The first part of this page covers type collecting of circulating coins. This type of collecting includes all major changes to each denomination, but excludes small changes, most notably the date and marks specific to particular branch mints. I don't include coins that are not intended for general circulation, those coins typically sold by the mint at higher than face value.
You can choose the country below, or search for a feature of a coin here:
These are the countries I am trying to keep up-to-date with:
Any requests for other countries? Got any coin images to donate?
I have been researching Canadian coins since about 1995, to make available timelines:
I have put together a listing of all Canadian Maple Leaf Bullion Coins. You can see images and specifications of each of the true bullion, and collector coins.
As with any collector, as I buy new coins, I also need to sell old coins. On Polsson's Garage Sale, I have some coins listed, among all sorts of other goodies.
I have a web site called Coins on Postage Stamps, where I am describing and showing all world postage stamps that depict coins.
For some 25 years, I have slowly collected items that incorporate the design of coins, stamps, or paper money. You know, $100 bills on a roll of toilet paper, or chocolate coins, or postcards showing a country's coins. I have now scanned and described my collection; it's a fun and inexpensive hobby. Have a look around, I'm sure you'll see something that amazes you: Ken P's Coin/Stamp/Bill Novelties.
Here's a fun project I thought of in 1995, but finally put into effect in 2007. With all the year-to-year changes in Canadian coins, especially through the 1970s, I wanted to document these changes in a year by year list. You can amaze friends at parties by naming something unique about any given year. At present, I've included all circulating Canadian coins. Next I'll work on adding the zillions of collector coins, and after that, I'll start another series of pages for American coins. Have a look: Ken P's What's Notable? Site.
Possibly coming soon: a coin identification site. I'm thinking four types of identifying: by English words (like "Regina"), by non-English words (like "Magyar"), images of foreign letters (like Greek or Hebrew), and images of common symbols.