American Coins How American Coinage Started - American Coinage began soon after the Declaration of Independence. Up until then European coins were being used and one ounce of silver was considered to be one dollar.
gold coins The Sheldon Rarity Scale and other ways to define rarity in coins - I've counted 13 scales proposed for defining rarity in coins. Only a few are well accepted and none are as universally accepted as the Sheldon scale for grading coins. Perhaps the most common rarity scale is also an adaptation of Sheldon's scale.
Brasher Doubloon The Brasher Doubloon: One of the World’s Most Expensive Coins - Only a few Brasher Doubloons exist today and you may need more than $5 million just to add one of them to your collection. Minted around 1787, it is still unclear why they were made in the first place.
stock market crash 1929 Stock Market Crash – Why Did it Happen - The 1920s were were called the booming 20s as finance and property was just going up and up. So why did it suddenly crash so heavily in 1929?
George Washington Quarter - 2012 America The Beautiful Quarter George Washington - George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States and is a well known face on American coins. Washington has been on the Quarter (designed by John Flanagan) since 1932. All Americans know his history well, so here is a short bio of this remarkable man for the rest of us.