Monday, 21.09.2020

Tag: USA (Modern Period)

The Gold Standard Part 1: How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal...

For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In the 19th century, that changed. We’ll explain how and why, and illustrate what happened with the help of coins that will be coming under the hammer on 30 September and 1 October 2020 in the Künker Auction entitled ‘A Numismatic Gold Treasure’.

2021 Edition of the Red Book

The 74th edition of the legendary “Red Book” has been released. The volume includes completely updated pricing and auction data reflecting the current market for collectible U.S. coins along with historical information and guidance on how to build a valuable collection.

PCGS Banknote Grades Ultra-Rare $1,000 Grand Watermelon Note

The 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon was the first banknote to cross the million-dollar threshold at auction and is extremely rare. Now the piece featured on the cover of “100 Greatest American Currency Notes” has been certified and graded by PCGS Banknote.

Attempt Made to Sell Fake $300,000 Gold Coin

Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation, US law enforcement agents are investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 of counterfeit coins including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” in a bogus NGC holder.

1892-S Morgan Dollar, Uncirculated, $15 – No Haggling!

The Red Book is a superstar of America publishing, it’s one of the most popular nonfiction titles of all time. Besides being of inestimable help for collectors of US coins, the guide book can also be used as a time machine! Follow Dennis Tucker on his journey through time.

United States Classic Gold Coins of 1834-1839

Daryl J. Haynor presents in his book about every aspect of the Classic Gold quarter eagle and half eagle series issued between 1834 and 1839. The work has established itself already as attribution system being adopted by major auction houses and grading companies.

150 Years of Carson City Mint

150 Years ago, the Carson City Mint was founded in order to coin the masses of silver coming from the Comstock Lode. Its 150th birthday will be celebrated. One of the attractions is a medal that is struck on the very first coin press of the Carson City Mint.

David Fanning’s New Book about the Literary History of Confederate Paper Money

Confederate Paper Money has been so popular since the 1860s that David F. Fanning has written a book on these publications devoted to the collecting and study of this field. Interested? Then be quick: only 100 copies have been printed.

The Monetary History of the USA, Part 5: The 70s and 80s

The political crisis of the United States continued during the 70s. After the Watergate scandal shocking the nation, President Reagan was able to restore the self-confidence of the USA – especially by means of his economic policies.

A Lesson in Economic History: The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Up until slavery was finally abolished in the 19th century, European traders carried off millions of people from Africa to the New World. Swiss families and companies also profited from the transatlantic slave trade.