Tag Archives: 2013

The Historic Lure of Gold Coins

The pirate opens his treasure chest, the dragon enters its lair, the king surveys his vault. All are filled with golden treasure, gold jewelry, gold tableware, gold ornaments and gold coins. We would all love to have a trove of … Continue reading

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The Art of Coin Collecting: How Old is it Really?

  Figure 1: Guillaume Budé’s De Asse et Partibus As a collector, you might not realize you’re part of a long line of collectors, a line that stretches into ancient history.  You are participating in a tradition that was, for … Continue reading

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The End of the Canadian Penny: Death of Another Cent

Honestly, how many people really use pennies anymore?  How many pennies do you have in your pocket or lying at the bottom of your purse right now?  How many do you have hidden away at home in an old canning … Continue reading

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2013 American Eagle Silver Dollar: It’s Here!

Hello! I’m the newest member of International Coins and Currency, a 25 year old English graduate student who knows more about phonology and etymology than coins.  In all honesty, I could give you a better history on the word “numismatics” … Continue reading

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Back to School and Back to Collecting

Autumn is a beautiful time of year here in Vermont, featuring amazing scenery and fabulous weather. But the other thing I love about fall is the feeling of starting anew. The lazy days of summer are over and it’s the … Continue reading

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Attempted Assassination?

There’s been talk recently about killing the Presidential Dollar Program. In fact, on July 19, 2011, Senators David Vitter and Jim DeMint introduced a bill to terminate the $1 Presidential Dollar Program. There is currently about a billion dollars worth … Continue reading

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