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Archive for May, 2019

American Legion – Silver Dollar and Medal Set Released

May 27, 2019 0 Comments
American Legion – Silver Dollar and Medal Set Released

We already looked in some detail recently at the three coins being released by the US Mint to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Legion. These coins – a silver dollar, a gold 5-dollar coin, and a clad half-dollar, feature designs drawn from both the history of the Legion, and the […]

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Vienna Philharmonic Bullion Coins

May 20, 2019 0 Comments
Vienna Philharmonic Bullion Coins

Austria is a small European country that rarely makes it into the news. The last remaining part of what was once the large and important Austro-Hungarian Empire, this country does many to make it onto one list that is important to coin collectors – it rates third in the world for top-selling bullion coins. Many […]

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Presidential Silver Medals

May 13, 2019 0 Comments
Presidential Silver Medals

The US Mint has long produced not just currency, but other items in precious metals too. The most typical are medals – coin-like discs, usually made from bronze, silver or gold, and stamped to at least the same quality as proof coins. Medal collecting is an interesting specialty within the coin-collecting world, and even more […]

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Pieces of Eight – the First International Currency

May 6, 2019 0 Comments
Pieces of Eight – the First International Currency

I don’t know about you, but for me the words, ‘pieces of eight’, immediately conjure up images of pirates, preferably with a sword in their teeth and a parrot on their shoulder, treasure maps, and buried chests of bullion. But there is a more serious history to this coin, more formally known as the Spanish […]

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