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Coins have been collected for centuries.  Even in earlier times, the common question between collectors was “what is this worth?”.  Most articles published on the hobby focus on rare, an
As you go through your old change, it is possible, but quite unlikely you will stumble upon a 50 cent coin.  What used to be an important part of daily commerce is now relegated to history, and
    In 1937 when King George VI became King of England, and the British Empire, it was decided that a new issue of Canadian paper money be created.  It was only 2 years before, in 193
  With the Olympics finally here Russia has put together some interesting offerings.  According to reports I have read, a total of 47 different coins are being issued by Russia relating t
Technically speaking this 2014 is the first Russian olympic games...but the USSR (which included Russia, and other parts of the former Soviet Union) did host the summer olympic in 1980. A large v
In August of 1947 India was granted independence from England.  Since all Canadian coins of George VI had the legend “GEORGIVS VI D: G: REX ET IND: IMP:”...roughly translated as “George V
  With the Canada 1 cent having recently ended its 150+ year run as a part of our circulating coins, it is interesting to look at another seemingly strange but important denomination...the 50 ce
Coins unlike other objects can have 3 different types of value.  Firstly is their exchange value in commerce.  Fortunately for us in Canada, most older coins are still legal tender, and usab
 In the last 2 articles we discussed the basics on getting started with a coin collection. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to read these (and would like to) please visit a site
 Last time we discussed how important it is to focus on a specific area rather than try to collect everything. It was also mentioned that doing some homework on what you are about to collect, and
 For the next few weeks, lets rewind a bit and get back to basics. Many clients come to see us who would like to start a collection but are unsure how to go about it. Doing a little homework and