Stack’s-Bowers recently announced the sale of an 1891 $1,000 Marcy Silver Certificate, breaking the world record with a price of $2.6 million. Only two such certificates are known to exist.
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After the end of the Civil War, the 14th amendment to the Constitution was passed on June 13, 1866, and ratified on July 28, 1868.
I never would have guessed it! Back in 1952, barely a teenager, I purchased my first copy of The Guide Book of United States Coin.
Perhaps the most widely available fair medals are those of the American Institute, which performed on the national level the same functions as the mechanics’ and agricultural fairs.
The 1953 shilling was the first coin in the United Kingdom to feature Queen Elizabeth. Not since Queen Victoria had the UK seen a woman on the throne and it was an exciting time for the Royal Mint.
A press release was distributed by the Bureau of the Mint on May 31, 1973.
Doug Winter compares today’s market for the popular New Orleans double eagles struck between 1850 and 1861 with the market of ten years ago.
During World War II, copper and bronze were strategic metals needed for the war effort.
During the War of 1812, the Battle of Boston Harbor was fought on 1 June 1813, between the frigates HMS Shannon and USS Chesapeake. To commemorate this important naval battle, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued 2013 HMS Shannon and USS Chesapeake silver, gold and platinum coins.
The Royal Canadian Mint is currently accepting preorders for their 2013 $100 Bison Silver Coin, the first in the “Wildlife in Motion” series, which features $100 silver coins.