Quarters were first struck by the United States Mint in 1796 and have gone through many iconic design changes over the course of their history. Read more to learn about the storied legacy of the Quarter.
The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was arguably the most famous and influential of the 1960s music festivals. It occurred over August 15–18, 1969. 2019 Marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary festival. Keep reading to learn some far-out factoids that you might not know about three days of peace and music.
Although the coins of the Royal Mint are well known to collectors, many important facts about it are often overlooked. Here are a few things that you may not know about one of the world’s most respected mints.
Throughout human history gold has been used as a display of wealth and beauty in coins, jewelry and art. Nothing else captures the imagination or the sense of adventure like a treasure hunt for natural gold nuggets. Keep reading to find out about some of the most dazzling gold nugget discoveries of all time!
The Perth Mint is releasing five coins to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, and Australia’s essential, although often overlooked, role in this historic event.
Numismatists define rarity in various ways. Some consider rare coins to be those with the lowest mintages, while others look at coins that have sold for the highest prices at auction.While there is no firm consensus about which coins are the rarest, here are five that clearly fall into that category.
A coin hoard is a mass of coins that typically was buried or hidden. The intent of the owner is to return to recover the hoard, perhaps after a battle or after pillagers have passed. From the perspective of collector's, these stashes of wealth are really buried treasure and they give insight to the times during which they were buried.
The successful Apollo 11 Mission and the landing of the first men on the Moon was a distinctly American triumph. Although the bulk of the credit rightfully goes to the nation behind the mission, other countries also made extremely valuable – and often overlooked – contributions to it.
Phebe Hemphill is a prolific American medallic sculptor and designer who has been on the sculpting-engraving staff of the United States Mint since 2006.
One thing that modern collectors have that was unavailable to our forebears is the assurance of graded and slabbed coins in our collections. MCM has over 40 attractive, exclusive labels available to enhance the collections of our clients. Here are some highlights from our exclusive label assortment.