A Little Bit Of This, And A Little Bit Of That, Numismatically.
Here you will find a Miscellany, a mélange, a number of numismatic nuggets which,
of themselves, may well be interesting, but which don’t exactly fit into any of the
other categories. So, in the spirit of exploration and the broadening of the mind,
The Story Of How The Ancient Greeks Brought New Meaning To Small Change
From time to time people (in general!) have complained about the size of coins. In
the 18th century, the coppers were too big, in the 20th century the silver 3d was
too small. But spare a thought for the citizens of Arados in the 4th century BC...
Small Change? explains all.
A Famous Victory
Or, How Admiral Jervis Was Not Politically Correct, Thank Goodness!
A Famous Victory links a Portsmouth halfpenny token of 1797 with some of the most
stirring action in Royal Navy history - before it was neutered by the politically
The Buffalo Nickel
Prime Steak Commemorated On US Coinage
This Note features a modern Classic - the United States Buffalo nickel, issued between
1913 and 1938. Could it be that this is the only coin ever issued to depict a rump
steak while still on the hoof?