Friday, October 17, 2014
I have made a lot of progress during these last two Fridays. I never knew the world of currency was so vast! I found a website listing the 25 most valuable coins. Who knew someone was willing to pay $4,000,000 for a nickel?! I also took a look at the prices for producing each coin. Did you know that the mint actually loses 5 cents every nickel they make! Crazy right?! Same with the penny! I was sick for one Friday though, so I lost a day of working, Major Setback! Next Friday I hope to learn about the history of coins and what process a coin goes through before being made. See ya in two weeks!
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Numismatics, one of the only topics worthy of the title: Zak's Passion Project Idea. So far, with these two weeks I have made...well...minimal progress. I studied the coin grading system (looks like my state quarters are worthless!), learned about currency and currency exchange, and explored the U.S. mint website. I can't wait to learn more about the wide world of coins!