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Posts from the ‘Collectables’ category

Find stories and discussions about bullion, coins, currency, and collector topics.

Cut Out Coins

If you’re a coin collector you have likely ran across a few cut out coins at one point or another. Depending on your views, it can…

Hammered Coinage

Hammered coinage is the most common form of coins produced since the invention of coins in the first millennium BC until the early modern period of…

John Sinnock

Most famously known for serving as the eighth Chief Engraver at the US Mint, John Ray Sinnock, was born on July 8, 1888 in the city…

Kissi Pennies

In another example of strange currencies; the kissi penny also seen transcribed as kissy or kisi penny was an iron currency made in Sierra Leone that…

Mills Currency

Pennies will buy you so little today that dividing them into even smaller change seems pointless. But back in 1786, the U.S. Continental Congress approved the…

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