Author: Pascale Saliba

3 Weird Currencies from Around the World

3 Weird Currencies from Around the World

Trading a service for a goat or some food might sound like a fun throwback to simpler times. However, the days of bartering are long gone. Several thousand years ago, humans made a significant leap in innovation. They developed currency — a more sophisticated and efficient way of trading goods and services, marking a pivotal […]

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A Glance at the 2024 American Women Quarters

A Glance at the 2024 American Women Quarters

Throughout its history, the U.S. Mint has created various special edition coins for collectors and regular circulation. In 2024, the tradition continues with the release of the American Women Quarters collection. Now in its third year of a four-year cycle, the American Women Quarters collection honors American women who have made significant contributions to women’s […]

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3 Tips To Spring Clean Your Coin Collection Correctly

3 Tips To Spring Clean Your Coin Collection Correctly

Coins can get downright dirty. After all, they live their lives in pockets or on the pavement for decades at a time. It’s only natural that they may become discolored and tarnished over time. However, cleaning collectible coins is a different story. Many cleaners and methods you would use on run-of-the-mill coins can easily damage […]

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4 Rare Presidential Dollar Coins To Celebrate Presidents' Day

4 Rare Presidential Dollar Coins To Celebrate Presidents’ Day

In 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Presidential $1 Coin Act. By 2007, the first dollar coins rolled out of the U.S. Mint, ushering in a new era of circulated and collectible $1 coins. But like any series of coins, some are rarer and more coveted than others. To ring in President’s Day and […]

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4 Exciting US Coins Coming Out in 2024

4 Exciting US Coins Coming Out in 2024

Every year, the U.S. Mint delights coin collectors and numismatists by releasing a series of uncirculated, limited edition, commemorative, or soon-to-be circulated coins. Congress authorized no commemorative coins in 2023, adding to the excitement of the 2024 unveiling. Whether adding to your collection or just starting, here are some exciting U.S. coins coming out in […]

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5 Amazing Christmas Gifts for the Coin Collector in Your Life

5 Amazing Christmas Gifts for the Coin Collector in Your Life

Coin collectors are an interesting bunch. They’re meticulous, thorough, and have a keen eye for detail. But if you’re not a coin collector, trying to find a suitable gift can prove difficult. The good news is that you’ve already honed in on the coin-collecting realm. All you need to do is find something that complements […]

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How To Preserve and Maintain the Value of Your Coin Collection

How To Preserve and Maintain the Value of Your Coin Collection

Whether you’re a novice or intermediate coin collector, the importance of preserving and maintaining your coin collection can’t be understated. By learning how to handle your coins, you preserve their value and ensure mint condition for decades. If you’re unsure how to keep your coin collection in tip-top shape, here are a few principles and […]

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4 Cursed Coins to Add to Your Collection This Halloween

4 Cursed Coins to Add to Your Collection This Halloween

When you think of coins, the idea probably doesn’t conjure images of ghosts, goblins, and specters. However, many coins around the world are shrouded in mystery, containing mystical figures and strange symbols. If you want to add to your coin collection with otherworldly coins — this Halloween, or if you’re interested in the occult, check […]

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Coins Galore! The 6 Most Interesting Mints in the World

Coins Galore! The 6 Most Interesting Mints in the World

The world has 195 countries — each with its own currencies. However, not every country around the world has the resources and budget to produce its coins. Seventy mints around the globe produce a majority of the world’s coins, including the exportation of country-specific coins through various contracts. But a few of the mints stand […]

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7 Numismatic Terms Every Coin Collector Should Know

7 Numismatic Terms Every Coin Collector Should Know

With the ability to build wealth and indulge your love of currency, coin-collecting offers more breadth than many other hobbies. But to truly master the art of collecting coins, you need to know the relevant terminology. By learning numismatic terms, beginner and intermediate coin collectors can communicate more effectively and deepen their understanding of this […]

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