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Canadian Coin Treasures
In Canada where the popularity of money and coins has shown significant increase because the value of "paper fiat money" tends to deflate as much as 25% to 30% in a short period of time. For this reason, coin manufacturers in Canada started making different types of coins to partially replace the va
Canadian Paper Money Goes Plastic
If you shop at your local grocery store, you are often asked if you want paper or plastic bags. In the future, when Canadians pay for stuff, they will have two choices: plastic or plastic.
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 won’t be disappointed with the 1873-CC. The Trade dollar was approved in early 1873 and at the time the Carson City
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.
Checking For Authenticity
Ever wonder if that old currency or bank note you found in Grandma´s Bible is really worth something? Well, read this article to find if it really is "REAL."
Citizens Against Government Waste
Civil War Era Counterfeit Deterrents
When the U.S. Civil War broke out in 1861, The central government did not have the resources to force the rebel states back into the Union. The Lincoln Administration and The Congress of the time were forced to use paper money and the printing press to finance the North’s war effort. Unfortunately,
Civil War Fractional Currency
Silver half-dimes had been minted since the 1790s, but they quickly disappeared from circulation during the Civil War. Due to the uncertainty future of the war conditions, people hoarded coins.
Civil War Stamp Money
With the onset of the Civil War, people started hoarding precious metal coinage. This forced the merchants and the public of the time to adopt some rather strange measures to cope with the situation.
In a coin collection, the most difficult part is how to find the coins for the collection. A collector’s main method of acquiring coins is by buying them. The most common alternative in acquiring a coin is through purchase in auction sales. Rare coins and those that are of high quality are very di
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