Strange news coming out of the US suggests that one of the options being explored to reduce the national debt and allow the government to keep paying its bills is the idea of a $1 trillion commemorative coin. What’s it all about and could we really see the introduction of a £1t coin? Firstly, how […]
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The 4 words on all American coins that violate the First Amendment?
“In God We Trust” is the official motto of the United States. It first appeared on an American coin in 1864 and President Dwight Eisenhower approved a law in 1955 that required “In God We Trust” to appear on all American currency. But some groups in the US are objecting to its use, suggesting it […]
Dissecting a Design: The best named coin you can find?
There is one coin that every serious American Numismatist owns. It’s the Morgan Dollar. Struck over 100 years ago, the Morgan Dollar represents the history of “old” America – of cowboys, outlaws and the frontier. Most serious collectors will have a Morgan Dollar in their collection, but very few will have the extremely rare – […]
World’s best-selling coin to be redesigned for the first time in 2021
The world’s best-selling silver coin is getting a redesign for its 35th anniversary year. It’s a coin that has sold 130 million units in the last 5 years alone and well over 500 million since its launch in 1986. I’m talking about the iconic American Eagle and the US Mint has given a sneak peek […]