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Cent And Nickel Out?
Recent legislation is calling for the end of production of the U.S. cent, the $1 Federal Reserve Note and a change to the composition to the nickel. This legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators John McCain and Mike Enzi. Rather than an outright abolition, the bill calls for a
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
Coin Auctions: Bane or Boon?
If you are a coin collector who wants to sell or buy coins, one good way to do it is through coin auctions or bidding.
Coin buying 101
There are various sources where those “special coins” can be purchased. The following are the basic methods and starting places to obtain the coin(s) you have long wanted.
Coin Buying Opportunities
Commodities still weigh heavily on much of the coin market. Gold continues to trade in a tight trading range with fluctuations of around $40 either up or down in price. Platinum has hovered around $1,000 per ounce. Silver is the bright spot, having appreciated to more than $17 an ounce. It has been
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