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The Story of the Olive Branch

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:57:30 AM America/Los_Angeles

In today’s age of political division you will occasionally hear a politician offering to “extend an olive branch” to the opposition. This symbolic act of making peace with an olive branch goes back th...

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Comments | Posted in Ancient Coin Jewelry By Michael Ferber

Medusa and the Gorgons

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:16:15 PM America/Los_Angeles

With her wings, monstrous face and venomous snakes for hair, Medusa's appearance was so frightening it turned anyone who gazed upon it to stone. The story of Medusa is a chilling one. Greek mythology ...

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Comments | Posted in Ancient Coin Jewelry By Michael Ferber

Atocha Shipwreck History

Monday, January 9, 2017 11:38:32 AM America/Los_Angeles

The Nuestra Senora de Atocha, meaning “Our Lady of Atocha” named after a holy shrine in Madrid, is without doubt one of the most famous shipwrecks in history. Beginning in the late 1500’s and extendin...

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Comments | Posted in Ancient Coin Jewelry By Michael Ferber

Fleet of 1715 Shipwreck Coins

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 1:45:51 PM America/Los_Angeles


The famous 1715 Treasure Fleet has been long sought after by treasure hunters hoping to recover its considerable cargo. Now, Ferbers is proud to offer some of the rare, exotic items from the growingco...Read More
Comments | Posted in Ancient Coin Jewelry By Michael Ferber

The Original World Currency

Friday, January 17, 2014 12:39:54 PM America/Los_Angeles

The internet is full of speculation about the value of “bitcoins”, the so-called whole world currency. These bloggers might be surprised to learn that the world had a universally recognized coin over ...

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Comments | Posted in Ancient Coin Jewelry By Mike Ferber

Roman Chariot Coins

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:03:22 PM America/Los_Angeles

Chariot racing was the most popular sport in ancient Greece and Rome. It is hard to imagine that 2,000 years ago as many as 250,000 people would gather in the Circus Maximus in Rome to watch chariot r...

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Comments | Posted in Ancient Coin Jewelry By Mike Ferber

The Shipwreck of the El Cazador

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:20:15 AM America/Los_Angeles

In the 1770’s things were not going well for Spain’s colony in New Orleans. Inflation was rampant and merchants were wary of accepting paper currency which lost value weekly. Throughout the city talks...

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Comments | Posted in Ancient Coin Jewelry By Mike Ferber

Spanish Coins and Cobs

Friday, May 6, 2011 9:44:51 AM America/Los_Angeles

Q: Why are early Spanish coins called cobs, and what is a bit? During Spain`s 300 years of colonial rule, huge silver and gold deposits were discovered in the New World. Rather than ship this silver b...

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