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1879 Morgan Dollar The Morgan Dollar – 1878 to 1921
The Morgan Dollar is a United States Silver Dollar named after its designer, George T. Morgan. These were made from 1878 to 1904, and then again, in 1921, just for that year.
1907 Indian Head Eagle Gold 10 Dollar $10 Indian Head Eagle Gold Coins – 1907 to 1933
The $10 Indian Head Eagle gold coin, also know as the $10 Eagle, minted from 1907 to 1933, is considered to be one of the most beautiful American gold coins produced by the U.S. Mint.
Type II Buffalo Nickel 1913 Buffalo Head Nickel – The First Year For Buffalo Head Nickels
The first year the Buffalo Head Nickel (also known as the Indian Head Nickel) was minted was 1913. The coin was struck at each of the 3 Mints, Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco.
1793 Flowing Hair Wreath Cent - National Museum of American History The United States Coinage Act of 1792
The United States Coinage Act of 1792 (or Mint Act) was "An Act establishing a Mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States". It created the United States Silver Dollar as the standard money and lawful tender of the United States, together with a decimal system for US currency.
one pound edge inscription Edge Inscriptions on the Round One Pound Coin
One of the interesting features of the round pound was the edge inscription. Although it is not uncommon to have edge inscriptions they do not appear on all coins as plain or milled edges are often used.
Trial of the Pyx What is the Trial of the Pyx?
The Trial of the Pyx is an annual ceremony conducted since the 12th century in which the coins of the UK (minted by the Royal Mint) are tested to check if the coins have the correct metallic content, weight and size.
One Hundred Pound Coin The Great One Hundred Pound Coin Controversy
How much would you pay for a (Legal Tender) Silver One Hundred Pound Coin? If you think £100 or more then there's probably lots of sellers who would like to meet you. The reason why may well shock you.
History of the One-Pound Coin
The Pound is the main currency of the UK and the one pound (GBP £1 sterling) coin is in everyday circulation. The one pound coin replaced the previous one pound banknote in April 1983 and the round one pound coin itself was replaced with a 12-sided, bi-metallic coin in 2017.
Silver Dollar The Early Development of US Silver Dollars
The American colonies started out with none of their own coinage, so they used foreign coins. At the time of the revolution, all coins in America were rare. Britain simply didn't supply the colonies with money. So in the Articles of Confederation of 1781, individual states were allowed to coin money.
Silver Eagle Liberty $1 Reverse American Silver Eagle Coins – How They Are Made
The finished American Silver Eagle coin is a masterpiece of art and science - the product of a fascinating series of human and modern technological processes. Here is the story in brief.
What is Milled Coinage?
Milled Coinage are Coins that are produced by machine rather than by physically hammering them. All modern coins are milled.
Metal Detector Let’s Talk Metal Detector Accessories
Metal detecting can be one of the most enjoyable activities in which you can participate. The anticipation of knowing that the next "beep" could be a significant and valuable object, such as a gold ring, a silver coin, or an artifact of some long-ago event is the energy elixir that keeps the Metal Detectorist going.
Minimum Weight for Gold Sovereigns Do You Know there is a Minimum Weight for Gold Sovereigns?
Most gold sovereign collectors should be able to tell you that a new gold sovereign weighs 7.9881 grammes (or grams). But do they know what the minimum weight is?
The 1999 Two-Pound Coin and the Rugby World Cup The 1999 Two-Pound Coin and the Rugby World Cup
The Rugby World Cup is held every four year and in 1999 it was the turn for Wales to be the hosts. A major event of this magnitude didn't go unnoticed by the Royal Mint - especially as they are just a few miles away. They decided on a variation of the bi-metallic £2 coin which had been recently introduced into circulation.
Shield Nickel What is a Shield Nickel?
A Shield Nickel is an American five cent coin minted between 1866 and 1883. The Shield Nickel is made from 75% copper and 25% nickel so this was the first 5-cent coin to be called a nickel. The coin takes it's name from the shield design (representing the United States) that appears on the obverse of the coin.
Samuel Johnson Samuel Johnson and the 2005 50p Coin – Johnson’s Dictionary
In 2005 the Royal Mint issued a 50 pence coin into general circulation in the UK to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language. So who was Samuel Johnson and why was his dictionary special?
Morgan Dollar Obverse Morgan Dollar Branch Mint Proofs
There is a widespread belief that Philadelphia is the only US mint to produce proof Morgan silver dollars. This is generally true, but the other 3 mints occasionally struck proofs as well.
cryptocurrency crypto bitcoin etherium ripple Is Bitcoin a Spent Force? Which Crypto ‘Alt’ Coin may be Next? Is Gold a better Bet?
If you're still looking to get into crypto then you need to to understand how they work. Has Bitcoin had it's day? Are the alt coins like Ethereum and Ripple a better bet? Is it all just high risk and fantasy? Is gold a better bet?
Winged Liberty Dime - Mercury Dime What is a Mercury Dime/Winged Liberty Dime?
The Mercury Dime or Winged Liberty Dime is an American 10 cent coin minted by the US Mint between 1916 and 1945. The head is that of Liberty, wearing a cap with wings on it, but as it looks like Mercury, the Roman messenger of the Gods, it is better known as a Mercury Dime.
2008 Platinum Britannia Set Box 2008 Platinum Proof Britannia Set
The 2008 Platinum Proof Britannia Set is the second Britannia set minted by the Royal Mint in platinum. The first was in 2007 and up to date of this article no others have been issued, so Platinum Britannia's are quite rare.

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