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Henning Nickel

Francis Henning Made Up Half a Million Counterfeit Nickels Called Henning Nickels. Several of these were Later Recovered, Melted Down and Made Into Actual Nickels by the US Mint.

The Henning Nickel is arguably one of the most fascinating coins in American history, but some people are debating whether or not to add it to their collection. Do you know what a Henning Nickel is?  Francis Henning, the man who created over 500,000 counterfeit nickels. Many Henning Nickels were recovered, melted down, and turned …

Francis Henning Made Up Half a Million Counterfeit Nickels Called Henning Nickels. Several of these were Later Recovered, Melted Down and Made Into Actual Nickels by the US Mint. Read More »

Daleks Master Plan

Episodes 5 and 10 of the 1960s Doctor Who Story were Considered Missing Until They were Recently Discovered in the Basement of a Mormon Church in Wandsworth.

The Daleks’ Master Plan is the third serial of the third season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which originally aired in twelve weekly installments from November 13, 1965, to January 29, 1966. But did you know that the 5th and 10th episode of the series has been missing for quite some …

Episodes 5 and 10 of the 1960s Doctor Who Story were Considered Missing Until They were Recently Discovered in the Basement of a Mormon Church in Wandsworth. Read More »

Blue Hippos

There are Around 50 to 60 Blue Faience Hippopotamus Statuettes That Survived Ancient Egypt. Due to the Danger Hippos Pose in the Wild, the Legs of the Statuettes were Snapped Off Before Placing Them in Tombs to Prevent the Hippos from Eating the Souls of the Dead.

A famous statuette in Ancient Egyptian art was the blue faience hippopotamus. It was thought to have positive qualities associated with fertility and rebirth by the Ancient Egyptians. Little hippopotamus statuettes were also discovered among the objects buried in tombs. They are now found worldwide, ranging in length from 9 to 23 centimeters. But did …

There are Around 50 to 60 Blue Faience Hippopotamus Statuettes That Survived Ancient Egypt. Due to the Danger Hippos Pose in the Wild, the Legs of the Statuettes were Snapped Off Before Placing Them in Tombs to Prevent the Hippos from Eating the Souls of the Dead. Read More »

Who Owns the Largest Collection of Alamo Artifacts?

Phil Collins was one of the most successful musicians globally. He is best known as the drummer and lead singer of the rock band Genesis before he pursued a solo career in 1981. But did you know Collins had a grand collection of Alamo artifacts? Phil Collins has the largest collection of Alamo artifacts. He …

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900 year old African coins were found of the coast of Australia, making them the oldest foreign artefacts found on the continent, predating the Europeans by centuries.

Unravelling the mystery of Arnhem Land’s ancient African coins An AG Society-sponsored expedition set out in July 2013 to solve the mystery of 12th Century coins found in the NT. Image credit: Courtesy Powerhouse Museum MYSTERY AND MAGIC still inhabit the wild places. Few are wilder than the Northern Territory’s Wessel Islands, which arch out …

900 year old African coins were found of the coast of Australia, making them the oldest foreign artefacts found on the continent, predating the Europeans by centuries. Read More »