It’s January, which means we’re heading to the Big Apple for the New York International Numismatic Convention. We’ll be at our usual booth, starting at high noon on Thursday, January 8. Hope to see you there!
Our offices will be closed December 24, 25, and 26, and January 1 and 2.
Enjoy the holidays!
Three wise men, kings from the East, follow the Star of Bethlehem to the manger where Mary lay with the baby Jesus, and present the newborn king with gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The story is an indelible part of Christian culture that is renewed with every singing of “We Three Kings,” with every Nativity display on every lawn at Christmastime, with every celebration of Twelfth Night, which commemorates the day that the Magi arrived.
Edward “Long Cross” Coinage, 1272-1327 Edward’s reign almost ended before in began. In 1264, an upstart group of barons captured him and his father, Henry III. For over a year, the king and the prince languished in prison while Simon de Montfort, the head of the rebellion, ruled the country. Then Prince Edward escaped. He gathered up an army of loyalists and marched on the usurpers, defeating and kiling Montfort at the Battle of Evesham, and restoring the Crown to his father. Continue reading