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A totally American coin: the Buffalo Nickel

Learn more about the Buffalo Nickel that was designed from 1913-1938. Find out why it was created, the reasoning behind the design, and why it was removed from circulation so quickly.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

An historic look at the Congressional Medal of Honor

December marked the 151st anniversary of the Medal of Honor. A small and distinct group of military members have been graced with the honor of being presented with this historic medal. Learn more about how it came into existence and some interesting history associated with the medal.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

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ANA staff brings in new year with Greek tradition

The Money Museum celebrated the start of the 2013 work year with the Greek tradition of cutting a Vasilopita. The celebration hopefully will bring good luck to everyone associated with the Money Museum.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

Ulysses S. Grant

This week's Money Museum blog looks at the man whose portrait graces on the $50 bill, Ulysses S. Grant. Learn about his accomplishments, both during his time in the military and in politics.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 03:00

'In God We Trust' — A little history in everyday pocket change

Nearly everyone has some type of pocket change coins either in their pockets, homes, or vehicles. However, most people do not take the time to actually look at those coins. This article looks at the history behind the historic and famous phrase, "In God We Trust."
Written by Brandon Ortega at 06:00

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