Thursday, 14.11.2019

Tag: USA (Contemporary)

Bill Bierly: In God We Trust

Numismatic historian Q. David Bowers shares his thoughts on William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. According to him “one of the most detailed, intricate, and fascinating books in the field of American numismatics”.

The Monetary History of the USA. Part 3: Boom, Crisis, War

In the third episode of the series on the monetary history of the United States, we look at what an economic boom and a depression can do to a country. When the situation is particularly complicated, it may even lead to a world war.

The Monetary History of the USA. Part 2: Between Silver and Gold

In the second part of our series on the monetary history of the United States of America, we deal with booming and struggling national economies and the question of whether US citizens should pay in silver or gold currencies.

The Monetary History of the USA.

In this series we tell you the monetary history of the United States of America – of course using coins. Starting with the foundation of the nation until the 1980s. Follow us into the land of opportunity! Here you can find all parts of the series.

The Monetary History of the USA. Part 1: Times of War

The birth of the United States of America was anything but peaceful. Two major wars were necessary so that the nation as we know it today could emerge: the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War.

David W. Lange on the Enduring Appeal of the Lincoln Cent

Whitman has published the third edition of Q. David Bower’s “Guide Book of Lincoln Cents”. David W. Lange explains his fascination with the Lincoln cent, and why this book is “a must-have for any numismatic library”.

US Mint Suspends Redemption Program

In January 2018 the US Mint reinstated its Mutilated Coin Redemption Program in order to enable people and businesses to exchange mutilated coins for reimbursement. After a previous suspension of nearly 3 years to develop safeguards the Mint has decided to suspend it again.

Heritage Auctions sells most expensive Kennedy Half Dollar

The highest priced Kennedy half dollar was auctioned on April 25, 2019. Since its introduction in 1964 several billions of this coin type have been minted. We will tell you why the most expensive Kennedy half dollar was so special.

A Brief History of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

It is a coin that sparks the imagination. Once it entered the American consciousness it never left: the Morgan Silver Dollar. An updated edition of Q. David Bowers’s Guide Book has now been released. Dennis Tucker tells you more about the book’s history in this article.

Heritage Auctions, USA-Dallas (TX)

14.-16.03.2019 - US Coins Signature Auction #1293 - A superb example of an extremely rare 140-year-old U.S. coin that sat, untouched and perhaps unknown, in a family safe is among the 2,808 lots being offered at Heritage Auctions’ U.S. Coins Auction March 14-16, 2019.
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