The Creation of the Peace Silver Dollar - Farran Zerbe was the coin collector who founded the Chase Manhattan Bank Money Museum in New York City with his own superb coin collection. He campaigned for a new silver dollar coin intended for circulation. Finally, on May 9th, 1921 a joint resolution by the House and Senate brought the Peace Dollar into existence.
The Maria Theresa Thaler - The Maria Theresa thaler is a silver bullion coin that has been minted continuously since 1741. Note that all Maria Theresa thalers minted after 1780 bear the date '1780'.
2015 Silver Two Pound Proof The Royal Navy: Yet Another Product Variant - The 2015 Silver Two Pound Proof The Royal Navy is a silver proof version of the 2015 £2 currently in circulation, and I want to use this to illustrate how the Royal Mint is augmenting its coins by issuing product variants to reach as large as possible coin collector base.
What is a Silver Britannia? - Britannia’s are bullion coins minted in Britain. This article covers silver Britannia’s, but the coin is also minted in gold. This is the British silver bullion equivalent to the American Silver Eagle dollar or the Canadian Maple Leaf dollar.
The Draped Bust Silver Dollar Series - The new Draped Bust design silver dollar was introduced in October of 1795 and 42,738 examples were struck before the end of the year. These coins are proportionately less rare than the earlier flowing hair design, but there are 30 or so, MS-64 or MS-65 examples.