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Thank you New Orleans and ANA participants and volunteers

A special thanks from John and Nancy Wilson.
Written by John and Nancy Wilson at 00:00

Paul Hollis and the Louisiana Legislature welcome the ANA to Louisiana

ANA member Paul Hollis, who is also a member of the Louisiana State House of Representatives, honored the ANA with a special resolution during the National Money Show.
Written by Jake Sherlock at 00:00

Who was John Law? Learn all about him at the Museum Showcase in New Orleans

John Law is considered by some to be one of the most brilliant economic minds of his time. However, even he could not fully save France from its economic hardships. His original ideas helped the French economy, but it was not sustainable and resulted in a massive financial and economic collapse.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

Zachary Taylor, a Mexican-American War icon

Zachary Taylor became an important figure in the Mexican-American war. His Battle of Buena Vista gained him wide-spread fame and the city of New Orleans awarded Taylor a medal to commemorate both his Mexican-American War victories and the Battle of Buena Vista.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

Confederate coinage: The story of four unique coins struck at the New Orleans Mint

In 1861, the New Orleans Mint produced half-dollar coinage for three separate governments. One of those governments included the Confederate States of America, which produced four coins.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

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