Where were you when COINage first came out? Unless you’re now 50 or older, it’s likely that you weren’t even born yet— for this magazine hit the stands for the very first time not quite half a century ago, with an issue dated Winter 1964. Read the rest of Senior Editor Ed Reiter’s column here.
When numismatists speak of “odd and curious” items, they’re referring to Yap stones, Swedish plate money and similarly strange objects that have seen use through the centuries as mediums of exchange. In this month’s column, the phrase “odd and curious” refers not to offbeat money, but rather to oddball news items dealing with coins or […]
Here are the answers to July’s quiz about Independence Day and symbols on our coins. 1. The reverse of this classic commemorative bears an accurate likeness of the Liberty Bell. 1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence 2. The portrait of the president on this coin faces right and takes up more than half of the design […]