Coins, Currency, Commentary...

Colonials, Spiel Markes, and Notgeld

What’s up, coin lovers! Picked up a few coins at our latest coin club auction and thought you’d enjoy checking them out. In pursuit of finding older – different – coins for my collection, I came back with the following: 1777 1 Reale Mexican Colonial (Carlos III) 1850’s ... [Full Post]

Was that 1955 Doubled Die Cent Authentic??

My friend finally got his 1955 Double Died Lincoln Cent back from submitting it PCGS! What do you think it came back as? Authentic? Fake? Uncirculated? Well, wonder no more… Here’s how PCGS graded it: If you’re wondering what “PCGS Genuine” or the “Cleaning” label is as I ... [Full Post]

Two Rare (Gold) Coins To Drool Over…

Okay, so if you thought that 1955 Doubled Die Penny from last month was rare, check out these bad boys! Going for $299,000 and $95,000, respectfully! (It’s always fun to dream, right?) 1966 limited edition (and signed!) Salvador Dali gold medal set Two extremely rare 22 Karat gold ... [Full Post]

¡The King Pin Penny!

Got this incredible note from a fellow coin collector this week – can you imagine??? ******* Hey J. Money, It’s been a couple months since we last chatted, hope you and your family are all well. So I think we left off just before I got my $1,000 ... [Full Post]

Ooh La La! French Francs!

The safe pillaging moves on! This time around I find three long lost Francs in the back of my safe dating from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s… I’m not sure why I separated them out from the package they came in, but they sure are pretty to ... [Full Post]

My Favorite Type of Letter :)

As my safe digging continues, I’m finding all kinds of lost relics just waiting to be appreciated again :) This time, a note from fellow blogger who graciously mailed me this last year and to whom I, too, need to send apologies to for an even longer ... [Full Post]

Bag of Old British & Canadian Coins!

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve gotten re-energized about my coins and currency lately :) I had gotten off track for a while, focusing on the wrong things and forgetting to have fun, and now that I’ve had some time to stop and reflect a bit I’ve been ... [Full Post]

“To Counterfeit is DEATH.”

How’s that for discouraging counterfeiting :) I saw this line at the top of an old colonial note a friend had shown me, and the more I looked at it the more I thought it would be cool to own in my collection. So we made a trade! ... [Full Post]

A Barber Dime in the Drive-Thru!

Look what my friend Greg found!! Saw him mention it in his blog’s newsletter the other day and asked if he’d elaborate on it for us… Here’s how he came to be its new owner :) ******* Luck is when preparation meets opportunity and just a few days ... [Full Post]

“I found 48 silver half dollars in rolls!”

Got an email I thought y’all would enjoy :) Sorry for being M.I.A. lately! *********** Hey Jay, I want to start out by saying how much I love your enthusiasm, as well as your passion for coins, and your willingness to share your knowledge with others. I started ... [Full Post]

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