much we hate the word) in any types of coins, bullion or numismatic.

25 Feb 2023

German Occupational Coinage of World War One

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_30405

Although insignificant, the military coinage of Germany during World War I is an interesting niche of period numismatics. When Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was assassinated in June, 1914, by a radical Serbian nationalist, the delicate peace that had survived in Europe for nearly a century since Napoleon was broken. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Russia came to their ally Serbia’s aid. Germany, led by Fredrick Wilhelm II, in turn backed the Austro-Hungarian army and invaded France by going through Belgium, a neutral country, drawing France and Great Britain into the war. On the western front between German-occupied land and France, things moved very slowly and both sides turned to trench warfare. Under these circumstances the German military issued occupational coinage under the direction of Helmuth von Moltke. This raises the question; what is military occupational coinage?

25 Feb 2023

Thoughts on the Cent being Abolished

Young Numismatists Exchange | user_30405

For the last 230 years, the United States government has been minting cents, even though they have cost more than a cent to produce for the over the last decade. Many people advocate for the United States Mint to stop minting cents, as they create a government deficit, while others defend the cent for its numismatic, cultural, and business value. This question has been battled out by the numismatic elite, like Former Mint Director Philip Diehl, as well as ordinary numismatists. While there are strong arguments on both sides, I advocate for the eventual discontinuation of the cent, perhaps in the next five years.

23 Feb 2023

Maundy Money April 7th 2023

Coins | Mike

Hi everone. Today around the world is known as Holy Thursday April 7th 2023. The day when the Christ had the last supper and then washed the feet of the disciples. It was an act of humility. The Christ washing the feet was such a wonderful act of love. Obviously there is allot to this but this is a blog. To help you learn to do research on the subject.

21 Feb 2023

Types of Error Coins and How They Occur

Coins | user_95183

Hello, everyone! Today I will be talking about different types of error coins created by the Mint and how these unusual coins are made. Mint errors are very fun and popular to collect, but there are many types of error coins, making them a challenge to collect as well. In this article, I will go over the most common types of error coins in order to hopefully help you understand error coins more. There are lots of error coins produced by the Mint, so this blog will be part one and part two will be coming soon! With so much to know, let's dive in!


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