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1780 Maria Theresa Thaler - Obverse

Maria Theresa Thaler

The Maria Theresa (or Theresia) Thaler Coin is one of the oldest coins that are still in circulation today. This Thaler coin, made from silver, went into circulation in 1740 and lasted until the...

Shooting Thaler Coin – Schützentaler

Shooting Thaler Coin – Schützentaler

The Shooting Thaler Commemorative coins are another set of coins that are subject of interest for coin collectors. Originating from the ancient European Thaler coins, the Shooting Talers were minted to memorialize the traditional...

Top 3 Most Controversial Coins

Top 3 Most Controversial Coins

Some coins get their popularity and high price through the controversies surrounding and revolving around them. It could be about the history behind their mintage, the debate about the indecency of their design, or...

US Three Cent Coin – US 3 Cent Coins

US Three Cent Coin – US 3 Cent Coins

The U.S. Three Cent coin was born out of the necessity for a smaller denomination and a smaller coin in the mid-1800s. During that time, coins were hugely favored against paper money, which the...

Art of Coin Making – Coin Minting Process

Art of Coin Making – Coin Minting Process

Coin minting can be considered an art form, in as much as collecting them is. It is actually like making a sculpture, starting from the conceptualization of the design up to the actual striking...

French Republic Off-center strike error coin - Obverse

Common Errors in Coins

Difficult as it is to understand, it is a hard fact that people collect coins bearing errors on it. Coin collectors consider these errors unique and therefore worth a place in their precious collection....

Silver Thaler Obverse

Silver Thaler Coin

Not many people are aware that the Dollar, probably the most popular currency in the world, actually derived its name from an ancient silver coin from Europe. This coin is the silver Thaler coin...

US Seated Liberty Coin

US Seated Liberty Coin

The U.S. Seated Liberty Coins are another eye candy for coin collectors around the globe. This particular depiction of the goddess Liberty, draped in a flowing robe and seated on a rock, was better...

1960 US Penny - 1 Cent Obverse

US One Cent Coin – US Penny

The U.S. One-Cent coin is probably the longest existing coin in public circulation. The coin, or more popularly called “penny”, has been in U.S. circulation since the late1700s until today. It had battled and...

US Large Cent Coin – Chain Cent

US Large Cent Coin – Chain Cent

The United States Large Cent is the first coin minted and released for public circulation, together with Half Cent coin. This coin served the US public for 64 long years before it was replaced...