Posts tagged 'Coin History'


Who is on the Dime?

December 18, 2018
The dime with President Franklin D. Roosevelt is so ordinary in today's world that it's easy for it to be overlooked or even taken for granted.

Why won't they kill the penny?

September 12, 2017
Love it or hate it, the penny has been around in American for quite some time. But when was the last time you actually used a penny?
Lady Liberty Coins

The Evolution of Lady Liberty On American Coinage

August 30, 2017
Lady Liberty through has been used to define an ideology of an entire nation. Learn how she has been depicted through the years in American Coinage.
Manufacturing Coins

How Coins Are Made: The Evolution of Coinage Manufacturing

June 1, 2017
As far as currency goes, there may not be anything more ubiquitous than coins. But how were these small discs of metal created before modern innovation?
Proof Gold American Eagle Obverse

The 1933 Double Eagle Gold Coin: A Modern Treasure with an Intriguing Heritage

April 4, 2017
The 1933 double eagle is one of the most valuable and controversial coins the history of American coinage. Learn the backstory about the holy grail of coins.

Barber half dollars are rare coins many collectors seek to own

October 18, 2012
Coin hobbyists and serious investors alike know about the U.S. Barber series of coins. The half dollar of this series has an especially interesting history.

A look at some of the world's most expensive silver & gold coins

August 21, 2012
From the Brasher Doubloon to the 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar, there is no shortage of rare and desirable coins out there in the world.

The History of the New Orleans Mint That Produced Many Gold & Silver Coins

June 8, 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana is a city rich in history that was founded in 1718. One can be certain that a great deal of gold from Mexico flowed through its port on the Mississippi River long before it got its Mint in 1835.
Standing Liberty Quarter

The Fascinating Design History of Standing Liberty Quarters

June 7, 2012
When it comes to rare silver coins, the Standing Liberty quarter is certainly one that has garnered a lot of attention from collectors and historians through the years.

The History of the Flowing Hair Dollar

May 1, 2012

The very first gold coin ever minted in the United States by the federal government is known as the Flowing Hair Dollar.