01 Jul 2021

The Classic Commemoratives of Canada

Coins-World | Mokie

The classic commemorative period in the U.S. ran from 1892's Worlds's Columbian Exposition Half Dollar to 1954's George Washington Carver/Booker T. Washington commemorative. It was a pretty good run with 58 different coins in gold and silver. Included in that 58 were 48 silver half dollars, 1 silver quarter, 1 silver dollar, 5 gold dollars, 2 gold 2 ½ dollars, and a gold 50 dollar. This only reflects a type set total and does not account for all the different years, mintmarks, and varieties to be found in the classic commemorative set. I would consider that a pretty prodigious output over that 62 year run.

23 Jun 2021

Nations of the World- Part 5/197: Angola

Coins-World | coinfodder

Oof, mosquitos everywhere in this jungle! Help! Welcome to Angola, people.

14 Jun 2021


Coins-World | David Gerlak

I happened to pick up this Canadian 5 Dollar Silver piece in a shop the other day, noticing the outstanding artwork and quality I think I may collect all 4 of these.

08 Jun 2021

A Tremendous Score

Coins-World | Long Beard

In a past blog the subject of Irish Gun Money had been discussed, as well as the coinage of the Irish Republic dated 1928-1969. Yesterday, while in avid pursuit of the latter, your's truly happened upon quite possibly the best deal of a lifetime or so from a personal perspective. A fierce competition was being waged on EBAY for the coin in question, represented in this blog. And so, I thought I'd share. Enjoy!

02 Jun 2021


Coins-World | coinfodder

It is getting hard to breathe up here. Does anyone have an oxygen tank?

26 May 2021

For You Mike

Coins-World | Long Beard

For those following my blog posts, you may know that I began shifting heavier towards world coinage. The topic of this weeks blog is dedicated to my fellow Irishman, Mike. The 1966 10 Shilling, or commonly referred to as the 50th Anniversary Easter Rising Commemorative. This one being in the much rarer proof version. So Enjoy!

01 May 2021


Coins-World | Long Beard

Prior to 1935, the coinage of Canada was somewhat rudimentary in design. The obverse always depicts the reigning British monarch at the time of striking while a standard layout bearing the country of origin, the date and a crown with leafy wreath graced the reverse. Although beautiful in ways by their own design, on this date the future of all Canadian coinage would break away of sorts from British authority. Enjoy!

27 Apr 2021

Funding An Empire

Coins-World | Long Beard

Two-hundred and forty-eight years ago today, April 27. 1773, the British Parliament passed the Tea Act. Unfortunately, few have been taught in public school about this important event, intended to serve another purpose, other than the resulting Boston Tea Party eight months after it's implementation. So keeping to the theme of weekly blogs, we'll examine a subject which shaped not only the as of yet United States of America but the world. Enjoy!

21 Apr 2021


Coins-World | coinfodder

With our little tour of the world continuing, let us travel to Albania, a former Communist nation!


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