An acute small-change shortage in the North led Congress to authorize postage currency, later fractional currency, to provide notes in denominations of less than a dollar.
Track & Price software, which in the past has recorded auction transaction for U.S. paper money, is now doing the same for world notes, and the firm offers a free trial.
The ninth edition of "Gold Coins of the World," by Arthur L. Friedberg and Ira S. Friedberg, is now available from book sellers. The all-new edition contains approximately a thousand new listings not in the previous edition. The newest edition calls on the expertise of more than 100 expert contributors and consultants from around the globe.
Following up on the introduction of the 50 new sheqel in September 2014 and the 200 new sheqel in 2015 in its new currency Series C, the Bank of Israel is now preparing for the introduction of the 20- and 100-new-sheqel notes before the end of 2017.
The reign of the Roman emperor Hadrian (A.D. 117 to 138) was extraordinary in many ways, not the least of which was coinage. His provincial issues are intriguing. Chief among the coins that Hadrian struck in the provinces were silver cistophori — large, silver coins he produced in two distinct phases.
The many renditions of what abolitionist Harriet Tubman may look like on the new $20 have been remarkably consistent, mainly because so few actual photos of her are known, all of them from late in her life. That's how this one is different.
2016 has been a huge year for the precious metals market. You probably knew that. Now read an exclusive report about how you can best take advantage of a gold and silver buying opportunity that likely won't come back around for several years.
Pattern pieces, and their unofficial brethren, fantasies, can be found all over the world, as the process to select and adopt new designs follows a similar linear path in most places. One famous fantasy piece from Australia is offered as part of Downies Australian Coin Auctions’ sale No. 323, scheduled for March 15 to 17.
Prices for three annual numismatic products to be released in 2017 by the U.S. Mint will be lower than the prices for 2016 editions of the sets, because the 2017 products will not contain Presidential dollars, for the first time in a decade. The 10-year Presidential $1 Coin Program was completed in 2016. The sets that are affected by the price reductions include various...
Leading a select group of early silver dollars is the famed Dexter Class I Original 1804 Draped Bust dollar graded Proof 65.
Plain Talk was a relatively humble New York publication that focused on various hobbies including numismatics. Numismatic editor Charles T. Tatman asked in the March 1891 issue, “Why should there not be an American Numismatic Association?”
If success of the 2007 to 2016 Presidential dollar program were to be measured by how well it met the primary goal of the authorizing legislation — to increase the use of dollar coins in circulation — then it can justly be said that the goal was not met.
The official launch ceremony for the 2017 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site quarter dollar will be held at 10 a.m. ET April 4 at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, 1411 W St. SE in Washington, D.C. The coin is the 37th of 56 quarter dollars to be issued in the America the Beautiful Quarters program. Following the ceremony, attendees may exchange cash...