Tagged: Gold

What’s the College Football Championship Trophy Worth?

Monday marks a historic moment in college football history. Not only is it the first college football playoff championship, but the Oregon Ducks could be crowned national champs for the very first time! In addition to fame and glory, the winning school will be awarded the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy. If they ever… Read more »

Seven Anonymous Angels Drop Gold Coins in Red Kettles

The holiday season is upon us, and most of us are beyond busy. With so much to do, it’s easy to lose sight of what the season is really about: giving. Well, coin lovers all over the country seem to know the true meaning of the holiday season. From the beaches of Florida to the… Read more »

Great American Mines: Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine

For centuries, legends have inspired men to search for gold in the Southwest region of the United States. Shovels in hand, treasure hunters have chased legends of a place called the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine. Possible locations range from Mexico to just outside of Phoenix, Arizona. According to most legends, the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine… Read more »

What Is a Nobel Prize Medal Really Worth?

What do Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Theresa and President Barack Obama all have in common? They’re all Nobel Prize recipients. But what is a medal from one of these world-changing individuals really worth? Well, a lot more than its weight in gold. The medals are made of an 18-carat, green-colored gold core,… Read more »

Great American Mines, Part Four: Weaver Gold District

When the California Gold Rush began to subside in the mid-1850s, miners started moving east. Spanish legends of rivers rich with gold in the area surrounding what is now Arizona led many miners to the region. But with little to go on besides legends, and a harsh and unforgiving landscape to explore, the miners were… Read more »

Diver Accidentally Finds 2,750 Year Old Coin

While on vacation in an ancient seaside resort town called Sozòpol, on the southern Black Sea coast in Bulgaria, a man went for a dive in the sea. As he swam in the shallow waters, something glittering on the sea floor caught his eye. The amateur diver swam down to investigate. There he found a… Read more »

The Top Coins from the Summer of 2014

Princes and presidents? Check. Cute animals? Check. From soccer and superheroes to outer space, this summer has brought us a number of remarkable coins. Here are some of the top coin releases from the summer of 2014.  Eleanor Roosevelt Gold First Spouse Coin  Few first ladies in U.S. history have been as popular and universally… Read more »

Precious Metals 101

Everyone knows the term “precious metals.” But what really makes these metals precious? For one thing, they’re some of the earth’s most rare commodities. In addition to their scarcity, their capacity to withstand corrosion and oxidation makes them essential for industry. Precious metals aren’t limited to gold, silver and platinum. In fact, there are nine… Read more »

Great American Mines Part Three: Reed Gold Mine

This is the third part in the Great American Mines series from Liberty Coin & Currency. Early one Sunday morning in 1799, a twelve-year-old boy decided to forego church and go fishing. It was a profitable choice. While fishing on a creek on his family’s property, the boy found a bright yellow seventeen-pound rock. The… Read more »

The Top Ten Most Famous Animal Coins

Animals have been used on coins since… well, the beginning of coins. Deer appeared on early staters—some of the first coins. Greek and Roman coins featured an assortment of animals. But choosing an animal to symbolize an entire country on a coin can leave the population of that country collectively scratching their heads or inspired…. Read more »