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Next Stop: Innovation Station

Hoping to inspire seasoned numismatists and neophyte collectors alike, the United States Mint has just launched a new series of collectible coins. Honoring the movers and shakers that helped shape the United States we know and love today, the American … Continue reading

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Giving the Gift of Coins

As Thanksgiving approaches my thoughts turn toward holiday shopping. Gift giving is a careful balance between pleasing the receiver and finding pleasure in sharing the gift. Choosing the right item can be challenging. We all like to give presents that … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the Morgan Silver Dollar: Its Inception, Purchasing Power, and the Standard of Value

Have you ever found an old silver dollar in the back of your mother’s jewelry box, hidden under the necklaces that were passed down to her from her grandmother?  Chances are it’s a Morgan dollar. The U.S. Mint’s 1878-1921 Morgan … Continue reading

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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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