Sunday, August 13, 2017

13 of my favorite Tokens and Coins

Here are a few of my favorite tokens and coins from my collection. It's hard to pick just a few, but I tried to select just a couple from each of my binders.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Presidential Campaign Tokens/Medals - 1868 to 1880

A brief description of Presidential Campaign Tokens/Medals and a overview of the candidates and some tokens from 1868 to 1880.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

What are trade tokens?

A brief description of trade tokens (also known as good for or merchant tokens) including the styles, metals and denominations.

Useful links:
http://tokencatalog.com
http://www.tokencollectors.org/

Books:
Oregon Trade Tokes - http://amzn.to/2virVmK
Washington Trade Tokens - http://amzn.to/2uKd0AE


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

7 Tips for New Coin Collectors

7 Tips for New Coin Collectors. Check out these links.

Books:
Official Red Book 2018 - http://amzn.to/2upb0Mg
Photograde - http://amzn.to/2uRWKOT
Canadian "Red Book" - http://amzn.to/2upusIw

Supplies:
Assorted 2x2 flips - http://amzn.to/2uoYMTD
20 pocket binder pages - http://amzn.to/2gTVFAf
Plastic Coin flips - http://amzn.to/2gUxTE8
10x Jeweler's Loupe - http://amzn.to/2vytEkU

Resources:
ANA website (great for finding coin clubs and shows) - https://www.money.org

https://en.numista.com/ a great site for identifying foreign coins.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Presidential Campaign Tokens/Medals - 1860 &1864

A brief description of Presidential Campaign Tokens/Medals and a overview of the candidates in 1860 and 1864.


Sunday, July 30, 2017

What are Civil War Tokens?

A brief explanation of what civil war tokens are for those interested in collecting them. I'm sorry I don't have better examples.

Here is a good book on the subject:
A Guidebook to Civil War Tokens - http://amzn.to/2u6N7Me

If you're interested in more books and info check out the Civil War Token Society - http://www.cwtsociety.com/


Saturday, July 29, 2017

5 Odd & Obsolete US Coin Denominations

For new collectors and old collectors alike here are 5 Odd and Obsolete (sort of) US coin denominations.

Find these and more listed in the Official Redbook:
http://amzn.to/2sAd6Xe