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The most beautiful coin

Have you ever seen a Saint-Gaudens double eagle? If you have, you might consider it “The Most Beautiful Coin Ever.” In 1904 Augustus Saint-Gaudens started designing the coin, but because it was in high relief it was harder to sculpt the press for production and to strike the coin.
Written by Eric Niedzielski at 00:00

YN raises money for Shrewsbury Fire Co.

Robert Beihl a 6th grade student at S.E.M.S. West in Pennsylvania is a member of the ANA (3172678) with his own table at the Shrewsbury Coin Show. During the November 17th Show held at the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Co., Robert sold several Whitman books on United States Paper Money, Morgan Silver Dollars and The Official Red Book. Proceeds from the local dealer tables help benefit the Shrewsbury Fire Co.
Written by Fred Beihl at 00:00

YN invited to display coin exhibit at the TCA Atlantic Division fall toy train meet

YN Walter J. G. Waholek created, presented a display and did a talk on transit tokens last spring. The exhibit included an operating Lionel Trolley and many traction models with historical traction artifacts along with exonumia. The display and talk is centered on the Philadelphia transit system from its infancy to present day.
Written by Walter J. G. Waholek at 00:00

The origins of coinage

In order to find out when and where coins originated, one must look back to Lydia, an Ancient Greek kingdom in Asia Minor, during the seventh century BCE. It is not surprising that the Greeks invented coinage; they were also the creators of democracy, modern philosophy and many other things that influence our culture today. However, without their invention of coinage, our world today may have been very different.
Written by Will Schrepferman at 00:00
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Hey YNs, here’s a sweet deal you can’t pass up

Young Numismatists have a great opportunity to win themselves two silver half-dollars and give a friend the gift of membership in the ANA.
Written by American Numismatic Association staff at 00:00

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