Heads or Tails: History and Meaning of Coin Toss

What Does “Heads or Tails” Mean?

Who’s first in line for turkey? Who gets to deal the cards? Who picks tonight’s movie? You can settle almost anything with a coin flip. Learn about the history of the coin toss, its significance over time, and how we use coin flips today to decide everything from United Kingdom elections to football kickoffs. What’s…

How Much Gold Is in Fort Knox: Did You Know?

Fort Knox is famous for holding the largest quantity of gold among all of the U.S. Mint’s gold depositories. It has been consistently portrayed in movies and media despite its reputation for being nearly impossible to enter. Learn more in today’s episode of “Did You Know?”  How Much Gold Is in Fort Knox: Did…

U.S. Coin Mint Marks: Did You Know?

A mint mark is a small letter or symbol that is stamped into a coin as it is being made to identify which mint the coin was produced at. Congress created the mint marking process after the first mint branches were created in 1835. If you’re interested in learning more about mint marking, watch this…

History of american coinage Did you know? informational video

History of American Coinage: Did You Know?

Have you ever been curious about the various events that lead to the creation of American coins? In today’s episode of U.S. Money Reserve’s “Did You Know?” we follow the 200-year timeline of American Coinage from the first coins ever minted to the famous, modern Gold American Eagle.  History of American Coinage: Did You…

4 Military-Themed Veterans Day Coins and History

4 Military-Themed Coins & the Stories Behind Them

Parades are great. So are handshakes and salutes. But do you know another way you can express your appreciation for our military veterans? You can honor them with something that stands strong and solid even when times take a turn for the worse: physical gold. Celebrate Veterans Day and enhance your military knowledge by learning…

Why Is the Bald Eagle on So Many Coins?

Why Is the Bald Eagle on So Many Coins?

You already know that majestic imagery of the bald eagle graces many of our coins and that it’s also our national emblem. But did you know that the U.S. nearly missed out on incorporating the powerful bird into our nation’s official seal, the one and only “Great Seal”? It’s true. Many people toiled away at…

Gold-Filled Shipwrecks That'll Impress You

4 Gold-Filled Shipwrecks You’ll Want to See to Believe

The sea holds many mysteries. Few of them are as captivating as the final resting places of vessels transporting gold coins, bullion, and bars. Sometimes, enterprising treasure hunters solve one of these mysteries—and the sunken treasure they find is amazing. Here are four gold-filled shipwrecks you need to see to believe! Civil War–Era Shipwreck Gold…