Most Valuable Coin in the World

When it comes to money, you’d be surprised to know that some items can be worth a lot. Money can be worth much more than face value and that’s often why so many people choose to collect coins and paper money. Coin collecting is something that has been in existence for many years. Some people love to collect different coins that represent different eras in our history, while others collect them purely for what they are worth. We take a look at the most expensive coin in the world. The 1794/5 Flowing Hair Silver/Copper Dollar This coin is worth $10…
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How to Keep Your Coin Collection in Mint Condition

If you are collecting coins, you’ll know just how important it is to make sure that you keep them in good condition. The Royal Canadian Mint has a lot of valuable information on rare coins, coin collections, and more. It also produces all of Canada’s circulation coins, so it’s a great place to start if you are interested in coins, what they are worth, and how to start coin collecting on your own. It’s a great resource for anyone looking for the history of coins and how circulation works. If you want to protect your investment, take time to know…
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The Story About The First Canadian Gold Coins

The real story of the first Canadian gold coins goes back to 1853. That is when Canada adopted the gold standard. It was a bold move that simplified trade. At the same time, it required the country to have enough gold reserves to back its currency. Adopting this standard resulted in a growing interest in mint gold at a Canadian mint. An interest that would prove to be the birth of Canadian coin currency. Canadian Coin Currency: The Idea Behind Gold Coins At the time, Canadian miners lobbied for domestic refining capabilities. This was because they were often forced to…
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The Story Behind the 1974 Canadian Two Dollar Banknote Image

During 1974 until 1979, the image on the $2 bill was one of Joseph Idlout and his family, preparing boats for a hunt. Most Canadians might remember this image on their Canadian paper money, or may still even have one of these bills. There is quite an interesting story behind this image. Who Was Joseph Idlout? Joseph Idlout was the grandfather of Canadian musician Lucie Idlout. She revealed to CBC Radio program DNTO recently, where the image of her grandfather and relatives comes from. She said that her father was an excellent hunter. “He was one of the first few…
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What You Need To Know About Coin Grading

Be it Canadian coin currency or that of other countries, coin grading is a process that sometimes creates much controversy. While it is an important aspect of coin collecting, it is not a process that gives identical results each time it is applied. In fact, grading is always done according to each individual opinion of each grader. Canadian Coin Currency: The Challenges Of Grading One way to go around the fact that it is human nature to be subjective about beauty is to create a system of grading accepted by all. When we say “all,” we mean coin dealers and…
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