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New book celebrates American Bison in numismatics

Whitman Publishing announces the release of "Buffalo Coins: America’s Favorite — The American Bison on Coins, Tokens, Medals, and Paper Money." The 160-page, full-color book by Q. David Bowers will be available for checkout from the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library in March 2014 as well as from booksellers nationwide and online, including at Whitman.com.
Written by American Numismatic Association staff at 00:00

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Buffalo Nickels

In 1913 the buffalo nickel (Indian head nickel), designed by James Earle Fraser (student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens), was put into circulation. The design for the coin had an Indian's bust on the obverse, or heads side. It is believed to have been a portrait of three different Native Americans put together into one portrait. On the reverse, or tails side, there is a portrait of a buffalo, who is supposedly Black Diamond from the Central Park Zoo.
Written by Eric Niedzielski at 00:00

Photos: Lunchtime quotes and classroom learning

"Summer Seminar is my favorite time of the year. It is the only time I can come and see my friends who have the same hobby as I do."

2013 National Coin Week contest winners named

Announcement caps successful celebration of the Buffalo Nickel
Written by Andy Dickes at 00:00

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Why does Black Diamond shine? A look at the bison that may have been the model for the buffalo nickel

Why is the name Black Diamond historically significant? Find out why the buffalo named Black Diamond gained national attention in the early 1900s.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

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