Lydia: Where The First Coins Were Minted

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”

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”

The Qirsh: Ottoman Coinage

Introduction This article looks at the Silver Qirsh used during the Ottoman rule of Egypt. . As well as a brief history of the Ottoman Eyalet of Egypt, the British protectorate, and how the coin influenced the name of Egypt’s current currency. The qirsh was a vital coin, alongside many other Ottoman coins used inContinue reading “The Qirsh: Ottoman Coinage”

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”