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.
These are the countries I am trying to keep up-to-date with:
|Irish Free State|
|United Mexican States|
|United States of America|
Any requests for other countries? Got any coin images to donate?
We have received many requests to list South African coins, which at the moment we are still with research and will list it soon.
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About my work
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.
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.
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.