Friday, October 17, 2014

Passion Project Update #2

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!