Vintage Coin Articles

  1. What is a Mercury Dime?

    What is a Mercury Dime?
    The United States Mint struck the Winged Liberty Head or "Mercury" ...
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  2. Collecting Pre-1933 Gold Coins

    Collecting Pre-1933 Gold Coins
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  3. The Great Depression and U.S. Circulating Coinage

    The Great Depression and U.S. Circulating Coinage
    Circulating coinage from certain periods of American history is today scarce and difficult to obtain with the most well-known example being the ...
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  4. National Coin Week: An ANA Tradition

    National Coin Week: An ANA Tradition
    The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) National Coin Week dates back nearly 100 years to 1924. Each year, a new theme provides a fresh opportunity for collectors to celebrate their favorite pastime and explore the history, present, and future of numismatics. The consistency of the ANA in promoting the event, which has run throug ...
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  5. The Gold Coin that Protected Spies and Special Forces

    The Gold Coin that Protected Spies and Special Forces
    While watching From Russia With Love (1963) recently, I was amazed to see something in the movie I had long forgotten—the James Bond Gold Piece! Near the beginning of the movie, Q delivers a special black brief case to Bond. The case was filled with the usual rounds of ammunition & many high-tech weapons – but also fe ...
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  6. The New York Bank Hoard Story

    The New York Bank Hoard Story
    The New York Bank Hoard Story It is the dream of most coin collectors, to discover a hidden hoard of rare coins.  Now, imagine finding 16 sealed original U ...
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  7. Ladies of Numismatics: Personification on Coinage

    Ladies of Numismatics: Personification on Coinage
    Symbolism has been a part of numismatics for almost as long as coins have been struck. It has also long been a part of propaganda, with national personification frequently used in literature and, even more frequently, imagery. This was especially true in print during the golden age of newspapers before television took over in t ...
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  8. Lost Buried Treasures

    Lost Buried Treasures
    Lost Buried Treasures Stories of lost buried treasure hoards capture the imagination and spark the hidden treasure hunter within all of ...
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  9. Coins of the Civil War

    Coins of the Civil War
    Coins of the Civil War Most people are aware of Civil War paper money, and federal issue coinage, minted between 1861 through 1865. However, it’s a little known fac ...
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  10. Buried Coins May Reveal a Hidden History

    Buried Coins May Reveal a Hidden History
    Buried Coins May Reveal a Hidden History As the old saying goes, dead men tell no tales. The same cannot be said of coins, especially those discovered from places and times, about which, relatively little is known. In fact, a p ...
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