Last month we posted about bullion coins and how they differ from
collector coins. For the next few postings our focus will be on the
major worldwide gold bullion coins of the present day, beginning with:
AMERICAN GOLD BULLION COINS There are two: the American Gold Eagle and
the American Gold Buffalo. The American Gold Eagle, or Gold Eagle if...
Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom The National Coin Week theme for
2016, Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom, specifically celebrates the
centennial of three of the most highly regarded US coinage designs
since the opening of the first mint in 1793. The “Mercury” dime and
“Walking Liberty” half dollar of Adolph A. Weinman, and Hermon A.
MacNeil’s “Standing Liberty”...
Portrait of Liberty: Standing Liberty Quarter (1916 – 1930) The Standing
Liberty quarter features a full head-to-toe Liberty goddess standing in
a gateway seen in a defensive posture holding a large oval shield. As
this design was created during the first world war, but before US
involvement, it is said that Liberty is facing to her left toward the
Portrait of Liberty: Liberty Walking Half Dollar (1916 – 1947) Ms
Liberty is seen walking, striding actually… across the obverse side of
Adolph A. Weinman’s renowned half dollar of 1916. “Liberty Walking,”
with rays of sunshine beaming to the front, anticipated the entry of
America on the side of the Allies during World War I, projecting the US
National Coin Week – Libertas Americana Medal - 1783 Before there were
US coins… before there was even a US mint… there was the American
Revolution – a war fought to secure liberty and independence for the
rebellious English colonies. During that conflict, the American
Continental Army was largely outnumbered and outgunned by the occupying
British forces. Nonetheless, there...
What type of coin collector are you? There are a number of collectors in
the coin collection world and most interestingly, there are certain
common traits. There have been studies showing that collector groups
scored significantly higher in academic achievement than did the
noncollector group. According to a study, Coin collectors are considered
meticulous, perfectionists, extremely orderly, passionate and quite
So you inherited a coin collection, what next? Questions you may have
when you inherit a coin collection are “My relative recently passed away
and left us their coin collection. We don’t know much about coins. Can
anyone tell us (a) if they’re valuable, (b) how we should handle them,
and (c) how to go about selling them?” At London Coin...
Introduce your child to coin collecting Does your child show an interest
in collecting things? Is he or she looking for a new hobby? If so, then
we’ve got the perfect activity: coin collecting! Not only will this
provide a myriad of developmental boosts for your child, but it will
also do a stellar job of keeping him or her...
As jewelry buyers, we test items to make sure they are real before we
purchase them. Therefore as sellers, we can ensure the quality of our
pieces. Today we'll share our first step in checking the authenticity of
gold, silver and platinum jewelry so that you can be confident in your
purchases, as well. Gold, silver and platinum are not magnetic. We
run a magnet...
From the perspective of children, Halloween is a
collecting adventure. Think about it… all the little hobgoblins and
other tiny mischief makers in the neighborhood move from house to house
collecting candy and sweets galore. During the medieval period children
in Ireland and Scotland were not given sweets. For them it was coins –
in exchange for a song, a...