Category Archives: History

What Does P.T. Barnum, Christopher Columbus and George Washington Have in Common?

Commemorative coins were used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to record important events and pass along news of the time; they often recorded the victors of battles and new rulers. For example, large denomination decadrachms are thought to have … Continue reading

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“Fake” Pennies

Can you imagine running a business or managing your personal purchases without coins? As we move into the digital age that might be our future. But back in the day when cash was king, it was almost impossible. The difficulties … Continue reading

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