rare silver coins

  1. Why the Athenian owl coin was made

    Why the Athenian owl coin was made

    The ancient city of Athens holds a unique place in our hearts and minds. It was the foundation of western civilization. Even today the Parthenon stands high upon the rocky Acropolis as testament to Ancient Greece. Today, we can easily answer why the Athenian owl coin was made, because it was one of the foundations of this new western civilization.

     

    An example of the world's earliest coin was the drachma. It helped to develop a new concept of currency. Drachmas were the silver coins of ancient Greece. They dated from the mid-6th century BC and were the monetary unit of ancient Greece. Importantly, the most influential of ancient Greek coins came from the ancient City of Athens. It was the Classical Owl Tetradrachm

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  2. What is the value of a 1882 Carson City Silver Dollar?

    What is the value of a 1882 Carson City Silver Dollar?

    The most collected series of coins ever produced by the United States Mint is the Morgan Silver Dollar. A Carson City Silver Dollar produced in Carson City, Nevada is the most cherished and sought-after of all. Furthermore, CC Morgans are the most popular and desired silver coins ever produced by the United States.

     

    No other coin embodies the history and allure of the American Wild West better than a Carson City Morgan Dollar. Especially, those produced in Carson City from the silver mined at the Comstock Lode. Holding one in your hands instills mystique and adventure of the 49er gold rush days.

     

    Prices of CC Morgans have held strong. Most importantly, when other coins have fallen

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  3. Rare Spanish silver called 4 Reales

    4 Reales

    Rare Spanish silver called 4 Reales are coins that we've never seen before. Moreover, certainly not in such high of a grade. These coins were struck by Ferdinand and Isabella. The two who reigned over Spain jointly in the late 1400s, together known as the Catholic Monarchs.

     

    Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain were responsible for funding Columbus' journey to the New World. Silver Four Reales were the circulating currency back in the late 15th century. Some of them are probably the same coins that help to fund these trips. It is important to note, that Explorers didn't intentionally venture out to discover the new world in the Americas. All they wanted to do was to gain wealth. Their intention was "finding a new trade route to China that would bypass the Mediterranean."

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