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20 Jan 2021

Swedish Plate Money

Money comes in all shapes and sizes. Take Swedish plate money, for example (also known as riksdaler plates). These were made by hammering copper and silver into sheets, cut to size with shears and then stamped according to their denomination. While they were cheap to produce, they were difficult to use in everyday commerce. Learn more by watching the.

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13 Jan 2021

There's Something About Morgans

Originally published October 2019

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20 Dec 2020

Saint Nicholas Bank Notes

As busy as he is during the holiday season, how did Santa Claus ever find time to pose for a series of bank notes in 19th century America?

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02 Dec 2020

The Christmas Truce

As Christmas 1914 approached, it was becoming clear to many soldiers that the war was not going to end soon. Front line troops were increasingly disillusioned with the horror and pointlessness of the fighting and were homesick — they had been promised a short war. American newspapers, taking a neutral stance, suggested that the combatants should.

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25 Nov 2020

U.S. Mint Expense Warrants

Originally published in The Numismatist, December 2015

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18 Nov 2020

Head to Head: Politics of Ancient Numismatics

Originally published in The Numismatist, August 2017

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30 Oct 2020

The Myth of the Continental Dollar: Part Two

Originally published in The Numismatist, July 2018

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16 Oct 2020

The Myth of the Continental Dollar: Part One

Originally published in The Numismatist, January 2018

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14 Aug 2020

Tetradrachm Envy

After viewing an inspiring array of Greek issues, a college student wonders, “Why can’t we have coinage like that?”

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03 Aug 2020

The First National Bank of Tustin

During its 24-year history, a California financial institution issued four types of notes, of which very few exist today.

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