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1825 British Farthing

In Britain, the production of copper coins had been halted between 1816 and 1821. Britain’s Great Recoinage of 1816 ended under the rule of King George IV when, Benedetto Pistrucci was hired to design and mint a new coin depicting … Continue reading

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King Mongkut Medal 60th Birthday Counterfeit Medal

King Mongkut Medal : 60th Birthday Counterfeit Medal ID A coin of the last Rama King of Thailand. Made during a tumultuous time when Great Britain was conquering the world, King Mongkut wanted to adopt “Western” ideas without being taken … Continue reading

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World Sample Slabs: The Coins

I thought it would be interesting to write an article that covers World Samples Slabs, as a change of pace, instead just US Coin Sample Slabs. As far as my knowledge, all the reputable Coin Grading Services have issued World … Continue reading

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2012 Canadian Coins Are Pieces Of Art

The Royal Canadian Mint has out-done itself in 2012. They have produce pieces of art work as coins and they’re a must see. Canada issued these collectors coins to celebrate the many milestones and anniversaries they’re celebrating this year. Here’s … Continue reading

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2012 Canadian Proof Set – All Coins Are 99.99% Silver

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a proof with all coins made of 99.99% silver. The nickel and the cent is also fine silver and most of the coins has some cladding for added contrast. The proof set commemorates the … Continue reading

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Dating Arabic Coins

Determining the date or denomination of an Arabic coin can be challenge if they are not written in both Eastern and Western Arabic (those used in western nations) numerals. Once you have become familiarized with the ten basic numerals, however, … Continue reading

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1793 Rube Boy Halfpenny Birmingham Token

This is a British token from Birmingham and the obverse reads: BIRMINGHAM HALFPENNY with a boy being a little “rude” hence the nickname “Rude Boy”. The reverse reads: INDUSTRY HAS IT’S SURE REWARDS with a shield and porcupines. It’s a token reminiscent … Continue reading

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