09 May 2022

Leprosy coins: an (almost) unknown numismatic phenomenon

Odd & Curious Money | Coleccionistas de Monedas

Leprosy is perhaps the most feared disease in history, reported in millenary texts and universally popularized by its numerous mentions in the Bible. However, although this bacillus is not transmitted by contact, but through the airways when breathing, coughing or talking, different countries minted coins for prophylactic purposes since the early twentieth century for the exclusive use of leprosaria located in their territory.

27 Mar 2022

Proof coins

Odd & Curious Money | user_22476

The U.S started minting proof coins as far back as the 1850s through very few were made. Philadelphia made the first proof sets and coins, but in 1968 it switched over to the San Fransisco mint. Some do not have a mintmark and can be very valuable. They started making sets in 1936 which was more than 85 years ago. As seen in one of the pictures, most sets have a certificate of Authenticity(Shout out for Mike) Keep your coins in cases!

30 May 2021

penny error

Odd & Curious Money | user_46126

as you can see this is a 1989 d penny i was wondering if any of you had any idea what this is worth? it is aproxamently 75% off strike with data and mint mark are readable.

04 Mar 2021


Odd & Curious Money | PastorK7354


26 Jan 2021

collection post bug

Odd & Curious Money | walking liberty

so i made a bunch of collection posts this weekend and when I inserted a picture of the back it will not show. only the cover picture saves and not the other ones! does anyone else have this problem and if you did how did you fix it? Because as a collector I know I would want to see the full coin and not just one side. have a good week WL

17 Jan 2021

The Errors Heard 'Round the World!!! A HUGE week for error lovers, coin & currency!!!

Odd & Curious Money | Kurisu

I love weird. I love error coins!!! I love that moment when an error coin plops out of that roll I'm searching, makes me giggle :-)

31 Dec 2020

One Anna Serial Number issued Note card by Princely State of Kalat

Odd & Curious Money | user_85287

The Khanate of Kalat (Balochi: خانات ءِ قلات‎) was a Baloch Khanate, that existed from 1666 to 1955 in the center of the modern-day province of Balochistan, Pakistan. Prior to that they were subjects of Mughal emperor Akbar. It remained a princely state of Pakistan until 1955, when it was incorporated into the country.

20 Dec 2020

My first Star Note!

Odd & Curious Money | CoinStar08

Today while I was looking at other blogs, I saw something about valuable bills. So I decided to look for some myself. I endedup finding a 1976 $2 Star Note! I know they are not very rare but I am still excited. I know they are made to replacedamaged currency, but that is all I really understand. If you have any other information about Star Notes, please share.They are very new to me, and I would like to know more about them!

01 Oct 2020

WW11 War , Notes Hawaii.

Odd & Curious Money | Mike

Hi I hope you all are well. How many times have you read a blog that says my grand father and grandma left this set of these coins? Well I'm 67 and just found out that my mom in law.and her friend left me currency and coins!. Now there have a special meaning for me and always will. There brown in color if the look light it's the flash. Also two gold seals.. Now these are older than the war. . They used 1935A notes. Two have a crease but that's fine. You see there not going to be graded. They feel silky. And in good shape. No pinholes in them. On the obverse they have two Hawaii in block letters at both ends. These are silver certs also. They made 204,000. Now I thought the President would authorize these. It was the Mayor. He was concerned about an invasion. That would devalue all the money On The islands. Now think about this.204,000 of these were made.when there was no indication of an invasion they had to destroy these. . They used the crematorium. That was to much. I believe the soldiers hoarded these before they were shipped to the sugar mill. That worked fine. That's why there are so many of these 204,000 left in great condition. Now these notes are older than the war!! So someone left me something . But the loss was two much. I have two gold notes which were use in North Africa.. You have to feel these to believe the feel of them. The coins were half dollar silver. I was told there is more coming.. I'm grateful to Anny and Vivian for leaving these to me. The first note has a big fold. The others small at the corners. So now I have some American History in my hands. Real history. Like the 50.00 note I got in a book. I will cherish these and keep them in plastic. I will preserve them like they were left to me. Now please.enlarge these and take a look at them. You never know who or were money will come to you. I'm very happy. Thank you all . Stay well be safe!!!


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