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YN Wins Kids Baseball Challenge Design Contest

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."
Written by American Numismatic Association staff at 00:00

Numismatic Halloween fun

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. Do you have a fun numismatic Halloween story? Email photos and descriptions to pr@money.org and we'll post them on The Exchange.
Written by Mitch Ernst at 00:00

Kathy McFadden Named Executive Director at ICTA

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.
Written by American Numismatic Association staff at 00:00

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Important legislative hearings about taxing coins and bullion in Nebraska

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 Hearings:

  • Thursday, October 17, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Omaha Metro Connunity College, South Omaha Campus. Industrial Training Center Building Conference Center.
  • Friday, October 18, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lincoln State Capitol Building, Judiciary Committee Hearing Room 1113.
Written by Nebraska Numismatic Association at 00:00

Free verbal appraisals at the Coin Expo in Allentown, Pa.

The Coin Expo will be located at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum: 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, Pa. 18102. Call Dorothy Lambrect from more information about the event at 610-967-3719.
Written by American Numismatic Association staff at 00:00

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