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Archive for May, 2019

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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