Abraham Lincoln had a $5 bill from the former Confederate States of America in his pocket when he was assassinated. Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865, less than one month before the Confederacy official dissolved and the states rejoined the United States.
In addition to the Confederate $5 bill, the night that Lincoln was shot he was also carrying a pocket knife, a handkerchief, a watch fob, two pairs of spectacles, a brown leather wallet and eight newspaper clippings, many related to his remarks on the war. The Library of Congress sometimes displays the collection of items from Lincoln's pockets.Learn More
A coin shop is one of the best places to sell coins and also get information about coins. Coin collectors also buy coins. However, anyone wishing to sell coins should not take the risk of putting an ad in the local newspaper.Full Answer >
The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin is the official gold bullion coin minted by the Royal Canadian Mint, while the gold American Eagle coin is a bullion coin produce by the U.S. Mint. The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin was first produced in 1979, while the U.S. American Eagle gold coin was first minted in 1986 by the U.S. Mint.Full Answer >
Generally speaking, a 1943 P nickel is not rare since more than 270 million of them were produced. However, there are some rare double die versions of this coin that could be worth as much as $400 in good condition.Full Answer >
The price of old coins is determined by collector demand, according to the American Numismatic Association. Demand changes from year to year as collectors alter their buying and selling habits. The ANA states promoters, dealers and the U.S. Mint influence prices of coins on a regular basis.Full Answer >