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The “Little Brother” of Rare Lincoln Cents
The “Little Brother” of Rare Lincoln Cents

The “Little Brother” of Rare Lincoln Cents Lincoln Cents have been minted continuously since 1909, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. The coins were designed by Victor David Brenner, a sculptor whose design of a Lincoln Plaque caught the eye of President Teddy Roosevelt. Lincoln Cents are ...

Silver Thursday | The Hunt Brothers Scheme
Silver Thursday | The Hunt Brothers Scheme

Silver Thursday | The Hunt Brothers Scheme Believe it or not, the sons of a billionaire oil tycoon once cornered the market on the world’s Silver supply, inflating its value by more than 700 percent. Their initial success, followed by a total unraveling of their scheme, is known as the story of Silver Thursday. HO...

The Great War Silver Dollar
The Great War Silver Dollar

The Great War Silver Dollar Americans in the 19th century had a love affair with Morgan Silver Dollars. A coalition of farmers, miners and politicians had legislation passed requiring the purchase of 2 million ounces of Silver from Nevada miners in 1878. This led to the striking of millions of Morgan Silver Dollars from ...

Precious Metals of the Bible
Precious Metals of the Bible

Precious Metals of the Bible Precious Metals are referenced throughout the Bible and used in various contexts throughout biblical history. Whether used for trade, currency or to construct buildings, Precious Metals played an important role in the biblical period. Silver and Gold are mentioned more often than other Precio...

Important U.S. Legislative Coin Acts
Important U.S. Legislative Coin Acts

Important U.S. Legislative Coin Acts Throughout history, legislation has played a major role in American coinage. Bullion coin history is vast and takes us through some of the most important parts of history, including the birth of the nation, the Civil War, two World Wars and unprecedented legislative acts tha...

Indian Head $10 Gold Coin (1907-1933)
Indian Head $10 Gold Coin (1907-1933)

Indian Head $10 Gold Coin (1907-1933) The Indian $10 Gold coin, or Indian Head Eagle, was launched shortly after the turn of the 20th century. Though the coin carried a high face value for its day, it was widely circulated and would have been familiar to most U.S. citizens. Today, collectors from all over the...

Saint-Gauden $20 Gold Coins
Saint-Gauden $20 Gold Coins

Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Coin (1907-1933) The St. Gaudens coin is easily one of the most beautiful Gold coins produced in the history of the United States Mint and is certainly among the most popular Gold coins on the market today. This Gold coin was produced by the U.S. Mint from 1907 to 1933 and is named afte...

Lincoln Wheat Pennies (1909-1958)
Lincoln Wheat Pennies (1909-1958)

Lincoln Wheat Pennies (1909-1958) The perennially popular Lincoln wheat penny, launched by the U.S. Mint in 1909, is beloved by casual collectors and serious numismatists alike. While some original edition pennies from 1909 boast significant collectible value, there are other editions of the Lincoln coveted by ...

HISTORY OF PRECIOUS METALS

History plays an important role in the history of money and coins. Numismatics history not only helps determine the value of coins or currency but also highlights their significance in practical terms. Born out of the historical narrative of these coins and currency are modern conceptions of numismatics. Coins and currency have been circulated, collected, and marveled since the beginning of time. From biblical times to modern numismatic programs, the numerous histories are vast, intricate and most importantly, special.

These resources will help you learn more about some of the world's finest numismatic programs, history of Gold and Silver prices, interesting people who owned Precious Metals, why metals are more now and much more. Knowing numismatic history will help you further understand its role in civilization and modern society.

HOW HISTORY PLAYS A ROLE IN NUMISMATIC COIN HISTORY

Numismatics has always been an intriguing field, even for people who are new to it. No one should overlook the historical context of numismatic products, including the loose change we have in our drawers at home. Each bullion piece tells a different story. History's role in numismatics can be broken down in various ways, but its importance can be seen in the way it has evolved to modern times.

  • Ancient coin history:
    Kings and other royals owned the majority of the metals. They were a symbol of power, while the servants and non-royalty required metals as a necessity. Minting technology was often archaic. Metal production was just being discovered and there were few who understood how to harvest them or make bullion. Even so, the stories of ancient civilizations have the common element of Precious Metals. Investors and collectors can buy ancient coins and medieval coins today as they were circulated in the days of Alexander and Crosius.
  • Colonial coins and the rise of currency:
    Colonial coins and currency became much more prevalent in money and coinage as the European west was breaking apart and new nations were being built around the world. As a result, there is a case study to be had about the currency of different nations. Colonial coins were among the first to be used in the United States and remained so until the rise of currency during and after the Civil War. All these forms of numismatics played an important role in forming the nation and became a tool for power.
  • The Golden Age of coinage:
    The Golden Age saw the rise of several numismatic programs and coin production on a scale not seen before. Post-Civil War currency and coinage morphed out of both necessity and economics, but the results gave way to a stable fashioning of coinage and ideas. Famous artists like James Earle Fraser, August Saint-Gaudens and Adolph Weinman made their names known and etched their names in numismatic history during this period. The Golden Age saw coins such as the Gold Double Eagle, Morgan Silver Dollars, Walking Liberty Half Dollars and Seated Liberty Quarters, to name a few.
  • Modern age coins and collections:
    The spirit of the Golden Age bleeds into the modern era of numismatics. American Silver Eagles and the 50 States Quarter programs are just a couple of the popular numismatic programs today. Various modern coin programs take place all over the world to showcase each country's history through the representation of coin history and currency. The modern age of coins and currency shows diversification all around the world in an item that speaks the same language.

History is a good indicator of where our future is going. Numismatic coin history has seen a wide and sometimes circuitous path that leads to a bright future. Precious Metals have existed for thousands of years. Their value can be seen with the history of Gold and Silver prices. How they track through centuries and generations to the modern era shows you how valuable they are. That value can be seen by the way they are utilized in instances throughout the world. When you buy a numismatic product, you are purchasing a special product that has a historical note attached.

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