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Coins of Controversy - The Seated Liberty Dime 1873-1874 (with arrows)

Coins of Controversy - The Seated Liberty Dime 1873-1874 (with arrows)

December 26, 2018

In 1853 and 1873, the U.S. Mint changed the weight of each denomination of silver coins. Both times, arrows were added to the coins on each side of the date. These were removed from coins in 1856 and 1875, respectively.

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American Coin & Bullion Normalizing after 1873: 19th Century Coinage & Currency #3

American Coin & Bullion Normalizing after 1873: 19th Century Coinage & Currency #3

December 20, 2018

Following the controversies and fiscal problems resulting from of the Coinage Act of 1873, compensatory measures were taken by the Treasury and the US Mint to resume more normal issuance and circulation of US Currencies. Silver coins were made legal tender at their nominal value for any amount not exceeding $5

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Gold, Silver and the Coin "Crime" of 1873 - 19th Century US Coins & Currency #2

Gold, Silver and the Coin "Crime" of 1873 - 19th Century US Coins & Currency #2

December 13, 2018

Perhaps no 19th Century law relating to the coins and currency of the United States has been so widely discussed, or has borne more directly on the attitude and influence of political parties than the Coinage Act of 1873. This act grew out of a proposition to revise our coinage laws, made by John Jay Knox, in April, 1870. While the main focus of the bill was to revise several laws pertaining to the Mint’s gold and silver coin procedures, the Coinage Act of 1873 also recommended moving the United States off of bimetallism in favor of the gold standard.

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Money Problems: Coinage to Crypto #9

Money Problems: Coinage to Crypto #9

November 23, 2018

The first American Colonists faced a problem: They didn’t have enough currency.  Bitcoin—and today’s other cryptocurrencies—solve old problems of currency and create new limits on how it’s used.  Perhaps the problems with money debated by the founding fathers of the United States and the problems associated with cryptocurrencies are not problems at all.  These are the points of contention at the heart of all fiscal systems - and those which are inherent to their respective successes. 

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Policy vs. Value: Coinage to Crypto #7

Policy vs. Value: Coinage to Crypto #7

November 08, 2018

Although economists and bankers alike understand themselves as the real source of knowledge about money, numismatists, stackers and coin collectors beg to differ.  Numismatics, as many with an affinity for rare coins agree, is the true study of money.  Strangely, coins (especially rare coins) may have become a currency other than their original mintage.  There is an alternate system of agreement for their value, creating a different monetary policy. 

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New Numismatics?  Early Coins and the Prospect of Blockchain Rarities - Coinage to Crypto #3

New Numismatics? Early Coins and the Prospect of Blockchain Rarities - Coinage to Crypto #3

October 09, 2018

What will we collect in a world of entirely digital currencies?  Better yet, will we collect in a world of entirely digital currencies? Researchers at Austin Lloyd believe that people will attach value - and increasing amounts of it - to anything we create.

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Bullion Coins - Silver Stacking Techniques and Resources

Bullion Coins - Silver Stacking Techniques and Resources

September 07, 2017

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