coins

Discovered Any Antiques by Surprise?
When a new 90% silver dime was introduced in 1916, the public mistook the obverse design for a representation of the male god Mercury, messenger to the Roman gods. The name "Mercury Dime" took, although the coin actually depicts Liberty wearing a winged cap to signify freedom of th…
Let’s Get Rid of Pennies!
I'm envious of Canadians right now.  Why?  Because they're doing away with the penny coin.  I've long thought that pennies were a waste of time and wallet/pocket space.  Why don't we follow our neighbors to the north and stop using pennies...