The Piastres: Sultanate Of Egypt

Introduction This article will discuss the Egyptian silver Piastres used during the British Sultanate of Egypt. The piastres were initially based upon the Ottoman Qirsh. Coins used in Egypt at this time can be somewhat confusing since they have similar names, sizes, and metal content. The Qirsh was based on the Ottoman Kurus. In EuropeContinue reading “The Piastres: Sultanate Of Egypt”

The Qirsh: Ottoman Coinage

Introduction This article looks at the Silver Qirsh used during the Ottoman rule of Egypt. . As well as a brief history of the Ottoman Eyalet of Egypt, the British protectorate, and how the coin influenced the name of Egypt’s current currency. The qirsh was a vital coin, alongside many other Ottoman coins used inContinue reading “The Qirsh: Ottoman Coinage”

Canadian Silver Dollar: Mintage

(Disclaimer) The following amounts shows the recorded number of coins minted each year by the Royal Canadian Mint.Bear in mind though that it does NOT show the actual number of surviving coins. Percentage of Silver 1935–1967 23.33 g 36.00 mm 80% silver, 20% copper Years Numbers are from the Royal Canadian Mint Website. The years displayed areContinue reading “Canadian Silver Dollar: Mintage”

Canadian 50 Cent: Mintage

(Disclaimer) The following amounts show the recorded number of Canadian 50 cent coins minted each year by the Royal Canadian Mint.Bear in mind though that it does NOT show the actual number of surviving coins. Percentage of Silver in the Canadian 50 cents 1908 – 1919Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copperWeight (g): 11.62Diameter (mm): 29.72Thickness (mm):Continue reading “Canadian 50 Cent: Mintage”

What is Junk Silver?

Introduction Junk silver despite the name is a great buy, Americans might know junk silver by the name “constitutional silver”. Junk silver is coins minted by a sovereign state or mint which contain a certain amount of silver per coin. The coins must also contain a purity percentage lower than the countries percent used toContinue reading “What is Junk Silver?”

Coin Collecting vs Stacking

What is Coin Collecting Coin collecting vs stacking, coin collecting is somebody who collects specific types of coins based on quality and other factors. An example is someone who buys Morgan Dollars to collect all the years and variations. Other people might collect based on metal content, things they like, or certain countries/time periods. thisContinue reading “Coin Collecting vs Stacking”