Category: Relics

Australia’s $50 Million Coin

In October 2011, Australia’s Perth Mint unveiled a project that they had spent the last 18 months creating – a coin more than 30 inches (80 cm) across, 4 inches (12 cm) thick, weighing over 2200 pounds (1000 kg) and made of solid gold.  The coin has a denomination (value printed on the coin) of $1,000,000 Australian dollars, but

Great Britain’s 2008 Coin Redesign

2008 redesign (missing 50 pence coin at bottom) In 2008, Great Britain redesigned the reverses of their common coinage for the first time since the conversion to decimal in 1968. According to the Royal Mint, a public competition was held to come up with ideas. It was wildly popular, with more than 4000 different designs being

Tracking Your Collection Online

When your coin collection is small, it is easy to keep track of what coins you have using your memory alone, a notebook, or even just a piece of paper. But as it gets bigger, you’re not going to be able to remember exactly which coins you have, and trying to look in your notebook