Tag: Exonumia

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: On Cataloguing Prison Scrip…

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: On Cataloguing Prison Scrip…

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-Sylum reader and Connecticut-based numismatist Bob Hewey proposes a new approach to cataloguing Prison Scrip While Jerry Zara, in his 1992 book entitled Prison Tokens and Medals of the United States, has done a […]

By May 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Interesting Coins – Love Tokens

Interesting Coins – Love Tokens

On this Valentines Day, 2014, we figure we’d add in a numismatic twist. Love tokens are generally defined as coins where one side (or sometimes both sides) has been smoothed down and engraved with initials, names, phrases and/or scenes. These were often given to young ladies as “tokens of love” by suitors. The manufacture and […]

By February 14, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Major Exonumia Collection on Display at ANA’s World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 5:40

Major Exonumia Collection on Display at ANA’s World’s Fair of Money. VIDEO: 5:40

Richard Burdick, Collector David Lisot, Interviewer, CoinWeek.com……. Exonumia is defined as anything to do with numismatics other than coins and paper money. Richard Burdick has spent a lifetime putting together one of the most extensive collections of exonumia ever assembled. He show examples and talks about the hobby in this video segment. A longer DVD […]

By October 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles: Hobo Nickels

Coin Profiles: Hobo Nickels

The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose. However, the term “hobo nickel” is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations. Classic […]

By March 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Club Profiles: The Token and Medal Society (TAMS)

Coin Club Profiles: The Token and Medal Society (TAMS)

By Richard Schwary – California Numismatic Investments Well if you have not heard of this group don’t feel too bad because it does a great deal of work in one of the more obscure areas of rare coin interest but one of the most interesting. To set you on the right foot however you should […]

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