George Dixon was a 1st Lieutenant in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He was the commander of a Confederate submarine, the H.L. Hunley. The legend around Lt. Dixon is a tale of a gold coin. His sweetheart, Queenie Bennett had given him a gold double eagle as a good luck token. It […]
Today I had a chance to sit down with Tom, our resident Civil War Token expert, to chat about his area of expertise. He had a lot to share about the subject! Civil War tokens are tokens that were privately minted between 1861 and 1864. Tom informed me that they were not official currency- […]
Happy World Coin Wednesday, everyone! Every Wednesday, we will be featuring a strange and interesting coin from a country outside of our native US of A. Today’s World Coin comes from the Isle of Man, which is a tiny independent island between the UK and Ireland. In 1989, the mint issued the Isle of Man […]
This installment of #WCWednesdays brings us this lot of two Iranian 1/2 Pahlavi Gold Coins, one from 1963 and one from 1971. These coins depict the Shah of Iran, ruler of the Kingdom of Iran from 1941 until 1979. Iran, historically known as Persia, has a rich history of producing gold coins. The first gold […]
Hello, ‘Murica. Today is Monday, which means you get to check out cool ‘Murican Money. The striking coin above is an 1899 Barber Silver Half Dollar. The front (in the coin world, we call it the ‘obverse’) depicts Lady Liberty, with a laurel wreath around her head, and her hair in a Phrygian cap. The designer […]
Greetings, my fellow #Muricans. Today we will be taking a look at the spectacular American Buffalo. The American Buffalo is the first 24 kt gold coin minted by the #Murican government, starting in 2006. The design is based on the ultra popular Indian Head nickel, first issued in 1913. The designer of that coin, […]
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