Reading Japanese Numbers and Dates

Japan 1945 10-sen As I’ve previously discussed, it is useful for a world coin collector to be able to read numbers and dates in different languages. This allows you to…

World Christmas Coins

As the weather turns slowly colder here in the Pacific Northwest, many people’s thoughts here and throughout the world start turning to the upcoming holiday season. A majority of the…

10th Anniversary of the Euro

Italy’s 1-euro coin In 2002, 15 members of the European Union changed their individual national currencies to a new currency that would be used by them all – the euro.…

Judging A Coin’s Condition

One of the useful things to keep track of in your coin collection (whether you are using a written journal, Excel spreadsheet, or online site like Numista.com to organize your coins)…

Wavy-Edged Coins

A scallop-edged coin from the Bahamas Despite what we are used to here in the United States, coins do not have to be round to be minted and spent. I’ve…