Tag: Copper

Olympic Medals are Still Made of Precious Metal But Contain Less Gold

Olympic Medals are Still Made of Precious Metal But Contain Less Gold

As prices rose, gold use gave way to silver years ago Olympic medals use a lot of metal but these days the gold medal is mostly silver. The silver medal is sterling silver while the bronze is largely copper. The last time the Olympic Games handed out solid gold medals was a hundred years ago […]

New Book on “Copper Collector’s Guide to the Identification of 2×2 Envelopes”

New Book on “Copper Collector’s Guide to the Identification of 2×2 Envelopes”

Ralph Rucker, Author Interviewer: David Lisot. The Early American Coppers group prides itself on the depth of research that its members do learning about coinage. Ralph Rucker takes that research to a new level in his new book on the 2×2 envelopes that contained these coins. He shares why his believes his research is important […]

EAC Convention Report 2012 Video

EAC Convention Report 2012 Video

Nick Gampietro, EAC Convention Co-Chairman Interviewer: David Lisot. Nick talks about what it took to make this convention take place. He also shares how he was able to get a room full of school children to come to the bourse floor and learn about America’s early coinage. Runtime Video: 2:17 Early American Coppers Convention Buffalo, […]

Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

Austrian Mint Announces First New Coin Issue of 2012

December 14, 2011 – The Austrian Mint will issue the first coin of 2012 today. The coin celebrates 200 years of the “Society of Music Friends, in Vienna”. This coin also marks the return of the classic coinage metal of copper, which was used for many centuries around the world. Pure copper was the choice […]

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