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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

Philip Sheridan: A lost war hero of the Civil War

Many historic figures are often forgotten from the Civil War era. One of them is Gen. Philip Sheridan, who pursued Robert E. Lee's Confederate forces and eventually forced him to surrender.
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

Who was the Native American model for the buffalo nickel? That's a matter of debate

The Native American face on the Buffalo nickel is said to be a composite of three Native Americans chiefs. However, there is debate to who the design is truly modeled after. Read more about the three Native American chiefs that Fraser may have modeled his work after.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

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The Roots of Coinage

Take a look at the roots of coinage by looking back to the B.C. time frame. The Greeks may not have invented coinage, but they set the guidelines for coinage that is still used today.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

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