A wonderful day with my with my wife culminated with the addition of an 1834 Bust Dime to my 7070 type set.
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One of the things that intrigues us, our attention and we like of numismatics is undoubtedly marks and the initials of the assayers. Here, we will try to briefly explain methods from the Middle Ages to Isabel II the steps taken regarding the testers and test method. The currency reform in Castile operated by new [...]
Today I present something funny, really funny, I think. A friend of mine sent me some pictures that were in the Police Museum of Edinburgh- The Police Centre of Edinburgh (Scotland). At first glance a showcase with punches English coins from the early twentieth century and some of the results of such coin dies (click [...]
This coin is a 1935 PCGS MS65 York half dollar, in 90% silver for 0.36 oz. net silver per coin. This coin marks the Tercentenary, or three hundred year, anniversary of York County, Maine and was designed by Walter H. Rich. The obverse depicts the arms of York County, which is a red cross on [...]
Good evening fellow collectors. Parts of this article were first posted on the Collectors Unleashed coin forum back on December 23 after a discussion between myself and a few other collectors there. Rigo asked me if I could post the piece here in the blog section, so here it is in it’s entirety. First, a [...]
The Battles of Lexington and Concord took place on April 19, 1775. They were fought within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge, all near Boston within the Massachusetts Bay colony (now Massachusetts). These battles were the first of the American Revolutionary War. Around 700 British soldiers under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith were to capture and destroy weapons and [...]
A coin is a piece of hard material, traditionally metal and usually in the shape of a disc, which is used as a form of money. Traditionally the value of a coin comes from the intrinsic value of the component metal, but in modern times most coins are made of a base metal and their [...]