Tag: Postmodern Era
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 Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. Last October I wrote about the coinage of the tiny island nation of Tuvalu. I was curious how one of the smallest nations on Earth–an island barely above sea level in the middle of the Pacific Ocean–somehow manages to produce an unexpectedly large number of Not […]
By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. At first glance, it seems strange that a country like Tuvalu issues world-class commemorative and bullion coins. The big names (China, Canada, the United States, etc.) tend to be big countries, or at least have “big” histories (the United Kingdom, for one). Yet Tuvalu–one of the […]
By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. Don’t worry. This isn’t an essay on literary theory, or some nostalgic lament. Instead, we’d like to take a moment to explain something critical to our understanding of the stylistic and political implications behind what’s known as the Modern Era of U.S. coinage, and how […]