Monthly Archives: April 2015

Treasure Worth $50 Million Found in Sunken WWII Ship

In November of 1942, the SS City Cargo sailed from Bombay, India, for the United Kingdom. Aboard the ship were soldiers and supplies for the English war effort. Among the cargo was a chest full of silver coins worth $50 million today. But the ship never made it to its destination. A torpedo launched from… Read more »

Six Silver Medals to Honor Earth Day

Earth Day is coming and one fun way to bring awareness to environmental issues is by collecting the World Wildlife Fund’s silver medal set. Issued by the Royal Mint in honor of the WWF’s 50th anniversary in 2011, this set features six animals the organization protects. A famous quote from the WWF founder is broken… Read more »

How Thomas Jefferson Changed U.S. Currency

April 13th marks the birthday of Thomas Jefferson. Of course we all know the American forefather as our third president. Additionally, coin and currency buffs know him from the nickel and the $2 bill. But few people know how the famed politician and thinker earned his place in U.S. currency history. When Jefferson wasn’t penning… Read more »

Seven Exquisite Fabergé Egg Coins

Easter is a magical time of year, bringing to mind chicks, bunnies, and of course, Easter eggs. The Easter eggs that gold collectors drool over are the coveted Fabergé Eggs from Russia. For those of us who can’t get our hands on an authentic Fabergé Egg, there is a close second. Fabergé Egg coins depict… Read more »