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?
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.
An important factor in determining the value of any coin is the condition it’s in. Has it seen much circulation? Is it well-struck? This is something that is quantified in a “grade.” Coins are graded on a scale of 1-70, starting with 1 on the lowest end of the spectrum, and 70 representing the most pristine example possible. There are multiple grading.
Punishments for counterfeiting attempts have been known to be severe, but those attempts continue. Counterfeiting has been around since the invention of money itself, but we are always finding ways to increase security measures for our money. In this Museum Masterpiece video, ANA Communications Coordinator Amanda Miller shares some of the history.
When Friends and Family ATTACK!
There are plenty of myths out there about coin collecting, many of which are either objectively wrong or can dissuade new collectors. In this post we’ll take a look at some of the most widely repeated ones and address why they’re incorrect.
Originally published in The Numismatist — October 1986 A sunken Spanish galleon yields more than 140,000 numismatic treasures.
One of the big pieces of advice people will hear as they start their collecting journey is to join a coin club, but the intrinsic value in doing so may not be immediately evident to a newcomer.
In this day and age, it’s not uncommon to make online purchases. For many, it has become a preferred way to shop. If you’re interested in buying coins online, however, you have to go about it a bit differently than if you were purchasing other consumer products. A collectible coin is not the same beast as a new phone; every single one is different, and.