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The 1900 Lafayette Dollar

The 1900 Lafayette Dollar

To mark the turn of the century an exhibition/worlds fair was held in Paris in 1900.  In addition to the exposition the city was also hosting the second Olympic games.  Between these two events turnout to the exposition was expected to be very heavy.

U.S. Mint Coin Production

U.S. Mint Coin Production

A brief video provided by the History Channel’s Modern Marvels about the modern minting process. Some really good info. I may take a few seconds for the video to load, but well worth the wait. (This video may take a few seconds to load. When its ready you’ll see a white play button in the lower left of the picture below)

The 1937 Battle Of Antietam Half Dollar

The 1937 Battle Of Antietam Half Dollar

The year was 1937, the seventy-fifth anniversary of the bloodiest day in US history to that time. In Hagerstown, Maryland the Washington County Historical Society, and the United States Antietam Celebration Committee were working together to host a celebration marking the event. Scheduled for September 4th through the 17th 1937, they planned on the celebration having something for everyone, parades, music, a carnival, household and farm exhibits, a livestock show, trains, and even blimps and airplanes!  The only thing that…

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Coins from Turkey’s Inflation

Coins from Turkey’s Inflation

Many countries have had periods of inflation.  We don’t know about them if they don’t show up in our news. Most people know about the German inflation after World War I and some know about the recent inflation in Zimbabwe.  Turkey had an inflation period from about 1989 to 2005. During that time their circulation coinage went from a comparative 500 lira to a value of 250 Bin Lira where 1 Bin Lira equals 1000 lira.  During that time Turkey…

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2002 Euro Currency

2002 Euro Currency

On January 1, 1999 the Euro was introduced to all the countries of the European Currency Union.   The prices in euros were posted alongside the regular prices in the country’s currency.  The purpose was to familiarize the people with what the euro prices would be when the country’s money was demonetized.  The circulation coinage would be 1 euro cent through 1 and 2 euros to take care of the small change requirements.  (100 euro cents = 1 euro)  There…

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All about Coin Errors

All about Coin Errors

If you are interested in collecting coin errors this video is a great place to start. Put together by Richard Cooper from Coin Community Forum (http://www.coincommunity.com/) Video File Name: Die Events and One of a Kind Errors – Richard Cooper.mp4

The 1911 Wheat Cent – Junior Numistmatist Report

The 1911 Wheat Cent – Junior Numistmatist Report

Junior club member Drew Hankins won the junior auction for a group of wheat cents in the June 2015 junior numistmatist auction. It came with the condition that he had to find the oldest cent in the bunch and then give a presentation on that year at the next month’s meeting.   The Report: Last month I was asked to find the earliest wheat penny in a group that I bought and write a report about that year. Here is…

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Zimbabwe Coinage of 2014

Zimbabwe Coinage of 2014

On April 18, 1980 Southern Rhodesia became the independent country of Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe was elected president.  In 2000 Mugabe started breaking up the large holdings of land of the white farmers to give it to the black farmers.  In doing so he destroyed the economy of the country and then hyperinflation and unemployment set in.  After three re-denominations and by April 2009, the Zimbabwe dollar was valueless. The economy was in chaos and had 90% unemployment. The government policy…

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