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Some Tips On Starting An Ancient Coin Collection
A lot of collectors hesitate to buy ancient coins to collect because they can be terribly expensive. What is most important is the uniqueness of these coins and the benefits they provide their collectors.
Always Read The Fine Print
You come across a dealer´s advertisement in a weekly issue of Coin World or the monthly Coin Values magazine that may hold the key to adding to your collection. However, in order to arrive at a competent decision, you have to know not only what the dealer´s advertisement specifically outlines, but
The Enigma Of The 1913 Liberty Nickel
The Liberty Nickel, typically known as the “V” nickel for the Roman Numeral "V" on the reverse was officially produced from 1883 to 1912. We use the word officially because one of the most famous coins of all is the 1913 Liberty Nickel which was brought forth under suspicious circumstances.
Celtic and Anglo Saxon Coinage
The Belgae introduced coins to Britain in the second century BC, but they were utilized for religious offerings, tribute payments, or even hoarded as evidence of wealth, instead of for trade.
Assembling A Liberty Head V Nickel Collection
The Liberty Nickel series makes an aspiring, yet very achievable, series to complete. The Liberty Nickel, commonly known as the “V” nickel for the Roman Numeral "V" on the reverse was officially produced from 1883 to 1912.
Stating A Denomination
Early American coinage came in many different denominations, especially English, French, and Spanish denominations. In fact many of the early American coins didn’t even state their given denomination at all. Some of the denominations are only known through legislation of the time period.
Barber Half Dollar History
In 1887, Mint Director James P. Kimball noted in his annual report the “inferiority of our coinage” compared to other advanced nations and that in his opinion, the coinage of the U.S. was out of date and should be chan
More History Of The Buffalo Nickel
While the identities of the models for the Indian on the nickel is open for debate, such isn’t the case for the model used for the buffalo. A buffalo named Black Diamond, who was a resident of the New York Zoological Park served as the model
The Famous Buffalo Nickel
The buffalo nickel AKA the Indian Head Nickel was minted from 1913 through 1938 and was designed by James Earle Fraser. On the reverse side of the coin, it is actually a bison pictured instead of a buffalo.
FBI Raids Liberty Dollar HQ
The future of the Liberty Dollar is now in doubt with the raid by Federal Agents of the Liberty Dollar headquarters.
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