Silver War Nickels

Ok, gather round kiddos because today we’re gonna talk about the Jefferson Silver War Nickels. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Aren’t nickels supposed to be made of, well, nickel?” And you would be right, my young friend. However, during World War II, nickel was in short supply, and the U.S. Mint had to get[…]

Gold Rush Coins

Greetings, fellow numismatists! Today, let’s delve into the fascinating world of California Fractional gold coins. These tiny but valuable pieces of history were minted during the California Gold Rush in the mid-19th century, and they continue to captivate collectors and enthusiasts to this day. But first, let’s go back in time to the Gold Rush[…]

Spanish Pillar Dollar

Currency plays a crucial role in economic transactions, and throughout history, various forms of money have emerged. One such iconic currency is the Silver Spanish Pillar Dollar, often associated with the famous “pieces of eight.” In this blog post, we will delve into the history of the Silver Spanish Pillar Dollar and explore the fascinating[…]

Transitional Coins

The New Orleans Mint transitional coins refer to a series of United States coins that were minted at the New Orleans Mint during a period of transition in the mid-19th century. These coins are notable for their unique characteristics and historical significance. Here’s an overview of the New Orleans Mint transitional coins and some references[…]

Precious Metals

Precious metals have played a significant role in human history, serving as a form of currency, a symbol of wealth, and a store of value. Let’s take a journey through the history of precious metals, their uses, and their relevance in modern times, including investing in them. Ancient Times: Precious metals have been used by[…]