The following are the answers to June's COINage Kids Quiz on bourse etiquette.
True or False:
1. It is OK to handle raw coins like they’re ordinary pocket change. False
2. Make sure other customers can also...
Following are the answers to May's Coinage Kids Quiz, "Mom's the Word."
1. For how many years did Queen Victoria reign?
63 (63 years, 7 months)
2. How many children did Maria Theresa have?
3. When was the...
COINage has received several recent press releases regarding the national parks quarters, the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, as it's officially called.
The fact that we've seen so many quarter-related headlines begged the question in-house:...
Why don’t more kids collect coins?
I’m asked that question at least twice a day. And at least twice a day, I’m able to give a different reason.
Video games. Expense. Aesthetics. Availability.
I can even break...
A CLASH OF SYMBOLS
by Ed Reiter
To critics of the U.S. Mint’s uninspired coin designs, it’s an element sorely missing from the nation’s new coinage in recent years.
Members of both the federal Commission of Fine...
COINage has received several letters lately regarding coin values. How is value determined? Who determines it? Inquiring readers want to know.
So I did a little bit of research and found an article that directly...
The magazine is called COINage, which seems to say that we don't follow currency at all. We do.
But somehow, the Dollar ReDe$ign Project, an unofficial privately-sponsored contest inviting artists to contribute their ideas for...
THE WEIGHT-ING GAME
by Ed Reiter
It’s official: The Realm of Coins has a new heavyweight champion—with a seven-figure price tag to back its claim to the title.
A 2007 Canadian Maple Leaf containing 220.5 pounds of...
The fifth coin in Japan’s Prefecture Series features the Japanese crested ibis flying over Sado Island in the Prefecture of Niigata.
The revered bird was hunted nearly to extinction, and a polluted post-World War...