Introduction This article will cover where some of the first coins were minted. The article will cover Lydian culture, Lydia’s capital Sardis, King Croesus, and Lydian coins. Lydia Lydia was a kingdom in the area today known as modern Turkey. It reached its peak sometime during the Iron age. Similar to other kingdoms at theContinue reading “Lydia: Where The First Coins Were Minted”
Category Archives: Coin Collecting
What Is Gold?
Introduction What is Gold? How does natural gold occur? And why have humans been digging it out of the ground for thousands of years? This article will briefly cover how natural gold and gold’s properties. It will also briefly cover the history of silver and the history of gold bullion. Natural Gold Gold is aContinue reading “What Is Gold?”
What Is Silver?
Introduction What is Silver? How does natural silver occur? And why have humans been digging it out of the ground for thousands of years? This article will briefly cover natural silver in nature and silvers properties. It will also briefly cover the history of silver and the history of silver bullion. Natural Silver Silver isContinue reading “What Is Silver?”
Are Coins An Investment?
Introduction This article will cover the question, “Are Coins An Investment.” This article isn’t meant to be used as investment advice but as a resource to use alongside other resources to determine if investing in rare coins is for you. Coins as an Investment? Are coin’s an investment? It depends on who you ask and,Continue reading “Are Coins An Investment?”
The Flavian Dynasty: Coin Collection
Introduction This article will be about collecting Flavian Dynasty denarius. This collection can be done with any coin minted during their reigns (Gold Aureus, Silver Denarius, and various Bronze Coins). For this article, we will be using the Roman denarius. To complete this collection, you must collect a Vespasian, Titus, and a Domitian Denarius. FlavianContinue reading “The Flavian Dynasty: Coin Collection”
Canadian Silver Dollar: Mintage
(Disclaimer) The following amounts shows the recorded number of coins minted each year by the Royal Canadian Mint.Bear in mind though that it does NOT show the actual number of surviving coins. Percentage of Silver 1935–1967 23.33 g 36.00 mm 80% silver, 20% copper Years Numbers are from the Royal Canadian Mint Website. The years displayed areContinue reading “Canadian Silver Dollar: Mintage”
Canadian 50 Cent: Mintage
(Disclaimer) The following amounts show the recorded number of Canadian 50 cent coins minted each year by the Royal Canadian Mint.Bear in mind though that it does NOT show the actual number of surviving coins. Percentage of Silver in the Canadian 50 cents 1908 – 1919Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copperWeight (g): 11.62Diameter (mm): 29.72Thickness (mm):Continue reading “Canadian 50 Cent: Mintage”
What is Junk Silver?
Introduction Junk silver despite the name is a great buy, Americans might know junk silver by the name “constitutional silver”. Junk silver is coins minted by a sovereign state or mint which contain a certain amount of silver per coin. The coins must also contain a purity percentage lower than the countries percent used toContinue reading “What is Junk Silver?”
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