Saturday 08 November 2008
[Submitted by Nicholas]
Tuesday 07 October 2008
[Submitted by Nicholas]
Friday 03 October 2008
If you have not already heard, in 2009, the United States Mint will mint and issue four different one-cent coins in recognition of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and the 100th anniversary of the production of the Lincoln cent. While the obverse will continue to bear the likeness of President Lincoln currently on the penny, the reverse will change to bear four different designs, each representing a different aspect of the life of Abraham Lincoln.
I find this news especially appealing as the rumors continue to fly around of the one-cent's demise and inevitable phasing out from our currency. It looks like that will not be happening any time in the near future.
Wednesday 17 September 2008
Earlier today a truck heading from the Philadelphia Mint to Miami, Florida was involved in a wreck on Interstate 95. The U.S. Mint truck rear-ended the back of another truck which caused it to flip over spilling out $187,000 worth of Nickels. That's 3,740,000 nickels! Nickels were all over the highway and in the grass. The highway was shut down for hours as Secret Service and U.S. Treasury agents retrieved the coins. Unfortunately one of the guards was killed in the accident. The two drivers were hospitalized. The accident occurred in Mims, FL which is not too far south of Daytona Beach. Anyone trying to pick up the coins runs the risk of being charged with a federal felony.
It had never occurred to me that our coinage would be transported via semi-trucks across the country. In fact, I had never really thought about it. I do find it interesting to know that many times I've traveled the highways and it has been possible that a truck full of dimes or quarters has whizzed by in the opposite direction.
Picture of the Nickels
Monday 15 September 2008
I added a table that converts the dollar into 90 different currencies. I included some currencies no longer in use like the European money that was replaced by the Euro.
This data will not be updated regularly (at least not for now). It is a good reference guide though. The values of world currency on the exchange are constantly changing however most of the time those values do not vary more than a few cents in either direction.
Coinbrag Currency Conversion Table