A once in a lifetime catch on eBay! Shortly after I started my horse-themed collection some 3 years ago, I systematically thumbed through my Krause Standard Catalog of World Coins, particularly focusing on the 1901-2000 and 1801-1900 editions. I made a long list of coins that I wished to eventually add to my collection, knowing [...]
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Novembers “Coin of the Month” (Volume 3 Number 3) column features an NGC PFUC-69, 1994 Canadian $200 gold coin (KM# 250) commemorating the “Literary Legacy” of Canadian Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel, “Anne of Green Gables”.
The Spanish Provisional Government copper 10 centimos is 30 mm in diameter and weighs 10 grams. With a mintage of 170,088,104, one might think that this coin is readily available in MS condition. Yet NGCs highest grading coin is an MS-65 with a population of just two coins. Recently in 2013, Heritage Auctions sold a [...]
Gary’s Coin of the Month (Volume 3, Number 2) features a coin commemorating the 25th wedding anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and Elizabeth of Bavaria. The obverse of this coin portrays an image of their conjoined busts and the reverse features a seated image of the goddess Fortuna. This coin (KM#X5) grading [...]
Coin collecting was started only as a hobby for most people, however you can hear what other people say (or you probably have heard yourself) about news of people cashing in on their old coin; and that encouraged more people to go on a coin-collecting streak. If you are one of those people who want [...]
Gary’s September Coin of the Month (Volume 3, Number 1) is a continuation of August’s column and features an NGC AU-53 Spanish Provisional Government 1870(74) DEM, 2 Peseta (KM# 654). Last month I examined this coin’s link to the ancient Roman Empire. In this month’s column, I intend to investigate the coins technical aspects and [...]
Gary’s “Coin of Month” article for August 2013 features an NGC AU-53 Spanish provisional government 1870(74) DEM, 2 Peseta. Divided into two parts, this article will examine the link between the 1870(74) 2 Peseta and Hadrian’s empire some 1,700 years earlier. Part 2 will be more focused on the technical aspects of the 2 Peseta [...]