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ANA president receives numismatic battlefield commission

During the 51st Annual Las Vegas Numismatic Society (LVNS) show April 4-6 the ANA (I as a long time LVNS member and ANA president) hosted an ANA information and membership table as well as handling the youth outreach activities and treasure hunt outside the bourse room and in the Palace Station theater area outside the Feast buffet. Adjacent to the ANA tables were two manned by the Las Vegas Civil War Living History Group. These folks dressed in both Union and Confederate uniforms displayed numerous Civil War mementos and shared in a thrice daily public real life presentation the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his top Aides (Generals).
Written by Walter Ostromecki at 00:00
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New display honors Arthur Kagin

The Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Association Library has a new window exhibit on display commemorating the legacy of Arthur Kagin. Arthur Kagin's awards are on loan from his son, Don Kagin. Arthur Kagin greatly influenced the numismatic world during the more than 70 years he spent in the coin business.
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Check out the story of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel on 'Mysteries at the Museum'

The Travel Channel series "Mysteries at the Museum" will feature the story of Samuel Brown and the five 1913 Liberty Head Nickels on this week's new episode.
Written by Jake Sherlock at 00:00

The History of Pirate Coins

Thanks to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, pirates today are seen as cool, rum drinking, peg legged, romantic scoundrels. In reality, pirates were free men and women who lived lives of autonomy and adventure. They directed their ships where they wished and stayed at tropical islands for as long as they wanted. In a world of rules and regulations, pirates sought independence and freedom from the powers that be. The Golden Age of Piracy reigned between 1650 to 1725, when rules that regulated the life of ordinary people were much stricter than the ones we face today. Back in the 17th and 18th centuries, there was only one way out of a peasant's life of starvation. The dream of unimaginable wealth and freedom was found in a life of piracy.
Written by Gary Dyner at 00:00

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Commemorative Coins of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition proposed

The set would include a $5 octagonal gold coin.
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