Big Maple Leaf, it’s worth a lot

It’s Worth What? I am sure most of you have seen the story by now about the “Bit Maple Leaf” and how it was stolen from the Bode Museum in Berlin. If not summary = gold coin weighing 220+ lbs. stolen. Market value ~$4 Million. Shocking! However what I find the most...

Asking for help, and gaining knowledge

Knowledge ipsa scientia potestas est Know it all….In school when you were called that, it was not a good thing. I find it funny that later in life we sometimes feel we have to know the answers to all of the questions. No one knows all of the info all of the time for...

Coin Values

Coin Values A lot of people ask me all the time what are coins worth, and if there is money in coins. I try not to giggle at the last one. But it is a reasonable question for those not in the field. Coins, you see, are money, we all know that, so they have a “worth”...

ANA & Copper Coins (2 of 2)

Early American Coppers (EAC), or copper coins, was another transition. More common than some of the pre-colonial, but ohh how hard they are to identify. With so many from ground finds, and being made of copper = challenge! We covered large cents and 1/2¢. Those half’s...

Colorado Springs & CC

Greetings From ANA So I have been remiss in posting, but I have a super good excuse. I am out in Colorado Springs at the ANA Summer Session (summer seminar) (both weeks), so the numismatist out there knows what I am talking about. For those of you that are thinking,...