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The Innovation That Transformed Roman Society
In the month of November A.D. 284 a dispirited Roman army was marching westward after a campaign against the Persians. En route, the emperor Numerian was found dead in his litter. The Roman army executed his murderer and chose one of their own commanders, Diocles--better known as Diocletian--as thei
1942/41 Mercury Dime Error
Error coins of the past century comprise a special group. Due to improved production methods, there were not as many error coins produced. the error coins that do exist became spectacular ones.
Worthy Coin Lost In The Crowd
One would have to wonder what went wrong with the sales projections for a half dollar commemorative coin that honors the September 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam. Only 18,028 of the half dollars have been sold. The Battle of Antietam was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. When the battle wa
Yap Island Money
Historically money has come in many different forms. Granted people are used to money in the forms of metal coins and paper currency. However the people of a particular Pacific island had what would have to be the most unusual form of money known to exist. I am referring to the island of Yap in the
Vending Interests Have Say On New Coins
One of the biggest parts of any discussion on changing the composition of coins has to take vending machine into consideration. If the vending machine canít recognize your coins, you arenít going to get that Snickers bar you have been craving all day.
The Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin
Yes you read the title right! Once upon a time silly ideas that were introduced to the public would be laughed at and then quietly disappear hopefully forever.
Only Crooks And Poor People Use Cash
Did that title get your attention? It certainly grabbed my attention. However current trends for a cashless society are putting coins on the endangered species list.
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
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