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Posts from the ‘Exonumia’ category

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…

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…

Ancient Forms of Money

Before coins and paper notes many objects were tested out for the use of money. Some because of their rarity and others because they had a…

Swedish Daler Plate Money

When we think of coins we typically think of fairly small circular slabs of various types of medal. Some are slightly larger than others, have ridges…

Blacksmith Tokens

Blacksmith tokens are a form of evasion currency that was in circulation primarily in Lower Canada and Upper Canada along with neighboring areas, such as the…

Silver Cobs

In the mid-1500’s, additional silver deposits were discovered in the colonial territories and there was a pressing demand to export it to Spain. Starting in the…

Civil War Tokens

The year of 1862 for the United States was one of tensions and disparity as the relationship between the North and South became more and more…

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