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Monthly Archives: September 2016

  • Odd Shaped coins of the World

    Odd Shaped coins of the World

    Odd shaped coins are just that. Odd. It is very rare to find one in your pocket change. Ever wondered why? Finding different shapes in your pocket change like a square, a triangle or a 3 dimensional shape would be quite exciting. But these shapes aren't really practical for everyday use. Imagine the inconvenience if a triangular coin gets stuck in a pocket hole. Coins with sharp edges will have more wear in their designs. Historically, it was never intentionally meant for a coin to be round in shape. When two metals at opposite ends were used to strike another piece of metal, the result was a round and thus the circular coin was born.

    But mints around the world have experimented with Odd shaped coins for circulating and commemorative purposes. And collectors have found new and exciting coins to collect in these Odd Shaped coins.

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  • Standing Liberty 2016 Centennial Gold coin

    Standing Liberty 2016 Centennial Gold coin

    What an exciting year 2016 has been for coin enthusiasts ?!!  In April we saw the release of the Mercury Dime Centennial Gold coin and it became unavailable within an hour. More about that here. The second in line this year was the Standing Liberty quarter designed in 1916 by Hermon Atkins Macneil. It has been honored with the Standing Liberty 2016 Centennial Gold coin released on Sep 8th 2016. Each coin has one-quarter troy ounce of 24-karat gold symbolic of the denomination of the original quarter dollar.

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