The Happy Coin Blog
One of the very first U.S. coins ever made or designed for production, The Happy Coin is excited to come across a 1783 Nova Constellatio Pattern Coin. Our example, a 5-Unit copper coin, is particularly interesting as it is the only copper coin in the series (the others all being made out of silver).In the video, we go over a lot of the relevant background on these amazing examples of American numismatic history and discuss their lasting effects on the future of the U.S. monetary system. …
Jul 18th 2019
Recently, The Happy Coin purchased a very expensive and impressive Alhambra 16.8 Inch Van Cleef and Arpels necklace, and we wanted to share the purchase with you as an example of a really interesting item that came through the doors of our shop. We go over the important markers to look for regarding its status as counterfeit/real, talk about the history and symbolism behind the necklace and Alhambra line, and the current estimate retail value. …
May 17th 2019
Since 1909, this coin has been widely considered the most popular collector coin. The designer, Victor David Brenner, placed his initials at 6 o'Clock on the reverse. Designer initials on coins are not that uncommon, however many in the coin realm felt that it was much too conspicuous, and the initials were removed, but not before some coins were struck..and in Francisco only 484K of these were struck, thereby creating (relatively speaking for pennies) the rarity.
May 9th 2019
Welcome to our new site. We have updated the look and feel, as well as some easier search functionality and video features...check back often during the rollout. As always, thanks for your time!
May 7th 2019
As a young man, I was introduced to coin collecting through my grandfather. He loved and appreciated classic U.S. gold and silver coinage and was gracious and generous enough to make me feel as though it was our collection. I really loved his stories about history and the different events that some of our coins might have been a part of...I loved holding an object in my own hands that had passed through the hands of so many others, during some of the most challenging and momentou …
Apr 1st 2017