We give out a lot of change at London Coin
Galleries Mission Viejo. And, as we are a coin store, we try to make
that change interesting if we can. Two dollar bills, Presidential
Dollars, and half dollars of the non-silver variety, can appear in your
change whenever available. Interestingly, the half dollar is the least
familiar coin to many...
1.) An Eggcelent Beach Day A woman sunbathing on a warm beach feels something on her cheek. Little did she know, a spider was crawling on her. She brushes at her face and the sensation subsides. Unfortunately,
that night a large boil begins growing on her face. Fearful, she heads to the doctor who pops the wound and hundreds of baby spiders...
In the western world public awareness of the price of gold and silver was on the upswing during the second half of the twentieth century. Although South Africa introduced the Krugerrand as a convenient way to own an ounce of gold in 1967 many nations boycotted the coin as a protest against that nation’s apartheid policy.
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...