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Five Famous Coin Artists and Their Work
Five Famous Coin Artists and Their Work

Five Famous Coin Artists and Their Work Published on 08/13/2016 by APMEX Numismatic collectors often look at the date and metal content of a particular coin to help determine the value of the coin. They are right to find the value in dates and content, but there is another layer of value based on the design ...

Who is The Native American on The Gold Buffalo Coin?
Who is The Native American on The Gold Buffalo Coin?

Who is the Native American on the Gold Buffalo Coin? Published on 07/28/2016 by APMEX The American Gold Buffalo Coin is one of the most revered coins made by the U.S. Mint. Based on the 1913 Buffalo Head Nickel, Gold Buffalo coins were the U.S. Mint's first .9999 fine Gold coins ever minted. The design is ...

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 Thursda...

History of Gold Prices
History of Gold Prices

The current Gold price is much more than a price for a commodity. The price of Gold today is the result of being the most important Precious Metal for thousands of years. Looking beyond the Gold price chart, you will discover a tale that goes beyond the value of a bar of Gold in an investment portfolio. You...

Fun Facts About the California Gold Rush
Fun Facts About the California Gold Rush

What started as a discovery of Gold nuggets initially in the Sacramento Valley in 1848 became one of the most significant events to shape American history during the first half of the 19th century. The California Gold Rush was a significant event because it helped usher in an era that greatly expanded the West and built an ec...

The History Of 40% Silver Coins
The History Of 40% Silver Coins

The History of 40% Silver Coins Published on 12/21/2021 by APMEX Some of the most beloved coins ever issued by the United States Mint were produced between 1965 and 1970, bearing the profile of President John F. Kennedy. These 40% Silver half dollars are extremely collectible and highly sought by those who b...

The Great War Silver Dollar
The Great War Silver Dollar

The Great War Silver Dollar Published on 06/29/2018 by APMEX 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 str...

History of Modern Bullion Investments
History of Modern Bullion Investments

Gold and Silver prices move independently from the stock market. However, like stocks, it is difficult to predict when Precious Metals prices will go up or down. Investing requires diligent attention to Precious Metals pricing, while history plays an important role as well. Modern bullion investors have several opti...

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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