Visualizing The World’s Top 50 Wealthiest Billionaires
Bill Gates. Warren Buffett. Mark Zuckerberg. George Soros. Charles and David Koch. On an individual level, the people that make the definitive list of the Top 50 Wealthiest Billionaires are interesting, divisive, and envied around the globe. Together, they are a real force to be reckoned with:....
Deaths of Roman Emperors vs. Coinage Debasement
As we were assembling our previous research on Currency and the Collapse of the Roman Empire, we noticed something that was too uncanny to skip past: during the 113-year stretch of time from 192 to 305 AD, an astonishing amount of Roman emperors (84%) were either brutally murdered or....
Life and Times During the Great Depression (Infographic)
Click here for a high-resolution download. The economy of the United States was destroyed almost overnight. More than 5,000 banks collapsed, and there were 12 million people out of work in America as factories, banks, and other shops closed. Many reasons have been supplied by the different....
All of the World’s Stock Exchanges by Size
Click here for a high-resolution download. There are 60 major stock exchanges throughout the world, and their range of sizes is quite surprising. At the high end of the spectrum is the mighty NYSE, representing $18.5 trillion in market capitalization, or about 27% of the total market for....
 

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The vast majority of vintage coins exist in circulated condition. Since they were typically made to be used in everyday commerce, they are usually encountered with some degree of...
As is the case with most major historic events, the effects of World War II had an impact on American numismatics. The war generated an immense demand for copper, as it was...
The category “Classic Head Gold Coinage” refers to a series of Quarter Eagles and Half Eagles produced in the 1830s. The design for these coins was first introduced in the...
Since the United States Mint began producing gold coins in 1795, it has always used an alloy of both gold and copper. The primary purpose, originally, was to make the coins both...