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The Greatest Silver Dollar Hoard in History
The Greatest Silver Dollar Hoard in History

The Greatest Silver Dollar Hoard in History The greatest Silver hoard in U.S. history was stored in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Treasury. Inside the massive vaults of the U.S. Treasury were 200,000 bags of Silver Dollars and each bag contained 1,000 coins. This meant 200 million Silver Dollars were never di...

How President Roosevelt Changed U.S. Gold Coins
How President Roosevelt Changed U.S. Gold Coins

How President Roosevelt Changed U.S. Gold Coins On September 6, 1901, nearly one year after being re-elected to a second term, President William McKinley was visiting the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Much like his Vice President, Teddy Roosevelt, McKinley fancied himself as a man of the peopl...

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. Lincol...

Numismatic Coins Vs. Old Currency: Where Value is Determined
Numismatic Coins Vs. Old Currency: Where Value is Determined

Numismatic Coins Vs. Old Currency: Where Value is Determined The differences in numismatic coins and rounds versus old currency are a matter of historical, intrinsic, and monetary value. Before investigating which is more valuable, here are some highlights of numismatic coins versus currency that are import...

The Legend of the Mexican Libertad Coin
The Legend of the Mexican Libertad Coin

The Legend of the Mexican Libertad Coin The Mexican Libertad is unique in that it is one of just two legal tender bullion coins in the world issued devoid of a face value. Yet is still accepted as currency and guaranteed by Banco de México. The Libertad is intended to be bought, sold and trad...

The Story of the Pre-1933 Gold Double Eagle Coins
The Story of the Pre-1933 Gold Double Eagle Coins

The Story of the Pre-1933 Gold Double Eagle Coins Double Eagles are one of the most popular Gold coins with collectors and investors. Double Eagles are valued because of their historical context and beauty. In order to understand their popularity, it is important to know the role of the designer, the sta...

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 ...

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 othe...

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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