Month: April 2018

Flying Eagle Cents

Flying Eagle Cents The First Small Cents The Flying Eagle Cents coins were not intended to be circulated. It was, according to “A Guide Book of United States Coins” the popular “RED BOOK” by R. S. Yeoman, made as a pattern to show Congress the design of the intended nickel cent coin that was authorized by the act of February 21, 1857. Apparently, the mint had some prior belief that the act would pass, since the initia.....

Two Dragons Silver Coin Bullion

Two Dragons Silver Coin Bullion Two Dragons Silver Coin from the Royal Mint The Two Dragons silver coin from the Royal Mint is an exciting new bullion coin.  This coin features two dragons.  One dragon is styled like the Chinese dragons.  The other dragon represents the Red Dragon of Wales.  This coin, where east and west come together, is being minted to celebrate fifty years of the Royal Mint being located in Llantrisant, South Wales.   The Royal Min.....

Coin Videos from the Mints of the World

Coin Videos from the Mints of the World Coin Videos Are a Fun Way to Learn Coin videos are popular.  The problem is that many videos simply show a person opening a package containing coins.  It takes time to watch several worthless videos while searching for an informative one.  This problem is solved by going directly to a YouTube channel that is run by a major mint.   Mints are in the business of selling non-circulating coins.  They put time and effo.....
War Nickel

War Coins of the United States

War Coins of the United States War Coins Had Different Metallic Content War coins were minted to allow metal to be committed to the war effort.   On December 7, 1941, the United States of America was brought into World War II by a devastating attack by Japan. Before that, the United States did assist with supplying the British who were already engaged in the war in Europe, but did not commit troops to the effort. However, shortly after the attack on Pearl .....

Fractional Currency of the United States

Fractional Currency of the United States Coin Replacements Due to a Need Here, currency refers to paper money, and fractional currency is paper money with a denomination of less than one dollar. The lowest denomination most people are familiar with is the one-dollar bill. However, there was a time in the past when smaller denominations of paper money were issued. The reason fractional currency came about was a metal shortage. Being unable to supply the needed coins, t.....
Ancient Coin

Ancient Coins Tell a Story

Ancient Coins Tell a Story Ancient Coins Have Collectability Ancient coin collecting can be a special addition to a coin collector’s interest. These coins are different, which can make for a nice expansion. How many of your friends can show an actual image of a Caesar of Rome, made while he was still alive? And what a story these coins can tell, literally. Viewing ancient coins is like viewing a history book that was written at the time the events were current.  The coins.....

Nicaraguan Coins: Collectible Coins

Nicaraguan Coins Commemorative Nicaraguan Coins There are some nice Nicaraguan coins.  The commemorative Nicaraguan coins are especially important.  These coins fill a need.   Commemorative coins are often vehicles through which a country can showcase its scenery, culture, or history.  North American commemorative coins abound.  The same is true of many coins from many countries from Europe, and the South Pacific region.  Some African nations have iss.....

Andorra Coins

Andorra Coins Commemorative Andorra Coins Andorra coins exist, but it is a small principality which makes them less known.   The Principality of Andorra is a small nation that is located between France and Spain in the Pyrenees Mountains. Its coinage has had a strange history, and it continues to be somewhat unusual. Historically Andorra used the coins of its neighbors, and when those neighbors joined the European Union it began using the Euro, even though.....

Hutt River Province Coins

Hutt River Province Coins Hutt River Province Coins May, Or May Not Be Coins Hutt River Province coins are minted in numerous styles, and designed to be sold.  They cover people and events that might be of interest.  But, are Hutt river coins really coins?  This begs the question, does Hutt River Province have a legal right to issue money?  First, t would need to qualify as a country.  This is a fact that remains clouded.  But it issues coins and paper money.  So, is .....

Biblical Theme Coins and More

Biblical Theme Coins and More Biblical Theme Coins and Religious Theme Coins Biblical Theme coins reflecting both the Old Testament and the New Testament exist.  And, other coins such as Saint or holy scene coins are also available.   Not all countries have the separation of religion and state, as does the United States of America. So, it is quite possible for some countries to issue coins with spiritual significance. In fact, it is expected of the Vatica.....