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Tuesday September 3, 2013
The ANA Region 4 Newsletter recaps all the exciting events and occurrences of Region 4 Clubs during August and gives readers a heads up on what's coming in September.
Monday August 26, 2013
In the early 1600’s, the Dutch had the largest merchant fleet in Europe. They worked closely with the Portuguese and were able to collect valuable maps and directions. This lead to the 1600’s becoming known as the “Golden Age” of Dutch history. The Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC, in Dutch) was established at the beginning of this time in 1602. They were one of the first multinational corporations and the first company to issue stock. Originally, it was set up to profit from the spice trade but, due to great success, it gained power including governmental support, the ability to wage war, coin money, and establish colonies.
Friday August 23, 2013
The American Numismatic Association (ANA - www.money.org) World's Fair of Money (WFOM) Convention held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, in Chicago, IL on August 13 – 17, 2013. With over 550 bourse tables and a few dozen coin club tables, it was the largest ANA we have attended since the 1991 ANA show in this same convention center. The Show Guide was excellent and covered everything from A to Z. A huge thanks to all the dealers for taking tables and supporting the show, along with the early birds who purchased badges for early entree.
Friday August 23, 2013
Legend says that the brothers Romulus and Remus founded the city of Rome around 750 BC. At first, the Romans were one of many cities vying for power in central Italy; but, after many battles, Rome emerged as the most dominant of these. By the end of the 4th century BC, Rome controlled most of central Italy; then, after the Pyrrhic War (280-275 BC), in which it defeated the Greek city-states in southern Italy, Rome controlled nearly all of the Italian peninsula.
Friday August 9, 2013
Read Tony Swicer's report about a recent successful show.