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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. 

What Was the Free Banking Era?

What Was the Free Banking Era?

Examine the Free Banking Era to uncover its impact on modern finance, where decentralization, innovation, and regulatory challenges converge.
What is the Specie Resumption Act of 1875? 

What is the Specie Resumption Act of 1875? 

Discover how the Specie Resumption Act of 1875 restored gold convertibility and stabilized the U.S. economy post-Civil War. A story…
What was the Free Silver Movement?  

What was the Free Silver Movement?  

The Free Silver Movement was a moment in American history that called for the unlimited coinage of silver. 

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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

A Brief History Of the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint has a long history of producing high quality products that are highly sought after by people all over the world. Thy

Lucy Pickens and the Confederate $100 Bill

The only woman depicted on any CSA currency is Lucy Pickens – the Queen of the Confederacy.  

Why are Philharmonics so Special to Austria?

Why are Austrian Philharmonics popular to Austria and coin collectors? Since its introduction from the Austrian Mint, these coins have garnered much praise from Austria

What are National Bank Notes?

National bank notes are an important part of history and remains that way today. Different from federal reserve notes, national bank notes can be found

The Legend of the Mexican Libertad Coin

The Mexican Libertads are one of the most popular coins on the market. The design is widely considered one of the most illustrious and beautiful

Under Three Flags – The New Orleans Mint

The New Orleans Mint was the only mint in history where it flew under three flags and it remains an important historical landmark today.

Silver Thursday | The Hunt Brothers Scheme

Fueled by an enormous amount of capital, the Hunt brothers continued stockpiling Silver and purchasing Silver futures contracts. By early 1979, the price of Silver

Five Famous Coin Artists and Their Work

These five-coin artists played an integral role in creating lasting designs that were important and awe-inspiring both for their time and future generations of American
Royal Canadian Mint coins

Royal Canadian Mint Production Technology

In 2001, the Royal Canadian Mint became the first mint in the world to use laser technology in its manufacturing process. The molten pattern is

The $10000 Gold Certificate

The history of the $10,000 Gold Certificate is wrought in infamy. It is an interesting and satisfying account for any collector of numismatics and history

Gold Demand Throughout History

While the Gold Rush was a period of significant demand, modern technology has created a level of need for Gold that is higher than ever

The Demand for Silver Throughout History

The demand for Silver today is higher than ever because it is a crucial component of mobile phones and widely manufactured electronics.

The Great War Silver Dollar

Morgan Silver Dollars have perhaps one of the most rich historical contexts of any coin. America had a love affair with Silver Dollar, which prompted

The Gold Standard Throughout U.S. History

Define Gold standard, discover the Gold standard’s pros and cons in U.S. History. APMEX carries historical Gold coins and bullion at competitive prices. Whether

The Greatest Silver Dollar Hoard in History

There was a rather large silver dollar hoard in history that not many people talk about. It consisted of over 200,000 bags that contained 1000 coins each.

The History of 40 Percent Silver Coins

Also known as junk Silver, 40% Silver is highly sought after by Silver investors and metal stackers. Learn about the value of buying junk Silver

The History Of 90% Silver Coins

Also known as junk Silver, 90% Silver is highly sought after by Silver investors and metal stackers. Learn about the value of buying junk Silver

The History of Large Size U.S. Currency

The history of large size U.S. currency is an important one that can be traced all the way back to the beginning of the nation's

The History of Small Size U.S. Currency

Small size currency is an important and beneficial numismatic item because it has historical roots. This rare currency can be bought at competitive prices through
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
The Royal Canadian Mint has a long history of producing high quality products that are highly sought after by people all over the world. Thy
The only woman depicted on any CSA currency is Lucy Pickens – the Queen of the Confederacy.  
Why are Austrian Philharmonics popular to Austria and coin collectors? Since its introduction from the Austrian Mint, these coins have garnered much praise from Austria
National bank notes are an important part of history and remains that way today. Different from federal reserve notes, national bank notes can be found
The Mexican Libertads are one of the most popular coins on the market. The design is widely considered one of the most illustrious and beautiful
The New Orleans Mint was the only mint in history where it flew under three flags and it remains an important historical landmark today.
Fueled by an enormous amount of capital, the Hunt brothers continued stockpiling Silver and purchasing Silver futures contracts. By early 1979, the price of Silver
These five-coin artists played an integral role in creating lasting designs that were important and awe-inspiring both for their time and future generations of American
In 2001, the Royal Canadian Mint became the first mint in the world to use laser technology in its manufacturing process. The molten pattern is
The history of the $10,000 Gold Certificate is wrought in infamy. It is an interesting and satisfying account for any collector of numismatics and history
While the Gold Rush was a period of significant demand, modern technology has created a level of need for Gold that is higher than ever
The demand for Silver today is higher than ever because it is a crucial component of mobile phones and widely manufactured electronics.
Morgan Silver Dollars have perhaps one of the most rich historical contexts of any coin. America had a love affair with Silver Dollar, which prompted
Define Gold standard, discover the Gold standard’s pros and cons in U.S. History. APMEX carries historical Gold coins and bullion at competitive prices. Whether
There was a rather large silver dollar hoard in history that not many people talk about. It consisted of over 200,000 bags that contained 1000 coins each.
Also known as junk Silver, 40% Silver is highly sought after by Silver investors and metal stackers. Learn about the value of buying junk Silver
Also known as junk Silver, 90% Silver is highly sought after by Silver investors and metal stackers. Learn about the value of buying junk Silver
The history of large size U.S. currency is an important one that can be traced all the way back to the beginning of the nation’s
Small size currency is an important and beneficial numismatic item because it has historical roots. This rare currency can be bought at competitive prices through

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