SELF-SLABBING SLEAZE

Self-Slabbing Sleaze January 31, 2011 By Michael Bugeja 18 Comments The Free Dictionary online defines “sleaze” as a condition of low quality or dirty appearance. Other meanings have to do with dishonesty and ethics. Let’s focus on “low quality” as a condition of a coin. Let’s discuss ethics, too, and dispense with dishonesty as that is a state…

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Presidential $1: Benjamin Harrison 23rd President – 1889 – 1893 United States Mint image Grandson of former President William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison was born in 1833 on a farm by the Ohio River below Cincinnati. Harrison’s career was as uninspiring as the man himself. He graduated from Miami College and studied law for two…

EXONUMIA

  Exonumia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Numismatics Terminology  Portal Currency Coins, Banknotes, Forgery Circulating currencies Community currencies Company scrip, LETS, Time dollars Fictional currencies Ancient currencies Greek, Roman, China, India ByzantineMedieval currencies Modern currencies Africa, The Americas, Europe, Asia, Oceania Production Mint, Designers Coining, Milling, Hammering, Cast Exonumia Credit cards, Medals, Tokens, Cheques Notaphily Banknotes Scripophily Stocks, Bonds v t e Exonumia are numismatic items (such as tokens, medals, or…

1892 Columbian

1892 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar(pictured on homepage)   David Hall: The first true commemoratives struck by the United States Mint were the 1892 and 1893 Columbian Exposition half dollars. The coins were to be sold at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The Exposition was originally scheduled to be held in 1892, but was postponed…