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Coin education as a young numismatist

I was introduced to the numismatic community through friend and mentor Lee Minshull in May of last year. It all began when I purchased silver, ninety percent coins in as an investment but it sparked my interest in numismatics and coin collecting. From that day forward I have always been trying to better educate myself in numismatics. Being a young numismatist myself, I have found that there are many great resources to help further my education.
Written by Ron Sannes at 16:00

Eureka Mint to demonstrate minting process at the Atlanta National Money Show

Attendees to the National Money Show in Atlanta will get to watch the minting process in action. Timothy Grat and the Eureka Mint will be on hand to show how coins were minted between the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution. The Eureka Mint demonstrations will begin with melting unleaded pewter and end with a finished token that attendees will be able to take home.
Written by Jake Sherlock at 00:00

Why Gold Investors are Pessimistic … or are they?

As a coin and bullion dealer and hard money advocate, I’ve been accused on more than one occasion of being a pessimist. In fact, individuals have gone so far as to state that I would like to see a complete meltdown of the financial and monetary markets, which would force us to re-adopt the gold standard.
Written by Tony Davis at 00:00
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ANA President Opens Gallery Exhibit

ANA President, Walter Ostromecki (front row, center), holds court with Martha Washington and Abigail Adams at Texas A&M International University's exhibition gala opening on January 17th. Ostromecki traveled to Laredo, TX, where he opened a massive gallery exhibit on his private collection of First Lady letters and other historic "comm-memorabilia" at TAMIU. ...
Written by American Numismatic Association staff at 00:00

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FUN scholarship winner Kathy Freeland recounts her experiences at Summer Seminar

My name is Kathy Freeland, and I was the recipient of the FUN scholarship for a class at ANA’s famous Summer Seminar. I had chosen Advanced Military Numismatics before I even wrote the scholarship application because I had research to conduct and writing to do on a publication that will hopefully be coming out by next April.
Written by Kathy Feeland at 14:00

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