Reverse of a Carson City $20 Gold "Double Eagle"
Why Carson City Gold Coins have Been Rising

In 1936, U.S. coin dealer B. Max Mehl printed his “Star Rare Coin Encyclopedia” with listings of many rare coins and the prices he was willing to pay for them.  His price listing for U.S. $20 “Double Eagles” included an offer of $40 for nice condition gold coins made in Carson City, Nevada dated 1870, […]

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The famous "Nike on Prow" design of Demetrius I on a silver Tetradrachm dated 306-283BC
Ancient Coins: The Great “Nike on Prow” Tetradrachm of 300BC

In 323BC, Alexander the Great died under suspicious circumstances.  Since he did not name an heir, his vast empire, which ranged from western Greece to India, essentially fell into the hands of his competitive generals:  the Diadoche.  These men were commanders, bodyguards, and trusted administrators of the Macedonian Empire under Alexander’s genius; but their loyalty […]

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