Coin History

The history of coins told in different articles.

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...

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...

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 Half Cent Coin

US Half Cent Coin

The US Half Cent Coins, together with the US Large Cent Coins, is the first Federal Issue coins of the United States of America. They were both released in the year 1793 and both...

Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coin is named after the sculptor who designed the coin, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This likewise hot coin is one of the $20 double eagle gold coin series of the United...