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Here are a few other tidbits of gold lore. Once again, I'm going to concentrate on gold that is in waterways and river beds.
Platinum is a dense, stable and rare metal that is more than ten times rarer than gold. There are a number of coins that contain platinum and it is often used in jewellery. Here are some interesting facts about this rare metal.
Finding gold is not a matter of chance. Finding gold is a matter of understanding some physical properties of gold and how it interacts with its environment. In essence, it's playing Hide & Seek... with gold.
One of many more fascinating aspects of America's early days regards the origin of the early United States silver dollar coin, specifically The Flowing Hair Silver Dollar.
1879 was a notable year for the Morgan Silver Dollar. The Morgan design was first released in 1878 and production was increased by using four mints in 1879. There were a number of varieties and a very special 'Schoolgirl' pattern dollar.
Benedetto Pistrucci (1783-1855) was an Italian engraver and medallist who is probably most widely known amongst numismatists as the designer of the famous George and the Dragon image shown on the gold sovereign reverse.
The Indian Head Cents, as coins, were considered as being one of the most popular 19th-century American series amongst collectors. Commonly referred to as the Indian Penny, the Indian Head Cents were officially introduced on the 1st of January, 1859.
The Sixpence (half a shilling) was a British silver coin that was first minted 1551 and virtually continuously until decimalisation in 1971.
Metal Detecting at the beach is a growing hobby around the world. Many people are purchasing metal detectors and "prospecting" local beaches, swimming areas and waterways. Here are some basic guidelines.
Coin Grading is determining the condition of a coin. Condition is everything when two like coins compete for best price. Would you buy the MS 63 Penny or the VF Penny?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.