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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.
Carson Trade Dollars Could Be Sleepers
While the historic 1873-CC Trade dollar is an historic coin, it could also be considered a sleeper in MS-65. If you love history and especially the history of the Carson City Mint, you wonít be disappointed with the 1873-CC. The Trade dollar was approved in early 1873 and at the time the Carson City
1939-D Jefferson Nickel Now A Key Date
With the increased interest in Jefferson nickels, you may want to consider looking at the 1939-D as a new key Jefferson nickel in Mint State. The main story of the 1939-D is tied to some of the other Jefferson key dates as their relationships explain why the 1939-D is more expensive in Mint State.
Commemorative Coins Abuse
The issuance of commemorative coins has apparently been an ongoing problems for a number of years. A number of years ago Congress read a scathing report on a number of abuses associated with the issuance of commemorative coins and attempted to remedy the situation.
Austria Unveils New Niobium Coin
An Austrian 25 euro silver coin with a niobium core is now available for purchase the Krause Publicationís online store. The new Austrian coin pays tribute to the field of robotics. The Austrian Mintís Silver Niobium coins were first introduced in 2003 and have become extremely popular among collect
6 Rules To Make Money From Your Coin Collection
Making a sizeable profit from a coin collection is not an easy proposition. If you donít have unlimited resources, you will need to start slowly and stay within your budget. And it will require some hundreds of hours to become knowledgeable and the knowledge alone will not be enough to beat the mark
Gold Continues To Move Up
If you havenít noticed what goldís been up to, you may be surprised. Gold prices have been over $1,750 an ounce, while silver has been hovering around $35 an ounce. This is a far cry from the $1,500 for gold and $28 that silver started the year out at.
The Buffalo Nickel
One of our most beloved American coins has to be the Buffalo Nickel. With an Indian chief on one side and a buffalo on the other, this nickelís design could have been pulled from a Wild West show poster. But such is not the case. The design stems from the fertile mind of sculptor James Earle Fraser
Politicians Afraid Of The Gold Standard
While ďgoldĒ may be a hot buzz word in financial circles, it canít be said to be the same in political circles. While Ron Paul has championed the idea of a new gold standard, the idea has hasnít been eagerly adopted by either the Republicans or the Democrats.
A Stamp's Grade And Condition
Most postage stamps are nothing more than small pieces of paper. One cannot emphasize the fragile nature of stamps enough. Even though stamps are normally printed on high-quality paper that will last for a long time, a stamp's longevity can be cut short by bad care. After a stamp leaves the post off
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