Coins are mass-produced, everyday objects, and they wouldn’t exist without their economic function. But coins are also miniature works of art. And, like all works of art, they arise from the vision of their creators and are implemented by the technology of their times.
Numismatics. It's a world in which collectors will pay millions of dollars for a single nickel or silver dollar. It may not always make much sense to those "outside our world," but hobbyists understand that these small pieces of metal are actually pieces of history that we can hold in our hands. And who knows the identities of those that held them.
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.
Coin collecting is popular for many reasons: they are fascinating pieces of history that can be held in one's hand; real-life treasures to be sought after and found; tokens of memories and good times past; potential financial investments and more. Unfortunately, there are occasional pitfalls, simple mistakes and scams collectors might fall prey to. To.
In general, there are two primary types of coin collectors: investors and collectors. This statement is not meant to imply that there are those who do not enjoy both aspects of the hobby, and any collection may be considered an investment. But there are a few differences between collecting principally as a hobby, and purchasing coins chiefly as an.
Most people are generally aware that coin collecting exists as a hobby, but there are a number of misleading misconceptions surrounding this centuries-old avocation. These misconceptions are perhaps driven by a lack of inclusion in mainstream media, or the daunting moniker declaring the pastime the “hobby of kings.” Whatever the reason, a few.
A famous satirical bank note lampoons the Bank of England.
Whether your concern is safety, appearance or expense, there are storage options for every numismatist.
Though not as pretty as their unblemished counterparts, circulated coins connect us through their everyday use.
When you’re new to the world of coin collecting and numismatics, it’s important to understand how collectible coins are assigned values. You may find two pieces that appear to be nearly identical but have a $1,000 difference in price. The truth is that there are a variety of factors that impact coin values — some fairly obvious, and others less so. For.