Friday 01 January 2010
Jan 01
Mark Apsolon's video about American Silver Eagles (ASE) was yet another enjoyable video in the series.

Some facts about the American Silver Eagle:
  • They were first minted in 1986 and are still being produced.
  • The obverse design was taken from the Walking Half Dollar minted from 1916 to 1947.
  • They are 99.93% silver and .07% copper weighing 31.101 grams.
  • ASEs were minted at the Philadelphia, San Francisco and West Point mints.
  • Although the face value is 1 dollar, the value of the silver in ASEs has always exceeded that value.
Key Dates
1996 3,603,000
I find it interesting that since 1986, there have been about 180 million American Silver Eagles minted. That number might seem like a lot, but it's a small number compared to the number of Lincoln cents minted at Denver in the year 2000 alone (8.74 billion).

written by Nicholas

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Current Coins in Circulation Among the Republic of India
Monday 15 April 2013 - 14:56:14

Here's a fairly large article covering India's modern coins. Starting with the fading 50 paise coins to the 10 rupee.