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Attributing N.C. Folger Tokens of New Orleans

Attributing N.C. Folger Tokens of New Orleans

Jun 8, 20219 min read
Of the many token varieties listed in Wright, Adams, Miller, and Rulau, few are as challenging to attribute than the merchant token varieties of Nathan C. Folger. Numismatists will find that this is not because Folger’s emissions consist of a vast number of obscure differences …
The Essential Guide for 18th Century Conders

The Essential Guide for 18th Century Conders

Jun 9, 20214 min read
In the latter half of the 18th century, adequate circulating copper coins throughout the UK were in dire shortage. Private tokens known as Conders were struck to meet the public’s need for low-denominated copper. This guide catalogs a significant portion of these Conder tokens…
Attributing the 1788 Barbadoes Coppers

Attributing the 1788 Barbadoes Coppers

May 22, 20211 min read
There exists very little documentation about the 1788 Barbadoes copper penny emissions. What does exist is scant, and from a diagnostic perspective, it is quite difficult to casually and easily attribute a specific variety when an example is encountered ……

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14 Recommended Token & Exonumia References

14 Recommended Token & Exonumia References

Jun 16, 20121 min read

Rendering of The Library of Congress, The Jefferson Building c.1873 The old adage “Buy the book before you buy the coin” most certainly applies for those who wish to pursue tokens and exonumia. While there are…

An Introduction to Patriotic Civil War Tokens

An Introduction to Patriotic Civil War Tokens

Jun 25, 20211 min read

Patriotic Postal Cover Art from the Civil War Period Early in 1862 all United States coins disappeared from circulation. The general public, concerned about possible increases in values of all metals, began hoarding their change. First…

The Various Numismatic Rarity Scales

The Various Numismatic Rarity Scales

May 22, 20211 min read

Patriotic Postal Cover Art from the Civil War Period There exist multiple scales for measuring relative rarities of various numismatic specimens. At glance they may appear cumbersome, redundant, and somewhat complicated. However, the scales weren’t invented…

Attributing the Nova Constellatio Coppers

Attributing the Nova Constellatio Coppers

May 22, 20214 min read

The Various Nova Constellatio Coppers Among the various pre-Copper Federal Coinages, the Nova Constellatio varieties of 1783, 1785, and 1786 are some of the most frequently encountered and popularly collected. Although numerous texts have been written…

The Feuchtwanger Cent – Attribution & Die Marriages

The Feuchtwanger Cent – Attribution & Die Marriages

May 22, 20211 min read

After the panic of 1837 and the subsequent 5 year depression thereafter known as the Hard Times, Lewis Feuchtwanger, a pharmacist, issued tokens made of German Silver, an alloy primarily made of copper, nickel, tin, and zinc….

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The Various Numismatic Rarity Scales

May 22, 20211 min read

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