2017: An Important Anniversary

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of one of the most significant events in Western history: the beginning of the protestant Reformation.

In 1517, Martin Luther’s act of protest ignited a religious movement that would consume Europe for the next 150 years. This remarkable collection features genuine silver coins that circulated in Europe during the Protestant Reformation and the subsequent period of religious conflict known today as the Thirty Years’ War.4REFORMATIONBOX

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Love & Death on February 14: The St. Valentine’s Day Coin

Many are the tales of St. Valentine, the third-century priest martyred on February 14—what we now know as Valentine’s Day. Records from that period of Roman history, the so-called Age of Chaos, are spotty, but this is what has been handed down to us: Continue reading

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Widow’s Mites, Magi Coins, and Other Holiday Favorites

Here are some of our seasonal best-sellers:

Widow’s Mites

Nothing quite captures the spirit of giving like the parable of the Widow’s Mite. These bronze coins from the Holy Land are perennial favorites, and we offer them in a wide variety of packaging, grade, and price point.


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Just in Time for Halloween: The Dracula Collection

The Real-Life Dracula: Prince Vlad & the Order of the Dragon

Since his first appearance in Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror novel, Dracula has been a fixture in the popular culture. The blood-sucking vampire has appeared in dozens of movies, including the iconic 1931 Bela Lugosi film, and has inspired countless imitations. While much has been embellished, the Dracula character is based on a real person—the Transylvanian prince Vlad III—and actual historical events.


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The Nobel Prize Comes to Belarus

Congratulations to Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. This is the first time the coveted award has gone to a native of Belarus.

In honor of Alexievich, we are today featuring this set of seven colorful banknotes from the former Soviet republic.

BELABN7SETThe set comprises Belarus 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 Rublei and 50 Kapeek, most of which show animals. For wholesale information on this remarkable set, click here.

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