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Swedish Plate Money
While Sweden is not renowned for any major concentrations of precious metals, it was renowned for its early 17th century holdings of copper of which it had plenty. As we are all aware copper has less intrinsic value per ounce than gold, silver, or platinum. A copper coin that is intended to store a
Morgan's Prices On the Rise
Precious metals seem to be continuing under pressure with god being down around 1 percent. Silver down 3 percent, and platinum down approximately 4 percent. Silver continues to be resilient whenever gold prices take a breather from its recent negative selling pressure, silver normally rallies. Acros
Early Half Dimes Were Heavily Circulated
While the 1796 half dime usually escapes most collectors interests, it is an issue that keeps getting better with the passing years. The 1796 along with the 1797 are the only two half dimes that feature the Draped Bust on the obverse, and the Small Eagle on the reverse. These two coins should not be
Why People Hate Dollar Coins
Are Coin Shows Dead
Coin shows or bourses have long been a mainstay of coin collecting. These are events where coin dealers and collectors can come together to buy, sells, and trade cons, and also where collectors can see coins that they might not ordinarily encounter. Some experts in the numismatic industry are wonder
Internet Sales Taxes Are A Real Threat
The Federal and various state governments are hungry for new tax revenues. With sales tax revenues down from most brick and mortar stores even local governments are whining about the sales tax dollars they think they are losing to online sales.
Early Dimes Series Have Hidden Gems
As an early U.S. Congress got down to business to authorize new coinage for our new nation in 1792, the first piece of monetary legislation included the dime, as a coin that should be one-tenth of the new dollar unit. The dime was one of the smaller denominations made of silver.
Is Anyone Playing The Bullion Game?
Gold and silver prices go up and down as the economy ebbs and flows. However it looks like many people are not playing the bullion game at the moment. Gold has hovered for months between $1,600 and $1,750, while silver has bounced between $27 and $34. According to some experts the market has been fl
ANA Recovers Stolen Dollar Coin
In 2007 approximately 300 rare coins were stolen from the ANA’s Edward C. Rouchette Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To date only about 10 percent of the stolen coins have been recovered and those particular coins were worth approximately 20 percent of the stolen coins’ overall value.
World War 2 Steel Cents
Steel cents were first struck in 1943 to help win the war. Copper was badly needed for shell cases and electrical equipment during the World War II period. Steel cents were minted to reduce the amount of critical war materials going into coins.
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