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Posts from the ‘Lifestyle’ category

We’re comparing then and now to present discussions about home living, lifestyle, and anything else that catches our attention.

Joseph Wright

Credited as the first designer of US coin, Joseph Wright, was born July 16, 1756 in Bordentown, New Jersey and lived until September 13, 1793. His…

The Mythical Lebbo Coin

You may have heard of the myth of the Lebbo Coin and it’s almost magical capabilities. Also referred to as a Copper Iridium Coin, a “Rice…

Las Arras

Las arras, or Las arras matrimoniales (wedding tokens or unity coins) are wedding paraphernalia used in Christian and Catholic wedding ceremonies in Spain, Latin American countries,…

The Trial of the Pyx

The Trial of the Pyx (pronounced pIks) is a procedure in the United Kingdom for ensuring that newly minted coins conform to the required standards. These…

The Star-Spangled Banner

This 4th of July we have decided to take a closer look at “The Star-Spangled Banner”- an anthem of freedom, American beliefs, and reverence for those…

The Story of Tim Rathjen

Born and raised in Bellingham, Washington, Tim Rathjen aspired to do greater things for his small town despite his dark childhood. Entrepreneurship was in his heart…

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