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The history of coins and currency dates back over 5,000 years to the first known use exchanged currency for bartered good and services. As you are building your collection, learn the stories of some of the most famous coins in the world. 

The Free Silver Movement was a moment in American history that called for the unlimited coinage of silver. 
Bimetallism played a significant role in monetary policy. Explore the transition from monometallism to bimetallism that sparked the Free Silver debate nationwide.
The Bland-Allison Act, a reaction to the 1873 Coinage Act’s demonetization of silver, led to the creation of the Morgan Silver Dollar.

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History of the 1000 Dollar Bill

Do you know the history of the 1000 dollar bill? From rarities to common issues, this article covers the history and varieties of the U.S.

History Of U.S. Currency: Military Payment Certificates (MPCs)

History Of United States Currency: Small-Sized Notes

Learn about the small-sized currency the U.S. Mint started producing in 1928 and how American notes have evolved into what we use today.

History of United States Currency – Obsolete Currency

Obsolete currency, or broken bank notes, are a popular type of currency to collect. Explore some of the various styles and types today!
Three popular certified silver dollars.

How Much are (Vintage!) Silver Dollars Worth?

American Silver Dollars are some of the most popular coins in the world, but figuring out that silver dollar's worth can be difficult.

Who Is Wilma Mankiller On The Quarter?

Quite possibly the most popular quarter in the American Women Quarters Program, Wilma Mankiller joined Sally Ride and Maya Angelou in coin history.

Lesher Referendum Dollars 1900 – 1901 

Learn more about the history and tensions in America that resulted in the creation of the Lesher Referendum Dollars.

Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation 1935 Tokens

Learn about the fascinating history of the Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation 1935 tokens.

Confederate Coinage – 1861

Even at the outbreak of the Civil War, coinage was scarce and precious metal coinage – Gold and Silver - were extremely scarce and very

Why Were Krugerrands Illegal?

There is a misconception that Krugerrands are illegal even though they have been legal to import since 1991. Learn more about the political history of
All five official portraits of Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth’s Long History on World Coins

Since her coronation at age 25, Queen Elizabeth II appeared on coins of all denominations, from one-penny pieces to two-pound coins. Her image on every
Queen Elizabeth II

In Remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II

Born April 21, 1926, Queen Elizabeth was only 25 years old when she ascended to the throne in February 1952 following her father's death.

What’s Next For Currency After The Queen’s Passing?

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th, 2022 was felt around the world.
Redfield Hoard Morgan Silver Dollars.

The Eccentric Millionaire & The Secret Silver Dollar Hoard

Throughout the years, individuals for one reason or another seek to build coin collections. Many are driven by the joy of the treasure hunt, while
Three Silver Panda coins, one in a certified holder.

Silver Pandas Over Time

The Chinese Panda, or Silver Panda, can be a profitable choice for numismatics and investors looking for a return over just Silver and Gold prices.
Silver APAMEX bars set on a green background.

Price of Silver Today and Throughout History

Learn about the history of Silver prices in the United States with this in-depth guide. Silver has always been valuable and used as currency in
An assortment of Palladium coins and bars set on a green background.

History of Palladium Prices

Learn About The Variables that Impact Palladium Prices. Supply and demand are especially important to consider when looking at investing in Palladium products.
Featuring coins to celebrate Black History Month.

Black History Month

Black History Month is recognized annually to observe the histories, stories and voices of Black people. February shines a spotlight on contributions to our history

What Is a Denarius?

Struck continuously through the golden age of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, the coin was one of the most commonly circulated in its

Rare Canadian Coins

Rare Canadian coins are a unique specialty for collectors. Learn about some of the greatest rarities from this country.

How Much is a Kennedy Half Dollar Worth?

Kennedy half dollars are a classic coin, but what are they actually worth? These coins were struck in massive numbers, but few people have ever
Do you know the history of the 1000 dollar bill? From rarities to common issues, this article covers the history and varieties of the U.S.
Learn about the small-sized currency the U.S. Mint started producing in 1928 and how American notes have evolved into what we use today.
Obsolete currency, or broken bank notes, are a popular type of currency to collect. Explore some of the various styles and types today!
American Silver Dollars are some of the most popular coins in the world, but figuring out that silver dollar’s worth can be difficult.
Quite possibly the most popular quarter in the American Women Quarters Program, Wilma Mankiller joined Sally Ride and Maya Angelou in coin history.
Learn more about the history and tensions in America that resulted in the creation of the Lesher Referendum Dollars.
Learn about the fascinating history of the Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation 1935 tokens.
Even at the outbreak of the Civil War, coinage was scarce and precious metal coinage – Gold and Silver – were extremely scarce and very
There is a misconception that Krugerrands are illegal even though they have been legal to import since 1991. Learn more about the political history of
Since her coronation at age 25, Queen Elizabeth II appeared on coins of all denominations, from one-penny pieces to two-pound coins. Her image on every
Born April 21, 1926, Queen Elizabeth was only 25 years old when she ascended to the throne in February 1952 following her father’s death.
The passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th, 2022 was felt around the world.
Throughout the years, individuals for one reason or another seek to build coin collections. Many are driven by the joy of the treasure hunt, while
The Chinese Panda, or Silver Panda, can be a profitable choice for numismatics and investors looking for a return over just Silver and Gold prices.
Learn about the history of Silver prices in the United States with this in-depth guide. Silver has always been valuable and used as currency in
Learn About The Variables that Impact Palladium Prices. Supply and demand are especially important to consider when looking at investing in Palladium products.
Black History Month is recognized annually to observe the histories, stories and voices of Black people. February shines a spotlight on contributions to our history
Struck continuously through the golden age of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, the coin was one of the most commonly circulated in its
Rare Canadian coins are a unique specialty for collectors. Learn about some of the greatest rarities from this country.
Kennedy half dollars are a classic coin, but what are they actually worth? These coins were struck in massive numbers, but few people have ever

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