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The coin, a silver shilling with a portrait of King Charles I, was created by the royal mint in the Tower of London back in England at around the time the fort was settled in 1634, according to Travis Parno, the director of research and collections at the Historic St. Mary's City museum.

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CLAIM: There is no coin shortage. Coins get recirculated, they don’t just disappear. The government is trying to usher in a cashless society.

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A penny for your thoughts — or a nickel, dime or quarter, for that matter — may be harder to come by these days because of a nationwide shortage of coins.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three years ago, a New York couple was enjoying a meal by the water at a South Florida restaurant when the man's wedding ring slipped off his finger, through the wooden floorboards, apparently lost forever.

How many times during a day could you use a coin to decide your next move? One? Twenty seven? Three hundred and sixteen? More? Of course some …

For a few years now, the public hasn’t focused much on gold prices, and I haven’t written about it in these articles. However, the recent sabr…

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Unlike most currencies, bitcoin isn't tied to any bank or government. Rather, the coins are created by users who "mine" them by lending computing power to verify other users' transactions. They receive bitcoins in exchange. The coins also can be bought and sold on exchanges with U.S. dollars and other currencies.

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Stamp, coin and other collections are typically excluded from homeowner's insurance policies. If you have a valuable collection at home, it is best to keep it in a locked, fireproof safe to ensure that it is not stolen or destroyed in an accident.

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