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Tuesday December 10, 2013
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.
Thursday October 31, 2013
At noon, October 31, the U.S. Mint announced its winners of the Kids Baseball Challenge Design Contest. Walter J. G. Waholek, a 14-year-old ANA Young Numismatist from Mayfair in Northeast Philadelphia, was notified directly by phone by the Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint, Richard A. Peterson, from his office in Washington D.C. that he was the grand prize winner in the Mint’s Baseball Hall of Fame "Kids batter up challenge Design contest."
Wednesday October 30, 2013
ANA member Mitch Ernst has fun playing Byron Reed in the Reed Gallery at the Durham Museum's "Great Hall-oween" trick or treat party.
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Monday October 28, 2013
The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), the premiere advocacy voice for rare coin and bullion dealers, announced Wednesday, October 23, 2013, that Kathy J. McFadden will become its new Executive Director.
Friday October 11, 2013
Nebraska currently taxes sales of numismatic items and
bullion. On October 17th and
October 18th, the Nebraska State Legislature
Tax Modernization Committee will be holding two final public
hearings on the possibility of changing that. Those in the Omaha
Area are encouraged to attend the meeting on Thursday
October 17th. Those in the Lincoln area are
encouraged to attend the meeting at the State Capitol
on Friday October 18th. Those outside
Omaha or Lincoln are encouraged to attended a meeting that is
convenient or if your state senator is on the committee, you are
encouraged to contact them about the importance of removing the
sales tax on rare coins and bullion.
This is an important turn of events in Nebraska and for our
hobby. Please show your support.
Tax Mondernization Committee Final Public
- Thursday, October 17, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Omaha Metro Connunity
College, South Omaha Campus. Industrial Training Center Building
- Friday, October 18, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lincoln State Capitol
Building, Judiciary Committee Hearing Room 1113.