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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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14 Jul 2020

A More Accurate History of the 1792 Half Disme

A tale of three sources, two strikes and one president.

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03 Jul 2020

American Icons

It happened so gradually that it may not be immediately noticeable, but today’s American coin designs are symbolically quite different from their predecessors. It used to be a good bet that a circulating coin would have a portrayal of Liberty on the obverse, and a rendering of an eagle on the reverse. But these days, allegories of Liberty and images of.

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18 Jun 2020

Abstractions of Value

Originally published in The Numismatist, September 2014

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08 Jun 2020

On the Verge of Change: 1848-55

Originally published in The Numismatist, April 2013

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28 May 2020

George Washington: Gallant Revolutionary

Originally published in The Numismatist, February 2018

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12 May 2020

De Soto Where? An Attribution Mystery

Originally published in The Numismatist, October 2016

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21 Apr 2020

The Brilliant & Corrupt Franklin Peale

Originally published in The Numismatist, October 2015

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