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Coins of Vatican

October 4, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Coins/Currencies

For centuries until 1870, the Vatican issued its own coins, which are now rare and highly sought after. The strike was halted between 1870 and 1929 due to a conflict between the Vatican and the new Italian state, which has commandeered many areas of the Vatican. This conflict was settled in 1929 with the Lateran …

What is Junk Silver?

October 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Coins/Currencies

"Junk Silver" in the numismatic circle refers to worn circulated silver coins. For example, the US silver coins, minted before 1965, are often called junk silver coins. These coins have at least 40% – 90% silver content, depending on what type of coins. The pictures on my website show some circulated US Morgan Dollar, Peace …

What are Proof Coins?

October 2, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Coins/Currencies

In coin collecting, the "proof coin" is a type of coin that is often sought out by collectors. They are specially created coins with higher standards and finish. The qualities are quite different than the typical circulated coin because of their reflective characteristics and construction. So what makes a proof coin so different? A newly …

Silver Coins

October 1, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Coins/Currencies

Coins have been in existence for the last 2500 years. The oldest ones were believed to originate from Lydia and were made of Gold and Silver. These precious metals have a high market value. The oldest ones are the Drachmas, Denali and Milanese, which have a Greek orientation. Greeks used the latter precious metal for …