Month: January 2018

Mardi Gras Doubloons

Mardi Gras Doubloons Mardi Gras Doubloons Are Fun Collectibles Mardi Gras doubloons are usually metal, and often round.  However, there are no hard and fast rules.  One female krewe, a word that describes a Mardi Gras organization, uses a purse as their signature, so they throw purse shaped doubloons.   Mardi Gras doubloons started in 1959 when Alvin H. Sharpe decided to produce them.  He first approached the Rex organization and put forth his idea.  I.....

Discover France through French Coins

Discover France through French Coins French Coins Can Tell Quite a Story In 2017 there were twenty-four ten Euro silver French coins that depict France.  These French coins show France as envisioned by the fashion designer, Jean-Paul Gaultier.  These coins comprise a beautiful set, worthy of a beautiful country.  They span all of France, and give an insight into French culture. Now that the set is complete it is worth being the focul of an article.   Th.....

30th Anniversary 2018 Silver Maple Leaf

30th Anniversary 2018 Silver Maple Leaf Special Versions of the Silver Maple Leaf Coin The first silver maple leaf coin has the date 1988.  Gold bullion maple leaf coins date to an earlier date.  Now, in 2018, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the silver coin.  The Royal Canadian Mint has several special versions of the maple leaf.   The silver maple leaf coin has a history of being collectible.  It is a silver bullion co.....

Coin Value: What’s My Coin Worth?

Coin Value:  What’s My Coin worth? What Is the Coin Value? Coin value is important.  When buying a coin, you would not like to spend more than what is reasonable.  If you later sell a coin, you would want a fair coin value to be placed on the coin.  Coin books can help place a value on a coin only to a point.  Books for one year often come out in the early months of the year before the date on the books, so they can have values that are about a year or two too old.....

Adding 2018 Coins to Your Collection

Adding 2018 Coins to Your Collection 2018 Coins in Set Adding 2018 coins to your collection should also mean adding high quality 2018 coins.  The cheap, and sometimes fun, way of adding current year coins is to find them in circulation.  But, these coins have been handled, and may have damaging oils deposited on them, the damage from which may appear years later.  Worse is that not every coin can be found in circulation.  In the United states San Francisco quarters are c.....

Coca-Cola Coin

Coca-Cola Coin Has the Coca-Cola Coin Crossed the Line? The new Coca-Cola coin is shaped like a bottle cap.  This coin brings up an interesting question, how far should a mint go with coins that promote a product?  Certainly there is more latitude in what can, and often is, minted as a commemorative coin.  Perhaps a good idea would be to limit commemorative coins to designs that could be used for circulation coins.  Inconvenience aside, for few of us would like to carry .....

Star Wars Stamp and Coin Set

Star Wars Stamp and Coin Set Star Wars Stamp and Coin Set for Each Android There is a Star Wars Stamp and Coin Set available at the Royal Mint for each of the three popular androids, BB-8, R2D2, and C-3PO.  Technically, these sets contain medals, not coins, since they are not currency.  The Royal Mint calls them Stamp and Medal Covers.   These are cards, with eight cancelled British stamps, and a window containing a medal featuring one of the androids. .....
2007 Burnished American Silver Eagle

United States Silver Bullion

United States Silver Bullion United States Silver Bullion Coins There are two main United States silver bullion coins.  Unlike silver bullion coins from many other mints, there is only one size of each coin.  The smaller of the two coins is the silver American Eagle.  This coin is very popular, especially in the United States.  The one negative is that the image does not change annually, it is permanently set.  The larger coin is the American the Beautiful silver quarte.....