Build a $20,000 collection of US coins
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Build the $20,000 coin collection
Steve Roach walks you through the process of building a $20,000 coin collection, “selecting 10 coins that provide both insight into American coin collecting today and a broad survey that reflects the diversity American coins”.
Steve writes, “Some coins are easily found at virtually any coin exchange and offered weekly in online auctions, such as a nice 1881-S Morgan Dollar in Mint State 67 or a commemorative half dollar. MS-66 of the Oregon Trail Memorial type. adding, “Some coins are more delicate, such as the 1793 Flowing Hair, Chain cent and the 1796 Draped Bust, Small Eagle quarter dollar.”
Read his cover story. found exclusively in the print and digital editions of the August 6 issue of World Currency.
Villains, great collection
Jeff Starck takes readers through a sampling of some of history’s most evil leaders, selecting dictators and despots who left their mark on the world, and not in a good way. Jeff writes, “Raising money with portraits of despots may seem like a way to give them more honor than they are due, but the coins can serve as a tangible reminder of what Lord Acton described with clarification: “Power tends to corrupt and to absolute”. power corrupts absolutely. ”
In his lead article for the World Coins section, Jeff describes coins and medals featuring men such as Nero of Rome, Henry VIII of England, and Hitler of Germany. Read his article, available only in the August 6 print and digital editions World Currency.
National banknotes of “our” hometown
In my lead article for the August 6 Paper Money section World Currency, I explore national banks and the national banknotes they issued in Coin World’s hometown of Sidney, Ohio. “Sidney’s national banknotes are typical of a small town, with more than one national banknote issuer. Three different national banks operated in the city, two of which had been in business long enough to issue large and small banknotes.
Although Sidney’s story is her own, communities across the United States have similar stories to tell. Your hometown may very well have been home to one or more national banks. Adding some national banknotes they issued will give you a unique collection with a very personal connection.