American Three Cent Nickels

Three cent nickels are odd enough I label them in my displays, because  it prompts at least a couple questions every show I do. The thing is, we only call our five cent piece a nickel because it is made of nickel. In the 1800s, the five cent piece was made of silver, and it […]

How I Can Afford to Sell Ancient Coins

A common question I get is whether my ancient Roman and Greek coins are genuine and, if so, how I can possibly sell them at the prices I do. The disconnect comes from the assumption that very old things must be expensive. In fact, rarity is what controls price, and very old coins are still […]