Category: Numismatic

  • ☆How to start collecting old coins?

    Reading Time: 7 minutes Coin collecting is one of the best indoor hobbies that can be fun as well as informational. The process of coin collection is so simple that you can even start right now. If you are about to buy old coins, don’t expect them to be of poor condition as the vendors…

  • Half Cent Coin History.

    Half Cent Coin History.

    Reading Time: 3 minutes The half cent was among the first coin strikes authorized by the U.S. Congress on April 2, 1792. Designed by Adam Eckfeldt and first released in 1793, it was minted at the Philadelphia Mint periodically until 1857. Its metal composition was of copper and weighed of 6.74 grams. It is the…

  • REDIRECTION How to grade a Sovereign gold coin.

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Grading is probably the most controversial and by far the most important area of coin collecting and there are almost no grading guides for world coins. Grading issues have caused disputes between buyers and sellers since collecting begun and will continue to do so for ever more. Grading coins accurately is…

  • The quality of gold coins.

    The quality of gold coins.

    Reading Time: 5 minutes All too often, buyers of investment gold tend to forget the quality of the coins they are buying, until they come to sell them, when they are greeted with an unpleasant surprise. In reality, when you sell gold coins they are evaluated as numismatic objects. Saying “it’s a Liberty Double Eagle…

  • Coin discovery thrills archaeologists

    Reading Time: < 1 minute The archaeologists have been following excavations done by city workers who are replacing underground water pipes in the oldest part of Oslo, called Gamlebyen. That’s the neighborhoods east of today’s downtown area where Oslo’s first known settlements were established more than a thousand years ago. It’s also where there are…

  • Gold Sovereign “Victoria Dei Gratia” 1886.

    Gold Sovereign “Victoria Dei Gratia” 1886.

    Reading Time: 3 minutes The sovereign 1886 is a British gold coin minted under the reign of Queen Victoria at the colonial Australian branch mints in Melbourne and Sydney. The 1886 Queen Victoria “Young Head” with St George Back Gold Sovereigns, (originally a circulating coin, now a bullion coin) are now VAT free in UK and provided they were minted after 1817 and a legal tender coin, free from Capital Gains…