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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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Besides being minted in Britain, Gold Sovereigns have been made in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth) between 1871 and 1931. The Australian coins carry a small mintmark ('S','M','P) just above the date to represent Sydney Mint, Melbourne Mint and Perth Mint.