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.
2021 Spink Coin Books available for Pre-Order 2021 Spink Coin Books available for Pre-Order - Two of the most important books on British coins are available for pre-order: Coins of England and the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal and the Coins of England and the United Kingdom Decimal issues. These two form the Standard Catalog of British Coins.
century time Centuries Run 1-100. A penny dated 1900 is 19th Century but a penny dated 1901 is 20th Century. - Centuries are years 1-100. A penny dated 1900 is 19th Century but a penny dated 1901 is 20th Century. The 20th Century started on 1 January 1901, not 1900. It ended on 31 December 2000. Similarly, the 21st Century started on 1 January 2001, not 2000. So 1st January 2000 was still in the 20th Century.
Slabbed PCGS MS62 Is it Worth Resubmitting a MS 69 Coin to Get a Higher Grade? - Have you noticed how much more money modern MS 70 graded coins bring than their MS 69 counterparts? Have you ever tried to see the difference between a 69 and 70? Should you resubmit a MS 69?
Benedetto Pistrucci Who was Benedetto Pistrucci? - 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.
worn coin silver coin grading A Basic Introduction to Coin Grading - 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?
Silver Eagle Liberty $1 Reverse American Silver Eagle Coins – How They Are Made - 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.
Fake Fake Coins are a Growing Concern - By Fake coins, I actually mean Counterfeit, which are coins sold to deceive us into thinking the coin is real. They are also called replicas, copies, imitations and other words to try to get us to gloss over the fact that the coin is not actually genuine.
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.
penny uncirculated Grading Uncirculated Coins - Just because a coin is uncirculated doesn't mean that the coin is perfect. Uncirculated coins can have a number of blemishes, scratches, dents and even flaws. Grading Uncirculated coins properly will enhance the value of the collection.