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Thursday February 14, 2013
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.
Thursday February 7, 2013
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.
Friday January 25, 2013
National Coin Week is a few months away, April 22-27. Nevertheless, it is never too early to learn more about the buffalo nickel, which is this year's National Coin Week theme. Hobo nickels typically are designed from buffalo nickels, so their history goes is intertwined. Yet, the hobo nickel has its own distinctive history.
Thursday January 24, 2013
The renaissance of U.S. coinage era sculpted some of the most beautiful U.S. coins in history. Of that era the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle was created, which still is considered the most beautiful U.S. coin to ever be created.
Friday January 11, 2013
The Society for U.S. Commemorative Coins donated $11,000 to endow a new exhibits awards category at the World's Fair of Money. Part of the money will also be used to support the ANA Library Fund.