VOTE!

Election Day is when We the People tell the politicians what we think by executing our franchise and vote. Voting is so important to how this country operates that the U.S. Constitution was amended four times to ensure every vote…

The 2020 Tower of London Collection concludes with the release of the fourth coin ‘The Infamous Prison’

The 2020 Tower of London Collection concludes with the release of the fourth coin The Infamous Prison. The Reverses for this 2020 series have been designed by professional calligrapher and heraldic artist Timothy Noad. Tim has designed a number of…

Metals Rise Tuesday, Nov. 3

Gold futures rose 1 % on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The yellow metal marked a one-week high. Precious metals gained together for a second session in a row Tuesday. Gold and silver finished at one-week highs. Gold for December delivery settled…

Going pear-shaped – a remarkable diamond cut – The Perth Mint Coin Collector

The result of a complex and distinctive cut, the pear-shaped or teardrop diamond dates back to the 1400s. It was created by Flemish diamond cutter Lodewyk van Berquem, whose remarkable work helped popularise diamonds as ornaments in jewellery. His chief…

Whether you choose Red or Blue, go cast your vote in Election 2020

Today’s the day! This year has been one for the record books, and nowhere is that more true than in the politically-charged 2020 presidential election. Whether you’re backing Republican incumbent Donald Trump or Democratic hopeful Joe Biden, the time is…

Oct. 23 e-Letter Responses – Numismatic NewsNumismatic News

From the Oct. 23 Numismatic News e-Newsletter Do you think living people should be portrayed on circulating coinage? Here are some answers from our e-Newsletter readers.   A qualified no. I would like to see a series of Medal of…

Mosques Featured on Banknotes – Blog

The mosque, Masjid in Arabic, is the Muslim gathering place for prayer. Like many other religious structures throughout the world, mosques so often act as emblems of a city’s cultural identity and geography. Over the years, many rulers, kings, and heads of…

Künker Offers Books From Numismatic Library of Alain Poinsignon

Künker Nuismatic Book Auctions by Künker GmbH ……  Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, It is part and parcel of the statutes of both the International Association of Professional Numismatists and of the Verband der Deutschen Münzhändler (Association of German Coin…

Charles II Tin Farthings 1684

Charles II used tin as the metal for Farthings. Why tin? and why did they insert a copper plug? back to Farthings list back to Farthings list List of items on: On eBay UK: A 17th Century Coin Hoard. Tin…

Gold Dips in October while Silver Climbs

Gold prices slipped 0.8% in October Most precious metals posted gains on Friday, but they all dropped on the week and only silver eked out a win for October. Gold’s loss on the month was its third in a row…