The Stamp and Coin Place Blog: connecting the past and present of stamp and coin collecting, and looking to the future.

Friday Odds and Ends, August 5

 

 

Reader Joe Weaver sent in these photos of an extensive coin and currency collection at Ellis Island. Thanks for the photos: that’s a beautiful display!

 

Islamic gold coins in England help historians reconstruct medieval culture.

 

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Archaeological digs at Tintagel in Cornwall have unearthed massive 6th-century walls from a previously unknown building (the current ruins are medieval in date), along with pottery and other ancient items.

 

 

Do you read the daily comics? If so, you may have noticed that long-running comic Gasoline Alley recently did a story about collecting coins.

 

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Did you know that PCGS will pay $10,000 just to look at some rare coins?

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