Entries by Empire Coin & Valuables

Confederate Money

Confederate money was issued during the Civil War as a means to establish an independent economy from 1861 to 1864 with denominations varying between 0.50 and $1000. Whether having acquired these notes through generations of family, lucky finds in old furniture, or even purchasing them yourself owning a piece of a very historical time period […]

Precious Metals Purities

Throughout history the use and display of precious metals products, primarily gold and silver, has been used to help convey wealth, prosperity, and status.  Along with a variety of products we will also find a variety of purities. Most commonly they can be divided into two categories: One being a percentage of pure gold or […]

Large Denomination Notes

Over the years the United States has printed a number of different denominations in paper notes ranging from fractional currency (i.e. .05, .10, .25, .50 cent) all the way to the $100,000 Woodrow Wilson Gold Note.  The denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100, are currently in circulation in the United States, […]

Pocket Watches; The Basics.

From their development in the 16th Century until the wrist watch became popular after WWI, Pocket watches were widely used & coveted. Pocket watches were usually attached at the bow by a chain, commonly called a fob, which allowed them to be anchored to a vest, lapel, or belt loop to prevent them from being […]