Category Archives: Queen Elizabeth I

A 430+ Year Old Gold Sovereign Fit for the Queen (and Her Favorite Nobles)

Most coins that you have in your pocket today are average at best–pedestrian pieces of commerce that can be owned by nearly anyone. However, Heritage Auctions is now offering a coin in World Coin Auction #3088 that was fit for a queen (and her most trusted nobles). The piece in question is a very special […]

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English trade coin failed to satisfy

Queen Elizabeth I
Collectors in the United States are well aware of the Trade dollar that was first issued in 1873. There was too much silver being mined in the American West, and this coinage was an attempt to send the surplus silver to the Orient, especially China.
Within a few years, the British and Japanese governments also issued trade dollars

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A Brief History of the Royal Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….. If you’ve been keeping score at home, I’ve been going further and further back in time to find the oldest company around today that still manufactures or sells coins and bullion. I was doing it mostly because it’s fun, but it may offer precious metals investors some peace of mind […]

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