Brain Food 1.) From jagged edges to flowers: the origins of currencies The dollar is one of the most common currencies in the world used by the US, Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, and Singapore to name a few. The origin of the dollar, also the Slovenian tolar, is from a coin called the Joachimsthaler, […]
The Coin Analyst – The New “Golden Age” of Modern U.S. Coin Design Revisited: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?
By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …. Perhaps few topics are more central to numismatics than the designs that appear on the coins we collect. Some people like to study mintage levels, the physical characteristics of coins and other issues, but at the end of the day it is really all, or at least mostly, […]
By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek ……. The marketing of certified modern coins has developed and evolved in recent years, to the point that any distinguishing characteristic that might separate a coin from the rest of its issue can be used to promote the issue on the collecting public. This susceptibility of collectors to such […]
By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …. As reported recently in CoinWeek, a bill (H.R. 4592) was introduced in the House of Representatives on February 23 that proposes issuing a set of three coins (half dollar, silver dollar, and $5 gold coin) in 2019 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall […]
By the third millennium BCE, a unique culture was emerging on a narrow strip of the eastern Mediterranean coast that would have an enormous impact on Western civilization. CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz …. A SEMITIC PEOPLE, THE PHOENICIANS developed remarkable proficiency in shipbuilding, seafaring and trade, as the prophet Ezekiel (lived […]
By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities …… Historical Background The entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each and every denomination was redesigned, and with the exception of the two-and-a-half and five-dollar gold coins, each had its own unique appearance. These designs were a clear departure from […]