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Concho Belts: A Native Tradition

Concho Belts: A Native Tradition

By Jim Olson, Western Trading Post. Photos Courtesy of Western Trading Post The word concho, sometimes spelled concha, comes from the Spanish word meaning shell. Some of the first “conchos” were made of melted silver dollars and resembled a shell-it is commonly thought this is how the name came about. In Spanish, the correct word […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A 1776 Continental silver dollar – the finest of only four silver Continental currency dollars known to exist from the birth of the American Republic – sold for $1.41 million at a sale of U.S. Colonial coins […]

Coin Collecting is No Joke… Parts I and II

Collecting Coins with Jeff Figler

Coin Collecting is No Joke… Parts I and II Collecting Coins with Jeff Figler by Jeff Figler Yes, coins. Those small little things that people carry around with them or store them in safe places. As with some other types of collectibles such as records, it is difficult to select the most valuable or rare. […]

Ken’s Korner: 1794 silver dollar hits $10 million+

Ken’s Korner: 1794 silver dollar hits $10 million+

Ken’s Korner: 1794 silver dollar hits $10 million+ News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall A new world record price for any coin, anywhere, was realized on January 14 when a 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar sold for a little over $10 million at an auction held by Stack’s […]