Coins are one of the most interesting developments in human history. The successor to the barter system, which allowed people to exchange commodities and other goods in exchange for services, coins revolutionized the world economy. For over 2,500 years, this form of payment has become so common that few ask the question: Where did coins […]
Shipwrecks often conjure up visions of long-lost artifacts, intrigue, and the mystery surrounding their fate. While thousands of shipwrecks have occurred globally since the beginning of recorded history, perhaps none has more allure than the Tek Sing Shipwreck Story. Measuring in at 164 feet long, 32 feet wide, and weighing over 1,000 tons, this 19th-century […]
Perhaps you watched “Jurassic Park” a few too many times or you’ve just always had a fascination with fossils. Either way, you’re always searching for a way to indulge the amateur archeologist within you. Museums provide some insight into archeology and fossils, but nothing is more exciting than finding the preserved remains of plants and […]
You’ve inherited a coin collection, and you want to know the value. Whether you want to keep the coin collection, or sell it, here are a few things to consider. The passing of a loved one is a difficult part of life. Nothing can replace the companionship and love of a relative or long-time friend, […]
BBC NEWS – World | By Reality Check team -BBC News | June 4, 2018 New details have emerged about the San Jose, a Spanish galleon sunk by British ships 300 years ago. The vessel was said to be transporting gold, silver and precious gems collected in the South American colonies to be shipped to Spain’s King Philip […]
BBC NEWS – ENGLAND – SUSSEX | August 23, 2017 A British man is facing up to three years in a Turkish prison for trying to take home some ancient coins found on the seabed during a family holiday. Toby Robyns, 52, an ambulance driver from Southwick, in West Sussex, was arrested as he made […]
BBC NEWS – Business | By Kevin Peachey, Personal finance reporter | July 26, 2017 Consumers have less than three months to spend, bank or donate round £1 coins as the new 12-sided version outnumbers the old for the first time. The Treasury says there are now more of the new £1 coins, which first […]
BBC NEWS – US & Canada | July 20, 2017 Watch Video Playtime turned prehistoric for a 10-year-old boy who tripped – and then realized he had just stumbled over a fossil. Courtesy of New Mexico State University.