US Mint Innovation Series Coins

The US Mint is proactive and creative in its efforts to design and issue coins that celebrate American history and culture. There is an entire generation of coin collectors that got their start collecting the US State Quarters series. This… Read More

Gibraltar Banknote History

The geographic importance of Gibraltar is obvious when looking at a map. The Straits of Gibraltar is the connection between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and is only about 10 miles across. From a military perspective, this area has been… Read More

What is a Replacement Banknote?

The issuing of banknotes is a very controlled process. Every banknote is accounted for. Every serial number is accounted for. And for most printers, every watermark is accounted for. But what happens when errors occur during printing? Two things happen. … Read More

Georgia On My Mind

Georgia, the country existed long before Georgia the state. While the state was named for England’s King George II, the country of Georgia was named by an Italian cartographer – Pietro Vesconte who called the area “jiorgia”, eventually changed to… Read More