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LOOK: Rare Coins Worth More Than $100 Million On Display

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

NEW ORLEANS -- Coin enthusiasts are getting a glimpse of more than $100 million worth of rare money, including some of the crown jewels of money colle...

Nickel Likely To Fetch Millions At Auction

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. -- A humble 5-cent coin with a storied past is headed to auction and bidding is expected to top $2 million a century after it was myster...

The $10 Million Coin

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A 1794 silver dollar, which many experts believe was the first such coin struck by the...

A Pound of Quarters vs. a Pound of Dimes: Which Is Heavier, and Which Is Worth More?

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 03.04.2013 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

The first question seems unambiguous and straightforward, right? Bear in mind, however, the difficulty one experiences in real life when trying to purchase exactly one pound of bananas or peaches. Presumably the second can be settled if we can get our hands on the relevant figures.

US Mint Experimenting With New Metals To Make Coins Cheaper

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn't getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn't even get half of that. A pe...

Flipping Miracles (or Bar Bets to Amaze Your Friends)

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 02.13.2013 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

In front of you is a pot of coffee and a jug of cream. You transfer one teaspoon of cream from the jug to the pot, then one teaspoon of liquid from the pot back to the jug. Which is greater: the amount of coffee in the jug or the amount of cream in the pot?

Coin Girl to the Rescue!

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 11.17.2012 | Money
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Valuing small amounts of money is directly connected to paying attention to life's small expenditures. And it's the small outlays of money that you have the most control over.

Goodbye Greenback? Just Say 'No.'

Randy DeCleene | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Randy DeCleene

Congress is considering legislation that would see the $1 bill replaced -- wiped out permanently -- by a coin. A heavy, clunky, old-fashioned coin that, if adopted, will soon be overburdening the pockets and purses of annoyed Americans everywhere. What's more, it will cost them dearly.

Minnesota Couple Finds Super Old Campaign Treasure

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

As the 2012 presidential race heats up, a reminder of campaigns past has popped up in an unexpected place. Rob and Christine Winter, owners of Ant...

Man Cited After Paying Bill With 2,500 Pennies

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

VERNAL, Utah -- A Utah man has been cited on a charge of disorderly conduct after paying for a disputed medical bill with 2,500 pennies. The Deseret ...

Blockbuster Shakespeare Exhibition To Open Before London Olympics

Telegraph | Roya Nikkhah, Arts Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

London 1612: Shakespeare's Theatre of the World, will open in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics and will explore the role of the capital as an em...

Reyne Gauge: When Is a Penny Worth More Than 1 Cent?

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

I would strongly suggest you check your pockets daily to see what coins might have been given to you throughout the day. That spare pocket change might be worth YOUR weight in gold.

New Quarters: National Parks, Forest On 5 New Designs Unveiled By US Mint

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP)-- The U.S. Mint has unveiled design of new quarters featuring four national parks and a national forest. Interior Secretary Ken Sal...

Coins From Time Of Alexander The Great Found In Syria

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — More than 250 silver coins dating back to the time of Alexander the Great were unearthed in northern Syria, a Syrian archaeolo...

Chilean Mint Boss Fired For Misspelling Country's Name On Coins

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gregorio Iniguez, the general manager of the Chilean mint, has been fired after misspelling 'Chile' on thousands of coins. The 50 peso coins, worth a...

Allen Stanford's Daughter Fights To Keep $1.3 Million Condo

AP | By JEFF CARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DALLAS -- The daughter of jailed Texas businessman R. Allen Stanford must appear in federal court to show why she should not be held in contempt for f...

Pentagon Emails Suggest Distrust Over Ally Canada

AP | TED BRIDIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Can Canada be trusted? In the midst of what turned out to be a bogus espionage scare over commemorative coins, senior Pentagon off...

There's Gold in Them Hills...I Mean, Vending Machines

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

A German firm, TG-Gold Supr Markt, installed vending machines in the Frankfurt Airport. What does it dispense? You guessed it: gold bars!

These Days It's Dimes That Are a Dime a Dozen

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

As an inveterate stooper-for-pennies, however, I've noticed a recent significant change on the streets of Manhattan. Yes, plenty of pennies are dropped. But just as often nowadays it's dimes that turn up on the pavement.

Some Change Requires Deep Pockets

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jeffrey Shaffer

I'd like to conduct a poll in major cities, actually stop people on the street and have them count their cash, to find out how many one-dollar bills an average American is carrying around.

Hawaii's New Quarter is More than Just Chump Change

Jim Noles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Noles

Next week, the long-awaited Hawaii state quarter will jingle and jangle into hands, pockets, and coin purses across the United States.

Paulson Not Big Penny Fan

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A penny for your thoughts? Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson thinks the answer to that question should be not much. In fact, if he h...