Aug
25

The Hobby of Collecting Coins Infographic

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Jul
11

Essay from a World Away: Preserving history is a passion, but why?

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Coin collecting is a popular hobby in the US (remember all those crowds at the last conference?). And yet, coin collectors in the US represent just a small portion of folks that live and breathe numismatics in other countries. We recently received a request from a gentlemen in Pakistan to publish his essay with reflections on the hobby. Judge for yourself…. Preserving history is a passion, but why? By: Rana Aqeel Akhtar History is something that you never forget. It is that part of your life that cannot be changed. You can only remember it and become happy or sad which depends upon the type of memories you have. There are many ways in which people can preserve and remember history. Some people like to write and read historical books, some like to take pictures and some like to collect …

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Jul
11

Memorial Day Fundraiser

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Dear CoinSupplyPlanet Customer – This past Memorial Day weekend we decided to do something very unique. We sent out an email to most of you announcing a special promotion. During the holiday weekend, every purchase made on the site using a special promo code got a $5 instant discount AND triggered an automatic $5 donation to AMillionThanks.org organization. The results are in! We are proud to say that some of you responded and we’ve just made the promised donation to AMillionThanks.org. While our contribution is undoubtedly small, we are proud to contribute whatever we can to the worthy cause. Why we picked AMillionThanks.org? AMillionThanks.org was created with a core mission is to maintain a year-round campaign to show appreciation for our U.S. Military Men and Women, past and present, for their sacrifices, dedication, and service to our country through our letters, …

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Apr
01

Coin Obsession Infographic

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May
09

Famous Coin Collectors – Then and Now

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All through history, whether it be ancient or contemporary, many famous people have been known to be either serious numismatists, or at least avid coin collectors, participating in a fascinating and often very lucrative hobby shared by millions around the globe. The list may be somewhat surprising, with names easily recognizable, while others are a bit more obscure, and some downright unexpected. Coin collecting more than likely began as a hobby for kings and rulers of ancient and wealthy dynasties. History has shown there have been a few potentates that have put together some astonishing collections. French King Louis XIV possessed a collection that he carefully watched over and attended to each and every day. King Emmanuel III ofItaly owned a collection of over 100,000 coins, dating far back to ancient times, which he bequeathed to his Italian subjects upon …

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