One of the amazing attributes of coin collecting is learning about a coin’s
history. Whether a coin is hundreds of years old or only a few decades,
it likely has a lot of history attached to it. As seen in the video, some
rare coins may also have a painful history.
John W. Gill was a victim of the 1912 Titanic sinking; when his body was
recovered, several coins were found. Many of his personal effects and
coins were eventually sold at auction, including a 1906 half dollar coin.
This coin has seen a lot of history, and it is considered a rare and important
find to coin collectors.
Learn more about rare coins and coin identification in Rockville, MD with
Coins of the Realm. We love to learn history as much as our coin collecting customers, so
give us a call at (301) 340-1640 to set up an appointment.