George Kruger Gray, Coin-Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943) - George Kruger Gray was an English designer, painter and medallist. Gray was a leading designer for the Royal Mint but designed coins and medals for many countries.
Thomas Simon Engraver Thomas Simon, Engraver (1618-1665) - Thomas Simon (1618-1665) was the Chief Engraver at the Royal Mint from 1649 to 1660. He was a noted medallist, die and seal engraver and gem engraver.
Early History of London Mints, to 1300 Early History of London Mints to 1300 - A short early history of London Mints up to 1300.
William Wyon William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851) - William Wyon was the most famous of the Wyon family of medallists and engraver. Here is a short bio of his life.
Peace Dollar Article Series The Peace Silver Dollar’s Belated Creation - Why was the Peace Dollar released in 1921? The Armistice of November 1918 and the Versailles Treaty in June of 1919 would make a rational person believe that the U.S. Peace silver dollar should have been released years before 1921. Little do people know that there was another pivotal signing that marked the release of these collectible coins.
Silver Dollars The Silver Dollar Since 1840 - A short overview of the story of the American Silver Dollar since 1840, from the Liberty Seated Dollar, Trade Dollar, Morgan Dollar, Peace Dollar and the Eisenhower Dollar.
Morgan Dollar Article Series The Morgan Silver Dollar – An American Treasure - The Morgan silver dollar is a unique part of the history of America. Not highly regarded in its day, the coin is now one of the most collected of all United States coins.
Newton and the Counterfeiter Newton and the Counterfeiter Book Review - Book review: Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) is one of the best known scientists in the planet, but for the last 30 years of his life he was Master of the Mint. As part of his duties was to deal with counterfeiters, and it is then that he came up against maybe the greatest counterfeiter and con-man of his time, William Chaloner.
Melbourne Mint Establishment of Melbourne Mint 1872 - The history and reasons for the establishment of the Melbourne Mint in 1872.